International Soccer Academy

International Soccer Academy
Foundation of Light are welcoming students from the USA to study a three-year degree with the University of Sunderland.
  • Train in first class facilities • Represent Sunderland AFC • Study and gain qualifications
  LIVE ABROAD AND FULFIL YOUR SOCCER POTENTIAL Foundation of Light’s International Football Scholarship gives talented and ambitious players aged 18-20 years old the opportunity to represent Sunderland AFC and gain internationally recognised degree through an extensive sport and education duel career programme. STUDY A three-year degree at the award-winning University of Sunderland which allows students to develop the essential skills, knowledge and qualifications required for career progression. There are many degrees to choose from across the award-winning subject areas including:
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport • BA (Hons) Business • BA (Hons) Media and Exercise Science and Management Production
  • Train at first class sporting facilities in Sunderland including Beacon of Light
  • Represent Sunderland AFC in high-level national competitions
  • Receive specialist soccer coaching and individual S&C programme
  • First class education
  • Physical performance and GPS monitoring
  • Match Analysis
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Sunderland AFC training and playing kit
  • Physiotherapy support
  • City Accommodation
  • Full-time soccer training schedule aligned to education
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS All degrees have their own entry requirements for international students. Refer to the University of Sunderland website for your specific degree  PLAYING REQUIREMENTS Players will undergo a selection process led in the USA by Challenger Sports. To start your application for a place on the USA International Soccer Scholarship email: