Football scholarships for women

Our football scholarships provide you with an excellent package of training, competition and funding as you take your academic studies.

At Stirling we bring together high performance coaches, fantastic facilities, advanced sport science, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy support and performance mentoring. We also have five high quality grass football pitches, one of which has floodlights.

We host training for Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone. Our facilities include a 3G pitch and state-of-the-art strength and conditioning suites with 10 Olympic lifting platforms.

Scholarship footballers represent the University in the Scottish Women's Premier League and the Scottish Cup, against the likes of Glasgow City, Hibernian, Celtic and Rangers. We also play in the British Universities Premier League North, British Universities Championships and Scottish universities competitions. Stirling students have represented Scotland at A Squad level and Great Britain at the World University Games.

What our football scholarship offers you

  • Funding up to £4,000 per annum
  • Academic flexibility
  • The services of highly qualified and experienced coaching staff
  • The team trains 3 or 4 times a week and play 2 matches a week
  • Strength and conditioning twice a week
  • Opportunity to live on campus
  • Essential clothing and equipment
  • Access to coach education courses

Selection criteria

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  1. Hold, or be in the process of applying for, a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at the University of Stirling.
  2. Have junior or senior international honours, or be a former professional at Academy or senior club level.
  3. Take pride in working hard to improve your game.

Our partners

The Mackay Clinic

The Mackay Clinic kindly sponsors football scholarships. It’s renowned for the invention of its revolutionary Internal Brace by Professor Gordon Mackay. It’s the most significant advance in the treatment of ligaments and tendons in a generation.

Find out more about The Mackay Clinic

Applying for a scholarship

Please complete and return the ISSP application form before 30 June for a September start.

Scholarships are subject to applicants achieving relevant academic entry requirements.

Please also send relevant and recent match footage to accompany your application.

See also

Scholarships for undergraduate students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, EU and International

The University of Stirling offers sports scholarships to undergraduate students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, EU and International with a value of £2,000 per year of study.

Contact us

If you would like to talk to us about our sport scholarships please contact David Bond.