COUNTRIES

Do you dream of studying & playing sports at an elite level in the United Kingdom or Europe?

We offer placement opportunities in the following countries: UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany and Cyprus. Find out what these amazing countries have to offer.

UK

Ireland

Italy

Spain

Cyprus

Germany

UNITED KINGDOM


PLAY, STUDY, LIVE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Universities in England, Scotland & Wales

A global leader in technology, industry, finance, art, literature, music and of course sports.

The UK is a sporting powerhouse, with some of the finest facilities, stadiums and athletes in Europe. The modern games of Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, Rowing, Squash, Boxing, Horse Racing and Baseball all have origins in the UK.

More recently, many global tournaments are held in the UK every year.


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UNITED KINGDOM

PLAY, STUDY, LIVE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Universities in England, Scotland & Wales

UNILINK SPORTS has partnered with universities all over England, Scotland and Wales to offer student-athletes the opportunity to study at grad-school and keep playing college sports.

Our universities are located all over the United Kingdom and can accommodate all living preferences, Perhaps you want to live in a huge city like London, a quaint English town such as Chichester, a historical city like Cambridge, or a few steps from the beach as in Swansea, to name but a few!

The United Kingdom is home to major sporting events such as English Premier League, 6 Nations Rugby, Wimbledon, Test Match Cricket, Darts and Snooker World Championships or 2019 will also see NFL, MLB and NBA regular season games taking place in the United Kingdom.

In addition to representing your university in BUCS (the British equivalent of the NCAA), eligibility rules also allow our student-athletes to compete for clubs or in tournaments outside the university competition.


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IRELAND

IRELAND

WANT TO PLAY SOCCER IN IRELAND AFTER GRADUATING?

Dublin, Ireland


Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland sits on the western edge of Europe on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean.

A beautiful country that is a favourite destination for many international students.


Centuries of migration has resulted in very close ties between the USA/Canada and Ireland. Today, American and Canadian students do not require a student visa to study in Ireland.
Sports play a massive part in Irish life also. Rugby and Soccer are hugely popular, as are Gaelic Games (GAA).

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DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Dublin, Ireland

UNILINK SPORTS has partnered with Dublin City University and is able to offer many Master’s degrees options to all of our student-athletes. Located in the Irish capital, DCU allows our student-athletes to compete in collegiate athletics whilst enjoying life in the wonderful city of Dublin. Dublin is home to Europe’s largest park (Phoenix Park) and the River Liffey. The city is known for it’s literacy connections, live music, shopping, countless museums and historical monuments, Guinness and nearly 1000 different pubs! At DCU you can choose from a host of Business, Engineering, Computing, Science, Humanities or Health Master’s courses. Contact UNILINK Sports to find out how you can play, study & live in Dublin, Ireland.

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ITALY

PLAY, STUDY, LIVE IN ITALY.

Rome & Florence, Italy


Said to be shaped like a boot, the beautiful country of Italy encompasses the snowy mountains of the Alps in the north and volcanoes & craters towards the south. Running down either side of the country are endless sunny beaches

Home to incredible works of art and architecture, Italians live life to the fullest – the incredible cuisine is proof of this.

The capital Rome is and has been one of the world’s greatest cities for nearly three thousand years. Loaded with historical significance, in Rome you will find the Coliseum, the Forum, Trevi Fountain, and St Paul’s Basilica inside Vatican City.

Italians are extremely passionate about their sports, with Soccer being their no.1. Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Volleyball and Cycling are all very popular.


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ITALY

SOCCER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Rome & Florence, Italy


UNILINK SPORTS has partnered with the Soccer Management Institute to offer an amazing soccer experience for talented male and female players.

UNILINK SPORTS and SMI is giving soccer players the chance to play at a high level in Rome or Florence, Italy & study a Master’s degree in Sports Management & Soccer Coaching.

With campus options in both the capital city Rome or beautiful Florence, student-athletes can fully immerse themselves into Italian culture all whilst playing & studying. The SMI Academy will place it’s players into a professional or semi-professional clubs in addition to providing a high level of training throughout the season.

The Master’s degree takes only one year to complete and classes are structured around your playing schedule. Modules include; Sports Psychology, Sports Media & Press Management, Soccer Methodology, and also Italian Language Classes.

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SPAIN

UCAM MURCIA

Murcia, Spain

UNILINK Sports has partnered with UCAM Murcia to offer our student-athletes the opportunity to study various masters degree programs in the beautiful city of Murcia located in Southeast Spain and only 30 minutes from the beaches of the Mediterranean. UCAM also has a small campus in Madrid if you wish to study in one of Europe’s greatest capital cities.

All masters degree programs are taught in English and students are also offered the opportunity to learn Spanish at the university. UCAM offers an MBA in Sports Management that attracts students from all over the world. Alternatively you might want to study a masters in Sports Marketing or High Performance; Strength & Conditioning.

