Make Sheffield the start of something special. You can make an application to study an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Sheffield from anywhere in the world.

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Applications for undergraduate courses

If you're applying for undergraduate study at Sheffield, you'll find the key information on this page. It is important to apply as early as possible as demand for places on undergraduate degree programmes often exceeds the number of places available. You do not need to wait for final examination results or references before you apply for a study place.

Further information can be found on our prospective undergraduates section.


All applications for undergraduate study in the UK, including the University of Sheffield, must be made through an organisation called Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

All applications must be made online through the UCAS website.

All undergraduate degree programmes at the University of Sheffield begin in September each year. We do not have an intake in January or February.

For detailed information on how to apply please visit the UCAS website.

Entrance requirements for undergraduate programmes

High entrance requirements for undergraduate degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

The University of Sheffield has been welcoming students from all over the world for many decades and we have a lot of experience in assessing and understanding the many different international qualifications.

As part of our English language requirements, you may be required to take an internationally recognised English language test such as IELTS.

Accepted international qualifications

Choose your country or region to get more information on the entry requirements you will need to meet.

Undergraduate pathway programmes at the University of Sheffield International College

The University of Sheffield International College provides International Foundation Year programmes specifically for international students who want to progress to the University of Sheffield. Upon successful completion, students can progress to an undergraduate degree.

Students can choose to study an International Foundation Year in the following subjects:

Upcoming events for offer holders and enquirers

We're running a series of information sessions, student panels and virtual activities to help you understand what Sheffield has to offer.