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NOTTINGHAM, U.K. — The University of Nottingham, in England, seeks to recruit male and female student athletes to study and compete at one of the best sports and academic universities in the United Kingdom. Due to eligibility regulations for the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) Leagues athletes are allowed to play for the University sport team regardless of how many years they competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

The University of Nottingham has twice been named the Times and Sunday Times Sports University of the Year in the last four years and are the second highest ranked University for sport in the BUCS league. Athletes have the opportunity to study at a top 120 academic university in the world, that is part of the Russell Group, similar to the Ivy League, with over 320 world-class masters programs, many of which complete within 12 months.

Nottingham is based in the heart of the UK with excellent transport links to London and other major cities. Nottingham boasts a vibrant city center with green spaces all around allowing you to get the full UK study abroad experience. Successful candidates will receive the following package:

  • Competitive sport and academic scholarships
  • Access to a full range of Athlete Support services including strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, psychology and nutrition
  • Elite level sport facilities and coaching
  • Student support services and lifestyle advice (similar to athletic academic advising)

Athletes can also access financial aid from the United States and Canada loan system if you are a citizen of those countries

To be eligible for the opportunity the successful candidate must:

  • Have NCAA or NAIA playing experience
  • Have an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or equivalent

To be considered for this opportunity please send an email to stating the athlete’s grade point average, playing experience and the courses which an individual might be interested in pursuing.

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