International Students

The University of Sheffield is a globally renowned university, the Information School is the UK’s top information school and were the first UK school to join the international iSchools group. If you choose to come and study with us, you will be choosing to study with one of the world’s best information schools. Many of our graduates now work for leading organisations across the world: employers recognise the value of a degree from the Information School and the quality of our students.

"One of the most interesting things I’ve seen is that students from different backgrounds study at the Information School. I consider that as a key factor to enrich each other with different ways of seeing the world, different approaches and ideas."

Pavel Gomez Goytia, MSc Information Systems

We welcome applications from international students and every year our student population includes students from many different backgrounds and countries around the world. Our academic staff also come from international backgrounds and we are very proud of our global reputation for the high quality of our teaching and research. Our staff are here to support you during your time in Sheffield and to make sure that you get the most out of your experience at the Information School.

International Students

The University of Sheffield was voted number one for student experience in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014-2015. Joining us means that you’ll have a university experience second to none.

Studying in the UK can help to enhance your employment prospects and develop the skills and experience that employers look for. Research from the British Council has highlighted the benefits of studying in the UK for international students. Studying in the UK enhances your skills in problem solving, cross-cultural communication, creative thinking and use of the English language. It also helps you to develop an international outlook. The experience of studying in the UK and the outlook which you will develop will make you more employable if you return home after your time in Sheffield.

Applying and courses

We offer an exciting and innovative range of postgraduate courses and research opportunities in the areas of information management and librarianship. Once you have chosen the right course for you, simply complete the University’s online application form to apply for a place at the Information School.

International Office and funding

The University of Sheffield’s International Office provide a wealth of support to international students. They provide information about scholarships and funding, moving to Sheffield and what it’s like to study at the University.

Meet our graduates

Many of our graduates come from across the world. You can read more about what our graduates doing now that they have completed their studies at the Information School in some of our graduate profiles.

Staying in the UK?

If you’re already a student in the UK and you are thinking about staying her to complete a postgraduate degree, visit our course pages to find out about the programmes we offer. Our International Office also provides useful information about studying at the University of Sheffield.