Apply for a Telesport Scholarship

In collaboration with Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam, Telesport is offering two scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year: one for the Master in Sport Management and one for the Master in Coaching. By doing so, Telesport contributes to the mission of Johan Cruyff Institute to educate the next generation of leaders in sport management.

The scholarships will be granted to two (former) elite athletes or coaches. Marcel van der Kraan, chief editor of Telesport says: “Telesport stands for top sport. That means that the sports section of De Telegraaf gives full attention to top talents and elite athletes. Johan Cruyff Institute offers these athletes and talented coaches the opportunity to grow with a focus on the future. De Telegraaf supports Johan Cruyff Institute and offers two elite athletes a scholarship every year. We are proud of our partnership and of the performances of the athletes who all graduated successfully. Johan Cruyff would have wanted it this way. It’s great to be able to continue that.”

Dutch elite athletes and coaches like Merijn Zeeman, Laurens ten Dam (both cycling), Herre Zonderland, Celine van Gerner (both gymnastics), Margot Boer, Wouter olde Heuvel (both speedskating), Inge Dekker and Femke Heemskerk (both swimming) received Telesport scholarships in the past.

Interested to apply for the Telesport scholarship? If you are a (former) elite athlete or coach (living in the Netherlands), and you have the ambition to fulfill a management or coaching role in the sport sector, or you are already working in sport and would like to have greater knowledge and skills, please contact us and you might win a scholarship to study a Master at Johan Cruyff Institute Amsterdam.

Please send us your CV and motivation letter (maximum 350 words) for one of the Master programs before June 12, 2020 to Please send your documents in Dutch if you are interested for the Dutch edition of the Master in Coaching.

Johan en Herre Zonderland - Johan Cruyff InstituteHerre Zonderland studied the Master in Sport Management in 2011-12 and says: “Thanks to the scholarship from Telesport, I was able to study a Master at Johan Cruyff Institute in which I was stimulated to analyze sport and sport organizations more strategically. This was a challenging and interesting process for me. Thanks to 17 years’ experience as an elite athlete, I was already familiar with one side of sport, and during the studies I was able to add a management perspective to that inside knowledge. It made me able to develop a broader perspective on sport strategies. Now I can truly say that both sides of sport are amazing and full of challenges!”  



Master in Sport Management (Amsterdam, English, Start: September 2020)
Master in Coaching (Amsterdam & Arnhem, English, Start: February 2021 – Dutch edition: September 2020)

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