Sport & Exercise

Performance Sport

The University of Edinburgh is among the country’s leading sporting universities.

Sport & Exercise and Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU) jointly run Performance Sport support programmes for exceptionally talented student athletes. Both the Individual Performance Programme (IPP) and the Team Performance Programme (TPP) offer essential support for student athletes who are committed to succeeding on the international stage.

Video: Performance Sport at The University of Edinburgh
Discover the world-class Performance Sport Programmes at the University of Edinburgh.

We have helped countless students and graduates achieve their sporting ambitions, including six-time cycling Olympic Champion Sir Chris Hoy, Olympic gold medallist rower Katherine Grainger, World Champion Orienteer Yvette Baker and Scottish international football legend Julie Fleeting.


Individual Performance Programme

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Our Individual Athlete Performance Scholarship Programme (IPP) offers essential sporting and academic support for student athletes who compete in an individual capacity and who are committed to succeeding on the international stage.

Team Performance Programme

The University’s leading sports clubs form part of the Team Performance Programme.


Eric Liddell
The University of Edinburgh offers various elite sporting scholarships for student athletes.

Hall of Fame

In 2008 University of Edinburgh Sport inaugurated a 'Sports Hall of Fame' to celebrate outstanding sporting achievement.

Elite Athletes Policy

Our Elite Athletes Policy sets out the principles and procedures for the management of applications for admissions to the University of Edinburgh from elite athletes.

Clean Sport

At Edinburgh, we are committed to ensuring a clean sport environment for all athletes.