Graduate profiles

Hear from our graduates about where they are now and how we helped them get there.

Harriet Cooke

Without the ability to spend a year in Japan immersed in the language and culture, I truly believe I would not be where I am today

Harriet Cooke Japanese Studies BA(Hons) graduate

Since graduating with a BA Japanese Studies in 2016, Harriet has taken on a number of challenges including completing a Master’s at Waseda University in Tokyo and volunteering at the British Chamber of Commerse in Tokyo before moving to London to start at career at Hitachi Rail Europe.


My exchange year in Korea at Yonsei University was such an experience for a country boy like me

Patrick Ellen Korean Studies BA graduate

Patrick picked up skills during his degree which he still uses every day in his work at Unilever.


I get to work with some amazing talent and do what I love all day every day

Kelly Harlock Japanese Studies BA(Hons) graduate

Now working producing audio entertainment for Virgin Atlantic and for Classic FM at the weekend, Kelly talks about how the good work ethic Sheffield fostered in her has equipped her with the tools to get herself to where she is today.

Alex Barton

I use the language skills gained from my studies at Sheffield daily

Alexander Barton Chinese Studies BA(Hons) graduate

After graduating, Alexander moved to Asia for his Masters degree; he now lives in Shanghai.

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.