Applicant open days

Whether you've been invited for an assessment or interview, or have your offer already, visiting us is the best way to ensure you're making the right choice.

Here's a taste of what you can expect:

Applicant open days are for current applicants to the University of Sheffield. Please book your place by clicking the link in your invitation email or by logging in to your MUSE account.

If you haven't applied yet there are other ways you can visit - for example a main University open day or campus tour.

2017-18 dates

We have a number of applicant open days taking place between November and April.

Most departments will invite you once you have been made an offer.

Date Subjects involved
Wednesday 14 February 2018 Some science and engineering subjects only
Saturday 17 February 2018 All subjects excluding some in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Wednesday 21 February 2018 Some science and engineering subjects only
Saturday 17 March 2018 All subjects
Saturday 21 April 2018 All subjects

Your day in Sheffield

Your day starts at the central exhibition where you'll register and enjoy a free welcome drink. You’ll also be welcomed by our Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, Wyn Morgan.

Department activities

All our departments will be offering a range of exciting activities on the open day. Your invitation will let you know what to expect.

If your course is a dual or a triple, you'll get the opportunity to visit more than one department.

The central exhibition 

Discover why Sheffield offers one of the best student experiences in the UK at the central exhibition. Expert staff from the following areas will be here to answer all your questions and talk to you about what makes Sheffield such a unique city:

Your course

Staff at Sheffield are dedicated to providing a world-class learning experience. Meet the professionals who make sure everything runs smoothly and help you to get the most out of your degree.

Your community

Sheffield is a unique place to live. Many of our students love it so much, they choose to stay here after they've graduated. To find out more you can ask the people who look after our student accommodation, or talk to someone from the Students’ Union about the incredible social life.

Students at an open day

Your support systems

Sheffield has the best student services in the UK. We'll give you advice on student loans, grants, University bursaries and scholarships. Plus all the services we offer to make sure you're well looked after.

Your future

Why are Sheffield graduates so good at competing for jobs? Find out from our Careers Service staff what makes a Sheffield graduate special, and how they can support you right from the start of your degree.

Your personal development

Find out how you could spend part of your course studying abroad, learning another language or developing your own business ideas.


This is our chance to show you how a world-class university invests in its students. We're running regular tours throughout the day from 10am.

Accommodation tours

These will run all day and will last approximately one hour. You can also get further information about our award winning accommodation from the stand in the exhibition.

Self-guided campus and city tours

Get to know the campus or the city in your own time. You can pick up a self-guided tour leaflet at the central exhibition or one of our Information Hubs, located at key points across campus. Taking one of the tours takes between 45 minutes to an hour.

Library tours

These are available at the Information Commons, The Diamond and Western Bank Library. Tours take around ten minutes – no need to book, just turn up.

Sport Sheffield tours

Tours of Sport Sheffield are available from the Goodwin Sports Centre and last approximately 20 minutes. There is no need to book, just turn up.

Accommodation tour

Parking and travel advice

Travelling to Sheffield is easy, but please be aware that parking close to the campus is limited. Please plan your travel in advance.

​For return travel purposes, you should expect to be with us until approximately 4pm.​

University travel advice

Travel bursary

You may be eligible to receive an Access Travel Bursary to help with the cost of travelling to the open day.  

Questions about applicant open days? Email