FAQs

Frequently asked questions by University of Sheffield students who are going abroad.


Your course

Where should my year abroad transcript be sent to?

If your host university asks where you want your transcript to be sent, it should be to the below address:

Global Opportunities & Exchanges
University of Sheffield
Arts Tower, Level 7
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
UK

Where can I get a copy of my Sheffield transcript?

You can request a Summary of Results from SSiD free of charge. If you order a transcript instead, you will be charged.

I need help/have a problem with my module choices, who do I contact?

Your departmental study abroad advisor. See the list of departmental tutors for contact details.

I have questions about my grade conversion, who do I contact?

Your departmental study abroad advisor. See the list of departmental tutors for contact details.

Do I have to register with Sheffield even though I am abroad?

Yes, you are still a Sheffield student.


Work placements

Work placements should be negotiated and arranged between you, the placement provider and your academic department. You may also find that the Careers Service can offer you some help and advice: Careers Service

Remember, work placements must be recognised by your academic department as counting towards your degree in order to be eligible for Erasmus+ funding.

Recent graduates

Erasmus+ grants can be awarded to students who have recently graduated from the University of Sheffield and who are undertaking a work placement within one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. The placement must meet the normal Erasmus+ eligibility criteria and must also:

  • Have been finalised before graduation
  • Take place within 12 months of graduation

If you have previously received an Erasmus+ grant during the degree that immediately precedes the placement, this is counted within your 12 month funding quota for that academic cycle. For example, if you received an Erasmus+ grant worth 5 months during your undergraduate degree, you could only claim up to a maximum of 7 months worth of Erasmus+ funding in your post-graduation placement.

Selection criteria

Due to popular demand and the available budget, we are only able to offer a limited number of Erasmus+ grants to recent graduate students who meet the above criteria. Priority will be given to students who:

  • Have not previously benefited from an Erasmus+ grant or any other EU funding
  • Have not benefited from any type of international experience during their studies at the University of Sheffield
  • Had fewer opportunities to benefit from an international experience during their studies at the University of Sheffield
  • Will take part in a work placement outside of their country of permanent residence (i.e. they are not returning to their home country)
  • Can provide clear evidence as to how the placement will be of benefit to their future career

Apply here
The application deadline is 17:00 on Friday 29 May. 
Do not arrange a post-graduation work placement on the assumption that you will automatically receive an Erasmus+ grant. 

Additional resources for students

Resources for BAME students

We have compiled the list of resources below to help Black, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic (BAME) students who are considering studying or working abroad during their studies to research their options.

Articles and blogs

Blogs by US students

Resources for LGBTQ+ students

We have compiled the list of resources below to help LGBTQ+ students who are considering studying or working abroad during their studies to research their options.

Articles and blogs

Resources for students with support needs

We have compiled the list of resources below to help students with support needs who are considering studying or working abroad during their studies to research their options.

Articles and blogs

Mental health abroad

Resources

Blogs