Entry Requirements

The high level of demand for our degrees at Sheffield is reflected in the entry requirements. Every application is considered on its merits, and decisions are based on academic ability, the information on the UCAS form and references.

*Native Chinese, Japanese or Korean speakers are not eligible for our language based degrees in their native language

Our typical offer

Dual Honours degrees may require qualifications in a specific subject, please see our Course directory for more details.

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) BBB + B in relevant EPQ
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other Qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications

Degrees “with Japanese”
Please note that on degrees "with Japanese” e.g. Korean Studies with Japanese BA, Japanese language is taught from beginners level only. We can only accept Japanese language qualifications up to G.C.S.E level. 

East Asian Studies with Foundation Year BA

For up to date eligibility and entry requirements to our East Asian Studies with Foundation Year programme please see the Department for Lifelong Learning

English Language requirement

International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

For BA (Hons) Chinese Studies and History and BA (Hons) Japanese Studies and History, international students need overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
Equivalent English language qualifications

Pathway Programmes

Our International College provides international students with pathway programmes for progression to degree study at the University.

International Foundation Year


All undergraduate applications, whether from the UK or overseas, must be made through UCAS.

The deadline for applications is normally around the 15 January of the year of entry - please see the UCAS website for details. Offers will be made on the basis of careful review of UCAS forms by our Admissions Tutor. As a general rule we do not interview standard entry candidates.

The University runs pre-application open days so that you can visit Sheffield and the University and gather the information you need before you apply.

Once you have applied and have been made an offer, you will be invited to attend a School of East Asian Studies post-application open day. These days usually take place between February - April and offer more detailed information on your selected degree courses and allow you to speak to current students and staff in each programme.

Contact us

If you have further queries about our programmes and the application process then please get in touch.

The School of East Asian Studies
The University of Sheffield
Shearwood Road
S10 2TD

Telephone (UK): 0114 222 8400
Telephone (Int): +44 114 222 8400
Email: eastasianstudies-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

Contact UCAS

New Barn Lane
GL52 3LZ

Undergraduate Enquiries (UK): 0371 468 0 468
Undergraduate Enquiries (Outside the UK): +44 330 3330 230

Email: enquiries@ucas.com

Visit the UCAS website