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Study and Play Basketball at Chester

Find out more about attending the University of Chester, one of the UK’s oldest higher education institutions, to study and play basketball. 

About Our Basketball Programme

We are a UK university men’s basketball programme based at the University’s main Chester campus. We provide opportunities for students to continue to learn and develop their basketball skills alongside their studies.


Our coaches are qualified and draw from experience of coaching and / or playing at range of levels including junior, national and professional.

Teams & Competitions

We have two men’s teams and a women’s team that compete in British University & Colleges Sports (BUCS) competitions. We also have a men’s team consisting of current students and alumni who compete in the Basketball England National League, which is a national club competition.


Student-athletes selected for our competition teams have on-court training sessions which focus on developing technical and tactical aspects of the game to improve both individual and team play. Student-athletes can also access fitness, strength and conditioning sessions.

Apply to Study at Chester

If you are interested in attending the University of Chester and want to play basketball around your study, you must first find a course that interests you and apply to study. Visit the University’s website to learn more about the range of courses available, how to apply for a course, what life is like as a student and much more.

To find out more about joining one of our competitive teams, please contact us by email to info@uocbasketball.co.uk with the following information:

  • Student status (prospective, current or alumni)
  • Recent playing history i.e. recent club, individual or team honours and any statistics;
  • Links to highlights and/or full games.

Apply from the USA

If you are a prospective student from the USA, please contact our partner, University Degrees Abroad (UDA) for more information on applying to the University of Chester.

UDA provides personal services to prospective students that include development of CV, the application process to your university as well as additional guidance in financial aid and scholarship opportunities to ensure the student can move from prospect to applicant to enrollment.

A proud partner of IASA, UDA assists student athletes through the recruitment and application process.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University has a range of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate study and offers information on funding postgraduate study.

The University also offers several Sports Scholarships each year. Athletes with national or international experience are eligible to apply.


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