Postgraduate studentsHow to apply: applying essentials

This page provides key information about applying to study on a taught postgraduate course at Sheffield, and contains links to all of our procedures and Admissions policies. Please take the time to read this information before completing your application.

Before you apply

You can search for a course using our Postgraduate Taught Course Listings. Each entry includes an introduction to the course, entry requirements, and links to further information on departmental webpages.

Postgraduate taught course listings

International students can find information about applying with qualifications from overseas institutions on our Country pages:

Country pages

A full list of our formal policies relating to Admissions is available on our Policies webpages. This includes our Student Admissions Policy and our minimum English language requirements.

Our policies


You can apply for a postgraduate taught course using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. You can find information about how to do this, and a link to the form, on our Applying page:

Apply for a postgraduate taught course

You can find information about the documents you should include to support your application, and how to supply these, in our Supporting Documents guidance:

Supporting documents

Except where included in the information provided on departmental webpages, there are no specific application deadlines for postgraduate courses. However you should be aware of the course start dates and give yourself plenty of time in which to apply, particularly if you are an International applicant and will need to arrange a student visa. We recommend that you apply early in the year (January/February) for courses that start in the autumn (September/October).

After you apply

You can find out what happens after you have submitted your application on our After You Apply webpages. When we have made a decision on your application we will send you an email to tell you what that decision is and what you need to do next.

After you apply

If you will need a visa to study in the UK, you can find more information about when and how we will arrange your CAS number on our CAS Application webpages:

CAS application

Further information

If you have any further questions about the University and applying to study with us, please Ask Sheffield.

We wish you the best of luck with your application.