How to apply

To enrol on a full time ELTC course, please send us:

  • a completed application form
  • a photocopy of the identity page of your passport
  • evidence of your current level of English

If your tuition fees will be paid by a sponsor (e.g. a scholarship, your national government or employer), please also send a letter from your sponsor confirming this. The letter should include:

  • A date within the last 6 months
  • Applicant's full name and date of birth
  • Sponsor's name and contact details
  • Specific reference to an English language course in the UK.

You can download the appropriate application form below:

Pre-sessional English Applications

If you are applying for a Pre-sessional English course starting in Term 4 we strongly recommend you submit your application through our online application form. Applications sent through our online application form are processed faster than those sent by e-mail, resulting in you receiving a response to your application much sooner. To apply online please click here:

Online Application Form

For other Pre-sessional English courses starting in Term 1, 2 & 3 you may find it easier to apply using our downloadable application form. You can find this below.

Pre-sessional English Application Form - for Pre-sessional English Courses

University English Application Form - for General English courses

Please return your completed application form and supporting documents by:

E-mail -

or by post to:

English Language Teaching Centre
The University of Sheffield
78 Hoyle Street
S3 7LG
United Kingdom

Applicants who are under 18

Our courses are designed for adults. Applicants who are under 18 are subject to a number of restrictions and administrative procedures.

We are able to accept students who are approaching their 18th birthday, subject to satisfactory guardianship arrangements being in place.

If you may be under 18 when you apply for your visa, please indicate this on your application form.

For further information on under 18s at the university please visit the Student Services Information Desk webpage on students under 18.

For more information on how we hold and process your personal data, please see the University's Privacy Notice for prospective, current & former students.