Overseas study and work placements

We are supporting students with essential overseas study and placements.

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Studying or working overseas

If you’re currently studying or working abroad, follow the advice and guidance of your host organisation and keep up to date with national guidance in your host country.

If you have any questions, please contact your academic department. Your departmental tutor will be able to assist you with queries you may have which relate to academic matters and the impact on your time abroad. Alternatively, email our Global Opportunities team: globalopps@sheffield.ac.uk


Studying abroad soon

If you are registered on a programme with study abroad in the spring semester, as a mandatory and integral part of your course, then this may continue. This is subject to risk assessments (including Foreign Office travel advice) and restrictions in place at your host university.

You will have been allocated a host university, and should liaise with your department about the necessary arrangements. This includes having university insurance in place before you travel. We appreciate that there may be insurance exclusions around Covid-19, and are putting appropriate safeguards in place should there be further outbreaks.

If you’re travelling abroad soon, you are required to complete the Travel Declaration Form and provide evidence that you are permitted to travel overseas.

We will continue to review the situation and adjust our guidance accordingly, so it is important that you stay in regular contact with your academic department.

Study abroad 2021/22 

We recognise the valuable experience of spending time abroad as part of your degree and hope as many students as possible will be able to experience this. At the moment, it is unclear what restrictions may be in place, so we’re encouraging all students to be flexible on destinations and timings.


Study abroad cancelled or changed 

If you were due to study abroad in 2020/21 and these arrangements have been cancelled or changed, you should speak with your departmental study abroad or Erasmus lead contact in the first instance.

Your department will also be able to provide further guidance on module choice for the 2020/21 academic year.


Work placement cancelled or changed

If you were due to begin a work placement abroad and your placement arrangements change, for example your start date is delayed, your placement duration is shortened or you will be working remotely rather than on-site, please notify your departmental placement contact. If you submitted your placement details on Career Connect, please also notify us: placements@sheffield.ac.uk

If your Year in Industry/with work experience placement has been cancelled, please notify your departmental placement contact and, if you submitted your placement details on Career Connect, please also notify us: placements@sheffield.ac.uk 

If you do not find an alternative before the start of the next academic year, you will simply transfer onto a programme without a Year in Industry/year with employment experience and will return to your studies to undertake your next year of formal education.

Check the latest updates from the Careers Service 


Fees and finance

If you have expected to be abroad for the full year

Studying in Sheffield in 2020-21

If you are still completing the Year Abroad module while in Sheffield in 2020-21, the 2020-21 tuition fee will be protected at the Full Year Abroad rate of £1,385 for Home students. If you are an overseas student, please check your tuition fee rate: Year Abroad - 2020-21 Fees.

If you are not completing the Year Abroad module while in Sheffield in 2020/21, and intend to complete your Study Abroad in 2021-22, and are studying a full year curriculum from Sheffield, your tuition fee in 2020-21 will be £9,250 (Home students). If you are an Overseas student you will be charged the same full-time rate as when you started your course. If you are not studying abroad in 2020-21 or in any future year of study and intend to complete your course studying standard curriculum from Sheffield for the duration of your degree, you will pay the standard full-time tuition fee, each year. Home students will pay £9,250 each year and Overseas students will pay the same full-time rate as when they started their course.

Studying in Sheffield in semester 1 of 2020-21, and studying abroad for semester 2

If you are not completing part of the Year Abroad module in Semester 1, whilst in Sheffield in 20-21, and are studying a standard curriculum from Sheffield in Semester 1, your tuition fee in 2020-21 will be £5,318 for Home students. If you are an Overseas student, please check your tuition fee rate: Year Abroad - 2020-21 Fees.

If you require further advice, the Student Fees Team is here to help: studentadmin@sheffield.ac.uk.

Maintenance loans

Your maintenance loan entitlement will be based on the information you provide in your loan application. If the information changes, your entitlement may change. For further advice, please contact Student Finance directly via the Student Finance website.

If you require further advice, the Student Fees Team is here to help. Please email us at studentadmin@sheffield.ac.uk.

Unexpected financial difficulties

If you're facing additional costs or a significant reduction in income because of the Covid-19 pandemic you can apply for support from the University. All registered students are eligible to apply.

Apply for the Student Covid-19 Support Fund

For further information contact the Fees and Funding Team: financialhelp@sheffield.ac.uk

Further student finance information can be found on the Students’ Union website and you can email the Student Advice Centre with specific questions: advice@sheffield.ac.uk  

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