Languages for All not-for-credit enrolment

Undergraduate students

Here at the School of East Asian Studies we offer Chinese, Japanese and Korean Language on a not-for-credit basis through the Languages for All scheme. Students who would like to learn a language in addition to their degree programme may take a language module in 2 ways:

As a not-for-credit, Languages for All Self-Funded student

If your degree programme offers unrestricted credits (these are credits you may use outside your home department) and you don’t wish to use them to study one of our languages, you can still take one of our language modules on as a not-for-credit self-funded student through the Languages for All scheme.

With this option the SEAS module will NOT

  • Be included in the 120 credits that form your degree.
  • Count towards your overall end-of-year result.
  • Be included in the requirements for progressing to the next year of your degree/graduating.

A fee will be applicable, see the Languages for all website.

As a not-for-credit, Languages for All Fee-Waiver student (Not all students are eligible for this option)

In order to qualify for a fee waiver, your main degree programme must NOT include unrestricted credits.

With this option your SEAS module will NOT

  • Be included in the 120 credits that form your degree.
  • Affect your overall mark for the year.
  • Affect your ability to progress to the next year of your degree/graduate.

To check if you are eligible for a fee waiver, please view the Languages for All Fee Waiver Eligibility Criteria and the Languages for All Eligibility Flowchart

Requirements
All of our courses are verifiable for the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript, enabling you to add language learning and cultural agility to your profile.

In order to gain HEAR recognition, University of Sheffield students taking SEAS language modules on a not-for-credit basis must:

  • Attend a minimum of 70% of classes
  • Complete all formative assessment

Students who fail to meet these criteria will:

  • Not get HEAR recognition
  • Be prevented from availing of a fee waiver in the future (i.e., would have to pay the course fee for any future language enrolments)

Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students

PGT students may enrol on SEAS language modules as a not-for-credit, self-funded student.

If your degree programme offers unrestricted credits (these are credits you may use outside your home department) and you don’t wish to use them to study one of our languages, you can still take one of our languages on as a not-for-credit self-funded student through the Languages for All scheme.

With this option the SEAS module will NOT

  • Be included in the 180 credits that form your degree.
  • Affect your overall mark for the year.
  • Be included in the requirements for progressing to the next year of your degree/graduating.

A fee will be applicable, see the Languages for all website

Postgraduate Research Students 

If you are Postgraduate Research Student wishing to enrol on a SEAS language module as part of your doctoral training, please email Lisa Knowles to register your interest on l.knowles@sheffield.ac.uk

Members of the public and University of Sheffield Staff

SEAS Language modules are also available to members of the general public and University of Sheffield staff on a self-funded basis through the Languages for All scheme.

Please note all SEAS language modules take place Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

The Sheffield Confucius Institute offers Mandarin classes outside of normal working hours. For further information, please see the Sheffield Confucius Institute website.