The University of Sheffield

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Intake Periods September 2024

About The University of Sheffield

One of the best things about Sheffield is our unique combination of academic excellence and an amazing student experience, the heart of which is our Students' Union.

It has been voted number one in the UK for the past four years and is home to over 350 clubs and societies. For many of our international students, this is what makes their experience so memorable.

Sheffield is a vibrant and modern city in the heart of the UK. Home to more than half a million people, with easily accessible and affordable transport links, making it the ideal base for exploring the UK and Europe. Sheffield offers a world of fun, culture and entertainment, plus the beautiful Peak District National Park is just 30 minutes away. A friendly and welcoming city, Sheffield has also been named as the most affordable student city in the UK, so your money will go further here.

The University of Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. Ranked in the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2023) and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, Sheffield offers a world-class education in a vibrant and welcoming city in the heart of the UK. More than 29,000 students from over 150 countries come to Sheffield every year, creating a vibrant and supportive community.

The University of Sheffield is home to world-leading research, excellent teaching and a vibrant international community. Researchers at the University of Sheffield are passionate about tackling the great global contemporary challenges of our time. Our research influences national and international policy and changes lives. It also informs our world-class teaching across a wide range of disciplines, including arts and humanities, engineering, medicine, dentistry and health, science, social sciences and business.

We’re continually investing in our campus and facilities to ensure we provide a high-quality learning environment with access to all of the resources and technology you need. The University’s history dates back to 1905 and our campus features both historic buildings and contemporary architecture.

World Top 100 Institution
Number 1 in the World – Library and Information Management
Top 50 in the world – Civil and Structural Engineering, Architecture, Geography
Top 100 in the World – Dentistry, Communication and Media Studies, Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Politics and International Studies, Materials Sciences
Social Policy and Administration, Development studies, History
(QS World Rankings 2023)

Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

Why did you want to come to the University of Sheffield to study your chosen degree?

First of all, the teaching quality at Sheffield University is good, especially at the Information School. It ranks high in QS world university rankings. Also, it is a very diverse place with people from all different countries, and therefore there are all kinds of restaurants. What’s more, it is a place where you can so easily access nature as the Peak District is just nearby.

What were your favourite things about or best memories of the University of Sheffield?

I’ve appreciated the support system of University. If there was any question about study or life, I could always find people or organizations to support me, which made my study and life much easier. And I really enjoyed working as a student ambassador for the Information School, which made me have opportunities to work with staff and communicate with students from other countries and subject. Also there were lots of opportunities for volunteering work, so I could contribute my time for the things I care about and make a change. What’s more, as an outdoor lover, Sheffield is a perfect place because it is so easier to access Peak District National Park. I never get enough hiking trips in Peak District.”

Na (Lina) Li
Project Manager & Business Analyst, Apple 2019
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“What I like most about living and studying in Sheffield is the ‘we are international’ slogan. This city is super friendly and welcoming to students as it’s a very multi-cultural city. It’s nice and cosy and really easy to walk around. Public transport isn’t really needed in your daily life. You can walk around the city and explore new places. Also, Sheffield is fairly cheap compared to where my other friends are studying elsewhere in the UK.

I live in student accommodation near the main University campus. Everything is located close-by and it’s all very open, so there’s no feeling of restriction. Walking around you can sense that Sheffield is designed for you to learn, study and live. I love that people walk around chatting and laughing during the ‘uni rush hour’. It makes the city feel more alive!”

Tianzi Liu
BA Journalism Studies 2021
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The University of Sheffield Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Creative Media, Criminology, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Policy and Administration, Sociology, Supply Chain and Logistics

Apply to study at The University of Sheffield as an international student