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The Open University in Scotland is proud to be a member of Winning Students, Scotland's national sports scholarship programme, which supports students competing in high performance sport. 

Winning Students logoEstablished in May 2009, Winning Students is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and governed by the University of Stirling as Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. In member colleges and universities across Scotland, some of the most talented young athletes - including Olympians, Commonwealth competitors and senior internationalists - are combining their studies and their sport. 

Studying part-time with The Open University in Scotland whilst managing sporting commitments offers student athletes huge flexibility about where and when they choose to study. 

The governing bodies of core sports can nominate athletes for a scholarship: badminton, curling, football, golf, hockey, judo, orienteering, rowing, swimming, tennis and triathlon. There is also scope for Individual Scholarships to be awarded to athletes competing in other sports. 

Selected athletes receive annual scholarships up to the value of £6000 which can be used on a range of support services, such as equipment and competition fees.

Contact us

Prospective student enquiries:
call 0131 226 3851
visit new student enquiries

Scholarship enquiries:
Jason Atkins, Winning Students Co-ordinator
01786 466553

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Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

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