Deadline Extension For Postgraduate Application

December 14, 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have extended the deadline for application for the Postgraduate Certificate in International Sports Management.

Following the first application process that originally ended on 12 December 2021, BWF and WAoS have extended the application process to encourage more dual-career athletes and Member Association staff to apply.

The programme provides unique opportunities for dual-career athletes who have chosen to pursue their education without giving up their elite sporting life. It also offers talent already employed within the badminton family the chance to learn new skills.

For the last intake, BWF received more than 24 applications from over 17 countries and a total of five candidates started the programme in September 2021.

Now, BWF has a total of 16 candidates now enrolled in the programme. (link)

For the February 2022 cycle, BWF and WAoS are once again offering similar opportunities, with one fully funded scholarship, and ten 25 per cent scholarships.

The course is 100 per cent online and can be completed over a period of up to five years, recognising that athletes and industry professionals require varying levels of learning at different stages in their careers as many have limited time available.


In order to be eligible, applicants should have:

  • An existing undergraduate degree (e.g., bachelor degree) or a minimum of 5-8 years of relevant work experience and professional references; and
  • An English language level of IELTS: at least 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test or other equivalent proficiency certification [link]; plus
  • Be in good standing with their Member Association.

February 2022 Intake

Scholarship and UOL Application Submission Opens 29 November 2021
Scholarship and UOL Application Submission Deadline 02 January 2022
Tuition payment deadline (if applicable) 19 January 2022

Applications can be made directly on the online platform here. The extended deadline to submit is 02 January 2022. BWF will notify successful applicants within two weeks after the application closed.

For more information contact: [email protected].