Soccer Scholarships

Play college soccer for one of the 1,700 universities with a soccer team, get a college soccer scholarship for your talent and your university degree while you’re at it. With so many schools there is a level for everyone! To play soccer, study at college and get a scholarship in the United States is a fantastic opportunity after you have completed high school.

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Football (or soccer as it is called in the US) is the sport that is growing the most in the United States. It’s a very exciting time to be part of the development over there!

Playing college soccer in the US is a great way of continuing to develop as a player, but at the same time getting a university degree. It has become more and more popular for talented players to go to the US to continue their development as footballers. There are no other places in the world you can combine university studies with soccer and getting a football scholarship (known in the US as a soccer scholarship) at the same time. And not to mention, you will have a wonderful life changing experience as a student-athlete in the United States!

Fantastic college soccer scholarships

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 soccer players there are soccer 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 soccer 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 soccer skills. Quite simply amazing!

American coaches like to recruit international players because of their understanding of the game and international experience. Finding the right blend of players for the squad is critical for success in college soccer. You will find a lot of international college soccer players from all over the world. The great thing is that there are scholarships at all levels in US college soccer – so there really is a level for everyone!

Women’s Soccer in college

Interest in women’s college soccer is big in the United States and there are actually more soccer scholarships allocated to women’s players than men’s players.

Therefore women’s College Soccer teams hava a huge demand for talented international players! With more than 1,700 universities in the US with Women’s Soccer teams, more than 40,000 soccer players are competing in the College system. The most elite of these teams regularly play in front of crowds of 2,000+ and often produce professional and National team players. In the NWSL pro league (Women) in the United States you will find many examples of former college players that are drafted in the annual soccer drafts.

There is certainly a level for everyone! Every year we assist women’s players that just missed out on professional opportunities, as well as players at the local U18 level and everything in between. A Soccer Scholarship is not just for international level players and you do not need to have professional soccer ambitions to get the most out of this amazing experience. However, if you do have a professional career in mind, a College Soccer Scholarship will put you on the best possible platform to get noticed and help you develop.

Men’s Soccer in college

The best men’s teams in college has an average of just under 5,000 spectators. It is safe to say that nowhere else in the world can combine education with soccer in the same way that the US does. There are approximately 1,400 colleges with a Men’s Soccer team, and there are close to 40,000 college soccer players, so there is a level for everyone!  For the most ambitious it is definitely possible to take a step forward from college soccer if you’re good enough. In the MLS, NASL and USL PRO (top three divisions in the US)

The very best players we help have played for youth national teams and professional clubs in the youth centres of excellence, academies, reserves, development sides and first teams. We also assist players of county and league association football with considerable ability.

Study, play and get a college soccer scholarship

We help both boys and girls, with very different backgrounds in football.  All ar capable of playing college soccer and get a scholarship, the important part is finding a school with a football team that fits with the level he or she resides.

While playing football in the USA on your soccer scholarship you are also a student at school. Everyday consists of a combination of training/matches and university level education. After graduating, you are left with a valuable US bachelor’s degree and an amazing variety of experiences!

It is becoming more and more popular for players from the US college system to come back to Europe and play professionally. Well known names like Mia Hamm, Lucy Bronze, Hope Solo, Karen Bardsley, Jodie Taylor, Demi Stokes, Leah Galton, Rachel Daley, and Abby Wambach. On the other side for men the likes of Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, Stuart Holden, Brad Guzan, Brad Friedel, Santiago Solari, David Weir and Shaka Hislop have all played college soccer. There are countless examples of players that have had great success in the professional leagues and the national team after they came back from the United States.

The lifestyle of a college soccer player is fantastic, but requires structure and motivation to both play and study. You train daily in excellent facilities, with fitness trainers, physical therapists and nutritionists, travel to matches staying in hotels and competing against other talented players all across the country. In addition you attend classes and study, just like the regular students on campus.

Can I get a soccer scholarship?

To find out if you can qualify for a soccer scholarship at an American university, take a few minutes and complete the  and we’ll evaluate your chances for free – no obligations!

What our student-athletes say

Christoffer Greve

Illinois State University
I recommend everyone to go to the United States. You get the opportunity of investing in your sport, get a good education, and meet people from all over the world.

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.

Mathias Bunæs

King University, Virginia
Any athlete wishing to combine sports and studies in the States should take advantage of CSUSA’s knowledge and experience. The life as a student-athlete is an experience that I miss, and that I will never forget.

Sara Sætre Toliver

Indiana University–Purdue University
The best thing with being a student-athlete, is that I get the opportunity of travelling all over the United States, and I get to play at incredibly nice golf courses.

Håkon Wik Heltne

University of California Irvine
I recommend getting help from CSUSA because they have a very extensive network, and they will help you get in touch with the best schools in the United States.

Eva Marie Østerhus

La Salle University, Pennsylvania
By engaging CSUSA your process will be a lot easier and safer than if you choose to try doing it on your own. They can help you find the school you wish for, and you are secured that everything is in place before departing to the US.

Hanna Dahlberg

College of St Scholastica, Minnesota
All the information about the whole process, from talking to coaches to all administration was very clear and helpful.

Mariah Aplin

Cumberland University, Tennessee
I get to play the sport I love whilst gaining an education. I get to meet so many more people and it's full of opportunities. It is a great experience.

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