The University of Sheffield has a large international community.

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.

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An international community of scholars

It isn't just our students who are international. Our academics also join us from around the world - including America, Canada, Hungary, South Korea, Spain and The Netherlands - many of them have also studied and taught internationally and continue to work with partners world-wide as part of their research.

We also work closely with a wide range of international partners both in Europe and the wider world - offering exchange opportunities for both students and staff as well as facilitating a collaborative international research culture.

Our staff

An international curriculum

With students and staff from across the world, it's no surprise that our teaching also has an international focus including

  • Afro-American literature to 1940
  • America and the Avant Garde 1950's - 1990's
  • Modern American Fiction
  • Women playwrights on the International stage
  • Hollywood Cinema

Find out about our wide range of modules by selecting your level of study above.

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!

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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

Students from USA or Canada

If you are currently studying in the USA or Canada we can accept an application from you through the Common Application. However, if you are able to apply through UCAS we would encourage you to choose this route. You can only apply through either Common Application or UCAS, not both.

Please note that we are not able to consider Common Applications from students studying outside the USA or Canada.

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