Play Overseas works with talented athletes and connects them with UK based universities, giving them the chance to further their sporting career alongside their education.
Our goal is to secure the best offer for each student-athlete that we work with. Understanding that many students will make their college decision based on the financials, we want to ensure that all of our applicants are well educated on the potential costs of pursuing their education overseas.
Whilst Play Overseas will help applicants to locate scholarship opportunities in the U.K. it is important to note early on that this is not a paid playing opportunity.
The cost of studying in England
Studying in England is cheaper than studying in America. The cost of a full price graduate program in the United Kingdom can range from $16,000 to $26,000 before any form of scholarship is considered. As well as benefiting from lower costs, students also benefit from shorter courses. A masters degree takes just one year to complete in the United Kingdom, making it an effective use of your time!
In addition to the tuition costs, students also need to consider their living costs. International students will normally live in on campus housing. The cost of housing will vary between different universities, fees can normally be found in the region of $120 to $200 per week, inclusive of bills. Overall lifestyle costs will depend on each students individual needs and lifestyle. Depending on where you choose to live, entertainment and transportation.
U.K. universities do offer talented student-athletes scholarships to help reduce the cost of their graduate tuition and living costs. The athletic scholarships offered by U.K. universities are typically less than what many of our former American student-athletes are familiar with. With this in mind, it is important to note that most students who progress with the process end up accepting a partial scholarship offer.
Funding your studies
Before departing to your selected U.K. university you will need to demonstrate that you have the required funds to support your tuition and living fees.
U.S. students can opt to pay for their tuition fees from a source of personal finance or via a U.S. student loan. U.S. government or private education loans are widely accepted by U.K. universities.
Working in the U.K.
Whilst you are in the U.K. studying must be your main priority. However, a student on a Tier 4 is permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term-time. Working opportunities will vary between different institutions.