International students 2018 Entry

The University of Sheffield Medical School's world-wide reputation for quality attracts students from over one hundred countries around the globe.  Through part of our International Department - 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 also 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.

Competition for places is intense with 18 places available for undergraduate medicine for international students. Although 5 years seems daunting, the University, and Sheffield as a student- friendly city provide a unique experience. The Students Union having been repeatedly voted the best in the country holds events which 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, choosing to study in Sheffield is easily one of the best decisions I have made.  The curriculum here is well organised and broad.  I particularly like how we are given plenty of opportunities and freedom for further exploration into areas of interests throughout the curriculum.  The strong support from the staff and lecturers at the Medical School provides an environment for the holistic development of students.  The variety of societies available and events organised by the Medical Society will ensure that life in Sheffield is never dull.

Jiayi yeo - international student