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You will need a GPA score of 2.6 or above or 96 UCAS points to join RIASA.
No these are not required by the University.
As RIASA is a partnership with Richmond, The American International University in London, we are unfortunately exempt from typical scholarship initiatives for International Students. UK students are entitled to the Chancellor's scholarship of £3087. Please enquire for more details.
Your VISA will cost £348. This is a one off payment that provides you with a VISA that is valid for the full duration of your time whilst you study and play in the UK with RIASA.
You will need to pay your Immigration Health Surcharge. The cost of this surcharge is £470 per year and will give you access to the UK’s NHS system, including doctors, dentists and hospitals when you are in the UK.
It’s a great idea to bolster your CV and learn new experiences academically. By earning a dual accredited degree you will be opening the door to more international opportunities.
This simple answer is yes you can. We accept mature students on our undergraduate degree as long as you are athletically accepted and meet the university requirements.
Yes. We are an international soccer academy. We have many British students currently on our programme. As long as you meet the academic requirements and you are athletically strong, you will be accepted on to the programme.
We train 4 times per week minimum. These training sessions last for 1:30-2 hours. Along with self training and game time, you will have the chance to play a lot of football when you join RIASA.
We arrange ‘showcase games’ to compete against other professional academies to give you the opportunity to experience high performance competitive settings. In recent years we have played Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough FC and other elite academies in the UK.
Yes! We make sure that our academy offering is highly competitive, playing in local leagues and competing against local academies, so that you experience the pressure of being in a league and the importance of consistent performances.
The opportunities are endless. As well as earning a top class degree and playing the game you love, you will experience new cultures and create friendships that will last a lifetime. We endeavour to give you the broadest experience possible, which includes competitive games abroad. It's down to you to take the opportunity to the make the most out of these experiences.
Set in an idyllic 100 acres parkland, we are fortunate to have access to outstanding sporting facilities, stunning architecture and a well located campus. The RIASA football programme runs from Leeds Beckett Headingley Campus. Headingley, a north east suburb of Leeds, offers students a culturally diverse experience.
We are an international academy and our programme appeals to more than just US students. We accept students from all over the world. As long as you meet the academic requirements and you are athletically strong, you will be accepted on to the programme.
You can either submit a highlight video on your academy application (we need a youtube url) or you can attend our next RIASA ID camp in the US or the UK.
RIASA regularly hosts soccer ID Camps across the United States and in the UK to bring our academy offering to you. Come to one of our ID camps, learn about our unique soccer programme, meet the coaches and find out how RIASA can help kickstart your academic and soccer journey.
Go to the pitch and practise your skills!
We will be in touch 24-48 hours after you have submitted your application, when we will let you know the next step to secure your place at RIASA.
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.
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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.
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 RIASA
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.
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