Many of our athletes have received substantial amounts of financial aid from US colleges. In several cases full tuition, room and board with a value up to $80,000 NZD annually.
Potential to Reduce Student Loans
Gaining a US college scholarship can greatly reduce the cost of studying for your degree and give you the cultural experience of studying in another country. The average student loan/debt that an Oceania based student has on completion of their degree is $20,000-$40, 000 AUD/NZD approximately.
Potential to Reduce Living Costs
A US college scholarship can significantly reduce living costs whilst studying for your degree. The average living cost per annum including room, board, studying, travelling and playing your chosen sport in Australasia on average costs $17,000-$20,000 AUD/NZD approx. The average cost of living for students that live at home in NZ/AUS, rent free is $8-12k per annum.
The US college system has a large range of top class universities that provide the very best in education and an extensive range of courses that you can study. US colleges utilise the credit units system, so that students can choose when to attend classes, how many classes to enrol in each semester, and what optional classes to take. This means flexibility for students. We are in contact with universities from all over the US.
Many of the Colleges have top class sporting facilities, qualified coaches, and elite full-time training programmes.
Employer recognition – US higher education institutions obtain professional accreditation by governing bodies. To achieve the accreditation the colleges need to meet certain criteria, helping to ensure a quality education, as well as a degree that is recognised by employers around the world. M Sports will help you select the right academic programme for your needs. In some cases a degree obtained in the US will require further education to transfer the qualifications to other countries.
Exposure to Professional Sports Organisations
Every year student-athletes are recruited into professional sport. Many Oceania athletes have achieved success overseas have often done so with the exposure and/or experience provided by the US college system.
Studying and playing at a US college gives you the opportunity to create a network of friends and contacts that will be with you for life. Experience the culture of an amazing country by living and studying there.
There are opportunities to work on campus while you study. Often, there are roles reserved for international students.