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International Football Academy

Get professional football training alongside your degree with our partner, University Degrees Abroad (UDA)

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Fulfil your sporting and career goals with our UDA International Football Academy

As an international student, play year-round football with professional coaching staff in a fully integrated university experience with undergraduate and postgraduate degree options.

  • Earn a degree
  • Play year-round football
  • Train with professional coaches
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Who is UDA?

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Provide the world’s best integration of university education and football experience so students can reach their potential in the classroom and on the field.

Fit the needs of every university football academy student not just on the football field but through multiple degree options that fit their career goals, giving the greatest opportunity for success within the football industry. 

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  • People first
  • Professionalism
  • Trust
  • Making dream
  • Ideas
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“Changing lives through education” 

To provide student-athletes with an internationally recognised university degree, a developmental football experience and opportunity for multiple pathways in their chosen career within a fully integrated university experience, while lowering student debt at graduation. 

UDA at University of Gloucestershire

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We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across eight academic schools at our campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester,

Take advantage of our industry links and undertake a work based placement within your degree.

Over 92% of our graduates are in employment or further study with 6 months

(UK Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021).


Play year-round with UEFA “A” licensed professional coaches, while getting a world-class international university experience in the UK.

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Oxstalls Campus

Oxstalls campus

You’ll be training at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester with state of the art facilities including our Sports Arena.

You can study a wide range of courses based at Oxstalls:

  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Sports
  • Health and Social care
  • Events and Hospitality
  • Performing arts

You can also choose to study courses based at our Park and Francis Close Hall campuses in Cheltenham.

Why choose Gloucestershire?

Student testimonials

Tanner Coffman

“UDA offers me chances no American college could. The opportunity to play overseas while earning a degree is something that I never thought would be possible until UDA contacted me.
The experience so far has been outstanding. It’s been nothing short of an incredible experience so far.”

Tanner studies Education BA (Hons).

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Thomas Sharp

“UDA has helped by giving me the opportunity to study abroad and increase my resume with an international degree.”

Thomas studies Financial Technology MSc.

Parent testimonials

“Twenty years in the Navy, I know what it’s like to be a part of a community that treats you like family. I’m so glad we have found something similar for Luke here. I truly believe that his soccer skills will really develop and flourish with a team that feels like family to him.”

“He says he has people there that he can turn to for help and that really care about his success. This makes me proud of him and so pleased that we chose UDA and UoG. He would not have gotten this level of personal care at a US university.”

Jennifer Jeans, Parent

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