Our founder, Johan Cruyff, had a strong desire to enable athletes to develop their dual careers and make a successful transition from sport to the business world after their retirement from professional sport. He considered athletes to be the best people to lead sports organizations, as they understand the specifics of sport and thus defend the values of sport in business to the utmost.

At Johan Cruyff Institute we put our commitment to Johan’s belief and legacy into practice through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. An important pillar of our CSR program is The Cruyff Athlete Fund, enabling professional minority sports athletes, and those athletes about to make the transition to sport management, to study a number of postgraduate and master’s programs at Johan Cruyff Institute. For each new course, the admissions committee of The Cruyff Athlete Fund selects several scholarship candidates who meet the defined admissions requirements, supporting them with up to 100% study grants, as per the Terms and Conditions of The Cruyff Athlete Fund call for applications.

Scholarship holders for the master degrees and full scholarship holders for the postgraduate diplomas will have to complete the payment of the registration fee of €150 (one hundred and fifty euros).

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The application period will end on May 18th, 2023. Scholarships will be granted exclusively to attend the September-October edition of the academic year 2024-2025 of the online programs offered by the Johan Cruyff Institute specified above. Winners will be announced on June 14th, 2024.



Those athletes who wish to apply to one of the scholarships will have to follow the steps below:
Write CV and motivation letter introducing yourself and stating your reasons for applying to the scholarship and explaining your experience as an athlete.
Complete the application form specifying the online program you would like to study.
Have an online interview in which we will evaluate your candidacy (if you pass the initial selection process). Winners will be announced on 14/06/2024.


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