United Kingdom

University of Sheffield

Key Information

Rank 95 Location United Kingdom Established 1828 International Students 29,000
Famous Courses BSc (Hons), MMath, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSci, MChem, MComp, BEng (Hons), MEng, LLB (Hons), MPhys, MSc, LLM, MBA, MA, MSc, MRes, PGCE, PGCert, PGDip International Fees 17,625 GBP

University of Sheffield UK

Sheffield University is a world-renowned institution in Sheffield, England, which was established In 1828. A member of the Russell Group and one of the original "red brick" institutions. In 1905, three institutions merged to form the University of Sheffield, which now enrols 28,000 students from over 120 countries. Sheffield is made up of 50 academic departments divided into five faculties as well as an international faculty. The institution's yearly income for 2019–20 was 737.5 million euros  with 171 million euros coming from research grants and contracts and £609.2 million spent.

The University of Sheffield has five Nobel Laureates and six Queen's Anniversary Prize recipients among its departments. It is currently the lead institution in a network of research universities around the world for systems engineering, smart materials, and stem cell technology, and several companies, including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, and The Welcome Trust, are big investors because of its engineering strength, which provides strong links with industry in many courses and departments.

Services for International Students

At the start of each academic year, there is a meet & greet service from Manchester International Airport, as well as a residential orientation programme. Intro Week features presentations by University officials, information fairs, and tours of the campus and city.

Within their department, each student has a personal tutor who may assist them with academic concerns. International Student Support Services and the International Student Advisor sponsored by the Student Union can help students with more personal or specific concerns, while the English Language Teaching Centre offers subject-specific and general language support sessions.


  • Ranked 22nd in the Times University Guide 2022
  • Ranked 27th in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Ranked 95th in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2022
  • Ranked 110th in the THE World University Rankings 2022

The University of Sheffield was classified in the top 10% of all UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 'World leading' research accounted for 33% of the submissions, while 'internationally good' research accounted for 52%.


University housing is guaranteed for first-year students, and there are now 5,879 spots available across three sites. The bulk of the rooms have an en-suite bathroom and a common kitchen, but there are also shared bathrooms, larger deluxe rooms, and studio flats available. According to the figures, Sheffield has the cheapest student living costs in the UK.


Sheffield is a bustling city in northern England that is a popular student destination. It is England's fifth-largest city and one of its greenest, with 150 forests and 50 public parks inside its borders. According to government figures, Sheffield is one of the safest cities in the United Kingdom.


Eddie Izzard (Comedian)
Helen Sharman (First British astronaut)
Jessica Ennis (Olympic gold medal winning heptathlete)
Glenn Davis (Archbishop of Sydney)
Sir Harold Kroto (Nobel Prize winning chemist)

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Under graduate

  • Criminology
  • Computer Systems Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year
  • Computer Systems Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science with an Industrial Placement Year

Post graduate

  • Energy Engineering with Industrial Management
  • Endodontics
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Educational and Child Psychology
  • Education: Language and Education
  • Education: Early Childhood

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Autumn Semester
Intro week September 20 to 25, 2021
Terms 1 Start Date September 27, 2021
Terms 1 Ends Date December 18,  2021
Christmas Vacation 4 Weeks
Terms 2 Starts Date January 17, 2022
Terms 2 Ends Date February 05, 2022
Spring Semester
Terms 1 Starts Date February 07, 2022
Terms 1 Ends Date April 02, 2022
Easter Vacation April 3 to 18, 2022
Terms 2 Starts Dates  April 25, 2022
Terms 2 Ends Dates June 11, 2022


You must be pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma or already have it. By, you must have received an offer from the University of Sheffield to study a full-time or part-time undergraduate degree or foundation degree programme. Your degree or foundation programme must begin in September 2022 at the University. You must be offered a place on a full-time course at the University of Sheffield. Scholarships are not available for degree programmes that are shared between the University and a partner institution. You must be self-funded and eligible to pay the foreign tuition fee for tuition fee reasons. You are not permitted to be a sponsored student*. You must enrol in a degree programme at the University of Sheffield during the first or second year of your programme.
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