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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. For more information about the countries that this applies to, click on the country-specific links to the left of this page.

Studying Law 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.

Experience Life at Sheffield

Sheffield is in the North of England, and only two hours from London by train, and one hour from Manchester. It is a very student-friendly city with all the attractions of a big city including the Sheffield Steelers (our own Ice Hockey team), shopping and nightlife, but small enough to get around easily, affordable to live with great student accommodation and a huge National Park, the Peak District, on our doorstep.

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About Sheffield

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We are delighted to be able to offer a guaranteed place in University accommodation to all students in the first year of any degree.

Our offer of guaranteed accommodation means that you can apply to Sheffield and know that you will have somewhere clean, safe and affordable to live when you arrive.

More information about student accommodation

Student Accomodation


There are a number of scholarships available for international students coming to study with us, whether you are looking at undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

More information about scholarships for international students

Further 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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