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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:

Northumbria University:

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

Leeds Beckett University:

  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
  • BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Sport Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

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.


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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.

Membership of the i2i International Soccer Academy costs £33,500 a year and includes:

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  • Our three-year undergraduate degree courses are delivered by the prestigious Northumbria University and Leeds Beckett University – where students can study for a range of different internationally recognised degrees
  • Specifically timetabled programme to maximise time in the classroom and on the field
  • Academic support provided via mentors and regular 1-to-1 meetings with Professors
  • Access to all of the University’s state-of-the-art facilities including libraries, science laboratories, sports facilities, gyms and the Students Union
  • Prestigious graduation ceremonies
  • Membership of National Union of Students
  • Foundation and Masters Degrees are also available

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  • Up to 15 hours a week coaching with UEFA PRO Coaches, A Licensed Coaches, former English Premier League and International 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

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  • Guaranteed student accommodation
  • High grade, individual occupancy accommodation in student accommodation
  • Individual bedroom including desk, within a shared apartment including a kitchen and lounge
  • Furnished apartments including fridge, freezer, stove, cutlery, pans, sofas
  • Kitchen and bedding packs provided in Year 1 only

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Peace of Mind

  • Peace of mind that Leeds and Newcastle are two of the best cities in the UK to live and study as an international student
  • The cities are perfectly placed so you can easily travel to other parts of the UK and Europe
  • First pick-up of the year from Manchester (LBU) or Newcastle (NU) International Airport direct to accommodation
  • Extensive induction programme
  • Free contents insurance and public liability insurance
  • Advice and support from Leeds Beckett University and Northumbria University staff on applying for a student Visa and Federal Aid