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

The University of Sheffield Science and Engineering Foundation Programme

Holders of an accredited High School Diploma listed below with high overall percentages and high percentages in Maths and Physics will be considered for direct admission to the Science and Engineering Foundation programme:

  • Alberta General High School Diploma
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • British Columbia – Secondary School Diploma
  • Québec Diplome d’Etudes Secondaires

All applications for the Science and Engineering Foundation Programme should be made through UCAS.

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 High School Diploma listed below with high overall percentages and high percentages in relevant individual subject areas will be considered for direct admission to the first year of undergraduate programmes:

  • Alberta General High School Diploma
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • British Columbia – Secondary School Diploma
  • Québec Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales

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 with one or more of the qualifications listed below will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

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