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University of Sheffield

Check whether the University of Sheffield is right for you as an international student.

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Sheffield, UK
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Study abroad at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a top ranked public research university located in the historic English city of Sheffield. It offers a wide range of degree programs, and is a founder member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a consortium of 18 research-led universities from around the world.

The University offers a range of pathway programs for international students through its International College. This is a dedicated facility which aims to prepare you for the academic demands of the University, and ease you into life studying in England.

Programs include a pre-master’s program that offers a pathway to postgraduate study in one of five areas: economics, information studies, law, management, and society and environment. The International College buildings are all on campus and within walking distance of other university facilities and accommodation.

The College’s facilities include over 35 classrooms, five student study zones, meeting rooms, a laboratory, and the latest technology including lecture capture facilities. As a student of the International College you’ll also have access to all the University's facilities including libraries and the students’ union.

Why study at the University of Sheffield?

  • Top ranked university

    The University is ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities (78th in the QS World Rankings 2020)

  • Student experience

    Sheffield has been voted a top 5 university in the UK for student experience for eight years in a row (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)

Life as an international student

The University of Sheffield is currently home to more than 8,000 international students from 150 countries currently, so you won’t feel alone. The International College has a number of student advisers who will be available to help you from the moment you choose to study at Sheffield.

There are also over 100 members of staff dedicated to supporting you while you’re studying at the College. You’ll have an academic tutor who will help you identify your strengths and areas of development throughout your program.

Living on campus is a big part of university life, and a place in halls is available to all international students. You’ll live in the brand new St Vincent’s Place, which is located next door to The University of Sheffield International College. It is staffed 24 hours a day, and all rooms are single occupancy and include self-catering facilities.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
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    • No. of Squash Courts 4
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
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    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
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    • No. of volleyball courts 1
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    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
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    • Dance Studio
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
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    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 16
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
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    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
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    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 2
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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University of Sheffield

Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

Sheffield is a city in the English county of South Yorkshire. In the city center, the Millennium Gallery shows metalwork and art from Sheffield and around the world.

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