The University supports a number of international-class athletes both at full international and age-grade level.
As part of Abertay Sports goals to develop sport at all levels from international to beginners, the University has chosen to support these athletes in their quest to reach the top level of international sport.
Abertay Sport and the University as a whole are immensely proud of having helped a number of students reach their sporting goals and represent their country.
The University of Abertay contains international-class athletes (senior and junior) in a range of sports. As part of its policy to develop sport at all levels, the University has chosen to support these athletes in their quest for international success through the establishment of the Elite Athletes Development Programme (EADP).
Athletes selected onto the programme gain access to the following:
Athletes selected onto the EADP are expected to uphold the following:
Following selection, athletes will be asked to sign a contract agreeing to uphold these expectations.
Criteria for selection will be based on the following:
If you'd like to apply for the Elite Athletes Development Programme please complete and submit the application form.
Sports Development Officer
University of Abertay Dundee
The Sports Office, Graham Building
Dundee, DD1 1HG
"Studying full-time is an onerous task at the best of times. Studying full-time whilst aspiring to become an international class athlete in sport requires dedication and self-discipline of the highest level. The University of Abertay Dundee Elite Athletes Development Programme allows students to perform at international level by providing them with the skills and expertise necessary to successfully incorporate a heavy load of training and competition whilst undertaking their academic programme. The success of the programme speaks volumes of the commitment shown by the University to supporting elite sport. Year after year Abertay athletes continually perform on the international scene whilst maintaining their academic programme - such dedication deserves our support!"
Liz McColgan (2003)
Athletics World Champion & World Record Holder
Athletes supported on the Elite Athlete Programme during the 2018-19 academic year:
2nd tier Development Programme
Supplementary to the Elite Athlete Development Programme, Abertay delivers a Club Performance Programme designed to support those student sports clubs which are operating at the higher end of University sport within Scotland and the UK. The support offered to these clubs includes:
Clubs are invited to apply to the programme in April for the following academic year. The application process invites clubs to describe how to programme will benefit them and where they might also be supported on a more sport-specific basis.
For further information on the sports that are on the programme, or the programme itself, please contact the Sports Office.