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Study in Sheffield

All the information you need about studying in Sheffield as an international student.

Why study in Sheffield?

Sheffield is a large UK city in the North of England. It has a strong sense of community and a celebrated multicultural population, making it ideal for international students.

Sheffield is small enough to find your way around easily, but big enough to provide everything you need, including a range of restaurants, shops, theaters, and cinemas. The city lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park, with many opportunities for outdoor activities and exploring the UK countryside.

The nearest large airport to Sheffield is Manchester airport, just 33 miles away. There are good train links from Sheffield to other cities, so international students can get to see other parts of the UK.

Universities in Sheffield

Sheffield is a lively student city that offers excellent undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities to its 50,000 pupils. The city’s internationally-acclaimed universities and top-class colleges make it one of the most popular cities for international students.

What to study in Sheffield

Sheffield is known as a trendy and artistic city, so it's particularly appealing for those interested in studying art and design.

The city has also earned a global reputation for teaching and research excellence in areas like medicine, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, town planning, architecture, and law.

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How to study in Sheffield

To secure a place at one of Sheffield’s excellent institutions, you must complete your secondary education and fulfill the entry requirements of your chosen program. Most UK universities only accept applications through UCAS; this is a centralized admissions portal.

If English isn’t your native language, you could be asked to take a TOEFL or IELTS test. Each university sets its own pass score.

When you’ve formally accepted a university place, you can begin applying for a UK student visa.

Cost to study in Sheffield

International students typically pay between £18,500 and £20,000 per year on a bachelor’s program, while EU, EAA and Swiss citizens will continue to pay a lower annual fee of £9,250 until the 2021-2022 academic year.

Sheffield is one of the UK’s most affordable cities, so you can enjoy a student lifestyle without breaking the bank. Housing will probably be your biggest expense at between £400 and £700 per month. Other living costs like groceries and transport are around 10% cheaper than the national average.

Key facts of Sheffield

  • 63/41°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 730,000 Population
  • 3 Universities
  • UK Country