For those students not looking to follow a sporting education route, you can choose from an MBA International Business Administration, Innovation & Tourism Marketing, Hospitality Management or EU Studies & Human Rights.

Due its successes on the field, UCAM is known throughout Spain as the ‘University of Sports’. The facilities provided are excellent and are able to attract high-performance athletes from across the globe.

21 sports are offered to student-athletes who want to compete for the university.

In addition to university competition, UCAM also has a basketball team that plays in the ACB Liga Endesa (1st division in Spain) and widely regarded as the 2nd best league in the world, after the NBA.

UCAM also sponsors a professional soccer team; UCAM Murcia CF which play in the Segunda Division (La Liga 2).

To find out more information about how you can Play, Study, Live in Spain contact us at UNILINK Sports

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THE NERTHERLANDS

PLAY, STUDY, LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS WITH FSG ACADEMY & WITTENBURG UNIVERSITY.

The Netherlands


UNILINK Sports is able to offer student-athletes the opportunity to study for a Masters in Sports Business Management at Wittenburg University, whilst providing a tailor made sports program as part of the FSG Academy in Apeldoorn, NL. The Wittenburg University MSc in Sport Business Management is designed to develop professionals who will engage, manage and shape the sports business of the future. Taught in English, students will analyze commercial, media and political factors and their relationship to the sports industry. There is also the opportunity of a professional work experience placement as part of the course.

Other business masters degrees are also available for study.

You will stay at the FSG Academy campus, located near the city of Apeldoorn and one hour outside of Amsterdam. As an FSG student-athlete, you will be given a complete individual and sports specific training program with full access to all high-class facilities on campus.

The FSG Academy will partner with professional sports partners in Apeldoorn and other professional sports clubs in the Netherlands, to offer you the most comprehensive training and playing experience possible.

Student-athletes who play basketball, volleyball, field hockey or swim can compete for the FSG Academy Royal Eagles (the athletic teams on campus). Soccer and Futsal players will be placed into a local professional, semi-professional, or amateur clubs (depending on your level). Tennis, Golf and Track & Field athletes will also have the chance to compete in tournaments all over the Netherlands.

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AUSTRALIA

WANT TO PLAY SOCCER IN AUSTRALIA AFTER GRADUATING?

Australia


UNILINK SPORTS has partnered with Australian State League clubs to offer an amazing soccer experience to talented players. We are currently recruiting women players who are looking to play at a high level and also experience life in Western Australia.

The Australian State League is the 2nd highest level of competition and the season runs from February to October. During this time you will be playing with and against current/former professionals, National League and Australian National Training Centre players.

A season in Australia is ideally suited for recent graduates who want to live/work/play in a beautiful part of the world

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SPAIN

WANT TO PLAY SOCCER IN SPAIN AFTER GRADUATING?

Murcia, Spain

Spain is located in the south-west of Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. A culturally diverse nation, modern day Spain is a result of many different people and empires calling the land their home over time. This is evident in the varied customs, cuisines and architecture found all over. Most of Spain enjoys a Hot-Mediterranean climate (hot Summers and mild Winters). Locals, visitors, and students will look to pop over and enjoy the sun in one of Spain’s many islands; such as Ibiza, Majorca, Lanzarote or Tenerife. Soccer dominates the sporting landscape in Spain, although Basketball, Cycling, Tennis, Handball, Water-Sports and Formula 1 are enjoyed.

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Cyprus

PLAY, STUDY, LIVE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF CYPRUS.

Cyprus

An island in the Eastern Mediterranean. Known as the Island of Love and the Goddess Aphrodite’s birthplace, Cyprus is a country rich in culture and history. Cyprus boasts an 8-month Summer and over 326 Sunny days a year, perfect to enjoy the myriad of beaches located all over the Island. The locals live a very laid-back lifestyle, love their food and their sports. Like most of Europe, Soccer is most popular so much so that no country in the world has more supporters attend professional soccer matches per capita. Basketball, Volleyball, Handball and all Water-Sports are keenly played and followed also.

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GERMANY

STUDY IN GERMANY AFTER GRADUATING COLLGE?

Germany

Located in the centre of Europe, Germany is the EU’s most populated nation and one of the most powerful economies in the World. A global leader in technology, education and health, Germany also regularly tops “Happiest Places to Live” lists. A sporting powerhouse, Germany excels in many sports such as Soccer, Athletics, Snowsports, Motorsports, Ice Hockey and Cycling to name but a few. Professional club Soccer and the German National Teams (men & women) are extremely popular. Attendances in stadia and on TV or pubs, are amongst the highest in the world. When it comes to the Olympic Games, Germany ranks third overall in both Summer and Winter Games, and has also regular been a host.

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