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Studying abroad is a fantastic challenge, and here at the i2i International Soccer Academy we’ve taken care of everything to ensure your stay in the beautiful city's of York and Newcastle are as enjoyable as possible.

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The i2i International Soccer Academy offers students the exciting opportunity of studying for a Sports or Business degree, whilst 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 University and Northumbria University – where students can study for a BA (Hons) International Business Management, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy, or BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching degree.

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 York St John University and Northumbria University – where students can study for a BA (Hons) International Business Management, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy, or BA (Hons) Physical Education & Sports Coaching degree. 
  • 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 library, science laboratories, sports facilities and 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 our Former English Premier League and UEFA PRO Licenced Coaches.
  • Position specific specialisation sessions.
  • Showcase games against professional and semi-professional soccer teams.
  • Opportunities to play for semi-professional soccer teams for those holding an EU passport.
  • Access to qualified Physiotherapists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches and Masseurs.
  • Subscription to Online Sport Training and Performance Monitoring technology.
  • Filmed matches and video analysis.
  • Various work experience opportunities with i2i Sports. 
  • Mentors, pastoral advice and support from members of the i2i Sports coaching team.
  • Extensive training kit package.
  • Access to transport to and from soccer matches.

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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.
  • Bedding pack including duvet, pillows and bed sheets.

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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 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.