International student athlete program

International student athlete program

What is ISAP?

The International Student Athlete Program (ISAP) is Sweden’s first dual career platform made by NYSA. It offers sports & education through our International Learning Centre and our collaboration with Jönköping University.

With ISAP, we help student athletes to combine sport & education onsite or through remote learning, promoting the long-term holistic development of the person, the athlete and the student.

Frequently asked questions

  • Dual career development 
  • Graduate, undergraduate, and pathway programs
  • The opportunity to combine your academic studies and competitive sport
  • Elite and non-elite athletes
  • Aged 16+
  • Men & women
  • Athletes who want to continue education
  • Dual career focused students
  • Full-time athlete program
  • Wellbeing support
  • High-grade facilities
  • Professionally licensed coaching
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Dual career development
  • Graduate, undergraduate, and pathway programs
  • Holistic approach to learning
  • Future career growth
  • Complete university application
  • Visa application
  • Find relevant sport clubs
  • Accomodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Monthly mentor & well-being workshops
  • Well being support
  • Gym access
  • Semester meet up
  • Mental health support
  • Internship opportunities
  • Annual development meeting
  • End of year  ISAP gala

How to apply

Are you ready to start your Global Sporting Career? Read below how you can join our International Student Athlete Program (ISAP) and find out how we can help you on your journey.

We can find your perfect match whether you compete at elite or non-elite level, across multi-sports and Esports. Are you already competing and want to begin your educational journey? We can help you too!

Choose your world-class education from a range of courses and programs within our own International Learning Centre, JU Pathway for International Sports, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Once you are happy with your chosen program you can sign up with us and receive your NYSA ISAP admissions letter. This is when the fun begins!

We are here to help you along your application process including the early stages of preparing all of your required documents.

Our team takes the time to make sure that all of your documents are ready to meet all the requirements of your chosen ISAP program.

Now its time for us to complete your educational application. We make sure that everything is submitted correctly at the right time.

Moving to Sweden

If your chosen course is Sweden based we will help you every step of the way to begin your life here.  Read more below on how we help you from accommodation and visas to planning your arrival in Sweden.

Choose from a selection of student or private accommodations in the heart of Jönköping. You’ll find options suitable for you whether you like to live alone or with roommates.

We will complete your accommodation application and help you arrange all your logistics for moving day, so you’ll have nothing to worry about.

Once you get your acceptance letter within your educational program we will start collecting all of your documents to begin the visa application process. 

Our team will complete your visa application, no matter where you’re from, and support you every step of the way. 

When all the paperwork is complete, we will build your arrival schedule for you to get to know your sports club more!

If needed, we can help with building a study schedule that fits your lifestyle and allows you to complete your sports training and education program side by side.

Arrival into Sweden

Now you are ready to embrace the Scandinavian lifestyle! We are on hand to help you set up everything you need and find you away around your new home.

Congratulations! Now we can officially welcome you to Sweden of course we will be there to meet you for your first Swedish fika!

One of the most important first steps is to apply for your Swedish ID card and personal number and bank account. We will help you through the process.

On arrival in Sweden will help you locate your accommodation and get all of your home essentials… IKEA here we come!

As an ISAP student, we will welcome you to join a NYSA kickoff to connect with other local student athletes and build your NYSA community.

On the day of your course start date, you will need to register your arrival at the university. If you need help with providing any extra documents we are there for you.

Now your student life begins! At the kickoff event you can start celebrating the exciting times that lie ahead and meet your student family. 

Contact us

Get a free consultation and see how we can help you!