Play College Basketball Overseas

Study and Play Basketball in the U.K.

Pursue your education and a national championship as a postgraduate student-athlete in the UK.

With hundreds of university teams located across the UK, Play Overseas can help find the perfect opportunity based on your academic and athletic needs, allowing you to excel both on and off the court.

We work alongside the best basketball institutions in the UK and can connect you directly with coaches at universities that meet your athletic and academic ambitions.

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Play Overseas can help you to extend your basketball career and identify opportunities that meet your sporting ambitions.

Pursue A Degree

Study either a Bachelor’s degree which typically last three years, or a Master’s degrees which are often completed in one year.

Save Money

Tuition fees in the UK are generally lower than in the US, and the shorter duration of UK programs will help you save money in the long run.

Did you know that as a postgrad student-athlete in the U.K. you can:

  • Continue your basketball career by competing as a graduate student – regardless of the number of years you played in the NCAA/NAIA
  • Complete a master’s degree in just 12 months
  • Choose from over 100 different courses to study
  • Secure a scholarship to reduce the cost of your year overseas
  • Experience life in a new country

Play Overseas Graduates

Meet some of the former US college athletes who have benefitted from our free service and completed a postgrad year in the U.K.

Cheick Sy-Savane

Grand Canyon University

Graduated in 2020 with his Master’s Degree in Advertising.

Megan Dorney

Whitworth University

Graduated in 2023 with her Master’s Degree in Sport Management.

Elijah Bailey

University of New Haven

Graduated in 2023 with his Master’s Degree in International Business.

Erica Meyer

Santa Clara University

Graduated in 2021 with her Master’s Degree in Post Production in Film and Television.

DeWan White

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Graduated in 2019 with his Master’s Degree in Sport Management.

Lauren Tsuneishi

Westmont College

Graduated in 2022 with her Master’s Degree in Business Psychology.

Marcus Gatlin

Presentation College

Graduated in 2020 with his Master’s Degree in Sport Science and Performance Coaching.

Tatum Jarvis

Columbus State University

Graduated in 2020 with her Master’s Degree in Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology.

Casuan Caudle

Southern Virginia Univesity

Graduated in 2020 with his Master’s Degree in Multimedia Journalism.

How we can help you take your basketball career and education overseas

  • Free Service: Our service is free for all applicants to use.
  • Overseas Network: We work with universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Record of Success: In the last five years we have helped hundreds of former NCAA D1, D2, D3 and NAIA institutions pursue their master’s degree in the UK.
  • We Are Here To Help: Our expert staff support you from your initial enquire, all the way through to departure to your UK University.

Compete for a National Championship with your U.K. University team

The regular season for UK university basketball teams runs from October to January.

Following the completion of the regular season, qualified teams will then compete in postseason tournaments in order to be crowned national champions.

Teams who reach tournament finals will compete at the annual BUCS Big Wednesday event, where thousands of students from a wide range of sports challenge for national titles during an action-packed 24 hours of university sport.

What Our Student-Athletes Say

Take Your Basketball Career Overseas!

Register your details for our FREE service via the link below.