New Students

Information for all new students at the University of Sheffield.

Before you Arrive

Apply for Student Finance

Funding your studies

For information on the funding options available to you, please visit the page below.

Tuition Fees

For information on your tuition fees please visit the page below.

Pre-register online

Pre-registration tasks

Once you've accepted your offer, you must complete your online pre-registration tasks before arriving in Sheffield.

Studying at University

International students

For information and advice on what to do before and upon arriving in Sheffield, such as the documents you must carry, police registration and collecting your BRP, please see the pages below.

Visas and immigration

For dedicated immigration information such as how to apply for a Tier 4 visa, please visit the page below.

For further information please see the page below:

Before you Arrive


Register online

 New students registration

Visit our registration web page for a full outline of how to register with the University.

Online module selection

If you have any modules to choose, you must do so as part of Pre-Registration. See the below link for more details:

Student UCard and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) collection event

After you have registered online, you will be invited to collect your UCard. You must attend the event at the specific time given to you. If you are an international student who has chosen the University as the ACL, you will also be able to collect your BRP at this event.

Late registration

If you know you're going to arrive late, please visit the page below for information on late registration.

University Health Service registration

We recommend that all students studying in Sheffield for more than 3 months register with the University Health Service (UHS) on arrival. UHS provides a NHS General Practice service.

Medical assistance before registration

For urgent but non-life threatening conditions you can:

For more urgent issues visit Accident and Emergency at Northern General Hospital.

Please only call a 999 ambulance for serious and life threatening conditions.

For further information please see the page below:


International Welcome 

Orientation 2020

Orientation 2020 is a programme of events, information sessions and community-building activities to help you settle in quickly to your new life in Sheffield.

Travelling to the UK

Travelling to Sheffield from the airport

If you're travelling to Sheffield by plane please visit the page below for information on how to get to Sheffield from various UK airports.

Meet & Greet airport pick-up service

If you are arriving at Manchester airport, you can make use of our Meet & Greet pick up service on offer on selected dates.

Travel and self-isolation

If you are a new or returning student arriving from overseas, please visit the page below for information on the government rules about travel and self-isolation that you need to follow. There is also information about how to access food and other essential items during self-isolation.

For further information please see the page below:

International Welcome   

Welcome and Life at Sheffield

Welcome events and activities

No matter when you arrive our ‘Welcome Term’ will help you discover all we have to offer and help you feel at home.

Your new Students' Union

Discover what your new Students’ Union has to offer, and why it's rated No.1 in the UK.

Departmental welcome meeting

Your academic department will run a welcome meeting where they'll tell you more about the department and your module choices. The date and time of your meeting will be emailed to you, as well as on the iSheffield app.

Interactive Campus Map

Our Interactive Campus Map allows you to search for locations by name.

Student Support Services

Student Support

If you're struggling or need some advice, we have a range of support services that can provide tailored information, advice and support.

Signposting our support

If you don’t want to speak to someone in person you can visit our Signposting Our Support pages which can signpost you to the relevant information and services.

For further information please see the page below:

Welcome and Life at Sheffield

Faculty Induction Timetables/Events

For further information please see the page below:

University of Sheffield Faculties

After Registration

We have brought together academic, social and financial information for students who have recently registered and are new to Sheffield on our after registration web page.

Learning and teaching

Digital learning

Blackboard is your Virtual Learning Environment at the University, where you can access your course content and online teaching. For more information, visit:

Your Library: Getting started

Your Library provides access to the reading for your course, space to study, support with your research and other help where you need it. This guide tells you how to get started using the Library.

Safety and security

For general information on staying safe at home, out and about, online, and fire and bike safety please visit the page below.

Money and finance

Managing your money

Visit our money management page which offers advice, money saving tips and an online money planner to help you budget.

Social activities

The Students' Union has over 300 societies clubs and societies for you to get involved with. Find out more here

For further information please see the page below:

After Registration

Further Information