The largest and most prestigious

International Soccer Academy in the UK

The i2i International Soccer Academy offers students the exciting opportunity of studying for a Sports or Business degree, while focusing on their development as a soccer player during a 9-month season. Our three-year degree courses are delivered by the prestigious Northumbria University and Leeds Beckett University – where students can study:

Foundation & Masters Degrees are available at Northumbria University. All courses have been specifically designed to ensure transferability worldwide and run alongside a pro-level soccer development programme, which enables students to train five days a week in a professional environment. The timetabling of lectures and soccer development is meticulously planned to optimise the contact time in the classroom and on the field.

Northumbria University (Newcastle)

Degrees on Offer:

BA (Hons) Business & Management
BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
BSc (Hons) Sport Management


Degrees on Offer:

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
BA (Hons) Business & Management
BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
BA (Hons) Sport Marketing
BA (Hons) Events Management
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) Product Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Professional Soccer Academy Coaches

Our experienced coaches, who have played for and coached at English Premier League clubs, work closely with each individual player with a view to helping them pursue a range of careers, both inside and outside the sports industry.

The i2i International Soccer Academy is the ultimate programme for any young soccer player who dreams of studying abroad whilst exploring the exciting opportunities within the wonderful world of soccer.

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This includes:

  • Our three-year degree courses are delivered by the prestigious Northumbria University – where students can study for a range of different internationally recognised degrees.
  • Specifically timetabled academic programme delivered in the morning to avoid any clash with soccer.
  • Academic support provided via mentors and regular 1-to-1 meetings with professors.
  • Access to all the University’s state-of-the-art facilities including libraries, laboratories, swimming pool, sports facilities, gyms and the Students Union.
  • Prestigious graduation ceremony.
  • Membership of National Union of Students.
  • Up to 15 hours a week coaching with UEFA A Licensed Coaches, former professional academy coaches and professional players
  • Position specific specialisation sessions
  • Showcase games against professional and semi-professional soccer teams
  • Access to qualified Sports Physiotherapists & Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Subscription to Online Sports Training and Performance Monitoring App
  • Filmed games and video analysis
  • Mentors, pastoral advice and support from members of the i2i Sports team
  • Extensive training kit package provided by Nike
  • Excellent soccer facilities and training equipment
  • No Red Shirting
  • No Practice Teams
  • Up to 35 games a season
  • Transport to and from all games
  • 9-month season from September to May
  • Fitness testing conducted by Sports Science (S&C) Coaches
  • Work experience opportunities
  • 2 Player Development Reviews per season with your i2i Coaches
  • Gym Membership
  • High grade en-suite accommodation in centrally located Halls of Residence
  • Individual bedroom with en-suite facilities and desk within a shared apartment comprising a kitchen and lounge with TV.
  • Furnished apartments including dining set, fridge, freezer, stove, cutlery, pans and sofas.
  • Peace of mind that Newcastle is a safe city with over 80,000 students choosing to study in the City each year.
  • First pick-up of the year from Newcastle (NU) International Airport direct to accommodation.
  • Extensive induction programme.
  • Free contents insurance and public liability insurance.
  • Advice and support from Northumbria University staff on applying for a Student Visa and Federal Aid.

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