Membership offer for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The University of Sheffield Library is happy to offer membership to refugees and asylum seekers.

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The University of Sheffield Library is happy to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to use Western Bank Library. We are offering free external membership that will allow you to borrow up to five books at a time and explore our unique and original library collections. When you apply, just select External Borrower when prompted. For more information about the library or if you have any questions, please email

As a member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield is one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities, and we are keen to ensure that we offer any support we can for the global community. 

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.