Get a Scholarship to Study for a Business Degree

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FIFPRO and the University of Nicosia offer degree courses in Business Administration.

The Bachelor's and Master's degree courses are open to professional players based anywhere in the world, and have a special focus on sports management

The university offers some full and partial scholarships to active players.

Anywhere, Anytime

All the exercises and learning activities for both degrees are available online and you can follow the lectures and do your homework whenever it suits you.

This could be at home, when travelling to and from matches, at training camp, or anywhere else.

“Studying online will allow you to make progress at your own pace during your football career”

— by Nienke van Gerven, FIFPRO Player Development Manager


The deadline for applying to register for the Spring Semester 2020 is the mid-January and studies start on the 3rd of February 2020.



Tuition fees for the Bachelor in Business Administration are €6,300 per year and for the Master in Business Administration €6,500.

However, even without a scholarship, professional players and staff of player associations affiliated to FIFPRO qualify for a discount.



Students must be physically present at the examination centres in Nicosia, Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete or at other approved examination centres abroad.

Find out more about the degree programs at

Contact your local player association, or [email protected] for further information