How to apply: applying essentials

Undergraduates in a tutorialThis page provides key information about applying to study on an undergraduate course at Sheffield, and contains links to all of our procedures and Admissions policies. Please take the time to read this information before completing your application.

Before you apply

We normally expect applicants to offer three full A Levels or an accepted equivalent qualification. You can check the University's general entry requirements, including which UK and International qualifications we accept and our English language and mathematics requirements, on our Admissions requirements webpage:

Admissions requirements

You can find details of the entry requirements for particular courses in our online prospectus. Please note that these represent our typical offer conditions only – we may make different offers in some cases.

Online prospectus

A full list of our formal policies relating to Admissions is available on our Policies webpages. This includes our Student Admissions Policy as well as policies on A Level subject combinations, resits, and qualifications taken early.

Our policies


You can apply for an undergraduate course at Sheffield via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service):

UCAS website – Apply

Applications for places on courses starting the following September (except Medicine and Dentistry) should be submitted to UCAS between:

  • 1 September and 15 January to be guaranteed equal consideration with other applicants
  • 16 January and 30 June for further consideration, although we may not be able to consider your application if all the places on the course you have applied for have been filled

Applications for places on Medicine and Dentistry courses must be submitted between 1 September and 15 October.

You can find more information about how and when to apply on our Applying webpage. This also contains information about deferred entry, direct entry to year/level 2 and our foundation year courses.


Our Education For All webpage provides information on the support we provide for Care Leavers, estranged students, carers, mature students and students with a disability or learning difficulty. You can also find information about our outreach activities, our use of contextual data and our Disrupted Studies scheme.

Education for all: Widening Participation and Disrupted Studies

After you apply

You can find out what happens after you have submitted your application on our After You Apply webpages. If we make you a Conditional offer and you accept us as either your Firm or Insurance choice, we will also send you an email containing information about what happens when you get your exam results.

After you apply

If at any time you find that your studies are affected by personal, social or domestic issues, please let us know by using our Disrupted Studies form:

Disrupted Studies

Further information

If you have any further questions about the University and applying to study with us, please Ask Sheffield.

If you still need help, our Applicant Information Desk (AiD) provides a first point of contact for people who have applied to the University. AiD can help with any questions you have about the process of applying to us and the current status of your application.

Applicant Information Desk

We wish you the best of luck with your application.