Online Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management

11th February 2016

MFPA are inviting footballers to sign up for the 2016-2017 class of the FIFPro Online Academy which commences on the 1st of September.

As a players’ union, we also have the obligation to help our members by giving them the opportunity to prepare for life after their active playing career. Professional footballers can easily combine their active football career with education.

FIFPro offers a Sport Management programme which takes approximately 7 semesters (3-1/2 years) before the students receive their BA degree in Sports Management.

The FIFPro Online Academy is a virtual class with a real teacher. Lessons are recorded and can be watched online at any time. This gives the students all the freedom to study when it suits them best.

The cost is free of charge for EU-citizens (Single 300 EUR admission fee to FIFPro) and EURO 32,600 for non-EU citizens.

The admission requirements are the following Level 4 qualifications:

  • The Matriculation Certificate (2 subjects at Advanced Level, three at intermediate level and Systems of Knowledge) as awarded by the University of Malta OR
  • A VET MQF Level 4 qualification comparable to an MCAST Level 4 qualification with a minimum of 120 ECVET.
  • Applicants will be provided with an online English test (Oxford Placement Test), to ensure an English level sufficient for academic purposes.

If the academic requirements are not entirely fulfilled, an individual evaluation of practical competences can be made based on relevant work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities or work, additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses) etc.

The deadline for starting the application process is the 1st of April 2016.

Those who are interested in joining the FIFPro Online Academy can contact us by sending us an email at