Imperial College London Rowing

By | 15th June 2017

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Imperial College London Rowing



Frequently ranked as the best rowing club in the country, many of our rowers have their eyes firmly set towards the international competitions.

Apply for a rowing scholarship

Key information

Awards up to £5000

Only available to current students or those with valid offers

Applications are accepted all year round and assessed quarterly at the Rowing Scholarship Board Meetings.

Imperial embodies and delivers world class education. It offers opportunities for research in science, engineering and medicine and excels in the sport of rowing. The calibre of our rowers, coaches and facilities are recognised worldwide.

The Imperial Boathouse on Putney Embankment houses over 80 racing boats, a well equipped gym, physiological testing equipment, club room, an in-house physiotherapy service, workshop and changing rooms. There is also accommodation on site.

The scholarship

A scholarship of up to £5000 will be awarded each year to students who can demonstrate potential and who have aspirations to reach national squad level.

Please note: students are chosen to live at the Putney Boathouse based on their rowing ability. The accommodation at the boathouse is specifically for elite Imperial rowing athletes. This will be reviewed termly. The College does not accept applications for this residence.


Rowers will be of a sufficiently high standard with links/aspirations to national squad level. Rowing scholarships must accompany an Imperial College London recognised academic programme. Entry requirements for academic programs will be subject to demands of the academic department.

An illustrious history

Founded 12 December 1919, Imperial first won Henley Royal Regatta in 1923. Since then Imperial has won Henley Women’s Regatta six times, the Head of the River Race four times, Henley Royal Regatta twenty times, including the Grand Challenge Cup in 1996, and has had over fifty students represent Great Britain and win medals. Three Gold medallists and the coach from the men’s eight in the Sydney Games were from Imperial.

GBRT logoSport Imperial’s High Performance Programme is recognised and supported by the GB Rowing Team and funded through the National Lottery.

Sport Imperial in association with Imperial College Boat Club has a track record of coaching rowers to challenge for a place in the GB Rowing National Squads and is committed to Rowing’s World Class Performace Strategy.

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Further details

For further details of the scheme contact Sport Imperial 
Tel. 020 7594 1164

Imperial College London Rowing

Summer Rowing Courses

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A five-day intensive course for 14-18 year olds led by top coaches, coxes and fitness experts.

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When making a payment, you will be asked to select either rowing course residential or rowing course non-residential as the organiser from the drop down menu. The rowing course will then be available to book.

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Developed for junior rowers, this summer course is specially designed to develop technique, improve health and fitness and enhance rowing ability during the summer holidays.

Courses run from Monday to Friday at Imperial’s High Performance Rowing Centre on the Putney Embankment and is available as either a residential or non-residential programme.

What to Expect

Two rowing sessions are held each morning and are tailored to each individual’s experience, ability and aspirations for the week. The afternoon focuses on a variety of land-based training sessions. In 2016 these sessions included:

  • Ergo technique
  • Video analysis
  • Strength & conditioning training
  • Nutrition seminar
  • Motivational talk from an Olympic rower.