Moving female coaches and/or players into the next phase
The Coach Education Scholarships programme is aligned with FIFA’s objective to increase the number of qualified female coaches working in the game. FIFA offers coach education scholarships to both talented female coaches and/or players moving into the next phase of their footballing career by providing further education at a venue of their choice.
With the implementation of this programme, FIFA aims to meet the following objectives:
More female coaches
Increase the number of qualified female coaches working in the game
Create and increase their opportunities
Create easier pathways for women’s football players to gain qualifications and increase their opportunities to obtain employment in coaching during or after their playing career
Educate & inspire
Educate and inspire female players and coaches to ensure long careers
Who can apply?
To be eligible for the Coach Education Scholarships, each successful applicant must be a female qualified coach - at least "B" licence holder and/or a national team coach in an active coaching role.
How to apply?
Submit a specific application form, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, motivation letter, recommendation letter from the association and a course acceptance which includes course fee, travel and accommodation costs
Receiving a FIFA Coach Education Scholarship genuinely changed my life. This opportunity afforded me the means to get an education that propelled my dreams of coaching to another level. I left this experience enriched.
Former Canadian national team player
FIFA will help the member associations and the participants in different ways:
Online mentoring (career development guidance)
Course fee and travel/ accommodation, if applicable