International welcome

Information for new international students on what to do before you arrive, during registration and once you’re settled.


International student registration

Please visit the page below to find out what you must do to complete your student registration before and upon arrival in Sheffield.

International students: registration

How to prepare your visa

Visas and immigration

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

Visas and immigration

Pre-departure tuberculosis screening

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

Things to check before you travel

TB medical certificate

If 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.

Before you arrive

For more 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

Travelling to the UK

Travelling to Sheffield from the airport

If you're travelling to Sheffield by plane please visit the page below for information on how to get to Sheffield from various UK airports.

Travelling to Sheffield

Meet and Greet airport pick-up service

If you are arriving at Manchester airport, you can make use of our Meet and Greet pick up service on offer on selected dates during the main arrivals period in September.

Meet and Greet

Travel and self-isolation

If you are a new or returning student arriving from overseas, please visit the page below for information on the government rules about travel and self-isolation that you need to follow. There is also information about how to access food and other essential items during self-isolation.

Travel and returning to Sheffield

Support for students who are self-isolating


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.


Settling into University

Managing your money

Visit our money management page which offers advice, money-saving tips and an online money planner to help you budget.

Money management

Opening a bank account

For information on opening a bank account in Sheffield, please visit the page below.

Opening a bank account

Working while studying

If you wish to find a part-time job in Sheffield during your studies, the Student Jobshop can help you.

Student Jobshop

Please visit the page below to find out how working in the UK will impact your student visa.

Working whilst you study

Student Fees & Funding Team

If you require any further financial information or support, please contact our Student Fees & Funding Team.

Student Fees & Funding Team

Global Campus

Global Campus runs events and activities to help you meet students from all over the world, understand different cultures, and practice your language skills.

Global Campus

301 Academic Skills Centre - Level up your skills

The 301 Academic Skills Centre provides opportunities for you to develop the essential academic and study skills which underpin your learning at University.

The 301 '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. Find out more via:

301: Academic Skills Centre

Level Up Your Skills

Studying on campus

Interactive campus map

Our Interactive Campus Map allows you to search for locations by name.

Interactive campus map

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

You can join our University gym and a variety of classes and clubs.

To view all of the sporting activities offered, visit:

Sport Sheffield

Things to do in Sheffield

The Visit Sheffield page provides an outline of the events, attractions and entertainment available in Sheffield.

Visit Sheffield

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