Tuition fees for Undergraduate Overseas students

Tuition fees information for Overseas Undergraduate students.


Your tuition fee

For the 2023-24 academic year, the University of Sheffield will charge new full-time overseas undergraduates, tuition fees between £21,000 and £26,950 (except for Medicine and Dentistry courses - see below).

The tuition fee you pay in your first year will be the same for each year of your course. This is only applicable if you stay on the same course - if you change course, you may be subject to a higher rate in subsequent years of study.

Tuition fees for Medicine and Dentistry degrees

2023-24 students:

  • Medicine students will pay £39,950 per year for 5 years
  • Dentistry students will pay £42,770 per year for 5 years

We recommend that you check your fee in advance of arriving by using the fees look-up tool.

Important information

Fee status - Home or Overseas

If you think you will qualify for 'home' fees at some point in the future, you are best advised to defer your entry until then. Check our fee status page carefully to make sure you've understood the rules correctly.

Financial Declaration

All students must complete the Financial Declaration, online, in advance:

You will be sent a link, via email, asking you to complete your pre-registration actions; this includes completing the Financial Declaration.

Tuition fee fraud

If a company, or someone online, offers to pay your fees at a reduced price, do not respond. 

Never share your personal information (including your University username and password) with anyone else. 

These services are not authorised by the University of Sheffield. If you use these services, you may lose your money. This is because there is no guarantee that payments will be correctly paid to the University.

These services may be recommended to you by friends or family who do not realise the services are not legitimate. 

Always check the University website to check the correct way to pay your tuition fees. 

If you have any doubts or questions, always contact the University for help:

How to avoid fraud:

  • Be wary of approaches made on WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, or any other method
  • Only pay tuition fees directly to the University (not through a company or service)
  • Never share share personal information or your University username and password)
  • Don’t be pressured into making payments - criminals will try to rush or panic you
  • Don’t pay any type of tuition fee in cash through WeChat

Learn more: 

How to pay your tuition fee

Sponsored students

If you are being sponsored by an external organisation, our sponsored students page will help you to find out about what you need to do.

If you are paying your own tuition fees

You will be sent a link via email, asking you to complete your pre-registration actions; this is where you arrange to pay your tuition fee, online, in advance.

Paying your tuition fee is an integral part of registration at the University. We advise you to arrange your fee payments in advance of your arrival.

If you are unable to do this then you must arrange to pay tuition fees before you attend Registration. 

Once you have completed your online Financial Declaration (see above) you can arrange payment according to the Payment Plans set out below.

Invoices: please be aware that, unlike some other universities, we do not defer the collection of tuition fees until later in the year and we do not issue invoices to self-financed students.

Tuition fee fraud

Students are requested to be alert whilst paying fees to the University.

Students should NOT utilise third parties or individuals offering payment discounts to make their payments to the University. Using third parties provides no guarantee of payments correctly being received at the University and students can suffer losses as a result of the transfer. If in doubt, students should always contact the University finance department for guidance.

What can you do to avoid tuition fee fraud?

  • Be wary of approaches made on WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, or any other method
  • Only pay tuition fees directly to the University and not through third parties
  • Don’t share personal information or login details
  • Don’t be pressured into making payments because of an ‘offer expiring’. Criminals will try to rush or panic you
  • Don’t pay any type of tuition fee in cash to individuals or contacts through WeChat

Learn more: 

Payment plans: Self-funded students

Payment plan 1 : payment in full - in advance

  • Make a payment by card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
  • Make a single payment by Bank Transfer or a range of online payment options (using our international payments Convera for students)

For more information about this, watch this short video

For payment of fees by Convera you can track your payment here.

Students from India: Information in Hindi

Student from China:

Payment plan 2: payment in two instalments

If your share of the tuition fee is £1,000 or more and you are in attendance for the full academic year, you can pay your tuition fee in two instalments. Example: you will pay 50% on 1 October and 50% on 1 February.

The following are acceptable payment methods to pay in two instalments:

  • Direct Debit. This must be a UK current bank account. To allow your bank time to set this up, this payment option is only available until two weeks before the first instalment date.
  • Make a payment by card, eg Mastercard, Visa, American Express

Additional information

Students doing a Placement Year/Industrial Placement or studying abroad as part of their course

Fees for each student's future Placement/Industrial Placement or future Study Abroad are set ahead of the academic year in which they will participate on the Placement/Industrial Placement or Study Abroad year.

To work out what your fee will be in your Year Abroad or Placement Industrial Year you need to know what your Full Time fee is, ie what your fee was in your first year of study.
Year Abroad students will pay 15% of their Full Time rate when they are on their Year Abroad
Placement/Industrial Placement students will pay 13.33% of their Full Time rate when they are on their Placement/Industrial Placement Year*
*exception of students on programme CHMU07 in Chemistry and students in the department of MBB doing their Industrial Placement Year in Level 4 of an MBiol) who will pay 20% of their Full Time rate
Your exact fee will be on your record ready for you to pay and re-register for before the start of the academic year. 


For further information please go to our prospective prospective international students webpages.

What if I cannot pay or provide a sponsor letter in advance or at registration?

You should plan to pay your fee for your first year of study on the day that you register, if you have not already paid in advance.

If you have a good reason for delaying payment (eg you are still awaiting a letter from your sponsor), temporary registration will be given for up to three weeks. You must provide the missing documentation and/or payment within this three-week period.

Will the University send a receipt for any payment made in advance?

Due to the high volume of payments received at this time of year, the University does not generally issue receipts; however, if you pay your fees online, in advance of your arrival, the card/account holder will receive an email confirming payment.

What happens if I default on my payment?

If a payment does not reach the University as required and you have not made contact in advance:

  • Your registration will be subject to immediate review and could be cancelled.
  • Your computer facilities could be cancelled.
  • Your registration may only be renewed once you have paid all of your fee or have made a satisfactory arrangement to pay your fee.

The University reserves the right to insist that payment is made in full at the start of each year of study. It is therefore in your interests to honour all payments if you wish to continue to pay in instalments in future years.

What if I decide to leave my course or take a break from studying?

University tuition fee refund policy

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