Applying essentials

If you're applying for postgraduate taught study at Sheffield, you'll find all the key information on this page. Please read it before you complete 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:

Choose your country

Our English language requirements for postgraduate courses are available on our English Language Requirements webpage:

English language requirements for postgraduate courses

A full list of our formal policies, including our Student Admissions Policy, is available on our Policies webpages:

Admissions 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 How To Apply page:

How to apply

Information about the documents you should include to support your application, and how to supply these, is provided in our supporting documents guidance:

Supporting documents

The standard application deadlines are provided on our key dates and deadlines page. A few courses use different deadlines. If this is the case for your course, it will be indicated in the course listing. We recommend that you apply early in the year (January/February) for courses that start in the autumn (September/October).

Key dates and deadlines for postgraduate courses

If at any time you find that your studies are affected by personal, social or domestic issues, please let us know by completing our Disrupted Studies form:

Disrupted studies

If you have a disability, we would encourage you to indicate this in your online application so that we can assess any support needs you might have. We do this separately from our academic assessment of your application. For more information about the process and the support available, see our Disabled Applicants webpage:

Disabled applicants

After you apply

You can find out what happens after you've submitted your application on our After You Apply webpage. When we've made a decision on your application we'll send you an email to tell you what that decision is, and what you need to do next:

After you apply

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

CAS application

Ask us a question

Get in touch online or by phone:

Contacts for prospective students

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.