Study Abroad - Overseas students

We have around 80 exchange agreements with international universities and are a member of Global E3

Join us at the University of Sheffield for one or two semesters through our Study Abroad programme, established in 1988. Exchange and fee-paying students are welcome!


Competitive scholarships and external funding are available for students accepting a place at the University of Sheffield.

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Study Abroad at the University of Sheffield

Study Abroad at the University of Sheffield

See for yourself why studying abroad at the University of Sheffield is an amazing opportunity.

Download our Study Abroad Prospectus for 2019-20

Discover what Sheffield has to offer and start your journey to studying in one of the world's best student cities. Find out how to apply by downloading our 2019-20 Study Abroad brochure.

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Your degree/programme

When choosing your programme here you and your academic advisers should look at the modules on offer at Sheffield. You need to be sure the level of study here is right for you, and that the modules you choose will meet your home degree requirements. You can spend a semester or a year studying at Sheffield, earning credits to transfer back to your home university. We strongly encourage you to attend Sheffield for a full academic year.

Study periods> Modules/Courses> Entry requirements (Inc. English language)>


The way to apply for a Study Abroad place is to complete an online application form. Depending on whether you are an exchange student or sponsored/independent fee paying student, the process of application differs slightly. Take a look at the section relevant to you.

Exchange students> Sponsored/independent fee paying students> The application process> Once you've been accepted>


One of the first things new students ask us about Sheffield is how much things cost here. The answer's pretty simple; less than they cost elsewhere. Living in Sheffield is 10% cheaper than the UK average. And it's 25% cheaper than London.

Tuition fees and living costs> Scholarships>