Scholarships & Bursaries
We provide support to our talented student athletes as they manage the demands of competing in sport at the highest level whilst undertaking their University of Glasgow degree. Many talented athletes benefit from the range of services offered and have found our University the ideal institution to allow them to develop and fulfil their sporting potential whilst studying for an academic degree.
University of Glasgow athletes include up-and-coming athletes as well as those competing at the pinnacle of international sport competition, in events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
A number of services are available for talented athletes at the University and supported athletes will have access to some or all of the following:
- financial support ranging from £200-£1200 per year
- free membership to UofG Sport and access to University Sports facilities
- support gaining academic flexibility
- strength and conditioning support
- sports psychology support
- nutritional advice
- links to University Sports Science Department
- performance testing
We have a number of sport-specific bursaries in:
- Women's Basketball
- Women's Hockey
Active Lifestyles Lead (Athlete Support)
University of Glasgow Sport
77 Oakfield Avenue
Glasgow G12 8LT
+44 (0) 141 330 3904
Sports Bursary applications for 2023-24 are now closed.
Applications for 2024-25 will open in May 2024 and close September 2024.
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GU Men's Football Club Academy Programme
2023-24 will see the introduction of GUFC's inaugural Academy Programme – 10 players, selected based on their footballing ability, will be welcomed to become members of the Academy.
Being a part of this Academy comes with many benefits, the first being the opportunity to play in the Scottish Football Senior League Pyramid while obtaining a Degree. Other benefits include three training sessions per week, weekly Strength & Conditioning, Sports Science Support and access to Sports Physiotherapy Support.
The Academy will also provide complimentary membership of UofG Sport facilities and Sports Association, which includes access to first-class football and gym facilities.
Glasgow University Basketball Bursary
University of Glasgow Bursaries for Basketball
Launched in 2016, the University of Glasgow bursaries for basketball aim to promote excellence within the Men’s and Women’s University Basketball Clubs to attract the best talent and support athletes in their quest to compete in basketball at the very highest level. As well as financial support, successful applicants will benefit from free access to University of Glasgow’s sports facilities, strength & conditioning and nutritional support, sports mentoring advice and assistance with negotiating academic flexibility.
The Dr Anne Ferguson Bursary for Basketball
Applications are welcome from any active or prospective member of the Glasgow University Women’s Basketball Club. £500 awards are made annually during Semester One.
Gordon Josey Bursary for Basketball
Applications are welcome from any active or prospective member of the Glasgow University Men’s Basketball Club. £500 awards are made annually during Semester One.
Sandy Sutherland Bursary for Basketball
Applications are welcome from any active or prospective member of the Glasgow University Men’s or Women's Basketball Club. £500 awards are made annually during Semester One.
Applicants must be enrolled at the University on the date at which applications close and must be actively participating within the University Men’s or Women’s Basketball team to be eligible for these awards. Please apply via the application form found here:
Applications open May 2022 and close Sunday 25 September 2022.
Please note: As part of the application form you will be required to submit a reference statement from your coach or other representative. Please ensure that you have this statement ready before beginning your application. Whilst applications will be considered without this reference, it may affect your chances of a successful application.
Find out more at www.winningstudents-scotland.ac.uk.
It is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and run by the University of Stirling.
The programme currently supports more than 150 students, including:
- Reece McFadden: Commonwealth Games Boxing Bronze medallist, New College Lanarkshire Joinery student
- Karen Drake: Paralympic Cycling Silver medallist, The Open University student
- Laura Muir: 800m World Championship Finalist, University of Glasgow Veterinary Medicine student
Colin Montgomerie Scholarship
This prestigious award is given to the most talented student golfer at the University and is deserved recognition for the time athletes dedicate to the continued development of their game. In addition to being awarded the Claret Jug, the winner will be awarded £400 towards golf related expenses.
The Glasgow University Golf Club will select this golfer during Semester 2 each year.