International students

The School of Mathematics and Statistics combines an international reputation for research with excellent teaching. We attract students and staff from all over the world and are delighted that you are interested studying here. Our current students include people from Brunei, China, India, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, and Oman.

Why study mathematics at Sheffield?

  • Excellent student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey
  • Combine maths with finance, economics, management, philosophy, computer science or a language
  • Research projects in 3rd and 4th years
  • Degrees can be taken with employment experience
  • Option to gain teaching experience in local schools as part of your degree.


Maths graduates are highly sought after and have excellent salary prospects. Many of our graduates go into the financial services industry; others work in IT and computing, teaching, management or undertake research. Our financial mathematics course was developed specifically to fulfil employer demand for mathematics graduates with excellent financial skills. A survey of our 2008 graduates showed that 6 months after graduation, 88% of students who responded were in work or further study. Recent employers of our graduates include PWC, KPMG, Shell, Corus steel, and Watson-Wyatt.


Scholarships are available to many international students studying mathematics programmes. Details can be found at the link below.


Entry requirements

Up-to-date details of A-level requirements for each mathematics course can be found at the link below.

Current entry requirements

Country specific information about entry requirements can be found at the link below.

Country specific entry requirements

We welcome enquiries from applicants with non-UK or non-standard qualifications. Please contact our admissions staff if you require further information and advice.

English language requirements

IELTS: average 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

If you have suitable academic qualifications but do not fulfil our English language requirements you can study English language preparation at our English Language Teaching Centre. Full details can be found at the link below.

English Language Teaching Centre

How to apply

You can apply to one of our mathematics courses from anywhere in the world. All applications are handled through an organisation called UCAS. Full details of how to apply can be found at the link below.

How to apply

Thinking of studying here?

The University can help you with all aspects of your application to Sheffield. We offer advice for you and your parents on all aspects of study in Sheffield including courses, tuition fees, scholarships, visas, applications, and information about living in Sheffield. We regularly travel overseas to meet and advise students and we hope you will be able to join us at one of the events. Comprehensive information for prospective international students can be found at the link below.

Prospective international students

Erasmus and visiting students

Information for Erasmus students is maintained on the following webpage.

Erasmus programme webpage

Study Abroad students

The School contact for the Study Abroad programme is Professor Lucy Wyatt – email

Details of Mathematics and Statistics modules

If you are a prospective visiting international student and want to find out details of the modules that are available, then you should look at the "Current Students" webpages of the School and the three departments. The "Year Handbooks" should be available soon on the SoMaS Current Students page, these contain details of all modules offered. Otherwise, details of modules offered by the three departments (Applied, Probability & Statistics, and Pure) are available on their Current Students webpages, accessible via the SoMaS Current Students page.

SoMaS Current Students page