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Triathlon scholarships

Our triathlon scholarships provide a superb package of training, competition and funding support to fit in alongside academic studies.

At the National Triathlon Centre at University of Stirling, we bring together high performance coaches, excellent facilities, innovative sport science, strength and conditioning and performance mentoring.

We run one of the UK's leading high performance triathlon centres, in partnership with Triathlon Scotland and British Triathlon, providing a training home for elite and high performance athletes. 

Our excellent facilities include the National Swimming Academy with its 50m pool which splits into two 25m tanks, Tartan synthetic athletics track, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning suites, and sports science. We also enjoy unrivalled running and biking terrain in the nearby Ochil hills and Stirlingshire countryside. 

Our scholarship triathletes represent the University in British University events and also compete in elite-level races at home and abroad.

What our triathlon scholarship offers you

  • Access to fully coached swim, bike and run training through the week
  • Bespoke training to meet individual athlete needs 
  • S&C coaching from high performance coach
  • Premium Training Peaks
  • Academic flexibility to maximise studies and training
  • Access to sports facilities free of charge
  • Membership to the sport union and Triathlon club

Selection criteria

To be considered for a triathlon scholarship, you must meet the required criteria.

Read the full selection criteria

Applying for a scholarship

Please complete and return the ISSP application form before 31 July for a September start.

Scholarships are subject to applicants achieving relevant academic entry requirements.

See also

Sports Union Triathlon Club

For athletes not of a performance standard the University has a thriving Triathlon Club. The club offers coached swim, bike and run sessions weekly. Athletes who demonstrate consistent high levels of performance and commitment within the Sports Union Triathlon Club will also be considered for selection into the Performance Squad. 

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.