Football scholarships for men
Our football scholarships offer a fantastic package of support including training, competition and funding support to fit alongside academic studies.
At Stirling, we bring together high-performance coaches, excellent facilities, innovative sports science, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy 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.
Our football scholars represent the University in the semi-professional Scottish Lowland Football League and the Scottish Cup. Home fixtures for these competitions are played at Forthbank Stadium. Additionally, student sport scholars compete in the British Universities Premier League North, the British Universities Championships, the Queen’s Park Shield, and the Scottish universities and colleges cup.
Sports University of the Year 2020
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What our football scholarship offers you
To be considered for a scholarship, you must:
- Hold, or be in the process of applying for, a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at the University of Stirling.
- Have junior or senior international honours, or be a former professional at Academy or senior club level.
- Take pride in working hard to improve your game.
After being released by Falkirk FC, the University of Stirling provided me with the ideal platform to get back into the professional game and achieve undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the same time!
Kevin Walker, former Falkirk, Livingstone and Berwick Rangers goalkeeper.
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.