Submitting your application

Applications for undergraduate courses should be submitted via the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website:

UCAS website – apply

Full instructions on how to apply are available on the UCAS website.

If you're still at school or college in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please ask your teachers for advice on the UCAS application process.

The UCAS code for the University of Sheffield is S18 SHEFD. There's no campus code.

If you need to contact UCAS directly, you can do so by phone, email or social media:

UCAS contact details

When to apply for a degree commencing in September 2019

Applications for undergraduate degree courses starting in September 2019 should be submitted between:

  • 1 September 2018 and 15 January 2019 to be guaranteed equal consideration with other applicants

  • 16 January 2019 and 30 June 2019 for further consideration, although we may not be able to consider your application if all the places on the course you've applied for have been filled

If you're applying for entry to the MBChB Medicine or the BDS Dental Surgery, you should submit your application by 15 October 2018.

Deferred entry

If you don't want to begin your studies straight away, you can defer your entry for a year. For example, you could apply in autumn 2019 for entry in September 2021. We welcome applications for deferred entry, and treat them on an equal basis with other applications.

Applications for deferred entry are considered under the conditions for entry in the UCAS application year in which they're submitted, and applicants must satisfy these conditions by 31 August of that year. If you're applying for entry in September 2021, for example, you must have met the conditions of your offer by 31 August 2020.

Direct entry to year/level two

We're happy to consider applications for entry to the second year of an undergraduate course. You should normally have met the Sheffield course's standard A Level requirements (or equivalent). You should also show us that you've undertaken and successfully completed a programme of study equivalent to the first year of the course that you're applying for. We reserve the right to determine whether you've covered an equivalent area of study. In assessing this we may ask you to provide further information on your studies to date, including course syllabuses.

Admissions requirements

Before completing your UCAS application form, please read about the University's admissions requirements:

University of Sheffield admissions requirements

Disrupted Studies

If you are an undergraduate applicant and you have experienced issues of a personal, social or domestic nature that have affected your post-16 studies, you can let us know by completing our Disrupted Studies form.

Disrupted Studies

Fraudulent statements and omissions

Offers of a place are made in good faith by the University and are based on the information you provide at any point during the application process. False statements or omissions of relevant information may lead to the withdrawal of an offer or a place. Further information is available on the UCAS website when you apply.

Students studying in the USA or Canada

If you are currently studying in the USA or Canada we can accept an application from you through the Common Application. However, if you are able to apply through UCAS we would encourage you to choose this route. You can only apply through one of the Common Application or UCAS, not both.

Please note that we are not able to consider Common Applications from students studying outside the USA or Canada.