We offer sport-specific support to teams and individual athletes competing at the highest level.
Edinburgh mixes architectural beauty and history with a lively, fun environment and has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. As part of our Performance Programme, you will develop your athletic and academic skills in tandem, competing for one of the United Kingdom’s best sporting higher education institutions and studying at a university that is consistently ranked in the top 50 in the world.
Ten of our performance sport teams are headed by dedicated performance coaches, with specialist conditioning, medical and advisory back-up. This is designed to allow University of Edinburgh teams to compete at the highest level in national leagues, as well as British Universities and Scottish Universities championships. We also offer essential sporting and academic support for student athletes who compete in an individual capacity. We have supported athletes from a wide range of sports including Athletics, Golf, Squash, Canoeing and Diving and will consider applications for any sport.
The University of Edinburgh’s Endurance Running Academy was set up in partnership with Scottish Athletics to provide a performance programme for athletes competing in middle & long distance track, cross country, road, and mountain running.