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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 York St John and Northumbria University – where students can study for a:

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.


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 £31,500 a year and includes:

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  • Our three-year degree courses are delivered by the prestigious Northumbria University and York St John 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 of the University’s state-of-the-art facilities including libraries, science laboratories, sports facilities, gyms and the Students Union
  • Graduation ceremony at the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe; York Minster
  • Membership of National Union of Students

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  • 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 soccer teams
  • Access to qualified Sports Physiotherapists & Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Subscription to Online Sports Training and Performance Monitoring technology
  • Filmed games and video analysis
  • Various work experience opportunities with i2i Sports
  • Access to i2i’s partnership with Base Soccer / Creative Arts Agency
  • Mentors, pastoral advice and support from members of the i2i Sports team
  • Extensive training kit package provided by Nike
  • Transport to and from all games
  • Excellent soccer facilities and training equipment
  • 9 month season from September to end of April 
  • 2 games per week, 35-40 a season
  • Fitness testing conducted by Sports Science (S&C) Coaches
  • 2 Player Development Reviews per season with your i2i Coaches

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  • High grade en-suite accommodation in centrally located Halls of Residence
  • Individual bedroom including desk, toilet and shower within a shared apartment including a kitchen and lounge
  • Furnished apartments including fridge, freezer, stove, cutlery, pans, sofas

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Peace of Mind

  • Peace of mind that York has recently been named the safest city in the world. For more information click here
  • First pick-up of the year from Manchester (YSJ) or Newcastle (NU) International Airport direct to accommodation
  • Extensive induction programme
  • Free contents insurance and public liability insurance
  • Advice and support from York St John University and Northumbria University staff on applying for a student Visa and Federal Aid