Paris Saint-Germain Academy in France

France, Evian-les-Bains, Chemin des Chapelles
professional amateur
44 weeks
12-18 years
Total price
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About the program

Your Success is our mission.

The Excellence of European Football

Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency in France was established in 2023 (merged with the previously renowned ICEF academy), at the border of Geneva, in Evian, France. The international network has since continued growing, with a second campus in Miami, Florida. The expansion plan will see campuses open up in the Middle East and Asia as well in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Following a unique methodology in each of our centers, we extend our excellence throughout the world.

All aspects of our centers, including programs, staff, amenities, and facilities, exceed the necessary requirements to offer talented football players, from around the world, a unique chance to reach the next level. We provide the best-in-class European methodology and coaching through an expert youth development staff, who are all FFF and/or UEFA licensed.

At PSG Academy, players reach their maximum potential and enhance individual and collective performance. We build smart, physically prepared and mentally strong players capable of succeeding at the next level. Individualized development programs and exposure opportunities lead players to top professional organizations and prestigious universities around the world.

Elite Competition 

PSG Academy owns and operates an elite club named Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC (formerly Evian Thonon Gaillard - Professional Ligue 1). The club develops over 2,000 players (boys and girls) on a yearly basis and competes at the highest level in France with elite teams ranging from U15 through Senior. 

ICEF student-athletes benefit from this elite competition to receive the experience and exposure needed to reach the next level. For the most advanced, they may integrate training sessions and compete with the club, which works as a launching platform for your professional career.

Professional Football Facilities & Amenities

The center and its facilities are newly renovated. Built for a French Ligue 1 professional team a few years ago, the center boasts top-of-the-line equipment and professional amenities.


+ Football center and facilities on a 6-acre domain

+ Multiple professional 11 vs. 11 natural and heated turf fields

+ Top-of-the-line equipment and amenities

+ Professional locker rooms


+ Full gym: cardio, strength, recovery

+ Spa: hydrotherapy & balneotherapy

+ Physical therapy

+ Real-time individual and team statistics

+ Healthy and balanced menus prepared by French cuisine chefs on-site

Premium housing

At PSG Academy, housing is a vital component of our student-athletes experience and overall well-being. They benefit from extraordinary facilities and amenities, which becomes a "home away from home.”


+ Fully-equipped brand new spaces

+ Shared double rooms

+ Multicultural environment

+ Multilingual staff

+ Professional laundry service

+ 24/7 security and surveillance

+ Housing supervisor

+ High-speed Wi-Fi property-wide

+ Air-conditioned shared spaces and bedrooms

Academic Excellence to pursue your Education

From Middle School and High School to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, PSG Academy partners with prestigious academic institutions such as University of Texas High School, Webster University Geneva and Geneva Business School, to welcome students coming from all over the world in an ideal setting for academic and personal development.

At PSG Academy we:

* Offer 100% accredited academic programs and NCAA approved courses;

* Prepare students for the rigor of collegiate academics;

* Provide individualized attention, through small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio, to better meet the needs of each student;

* Guide and assist all students to ensure they maintain a high GPA and are ready for the college application process, providing additional academic support and tutoring on-site when needed;

* Adapt school schedules, permitting student-athletes to fully benefit from both football and academic programs;

* Cultivate exchanges between students from different cultures and nationalities.

PSG Academy’s individualized academic programs

Grades 8th – 12th:

Student-athletes enrolled at the PSG Academy attend a private boarding school located near the center. Founded in 1948, Saintes Croix des Neiges is amongst the leaders in academic excellence in Europe and offers an ideal setting for academic and personal development.

* American Middle & High School (in partnership with University of Texas High School)

* Cambridge IGCSE Educational Program

* French Middle / High School Programs

* College Preparation:

SAT & ACT preparation

TOEFL & DELF preparation

College Advisors

French & English language classes

NCAA-approved courses (View NCAA-approved courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center website. Use the code 440344 to find UTHS courses.)

College & University:

Student-athletes enrolled at the International Center of European Football may pursue their higher education in Europe with an outstanding curriculum, campus and student life. The proximity of the center to the Swiss border enables easy access to Webster University Geneva and Geneva Business School’s campus in Geneva, Switzerland. A local train commutes directly between Evian-les-bains and the stations adjacent to each campus in Geneva.

* Undergraduate Degrees

* Masters and MBA Degrees


Located only 40 minutes from Geneva International Airport, PSG Academy is situated in Evian, France, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, lakes, and forests. Recognized worldwide as a region with some of the purest spring water, Evian is the ultimate European destination for a healthy lifestyle.

The area annually welcomes numerous tourists, families, top athletes, and world-class events. It’s also one of the top destinations in Europe for pro clubs and teams such as: Liverpool F.C., Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Leicester City F.C., Southampton F.C., and Fulham F.C.

National teams of Germany, Paraguay, Ivory Coast and Jordan women’s national team have also chosen Evian, by Lake Geneva, as their favorite destination for pre-season training.

Who is the program for?

PSG Academy Residency Pro is designed to accommodate, develop and expose international players coming from all over the world to receive the excellence of European methodology.

Our programs are open to boys from 12 years old through 18 years old.

Whether your objective is to prepare for a serious career in football worldwide or obtain a scholarship in a university in the U.S., our 10-month Pro Residency Program is made for you.

Registration Process / IMPORTANT /

ICEF accepts only highly motivated football players with advanced skill sets. Applicants who wish to join the program have to register for the Online/Offline Tryouts in order to be eligible to enroll in the program. Players are extended an invitation to join only if they meet all requirements, from technical to maturity.

Online tryouts are mandatory ($229 per player, non-refundable fee).

Program Cost:

Please, see below in the relevant section.

Full season (10 months) Middle & High School
28 Aug 24
28 Jun 25
66000 €
Full season (10 months) College & University
28 Aug 24
28 Jun 25
73000 €
Transfer "Evian-les-bains train station <--> Football Academy" (one way)
100 €
Transfer "Geneva International Airport <--> Football Academy" (one way)
100 €
Online Tryouts (required)
229 €
Application Fee (required)
575 €
Matriculation Fee (required)
3000 €
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