Content updated 2017-03-31

Elite sport

Jönköping University is recognised as an Elite Athlete Friendly University (EVL) by the Swedish Sports Confederation (RF). In collaboration with RF and the special sports federations (SF), we offer an elite athlete support scheme.

  • As an EVL university, we afford students recognised as (prospective or current) elite athletes by the special sports federations the opportunity to combine elite sport with university studies.
  • Our study counsellors assist with our elite athletes’ academic planning, taking into account the athletes’ sporting commitments.
  • We understand and accommodate our elite athletes’ need for flexible study options. For instance, the athletes may negotiate their study schedule, including timetables and assessment.

How to apply

Complete the special application form found below and send the form to your special sports federation (SF). When you have received a signed certificate from your SF, submit the certificate to the university. Application form. Pdf, 321 kB.

Read National guidelines for elite athletes’ dual careers. Pdf, 1015.8 kB.

Elite Athlete Scholarship from the Swedish Sports Confederation and Svenska Spel

Read more (in Swedish) about how a 50,000 SEK scholarship could make it easier for you to combine elite sport and higher education.

Contact the Swedish Sports Confederation

Kent Lindahl,
Maja Uebel,

Contact Jönköping University

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Film with Elin who combined her studies with mountain biking.