International students outside Sheffield City Hall

Why Sheffield?

Students choose Sheffield because of our international reputation for high quality teaching and research excellence and because of the outstanding student experience that we offer.

International leader in teaching and research

The University of Sheffield is a premier-league, research-led institution with a population of over 25,000 students including more than 6,500 international students from over 115 countries.

We have a world-wide reputation for quality, operating at the forefront of research and training.

Our academic excellence

Safest, friendliest, cheapest

Sheffield is one of the best value cities to live and study in the UK. Living costs are 10% lower than the UK national average and 25% lower than London.

Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in England with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks within the city. The greenery is throughout the city from the centre, where the Winter Gardens is Europe's largest city centre temperate glasshouse, to the countryside, where the Peak District national park is only ten minutes away from the University.

Government statistics rate Sheffield as one of the safest UK cities.

Sheffield - our city

Student life

When you're not studying, there is plenty to see, do and explore in Sheffield. From the Students' Union to the city and beyond you will never be bored.

The city's cultural amenities include multi-screen cinemas, concert venues, leisure complexes and an arts scene to suit all tastes. Or you could enjoy the tranquillity of the city's vast parks and woodlands.

Student life in Sheffield