Over 80% of participants promoted or hired after graduation


Access to a unique network of former international players and football industry experts

University diploma

Successful participants awarded an Executive Master's degree from a French University




different nationalities


% of graduates hired


sessions over twenty months

designed for former international players

Former internationals who have played at the highest level have a lot to offer in the administration and management of football.

The UEFA MIP is a unique programme that has been tailor-made to meet the needs of players accustomed to winning trophies on the field, giving them a toolkit with which to lay the foundations for success off the field.

The UEFA MIP ensures that footballers hear the half-time rather than the final whistle at the end of their professional playing days, giving them the tools for match-winning performances in football administration and management as part of a second career.

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How to apply?

2023/2025Who can apply?

If you are an international player or an ex-professional who already holds a position of seniority in a sport organisation; you have a degree level or equivalent and relevant experience; and a command of English necessary to study at the master's level then, this programme is for you!

2023/2025Online application

The applications are ongoing. You must preregister online and then send an application form, together with other documents. 

2023/2025Course fees

The UEFA MIP costs €27,000 (including all course materials and lunches).

UEFA encourages applications from men and women from all leagues and countries in Europe, and can provide scholarships where necessary.

UEFA President's message

From top player to top leader

Aleksander Čeferin
UEFA President

New challenges can be daunting. After so many years excelling in one profession, it is not easy to start a new chapter. However, turning the page does not mean turning your back on football. It is exciting to realise that the skills you gained during an illustrious career can be applied to other aspects of the sport you love. 

This is where the UEFA Executive Master for International Players (UEFA MIP) comes in. Together with our academic and football partners, we have created a programme to give former elite players the resources to keep working in the sport they have so much passion for, even once they have decided to hang up their boots.

At the heart of the UEFA MIP is the belief that the game always comes first. Throughout my years in football, I have seen many instances where, at the peak of their international and club careers, players are able to make valuable contributions to developing our beautiful game. I would like this trend to continue to grow even stronger.

What exactly can you expect from the programme? The answer is that it will provide you with the
skills you need as a future leader in football administration and management. This interactive, dynamic course sets out to help you achieve your professional goals and empower you to make positive contributions to shaping football’s future.

UEFA is adamant that your experience and expertise must not go to waste, and that is why we encourage you to play an influential role in our sport. As you embark on this new chapter in your life, we will be there to support you and, together, we will ensure that the game nurtures the core values that have made it the most popular sport in the world.


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