The University of Roehampton is giving scholarships out to people who show a "talent" for video games.

The £1500-a-year offer won't be handed out to every Tom, Dick and Harry though.

Students applying for the scholarship will need to demonstrate an "aptitude in the field" as well as display a "commitment to eSports alongside successful academic progression."

In total, ten of these scholarships will be available for students enrolling in 2019.

Mark Ellul, registrar at the university said: “This scholarship is about recognising talent in a field that has a growing popularity both around the world and among our students.

"The University of Roehampton already has a successful sports programme, underpinned by financial and coaching support for students who excel in their chosen field, and this new scholarship is a natural progression from that as we seek to develop our wider offering in eSports.”