International Sports Scholarship Programme

Our International Sports Scholarship Programme is one of the largest high performance sports programmes in the UK.

Key facts

Fee status

All fee statuses

Your country/region

All nationalities


Undergraduate, Postgraduate (taught)

Number of awards


Value of awards

Up to £5,000 per year


Start of September semester

The University of Stirling provides the ideal environment for talented athletes to develop and flourish in their chosen sport, providing expert support and a comprehensive collection of world-class facilities set on our scenic campus.

Our International Sports Scholarship Programme is one of the largest high-performance sports programmes in the UK and has supported more than 700 student athletes since its inception in 1981, sending athletes to Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games.

Find out more about our performance sport scholarships.

Eligibility and availability

We offer sports scholarships to talented student athletes helping them to fulfil their potential.

We support students competing in our core sports, listed below, and other sports if at an international level*:

Our core sports are:

  • football
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • triathlon
  • curling

Students receive: funding support, academic flexibility, national standard coaching, essential equipment and opportunity to stay on campus.

*Other sports must feature in BUCS, Commonwealth, Olympic or Paralympic programmes.

How to apply

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must hold - or be in the process of applying for - a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at the University of Stirling. Students must also meet the sport-specific qualification criteria.

Download and complete an application form and return before the start of semester in September. Places are confirmed by post before the start of the semester each year.

Contact us

David Bond, Head of Performance Sport