We Are International 

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University of Sheffield

8,000 International Students

Students from 150 countries

The School of East Asian Studies - Our global community

The School of East Asian Studies is a truly international department with staff and students from across the East Asia, Australasia and Europe coming together to study East Asia.

All of our staff members speak at least two languages and publish work of an international nature and standard. International research within the school focuses on international relations, history, culture, politics and societies.

Our courses attract a diverse range of students – many graduates suggest that this was of great benefit to their study as not only did they expand knowledge of their subject, but also world-wide cultures and views of the world The international perspective a qualification from us offers is an invaluable asset and we are proud of the school’s global community

Mateusz-small"I really enjoy the international culture of Sheffield. There are so many people from all over the world and you can learn about different cultures and make life-long friends."

Mateusz Kołodziejczyk
MSc East Asian Business
Nationality: Polish

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Departmental Language Programme

The SEAS Department in collaboration with the Departmental Language Programme (from the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC)) offers language and academic literacy skills development opportunities for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research students. These can be:

  • Course
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

The ELTC tutor assigned to your department can help you further improve your language and writing skills within your subject area. For more information, visit the DLP Website.

To sign up for these courses, click here. Alternatively, contact your department’s Language Coordinator Dr. Ziyi Wei (z.wei@sheffield.ac.uk) or the Departmental Language Programme (dlp.eltc@sheffield.ac.uk)

Global Campus

The University’s Global Campus programme provides students with help settling into life in Sheffield and the UK. Through Global Campus there are various opportunities to meet other students from around the world, find out more about British culture and help improve your English language skills and confidence

Life in Sheffield

Sheffield is an excellent place to be a student. It’s a real home from home for the 45,000-strong student population. Located in the heart of the UK, Sheffield is England’s fourth largest city, yet is compact and easy to get around; with an excellent public transport system that links the university with other parts of the city. Sheffield is one of the safest cities in the country, and is renowned for its friendly ‘village atmosphere’. It also has some of the lowest student living costs of any city in the UK.

As a city, Sheffield has got it all: Ground-breaking annual festivals including Tramlines Music Festival and the Documentary Film Festival, a legendary music scene which is sure to cater to everyone’s taste, galleries with links to the Tate and the V&A, a world-famous theatre scene, and the biggest indie cinema outside London. Moreover, Sheffield is the UK’s greenest city, with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks. A third of the city is located within the Peak District National Park, which makes it the perfect place for walkers, climbers and anyone who loves the outdoors.

It’s a green, friendly, affordable and safe city where you’ll find incredible bars, restaurants, clubs, and sports facilities, both on and off Campus