English Language Requirements

EU/EEA Nationals

Erasmus+ students who are EU/EEA nationals are not required to provide evidence of their English Language proficiency to the University of Sheffield.

However, we expect them to ensure that their level of English is equivalent to the departmental English Language requirements that are set for all other international exchange students.

Departmental English Language Requirements for Other International Exchange Students

If you already have a recognised English Language qualification, it would be useful to upload it to your online application and/or bring it with you to the registration event on arrival.

Non-EU/EEA Nationals

If you are of a non-EU/EEA nationality and will be applying for a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK, you will be required to provide evidence of your English Language proficiency to the University of Sheffield for immigration purposes at least 3 months before your arrival.

The University of Sheffield Admissions Office will contact you automatically about this once you have accepted your offer provided that you have entered a non-EU/EEA nationality on your Erasmus+ application. However, if you know you will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa, it is a good idea to begin organising your English language test earlier.

Required English Language Scores for the Tier 4 Visa

Undergraduate (Bachelor students) Postgraduate (Masters students)
Accepted English Language Tests and Scores Accepted English Language Tests and Scores

Please note that:

  • No other qualifications or confirmation letters will be accepted
  • You are expected to meet the 'B2' equivalent English Language scores unless you are registered to participate in an English Language Summer School in our English Language Teaching Centre, in which case, you would have to meet the 'B1' scores
  • You are expected to meet the minimum scores in each component (that is: reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as the overall score