Entry requirements for students from Canada

We have been welcoming students from Canada for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Canadian education system and qualifications.

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

The information below is for guidance only.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/ MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes. All applications for undergraduate programmes should be made through UCAS

A Level
Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes

Canadian High School Diploma
Holders of an accredited Canadian High School Diploma with between 80%-90% in 5 subjects at Grade 12, will be considered for direct admission to the first year of undergraduate programmes (exact grade requirements may vary slightly from one province to another):

Alberta
British Columbia
Ontario
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland
North West Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Saskatchewan
Yukon

Students with average of 80% from 12 acceptable subjects in the Québec Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales, will also be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

Applicants for Undergraduate Medicine: 85% average over 6 subjects taken at Grade 12 in the final year including 85% in Chemistry and another science subject.

Other Qualifications
Applicants wishing to transfer from a regular undergraduate four year bachelors degree program in Canada will be considered for entry to the first or second year of undergraduate programmes. Applicants will be required to have a high overall current GPA and high grades in relevant individual subject areas.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

Holders of a good four year bachelor degree with high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited Canadian university or college will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

For Entry to MBA

Holders of a good four year bachelor degree from an accredited Canadian university or college and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience will be considered for direct admission to the MBA. Applicants must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts.

Applicants with a lower GPA and considerable work experience may be considered

Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD, PhD with Integrated Masters

Holders of a good four year bachelor degree and a good masters degree with from an accredited Canadian university or college will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.

If you are in any doubt about whether you are eligible to study at Sheffield, please contact the Canada Team.

email : jane.ashcroft@sheffield.ac.uk