We Are International

We're proud of our diversity in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering - staff, students and alumni come from all walks of life, and we consider ourselves to be fully inclusive.

International Student Ambassadors in front of The Diamond

We attract students and staff from all over the world - you'll currently find people from over 40 countries and 6 continents working together in the department, and we actively encourage interaction between groups.


Sheffield is a charming city for international students, full of friendly people from all over the world.

Patricio Monesterolo (Mexico)

MMet Advanced Metallurgy Graduate 2018


Our MatSoc social group organises an annual International Coffee afternoon, where students and staff come together over coffee for a bit of social time away from lecture theatres and labs. We also have a Christmas Ceilidh, where everyone lets their hair down and dances together.

Take a look at our blog, with posts from both students and staff about the department and beyond.


Being an international student, the cost really mattered to me and the fact that Sheffield was cheaper than any other cities in the UK motivated me more to choose this University.

Sanchari Das (India)

BEng Materials Science and Engineering Student


Within the University there are a number of International Student Ambassadors who help in the recruitment of international students and help new students settle into life at the University of Sheffield.

Top in the Russell Group

We are the top-ranked Russell Group university for Graduate Prospects in Materials Science and Engineering. (The Times Good University Guide 2020)

A world top-100 university

We're a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.