BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme - deadline 6 Sept

28th August 2020

We are now accepting applications for the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES).

BASES endorsement is awarded to courses that meet criteria covering the necessary foundation of sport and exercise science knowledge, technical skills and professional development competencies required to succeed in the profession. When reviewing a course, BASES considers the curriculum, the practical experience gained by students and the resources and facilities of the institution. Further details of the criteria and application process are provided below.

How to apply

Application submission deadlines are 6 January, 6 May and 6 September every year. Applications can be submitted at any time through the year, but will only be reviewed following these deadline dates.

To apply, download and complete the BUES Application Form and submit along with relevant supporting documentary evidence by emailing to:

Further information can be found in the BUES Application Guidelines. We have also published a completed BUES Application Form Exemplar to help applicants to complete their own applications.

Endorsement Fees

The endorsement fee for a single degree course is £1,500 + VAT. This covers the cost of the application review and assessment process; and the five-year period of endorsement.

For additional courses, routes or pathways that are part of the same ‘programme framework’ and therefore submitted within the same application, the endorsement fee is £300 + VAT for each additional named route/pathway. To be classed a part of the same ‘programme framework’, all of the different routes/pathways must share common ‘core’ modules making up at least 75% of the total course content.

If an application for endorsement is not successful 80% of the total application fee will be refunded.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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