Scholarships & funding opportunities

Humanities and Social Sciences Home/EU Postgraduate Taught Performance Sport Scholarship

The HaSS Home/EU Taught Postgraduate Performance Sport Scholarship aims to enable talented student-athletes to follow a dual career, achieving their degree whilst simultaneously reaching their sporting potential. The programme aims to provide academic flexibility, World-Class sports science and medical support, and financial assistance towards training and competition costs.

The Performance Sport Scholarship Programme is offered on a one-year renewable basis based on the Performance Sport Panel’s review of applications each year.

Performance Sport Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support package equating to a cash equivalent of up to £4,750.

  • Number of scholarships four
  • Value £1,000 (+ up to £3,750* in-kind support)
  • Opens 2 December 2019
  • Deadline 23 August 2020
  • Help with Living costs, Equipment and study costs


All applicants must be competing in a SportScotland-recognised sport, and priority will be given to students competing in a BUCS-sport who can demonstrate the potential to contribute toward the University's objective of being ranked in the top 20 in the UK by 2022-23. 

Given the competitiveness of the Scholarships, we would anticipate that all applicants are competing at Junior or Senior International level. 

Furthermore, we actively encourage students competing at an elite level within disability sport and our new £31m Sports Facility is fully-accessible.

Further Information

In addition to the financial support towards training and competition costs, Performance Sports Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support package which provides them with:

  • Strathclyde Sport Membership
  • Sports Union Membership
  • Individualised year-round Strength and Conditioning Services (up to three sessions per week)
  • Physiotherapy support (on referral)
  • Athlete Lifestyle Support Workshops
  • Academic Flexibility (where feasible)
  • Scholar-branded Canterbury training kit