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The University of Sheffield has a large international community, with over 5,000 students from 125 different countries, and the department has a long tradition of welcoming students from across the globe. Our staff are drawn from, and work across, five different continents. Whatever your interests we're proud of our motto:

World Archaeology. Made in Sheffield.

Experience life in Sheffield


Sheffield is at the heart of England, only two hours from London by train, and one hour from Manchester. It is a very student-friendly city with all the attractions of a big city including the Sheffield Steelers (our own Ice Hockey team), two football clubs, shopping and nightlife, but small enough to get around easily, affordable to live with great student accommodation. Year on year, Sheffield is shown by government figures to be both the greenest and safest major city in England. Find out what makes us so special!

Sheffield 4K 12,000 shots taken 30 unique Sheffield locations

Laurabubble's University and Sheffield Tour

Welcome to Sheffield The city of Sheffield's tourist information site



The University is delighted to be able to offer a guaranteed place in University accommodation to all students in the first year of any degree. We understand that having access to good accommodation is important to all of our students, and especially to those of you coming from another country.

Our offer of guaranteed accommodation means that you can apply to Sheffield and know that you will have somewhere clean, safe and affordable to live when you arrive.

More information about accommodation

Archaeology & the environment


Whether you're studying on a masters degree in human osteology or for a PhD based on material from Southeast Asia, you'll be living and working in Sheffield, cradle of the industrial revolution set in the foothills of England's oldest national park. Find out a little more about the historic and natural environment you'll be in.

Peak District National Park

Archaeology Yorkshire

Sheffield Museums Trust

Further information


The University's International Office webpages contain lots of information for prospective international students, from applying for a visa, to advice on making an application to study with us.

International Office Webpages

Prospective EU Students

English Language Support & Development