Before you arrive

What to do before you arrive in Sheffield, such as sorting your accommodation and completing your pre-registration tasks.


Apply for student finance

Funding your studies

For information on funding options available to you, please visit the page below.

Funding your studies

Tuition fees

For information on your tuition fees please visit the page below.

Tuition fees

Pre-register online

Pre-registration tasks

Once you've accepted your offer, you must complete your online pre-registration tasks before arriving in Sheffield.

New students registration

Pre-Departure Tuberculosis screening

If you’re an international student you may be required to provide evidence of a Tuberculosis (TB) test as part of your visa application.

Please visit the page below to find out whether you require a TB certificate.

Tuberculosis screening

TB medical certificate

Where you require a TB certificate, you must carry the following in your hand luggage:

  • Your medical certificate (issued within 3 months of arriving in the UK).
  • A report in English of a recent chest x-ray, taken within 6 months of your course date.

Sort your accommodation

University accommodation

You can choose your room type and location and you will always have a bedroom to yourself.

We also offer accommodation for students with families and additional support requirements.
For more information, please visit:

Our student accommodation

Applying for University accommodation

Once you've accepted your offer to study with us, you can apply to live in University accommodation.

For specific dates and how to apply, please visit:

Prospective students: accommodation

Private accommodation

Where you wish to move into private accommodation in Sheffield, our Smart Move service can assist you by ensuring your accommodation and landlord meet our requirements.

Smart Move

Your guide to studying at university

Overview of services

Student Services Information Desk (SSiD)

SSiD is the central student information service that can answer the majority of your questions.

You can browse their web pages for information, support and guidance on all aspects of University life.


Disability support

Contact DDSS to start planning your support, including exam arrangements.

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service

Careers and employability

It's never too early to think about how your university experience will enhance your career options and employability. Our Careers Service is here to support you from the start.

Careers Service

301 Academic Skills Centre - Level Up Your Skills

The 301 Academic Skills Centre provides opportunities for all undergraduate and Master's students to develop the essential academic and study skills which underpin your learning at University.

Our Level Up Your Skills resources are there to support you in developing the skills and confidence to make a positive start on your course, and help you transition to University level study.

Maths and stats at university can be very different to what you’re used to. MASH - The Maths and Statistics help service is here to support you throughout your time at Sheffield.

Sorting out your IT

Once you have completed your registration, you can access your University IT account using your University username and password.

When logging on for the first time, you'll need to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA). Read more about setting up MFA.

If you still need to register, here's an overview of the University's IT services.

Using the Library

Welcome to the library

Your Library provides access to the reading for your course, space to study, support with your research and other help where you need it. This guide tells you how to get started using the Library.

Library Getting Started guide

Virtual library sessions

We understand there's a lot of information to take in when you first use the Library, so to make things easier we’ll be on hand to help you ‘Get Started’. You can book onto a session now.

Library Getting Started guide

Get library help

You can ask us any questions using Live Chat, email, text or phone.

Access your reading

The Library provides access to all of the required or recommended reading and other resources needed for your course.

Accessing your reading

Find a million ebooks

You can search for ebooks using StarPlus - University Library Discovery. Check out our Freshers' Resource list to discover some of the books that mean a lot to us.

Accessing your reading

Discover Library spaces

All library sites have a mix of study spaces from quiet study areas, bookable group study rooms to more communal spaces. Take a look around.

Where to study

Develop your research skills

The Library offers bookable webinars, online tutorials and in-course teaching to help improve your grades and prepare you for your future career. Find out more via:

Learning and research support

Studying at University

International students

For information and advice on what to do before and upon arriving in Sheffield, such as the documents you must carry, police registration and collecting your BRP, please see the pages below.

Before you arrive

Arriving in the UK

Visas and immigration

For dedicated immigration information such as how to apply for a Tier 4 visa, please visit the page below.


New students Facebook page

You can meet your potential housemates, people on your course and other new students starting in September via our New students Facebook page.

New students Facebook page

Orientation 2021

Orientation 2021 is a programme of events, information sessions and community-building activities to help you settle in quickly to your new life in Sheffield.

Orientation 2021

Welcome events and activities

No matter when you arrive our ‘Welcome Term’ will help you discover all we have to offer and help you feel at home.

Welcome 2021

Virtual Welcome Fairs

Our fairs will showcase hundreds of activities and sports that you can get involved in this year.

Virtual Welcome Fairs

Your new Students' Union

Discover what your new Students’ Union has to offer, and why it's rated No.1 in the UK.

Students’ Union

Student mentors

Our Student Mentors are trained volunteer second-year or third-year students who can offer support to first-year undergraduates, and ease your transition into University life.

You can apply for a Student Mentor during your online pre-registration or any time during your first semester.

Academic life

Once you're fully registered you'll be given a UCard giving you access to all University facilities, including the Library, computers and internet. For more information, visit:


IT Services

Course information

For information on the structure of a typical University course, exams, assessments, timetables, feedback and the academic support available to you, visit:

What to expect from your course

University social media

You can also follow our social media feeds to stay up to date with news and events before and after you arrive in Sheffield. We can answer questions on our Twitter page Mon-Fri, 9-5.

Other social media

The Students’ Union, Sport Sheffield and Accommodation Services also have their own dedicated social media pages.

Student news

To stay up to date with the latest student news and events please visit the page below.

Student news

Check your academic induction

Departmental welcome meeting

Your academic department will also run a welcome meeting where they'll tell you more about the department and your module choices.

The date and time of your meeting will be emailed to you, as well as on the iSheffield app.

Department intro meetings

iSheffield app

Disability and learner support

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS)

Please contact DDSS to start planning your support, including exam arrangements. For more information, visit:


Studying on campus

Clubs and societies

You can browse our range of over 300 clubs and societies on the page below.

Clubs and societies

Our Give it a Go programme allows you to try out a range of activities before signing up.

Give it a Go

Sport Sheffield

At Sport Sheffield you can join our University gym and a variety of classes and clubs.

To view all of the sporting activities offered, visit:

Sport Sheffield

Interactive campus map

Our interactive campus map allows you to search for locations by name.

Campus map

Still got questions?

Find what you're looking for on Student Answers, our FAQ knowledgebase.