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What our students say

#WeAreInternational

A forward-thinking, innovative community; students and staff from across the world are on hand to welcome you to the Department, and ensure you settle into student life. 

You'll study alongside those not just from the UK but the world including Thailand, India, America, Iran and Mexico. Plus you’ll have access to our extensive global network of alumni, offering industry insight and valuable career advice to support your own career pathway.

Polymers student Li LiuLi Liu | China
MSc(Eng) Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering graduate 2016

"I chose Sheffield because it is world-renowned and the City is safe and beautiful."

Discover what makes Sheffield such an extraordinary place to live and study.  The City

Probably my favourite thing about Sheffield is the City. It is big enough that something is usually happening, but not too big that it is too crowded. The central location also allows for quick day or weekend trips to either the South of England or Scotland without the need for outrageous train travel times.

Alec Mccaig (Canada) / MSc(Eng) Nuclear Science and Engineering graduate 2016

Maria Martinez-Escobedo | Mexico
MSc(Eng) Aerospace Materials graduate 2016. Now Edison Engineer at GE Aviation,

Julia Ramirez GonzalezJulia Ramirez Gonzalez | Mexico
MSc(Eng) Materials Science and Engineering graduate 2016

“I signed up to Give it a Go to experience activities I wouldn’t normally do, which included Swedish back massage, fencing, and kayaking amongst others. And at weekends, I attended Global Campus day trips, which was a great way to visit other cities without taking time out from my studies.”

Julia is now completing a PhD in Energy Storage. Check out her blog post 

The University made relocating to Sheffield really easy. During Orientation Week, the Students’ Union organised several useful sessions to help new students settle in, such as how to open a bank account or tours around the campus. During this week, you are also able to meet with a lot of new students from all over the world in your same situation so it’s easy to make friends as soon as you arrive.

JORGE L VAZQUEZ OLAVARRIETA (MEXICO) / MSC(ENG) POLYMERS AND POLYMER COMPOSITE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Daniel Suarez-Fernandez | Spain
MSc(Eng) Materials Science and Engineering graduate 2016. Now studying for a PhD within the Centre for Advanced Metallic Systems.

Student Sum Sum Chan

Sum Sum Chan | China
MSc Nuclear Science and Technology graduate 2016

"Studying with cohorts from other universities allows you to obtain first-hand information rapidly about the current state in the nuclear energy sector, facilitating your future decisions for academic or industrial careers."

Find out more about Sum's time at Sheffield via our department blog

The University provides various activities to get involved in including events, sports and clubs. I have taken trips to many places including the Peak District and Manchester, as well attended film nights and the food festival as it's so easy to buy a ticket from the Students' Union.

Smithcha Kanjanawattana (Thailand) / MSc(Eng) Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering graduate 2016

The multidisciplinary approach of the course and how different lecturers provide their experience in the field is exciting. It gives you different perspectives on how to reach and, maybe, provide a solution to the current questions around materials science.

David RAMOS Rodriguez (Mexico) / MSc Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

Student Abirami Priyadarshini BabuAbirami Priyadarshini Babu | India
MSc(Eng) Aerospace Materials graduate 2016

"The student life at Sheffield is amazing; the academics go hand in hand with exploring and meeting people from various nations. A balance is struck between work and fun where the University offers various opportunities to discover myself."

Abi was awarded the India Merit Scholarship to support her studies. Take a look at our funding options