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Performance sport

As Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, we’re at the forefront of helping and inspiring talented athletes to fulfil their sporting and academic potential.

We’ve produced some of the some of the finest British and Scottish talent in history. Our student athletes have successfully competed at the Olympic games, the Commonwealth Games and the Walker Cup, to name a few.

Gemma Batty with her trophy for the English Women's Open Match Play Championship

University of Stirling's International Sports Scholarship Programme

The University's International Sports Scholarship Programme is one of the largest high performance sports programmes in the UK.

We’ve supported more than 1,000 UK and overseas student athletes since its inception in 1981.

Duncan Scott

Our sporting success

  • More than 50 of our student athletes currently hold world rankings.
  • Our medal winners include 15 Olympians and 4 Paralympians.
  • We hold nine world records.
  • Stirling athletes brought home more than medals from the Rio Olympics in 2016 than any other university in Scotland.

Our scholarships

Our sport scholarships can offer you financial support of up to £5,000 per annum. They’ll also provide you with a fantastic bespoke package of coaching, state-of-the-art facilities, performance mentoring and access to the latest innovations in sport research. We can help you combine flexible degree study with your success in competing at the highest levels of sport.

We offer scholarships to students competing in our core sports, listed below, or competing in any other sport at an international level:

American football match featuring Stirling Clansmen

Our support for club sport

From American football to volleyball. We invest in a variety of club sports to help them with development and sports performance. 

How we invest in club sport
Student in the strength and conditioning suite

Performance sport internships

We have an exciting opportunity for second to fourth-year students to join us as one of three senior strength and conditioning interns.

Find out more about the role

See also

UK and overseas sports scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland or from outside the EU who meet both the sport-specific and academic qualification criteria.

Winning Students scholarships

We are a network member of Winning Students, Scotland's national sports scholarship programme. It provides funding support and academic flexibility to athletes studying in colleges and universities. 

Contact us

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