Heriot-watt sport scholarships

Be part of the next group of high performing student-athletes

What is included in our scholarships?

At Heriot-Watt and at Oriam the pivotal aspect of all our scholarships is academic flexibility. We aim to support our Athletes to train and compete at their optimum whilst they continue to thrive academically.

Throughout the scholarship programme, student-athletes will be supported on a weekly basis with:

  • Lunchtime Learning Educational Workshops
  • Sport Science Support:
    • 2x Weekly S&C Sessions – Including Physiotherapy support embedded within 1x S&C Session
    • Weekly recovery sessions making use of Oriam’s Hot and Cold Spas, Sauna, and Hydropool.
  • Access to Additional Physiotherapy – Individual appointments based on individual needs

Scholarship Levels

Club Performance Programme – Level 1


Women’s Football

  • Any Applicant:

    • Signed to play for SWPL 1/2 Club


Men’s Football

  • Scotland/RUK Applicant:

    • Academy Graduate

    USA Applicant:

    • NCAA Graduate


Undergraduate Applicant:

  • Member of Performance Squad
  • Open application with references & Video evidence of current level

Post Graduate Applicant

  • Women’s – WR <250
  • Men’s – WR < 400

Individual Sport Scholarship – Level 1 

Level 1 Individual Sport Scholars will receive a 25% Tuition Fee Reduction

  • Compete at an international level for their country
  • Olympics
  • Commonwealth games
  • World Championships
  • Professional Athlete (have a professional contract with a sports organisation)

Individual Sport Scholarship – Level 2

  • Institute Supported Athlete
  • Competing at a youth international level
  • Athlete on a Performance Pathway Programme
Listen to this special podcast episode from the Heriot-Watt ‘A Future Made’ Podcast. Find out more about the future of sport scholarships and education at the University.

How do I Apply?

If you feel you meet the criteria of any of the scholarship levels listed above, and are engaging in an undergraduate or postgraduate study then click the button below.

Please make sure your scholarship application is completed before your UCAS application.

Apply now
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