The Department of Physical and Sports Activities (SAFYD),  in cooperation with the Vicerectorate of Internationalization of the University of Jaen, wishes to integrate incoming international students to its sports offer, which includes Volleyball, Basketball, Karate, Soccer, Track & Field and Futsal. Selected students will be incorporated into teams related to those sports and will participate in the activities scheduled by the corresponding team as international sportsmen/sportswomen under the supervision and guidance of SAFYD teachers. The Grant for Outstanding Sportsmen/Sportswomen will benefit both the Spanish sportsmen/sportswomen, who will have the opportunity to interact with athletes from different countries, and international candidate students, who will become acquainted with the teaching-learning environment and practices of a Spanish university sports facility.

The duration of the grant is one or two semesters with an assistance of 1,800 euros for the whole stay (approx. 2,000 US dollars). A maximum number of one student per partner institution is eligible to receive the grant in 2018 (Spring semester 2017/2018 and/or Fall semester 2018/2019).

The selection of the applicants will be based on our mutually established selection criteria and involve outstanding sportsmen/women who may or may not be currently playing varsity sports at your institution. In order to initiate the selection process, the student is expected to follow the standard application procedure at the University of Jaen according to our bilateral agreement adding a brief sports cv including his/her sports experience and achievements.