I am so grateful to have been awarded the scholarship, it has made my confidence for studying architecture stronger.

Mateja Smirtran  (2nd left)
Emily Nelson
BA Architecture
Winner of an Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
"The international merit scholarship has allowed for me to have a greater focus on my studies and not on the financial aspect. The scholarship has allowed me to afford to study the degree I desire, at the place where I want to be."

What made you choose to study at Sheffield and your course?

I chose to study at Sheffield because of their great reputation for environmentalism and their high achievement in the rankings for best schools for architecture in the UK. It was a choice based on the opportunities and comfort that the university could provide.    

What are you enjoying about your first semester? 

I have really enjoyed meeting new people, making new friends and immersing myself in a new city, as I have always lived in smaller suburbs or countryside. I’ve also appreciated the new challenges of the architecture course that push me outside my comfort zone and make me create in ways I’ve not experienced. 

What advice would you give to a student considering studying at the University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield has been a wonderful experience thus far, and it's only really begun. Already, they have challenged my abilities and thinking, which is such an important thing to have in order to grow as a person. Studying at the University of Sheffield has been a great choice, as I’ve found I’ve been able to balance my university work, societies, friends, family and hobbies. I feel as though this is crucial for the enjoyment of a university life. The city itself is a great place with lots to do, see and enjoy! To anyone who is considering studying at the University of Sheffield, I would say that you will not regret it! 


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