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International students

The University of Sheffield has a large international community, with over 7,000 students from 149 different countries. The School of Law has a wide variety of international students and staff, something which helps to define us as a truly global provider of undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees.

All of our courses are open to international students, and in some cases, receiving a qualifying law degree from us will mean that you are able to practise law in your home country.

Studying Law or Criminology at Sheffield is not only about the subjects: there is also the opportunity to get involved in FreeLaw, our legal advice clinic, and the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, which works on cases involving miscarriages of justice.  We offer a full range of pro bono activities for real world experience, such as working with local charities and advising members of the public.  Throughout the year we invite legal professionals and others to talk to our students about the skills needed to find that dream job.


There are a number of scholarships available for international students coming to study with us at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Country specific information

Our International Office webpages contain lots of information for prospective international students, from applying for a visa, to advice on making an application to study with us.

International Office webpages

Information for your country

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