Finding scholarships to fund your dream
Making the best match for you

Finding the best match

“The possibilities for combining a study abroad with sports are endless.”

The beautiful campuses and amazing sports facilities are hard to resist. But not all high schools, colleges, and universities are equal. Are you truly aware of what you are saying ‘yes’ to?

The differences in curriculum and athletic levels can be vast. This is where our knowledge and years of experience can make a real difference. What sets us apart is that we leave no stone unturned in our desire to fulfill your needs and wishes. In this way we are able to provide you with the best possible match.

What are your goals and ambitions? We supply the opportunities!

UStudy Sports supports, guides, and places all level of athletes – from ambitious amateurs to Olympic hopefuls.

We are experts in helping you realize your dreams! We help you find your spot – the place where your academic and athletic talents can flourish and come into their own.

We offer a unique mentorship program, focusing on your athletic ambitions and development while simultaneously making sure you reach your educational goals. Our experts are ready to help you! Schedule a meeting with our study and athletic adviser.

We know better than anyone how to navigate the world of academic and sports scholarships and help you find other financial resources needed to make your dreams come true.

We are proud to have supported athletes from Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Malta, Thailand, Vietnam and The United States. We have placed athletes not only in the United States, but also in countries like Canada, the UK and Spain.

News

Matz den Blijker – Soccer

#Congrats to our student-athlete Matz den Blijker from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing soccer at Worcester Academy in the USA as of Fall 2024.

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Neeltje van Broekhoven – Field Hockey

#Congrats to our student-athlete Neeltje van Broekhoven from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing field hockey at Keystone College in the USA as of Fall 2024.

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Julius Jakobs – Soccer

#Congrats to our student-athlete Julius Jakobs from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing soccer at Rochester Institute of Technology in the USA as of Fall 2024.

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Luc van der Graaf – Soccer

#Congrats to our student-athlete Luc van der Graaf from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing soccer at Macalester College in the USA as of Fall 2024.

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Your options

1. Consultation

We can answer your questions and inform you about the different educational and athletic opportunities abroad. Schedule a meeting with our academic and athletic adviser Marina Meijer.   

2. Tailored Program

With the Tailored Program we help you with the entire process from school selection up to and including departure. Let our experienced application advisers take you by the hand!

3.  Go USA Get
Recruited Program     

When participating in the Get Recruited Program (USA only!), we provide a list of coaches who are interested in recruiting you. Participation is on a no-cure-no-pay basis.

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About us

Welcome to UStudy Sports: the unique sports branch of UStudy, the education consultancy for studying abroad. We are unparalleled in our ability to assess high schools, colleges and universities on their sport and academic level, scholarship opportunities, surroundings, atmosphere, etc. We have extensive knowledge of a wide variety of quality sports and academic programs in various countries and have excellent contacts with both sports coaches and admissions officers & financial aid officers. We are also effective at securing interesting sports and academic scholarships and other financial arrangements. From 2005 onwards, UStudy Sports has advised and placed many hundreds of athletes, at all levels of competition and from a wide range of countries.

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Student stories

Busy But Having Fun – A Chat with Baseball Player Thijs Rijpstra at Bay College

Winters are cold, but that hasn’t stopped Dutch student-athlete Thijs Rijpstra from going to play baseball and study at Bay College in Michigan.

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“Show up, work hard and make it about the team” – Milan van der Breggen

Valuable advice to all baseball student-athletes on their way to study and play ball in the US from Milan van der Breggen. Milan speaks from experience, having studied and played baseball for two years at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, then transferring to Oakland City University in Indiana to complete his bachelor’s degree.

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My story at Lehigh University: Sarah Bonthuis

I am Sarah Bonthuis and I am currently studying
at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where I combine my studies with hockey in
the college hockey team. I am writing this experience story after my last season as senior (fourth year).

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Sanne Bloemendaal: my story as a student-athlete in Division III

I am a senior at Drew University, a small liberal arts college right outside of New York City. I am majoring in International Relations and Business with a minor in Law, Justice, and Society. I am currently the captain of the women’s tennis team, president of the International Student Association at Drew, and work as a writing tutor. I have experienced some really great things during my years at Drew so far which have helped me develop as a student, an athlete, and a person.

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Testimonials

Thijs Rijpstra

Bay College

Meanwhile, Thijs has completed his first school year and the baseball team has achieved the best performance in school history. Thijs was one of the 4 regular starting pitchers. It went so well that he will return to Bay College in August to obtain his Associates Degree and play another season for the Bay Norse! Go Norse! Go Thijs! A big thanks to Amy and Marina from UStudy, they have contributed to ensuring that Thijs had such a smooth transition to student life in the US. All the information we needed was readily available, questions were answered promptly, and the guidance throughout the process was excellent!

Parent

Duc Gakpo

California State University in Long Beach

Ustudy/Marina Meijer assisted us very well in arranging everything for a year of studying in the USA.  She was always friendly, honest, and helpful. She responded quickly to messages, provided useful information, and calmly repeated in which email or PowerPoint we could find something that we had overlooked. There was so much more to it than we had expected. During the year we still received good and useful answers to our questions. Partly due to her support and effort, our son had a fantastic year at California State University Long Beach.

Parent