AISTS invites applications for Athlete Scholarship programme

8 | 6 | 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen through the International Academy for Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) in the Olympic capital of Lausanne. AISTS is currently accepting applications for its annual Athlete Scholarship for entry to its unique 14-month international postgraduate programme in sports management. 

The scholarship has been specifically designed to encourage athletes to develop expertise, skills and knowledge in sports management and is aimed at current and past professional athletes who have competed at an international level. The scholarship helps to fund half the tuition fee of one athlete enrolled in the programme.

Since it was founded in 2000 AISTS has seen eleven Olympians pass through its international Masters programme, including two Olympic Gold Medallists, a two-time Silver Medallist and a Bronze medallist. The programme adopts a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on Sports Medicine, Law, Technology, Sociology and Economics and Management and graduates have gone on to forge successful careers in the sport industry, working with and for International Sports Federations, National Olympic Associations and humanitarian NGOs.

Former recipients of the scholarship include double Olympian Enee Udo-Obong of Nigeria, who won Gold in the 4x400m relay at Sydney 2000 and Bronze at Athens 2004 and Germany’s Olympic windsurfer Toni Wilhelm, who first competed at Athens 2004 and is currently training for Rio 2016.

There are three Olympians currently enrolled in the 2015 class: Wilson Kipketer, the two-time Olympic medallist and world record holder from Denmark, Scott Richardson, a road cyclist from South Africa, and Anne-Sophie Thilo, a sailor from Switzerland.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants need to apply for admission to the AISTS Master of Sports Administration programme. 

In addition to a motivation letter, the Selection Committee also requires additional supporting documents, including; official competition results; an attestation from an NOC or IF; a letter from you, their NOA; and financial documentation. Full details can be found by visiting 

The closing date for Athlete Scholarship applications is 15 August, 2015.

For more information please contact Thuy Khuc-Bilon by email: or phone: +41 (0)21 693 85 92.