Hockey

College Hockey

Playing college hockey on a scholarship in the US is a great way of still pursuing a professional career, but at the same time getting a university degree. The backbone of the NHL consists of drafted college players and there are also a number of other professional leagues around the world with many former college players.

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The competition in college hockey is fierce. One reason for this is that there are considerably smaller amount of schools (ca 170 schools) that have a hockey program than for example soccer, tennis and golf. In addition, it is only in the highest college division (NCAA Div 1) that one can get athletic scholarships in collegiate hockey. However, it is possible in other divisions (NCAA Division 3 and ACHA) to receive academic and international scholarships that can help finance your education.

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for hockey players these are called hockey scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest hockey scholarships are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

The lifestyle of a college hockey player in the United States is very similar to that of a professional player. You train daily at top facilities where you have access to physio, physiotherapists and nutritionists. You travel a lot, staying at hotels, and get the chance to play against the country’s best young players.

To have a reasonable chance to compete for a place in a college team you need to play at highest amateur level in your home country.

College Basketball

If you want to become a great basketball player there is no doubt that college is the best way to go! There are 2,000 colleges in the US with a basketball team. The level ranges from the best young players in the country going on to the professional game in the NBA or WNBA to lower level and everything in between.

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It is a very competitive sport and the general level of American basketball is high, so international players wanting to play college basketball must be at an elite level (highest amateur level) in their home country.

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for basketball players these are called basketball scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest basketball scholarships are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

The best NCAA D1 schools get 20,000 fans to their home games and March Madness (the NCAA play offs) are one of the most popular sporting events in the US.

If you get the chance to play college basketball – take it!

American Football

Like with basketball, there is not better place to play American Football than in the US! Most, if not all, American players in the NFL have played college football so there is no question what to do if you want to become a pro.

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For many it is a dream come true to play in front of a crowd of 100,000 while getting their college degree.

There are 900 colleges with an American Football team and the average team size is 103(!) players. But even though there are more than 92,000 players in college it is fierce competition for the scholarships. International players wanting to play college football must be at an elite level (highest amateur level) in their home country to get the opportunity!

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for American football players these are called American football scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest American Football scholarships are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

What Our student-athletes say

Pernille Sol Langseth Orlien

University of Arkansas Little Rock
I highly recommend CSUSA, because they listen to wishes and preferences for everyone in terms of what type of school you’re looking for, the location of the school, and what is important when it comes to coaches and teams.

Aedan Radvanyi

Point University, Georgia
As a footballer, being in a team was nothing new to me, but being away from home was. Working with the same people day in day out allows you to make new connections and provide you with a family type atmosphere away from home that really can help consolidate the issue of settling in.

Martine Gjennestad

Grand Canyon University, Arizona
The best about being a student-athlete is to have the chance to combine something that you love with something that you need: Sports and education! That I got the help from CSUSA to know what I needed to do and to what times was important for me getting through the process.

Adam Schmidt

Gardner-Webb University, North Carolina
The best thing about USA is to get away from home and meet new people from all over the world. To learn to take care of your self and, of course, get the chance to play tennis at a high level at the same time as getting a University degree.

Eirik Aalstad Bækkelund

University of California Los Angeles
CSUSA have a big network and they are good at finding a school fitting your preference for the academic/athletic level, location, big/small school etc. There are a lot of things needed to get done and I got very good step-by-step help through the process.

Kristin Berntsen Simonsen

California State University Fresno
To be a college athlete is a fantastic experience. You learn how to be more independent, and how to manage your time and daily schedule better. You learn how to work as a team while you have the chance to develop into the best version of yourself.

Alexander Hemmingsen

Clemson University, South Carolina
CSUSA helped me to research on schools and talk a lot with the coaches to get a feeling of how they are as people. Research the academics and talk with academic advisors, etc. Get all the advice you can from CSUSA - they are a big help!

Janne Kildahl Brouer

Clayton State University, Georgia
College provides a unique possibility to combine soccer and education while experiencing a new culture and develop friendships for life from all over the world.

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Soccer Scholarships

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Golf Scholarships

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Track and Field Scholarships

Compete in Track&Field for one of the 1,200 universities with a Track&Field team, get a sports scholarship and your university degree while you’re at it.

Swimming Scholarships

Compete in college swimming as part of a big team for one of the 660 universities with a swim team, get a scholarship and your university degree while you’re at it!

Tennis Scholarships

Play tennis full-time as part of a team for one of the 1,200 universities with tennis, get a tennis scholarship and your university degree while you’re at it!

American Sports Scholarships

There are scholarship opportunities in hockey, american football and basketball at American colleges and universities.

Other Sports

There are a number of sports you can get a scholarship for when competing in the college system. Take a look!