Information for EU and international students

We are international

International students make Sheffield great. Choose us and you’ll be welcomed into a community where your contribution is truly valued.

With over 5,000 international students from 120 countries, and free English language support if you need it, Sheffield is one of the best places in the UK to take your masters.

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A world top-100 university

Sheffield is one of the UK's leading research universities. Our work powers industry, influences policy and improves lives all over the world.

Professional research

All our masters students carry out their own research projects. Many of them work with partners in industry and the professions.

Skills for your career

All kinds of professionals contribute to the teaching. We work with business, industry, the arts, government and NGOs to make sure you develop the right blend of skills.

An extraordinary city

Sheffield is a friendly, multicultural city on the edge of the Peak District National Park - one of Britain’s most famous areas of outstanding natural beauty. We came joint first for community atmosphere and social life in the 2015 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.


We're here to help you

If you're thinking of coming to study in Sheffield, you're going to want to talk to someone. We have a dedicated team of people waiting to help you.

In the international students area of our website you'll find everything you need to get started, including contact email addresses.

Visit our website for international students

Find a postgraduate course

Scholarships - including funding calculator

  • Meet us in person
    We travel to over 30 countries a year, talking to students about studying at Sheffield. Check our website to see if we're coming to your country soon.

  • Local support
    We have representatives permanently based in cities around the world. They're trained counsellors who know all about our courses, entry requirements and application procedures.

  • Speak to a student
    We can put you in contact with a current Sheffield student from your country. You can ask them what it's like here.

We don't believe in barriers

If you have the potential to study here but you're not quite ready, we can help you.

Improve your English

If you need to improve your English level to meet our entry requirements, the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) has a range of courses to choose from.

Reach high standards

If you need help to achieve our academic standards, the International College has a choice of pre-masters programmes.

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