International students

International students

Our international reputation for research and excellent teaching attracts students and staff from all over the world. Our students have included people from Brunei, China, India, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia and Oman who contribute to excellent student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey

We have a range of courses that combine maths with finance, economics, management, philosophy, computer science or a language. There are research projects in the third and fourth years, employment and teaching experience opportunities, and great career and salary prospects: After your degree

Visit the University of Sheffield's International Students pages to find out about visa requirements, funding opportunities and other information specific to your country.


You can apply to do one of our degrees through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Visit the How to apply page to find out how it all works. Alternatively, you can contact us with any questions.

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Entry requirements

On our entry requirements page, you can find details of the A Level, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate, BTEC and International Baccalaureate grades we accept for our courses. However, we do accept qualifications from other countries – click the links below.

Entry requirements for our courses

International Students pages: 

English language requirements

These are some of the English language qualifications and score that we accept, but we might be able to consider alternatives. If you don't meet these requirements, you can study one of our English Language Preparation Programmes.

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): Average of 6 or above with a score of at least 5.5 in each component

International Students pages:

Fees and funding

Fees for international students can be found on the University's webpages for international students: Fees and scholarships for international students

About Sheffield

Sheffield is one of the safest, cheapest and greenest cities in the UK. The city centre has many shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs.

Cultural attractions include one of the UK's largest regional theatre complexes (Sheffield Theatres), the biggest independent cinema outside London (Showroom Cinema) and a major city centre music festival (Tramlines).

Sports fans can see rugby, ice hockey and basketball teams competing nationally, two major football teams (Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United) and the annual World Snooker Championships at the Crucible.

The picturesque Peak District is only a few minutes from the city centre and includes one of the most popular national parks in the world.

More about student life in Sheffield

About the University

The University of Sheffield is one of the UK's top universities, known for its inspiring teaching and ground-breaking research. Our Students' Union is regularly voted the best in the country for its vast range of sports clubs, societies and evening entertainment. Plus, we have accommodation that is safe, affordable and managed by friendly staff.

Settling in – what happens when you arrive?

There is lots of support available to international students when they come to Sheffield. You can be picked up from Manchester airport when you arrive and take part in a range of activities in your first week to help you get to know the city, the university and other students.

For all the time you are studying, you will have a personal tutor in the department who you can go to with any problems. The university also has a Student Services Information Desk to help with any academic, financial, personal or social issues, with specially trained immigration advisers.

The Students' Union has its own Student Advice Centre and the university also provides health and wellbeing support through the University Health Service and the University Counselling Service.

More about settling in at Sheffield