International students 2019 Entry

The University of Sheffield Medical School's world-wide reputation for quality attracts students from over one hundred countries around the globe.  Thanks to help from part of our Global Engagement Team - the South East Asia office in Kuala Lumpur, we are normally able to hold interviews in Malaysia and Singapore.

Applicants hoping to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in Kuala Lumpur should note that there is only one centre for this in Kuala Lumpur, at the University of Sheffield South East Asia Office.  Such candidates are advised to book early to sit this assessment.  There are other UKCAT test centres in Malaysia and elsewhere around the world, and details can be found on the UKCAT website.

Applicants are encouraged to make contact with current international medical students to find out more about studying at the Medical School.

When considering which of the applicants who meet the Academic and UKCAT minimum thresholds to invite to interview, International Students are ranked separately to UK and EU Home Students.

We have no cap on the number of places available for undergraduate medicine for international students but competition is intense, places are limited by the availability of placements and we expect to have approximately 18-22 International places.  Although five years seems daunting, the University, and Sheffield as a student- friendly city provide a unique experience. The Students Union has repeatedly been voted the best in the country and holds events that allows students to experience the cultural diversity that Sheffield has to offer.  The Students' Union has thriving societies for international students.

If you would like to know more about the experiences of international students in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health you can read their blog here mdhambassadors.

As an international student, I can say that choosing to study medicine at the University of Sheffield is one of the most fulfilling decisions I have ever made.  Sheffield has some of the friendliest people in the world and this allowed me the opportunity to easily integrate into the community and meet a range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Medical School has a great support system with very supportive staff that helped me adjust into the system.  I found the curriculum well balanced which helped me focus on my academic work and maintain a healthy social life by partaking in extracurricular activities at the same time.  The Sheffield Students' Union is ranked number 1 in the country and this is evident in the fact that there is a huge variety of societies to join, as well as very exciting events occurring all through the year.

Nneoma Uzo - international student