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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
Sports University of the Year 2020
The Times & Sunday Times - Good University Guide 2020