Study abroad

Studying at Sheffield is the first step towards a career that could take you anywhere in the world, and spending time abroad during your degree is a great way to explore different cultures, gain a new perspective and experience a life-changing opportunity and one you will never forget.

A photo of a tram in Budapest, Hungary

Study abroad opportunities

Study Abroad

If you want to take your horizons to a truly global scale, then the university's Study Abroad scheme is for you.

If you take part, you'll be able to spend a year studying at a university in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore or the United States of America.

I thought it was amazing that you could study for your degree while simultaneously being able to travel and see the world… Studying abroad requires you to jump out of your comfort zone but the new experiences you will have abroad will be invaluable!

Sophie Cheng

BA English and Philosophy, spent a year at the National University of Singapore

For a full list of where you can go, take a look at the Global Opportunities website.

European Exchanges

The School of English has a number of departmental links with excellent universities in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. You can choose to study at one of our European partner institutions for either a year or a semester.

All of our partner universities have classes available in English but you can also take advantage of the opportunity to learn a new language or enhance your existing skills.

Please note that full details of how European exchanges will work are still being determined at this stage.

We have agreements with the following partner universities:

  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • François-Rabelais University, France
  • University of Cologne, Germany
  • Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Stockholm University, Sweden
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland

Short-term international experiences

Summer schools

Summer schools give you the chance to study abroad during the summer break. Some degrees offer field trips. We also offer support for students who volunteer internationally and undertake work placements abroad. You can find out more on the Global Opportunities website.

Global Summer Experience

If you are a home student and achieve at least A*, A, A in your A levels (or equivalent), the University of Sheffield will pay for travel costs to and from an overseas summer school, on top of your tuition and accommodation during the experience.

You can find out more information on the Global Summer Experience Scholarships webpage.

Student Profiles

You can read about the study abroad experiences directly from some of our students in the School of English.

If you’d like to read more about study abroad experiences from students across the university, check out the Global Opportunities website. 

English with languages

If you take one of our dual degree programmes with the School of Languages and Cultures or School of East Asian Studies, you’ll spend a year studying or working in a country appropriate to your chosen language. 

Find out more about where you could be spending your year abroad if you study a language alongside English:

You can also take a foreign language module as a choice within your English degree programme.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.