This concession enabled students to apply for full-time funding (tuition fees, bursary and living-cost support) while studying part-time over two years. This enabled Scottish student athletes competing in major games to balance study with high performance training.
Following the success of the Commonwealth Games, the Scottish Government remains firmly committed to continuing to build on the opportunities these events brought, enhancing a strong Scotland wide legacy. As such, it has been agreed that this concession will be extended for those training towards selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Athletes, who choose to study part-time over two years due to training commitments in preparation for selection for the Commonwealth Games, can apply for the same level of support as full-time students. The support is available to new and continuing students already studying full or part time.
Because of the timing of the Games, which are early in 2018, students will have the option of taking the 2 year concession over 2016-17 and 2017-18, or over 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Students should only apply for the normal full-time tuition fee in the first year of the concession and should apply as full-time students. In the second year of this concession, students should apply for living cost support only.
Any student who has already benefited from the concession for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and/or the Rio 2016 Olympic/Paralympic Games will still be eligible for the Gold Coast 2018 Olympic/Paralympic Games concession.
The Sport Scotland Institute of Sport will give the athlete a letter of acceptance which confirms they are entitled to this concession. Students will be asked to submit this to us when they make their application for funding via SAAS