Commonwealth Games student athletes Holly McArthur, Rob Harwood, Bethan Goodwin, David Weir and David McMath with Principal & Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Jim McDonald.

Strathclyde SportPerformance Sport

At the University of Strathclyde, we are committed to supporting promising sports scholars.

If you are an athlete who competes at national or international level in your sport, we will consider this when assessing your application for undergraduate study.

Our Admissions Team will use this information to consider making you an offer of admission, which takes your sports performance into account. This may be up to two grades lower than the typical offer for the degree you have applied to study.

We would normally expect you to represent the University in your sport if offered admission under the scheme. Potential applicants with queries regarding their eligibility, or those who wish to be considered under this scheme, should contact the Performance Sport Manager Dave Sykes ( in the first instance.

Mhairi Patience in competition
I've been given great opportunities that I otherwise wouldn’t have come across and found a career route I'm extremely passionate about, while being allowed to combine my training throughout it all.
Mhairi Patience
Former High Performance Sport Programme member