WAoS Scholarship Programme – Young Athletes – Aspiring Administrators

The BWF in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have combined to offer yet another unique educational pathway opportunity for badminton athletes and aspiring administrators within the community.

Member Associations and National Para Badminton Organisations are invited to submit applications for the following programmes for 2021:

  1. Bachelor of International Sport Management Degree (Application process extension).
  2. WAoS Athlete Certificate.

1.    Bachelor of International Sport Management Degree

Following on from the first application process ending in 20 August 2021 (see our Memo of 2 July), BWF and WAoS have extended the application process due to the preparation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Game. For this reason, we would like to extend the opportunity to those who are still interested in applying for the February intake.

One (1) fully funded scholarship and four (4) 25% scholarships are available for the Bachelor of International Sport Management degree offered by WAoS and Federation University. This course appeals to individuals looking to launch their careers in the sports industry and builds upon the Athlete Certificate and Post Graduate Certificate Scholarship Programmes previously offered by BWF and WAoS.


To be eligible to receive the scholarship for the Bachelor of International Sport Management, applicants should:

  • Have completed High School diploma (or equivalent) and transcripts to be submitted with application.
  • An English language level of IELTS: at least 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in the written test or other equivalent proficiency certification.
  • Are in “good standing” with the your Member Association.

Deadline for the applications is 30th November 2021.

Students can apply directly by sending their enquiry to [email protected]

2.  WAoS Athlete Certificate 2021

BWF in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WaoS) has opened the new cycle of scholarship programme for the WAoS Athlete Certificate which is an online course developed for aspiring young athletes aged between 15 to 18 years of age who want to gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to become successful and knowledgeable athletes.

The WAoS Athlete Certificate course is targeted for:

  • Young athletes aged between 15 to 18 years of age


Last year, BWF received more than 310 applications from more than 60 countries, with female youth athletes accounting for 40 per cent of applications received. (read more)

In the 2021 cycle, BWF & WAoS are offering 100 scholarships per member association to access the online course. The course has been designed and written by content writers who work regularly with athletes and has been overseen by an expert reference group representing a number of International Federations, including the BWF. The online course can be completed within 4.5 hours. (more information)

All applicants will need to be in “good standing” with their Member Association. BWF will ensure a good balance of gender in the process of selecting successful applicants.

Please note the maximum number of applications per country is 100.

Instructions: Before you start filling in the online application form, please read the example of the application form carefully, which will assist you in preparing the information and documents you will need and answering the questions you will be asked in the process. (here)

Register Online:

Please note that the deadline for the Athlete Certificate is 8 October 2021

3.  Questions

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please get in touch with the BWF Development Team [email protected]