UK Soccer. US Education.

Reach Your Maximum Playing Potential. 

RIASA is the world’s only college soccer program, offering Male & Female student-athletes a dual accredited US/UK degree alongside a rewarding and challenging 9-month soccer season in the UK. 

UK Soccer. US Education.

Reach Your Maximum Playing Potential. 

Men's Undergraduate 

View detailed information about our undergraduate soccer programme. 

Women's Undergraduate

Find out how you can join RIASA Women's International Female Academy.

Men's Postgraduate 

Find more information about our postgraduate soccer programme. 

RIASA is the World's Only College Soccer Programme Offering a Dual Accredited US/UK Degree Alongside a 9-month season.

RIASA is the World's Only College Soccer Programme Offering a Dual Accredited US/UK Degree Alongside a 9-month season.

Why Choose RIASA?

Earn 2 University degrees in 1

Earn an International Sports Management degree, dual-accredited in both the United States & the United Kingdom. 

Professional environment

Experience a professional-standard UK soccer academy with highly experienced UEFA A & B licensed coaches. 

Develop yourself culturally

Live in the home of soccer and develop yourself culturally by travelling and playing across Europe.


The Original Soccer Programme.

RIASA was the first programme to arrive in the UK offering student-athletes the chance of playing high intensity football whilst studying for a top-class degree.

How is RIASA Different

We know there are a variety of soccer academies offering programmes similar to RIASA, however,  our programme offers student-athletes a more intense and rewarding experience. 

Play & train for 9 months  

US soccer programmes typically run for just 3 months, whereas we offer 9 months of intense training, coaching & matches.

A programme that works for you

Our soccer programme combined with your degree allows you to thrive. The Programme is specifically built to help you succeed. 

Opportunities that matter

We organise showcase games and play in events across Europe to offer you opportunities like no other soccer academy.

We are riasa

Play UK Soccer. Earn a US & UK Degree.

Find out what it’s like when you choose our soccer academy. Joining RIASA will transform your life, whether you are trying to make it pro or just have a love for the game, our programme is perfect for you.

We're located in Leeds

Our academy is based in the middle of the UK, just over 1 hours drive from Manchester. 

Professional standard

We use the highest quality footballs and have access to FIFA standard 3G & grass pitches.

The degree

Find more detailed information about the degree pathway.

Shane king

"Coming to England Gave Me a Better Understanding of The Game."

Graduated student-athlete Shane King talks about how choosing RIASA was the perfect decision.

Our story

 We’ve been delivering world-class soccer training for over 13 years, and we’re continuing to develop our programme to help you succeed. 

The latest news

We’ve always got a news story to tell. Find out what’s going on at RIASA from graduate success stories to helpful advice about developing your game.

Success stories

We’ve put a selection of graduate success stories together to help you see how our dual accredited degree can help you achieve greatness.

The time is now

RIASA Women's Soccer Programme.

Find out information about RIASA Women's International Female Academy. Female soccer is on the rise and you can develop your game in the UK at RIASA.

 Meet the coaching team

All of our coaches are highly experienced and care about player development. 

View our accommodation*

Find out where you could be living. RIASA accommodation is comfortable and modern.

RIASA & PS Kemi Kings

Your pathway into European football. Find out about our connection with Finland.


Your Pathway Into European Football.

RIASA is excited to be able to offer graduating students an extended playing opportunity in Europe with professional club PS Kemi Kings.

Ready to apply? 

You've researched our academy and now you want to join. It's time to apply!

Get the #RIASA look

Purchase RIASA travel, training and match wear replica.

ID camps

ID Camps are the perfect way to find out about our programme.

make your move

Supercharge Your Soccer Development.

Join an international soccer academy that can help you grow on the pitch. Train with intensity and thrive in competitive settings against other UK pro academies.

Develop Your Game. Enjoy College Soccer In The UK.

Smash personal targets

Track your progress as you grow on the pitch with guidance from our qualified coaching team. 

Enjoy being a full-time student-athlete 

Training, competing & studying. Embrace the feeling of being a full time footballer with an intense schedule. 

Experience Leeds*

Enjoy your new home in Leeds, which offers a bustling & vibrant student lifestyle. Make new friends and explore.

*The location for RIASA may change from September 2023. In order to provide our students with the best possible state-of-the-art studying and football experience, we are seeking alternative location options, ideally in the same area as the current RIASA location in Leeds.  We will provide an update on the location as soon as possible.

75+ nationalities

We are International.

Join an international football programme. No matter where you’re from in the world, if you meet the academic requirements and you want to improve your soccer, you can apply to join our ever growing roster of diverse students. 

enjoy the journey

It’s Life Changing. 

By choosing our unique soccer programme you are investing in your future. You’ll mix with like minded individuals who share the same determination to achieve success. 

a place to grow

We Develop You. 

It’s intense at our football academy. Nothing worth having in life is easy and, with this in mind, each training session is fuelled with the intention of helping you to progress.

stay focused

It’s Down to You.

We put you in positions to thrive. Every game, every training session and being surrounded by other talented soccer athletes  helps you to grow. Commitment and passion are vital in helping you succeed on your RIASA journey. 


We Are Unique. 

There isn't another soccer academy that can offer the challenging football programme and high quality teaching that is available at RIASA. Earn a top class degree and enjoy moments that last a lifetime as you venture for success at our academy in Leeds.

Start Your Soccer Journey.

Embark on a rewarding and life changing soccer programme. 

  • Earn a US & UK Degree
  • Play a 9-Month Soccer Season
  • Reach Your Potential in the UK