Entry requirements

We have been welcoming students from around the world for many years and our staff are very familiar with the many education systems and qualifications.

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

The information below is for guidance only - if you would like further advice please get in touch. Please be aware, however, that final decisions can only be made upon receipt of an official application.


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

We welcome applications from students studying a range of international qualifications at Level 3 or above that offer suitable preparation for study at the University. Details of the qualifications that we consider for entry can be found on the following webpages:

A Levels

Accepted EU and International qualifications

If you cannot find the required information for your country or qualification, please get in touch.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry at undergraduate level, our International College provides undergraduate foundation programmes.


Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

For entry to MA, MSc programmes

Holders of a good bachelor degree from a recognised university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or Masters programmes. 

For entry to MBA

Holders of a good bachelor degree from a recognised university and at least 3 years' post-graduation work experience will be considered for direct admission to the MBA. 

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry at postgraduate level, our International College provides pre-Masters programmes.


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

Holders of a good bachelor degree and a good Masters degree from a recognised university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS or equivalent. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent for undergraduate courses and IELTS 6.5 for postgraduate courses. Please note that some departments may require a higher score.

English language entry requirements