The University of Sheffield has a large international community, with over 5,000 students from 125 different countries, and the department has a long tradition of welcoming students from across the globe. Our staff are drawn from, and work across, five different continents.

As one of the leading global institutes for innovative, multidisciplinary research on the Bible we welcome applications from international students who can bring diverse experiences and knowledge to us.

As an international student at SIIBS you'll be taught by experts. We'll help train your dedication for your subject, enabling you to shine and help you use what you learn in the right way. A qualification from Sheffield is a good investment - the mark of someone that employers or institutions can trust.

Moving to the UK to study can seem like a daunting task but we are here to help you every step of the way. The University's designated International Office provides valuble help and assistance for prospective international students, including information specific to students from various countries. Staff in the department are also here to help you.

More information is available from the University of Sheffield International Office and on our Country specfic information pages.

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Experience life in Sheffield

Sheffield is at the heart of England, only two hours from London by train, and one hour from Manchester. It is a very student-friendly city with all the attractions of a big city including the Sheffield Steelers (our own Ice Hockey team), two football clubs, shopping and nightlife, but small enough to get around easily, affordable to live with great student accommodation. Year on year, Sheffield is shown by government figures to be both the greenest and safest major city in England. Find out what makes us so special!

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The University is delighted to be able to offer a guaranteed place in University accommodation to all students in the first year of any degree. We understand that having access to good accommodation is important to all of our students, and especially to those of you coming from another country.

Our offer of guaranteed accommodation means that you can apply to Sheffield and know that you will have somewhere clean, safe and affordable to live when you arrive.

More information about our accommodation

English Language Teaching

Centre (ELTC)

Our English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) offers a wide range of English language courses and services for University students and departments, as well as the public.

Please note that applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency at IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. This is higher than the University's standard entrance requirement.

Acceptable English language qualifications

Further information

The University's International Office webpages contain lots of information for prospective international students, from applying for a visa, to advice on making an application to study with us.

Sheffield International Office

Prospective EU Students


If you have any further queries don't hesitate to contact our Administrator Ruaridh Watson ( or +44 114 222 9707)