The University of Sheffield

International College

University of Sheffield International College

The University of Sheffield offers high-quality academic programmes taught in a distinctive environment that is especially welcoming and supportive to international students.

The tailored curriculum will make sure you are perfectly prepared for onward success.
Everything the University of Sheffield does is based on one simple but powerful idea: they won’t settle for ordinary. That’s how they’ve become one of the top 100 universities in the world. That’s how every one of their academic departments is a centre of excellence. And that’s why they have an outstanding track record for research and partnerships with industry.


The benefits for you

  • Graduate with a prestigious degree from a Russell Group university; a mark of achievement recognised around the world
  • Both the city and University pride themselves on extending a warm welcome to international students
  • Enjoy all the benefits of city life, but pay lower living costs than in Manchester or London
  • Consistently ranked highly for student experience, so you can be confident of enjoying your time here

The campus

When you join the University of Sheffield International College, you will be welcomed into student life at the University. You can join societies, start your own clubs and get involved in campaigning for a better future as an associate member of the Students’ Union. Additionally, the city and everything it has to offer will be easily accessible to you.

The Students’ Union is central to student life in the UK. The University of Sheffield has the best in the UK – it has been voted number 1 in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for the last eight years. It has its own bar, café and restaurant run by students. It also houses the council that represents student issues – international students even have a dedicated officer.

Sheffield students started the ‘We Are International’ campaign, highlighting the importance of welcoming international students to world-leading universities. The award-winning campaign has been taken up across the UK since but Sheffield still leads the way, producing useful videos about visa applications and the popular #WeAreInternational/hashtag.

The location

There is so much to do in Sheffield. You could spend an evening at one of the theatres or go to a football match to see one of Sheffield’s two professional teams. There are plenty of concerts at the many music venues, plus shopping, cinemas and numerous bars and restaurants. The campus is set around the city centre, with all departments just a short walking distance from each other, or a very short ride on the bus or tram.

Sheffield is close enough to the countryside to get away from city life. It is also the UK’s greenest city and offers many spaces for students to relax indoors or out.

How to get here

Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all about an hour’s travel time from Sheffield. Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster is around 30 minutes away by car. Manchester Airport is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night. Students arriving at Manchester Airport may be able to take advantage of a free coach transfer (depending on the date of arrival which needs to be booked in advance).

Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train.


The University of Sheffield International College offers you the opportunity to live in the heart of the city centre of Sheffield. All of our residences are within short walking distance of the local amenities and the International College.

Each residence offers self-catering facilities, although with so many restaurants and cafés you will have many options at mealtimes.

A typical room includes a bed, study desk, chair, storage facilities and the majority of the options include en-suite bathroom facilities. Kitchens are fully-equipped with a fridge, freezer, cooker and microwave.

All of the utilities (gas, electricity, water, internet) are included in the rent. A range of accommodation options is available.

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Average living costs – Sheffield

  • Meal, inexpensive restaurant £9.00
  • Cappuccino £2.35
  • Bottle of water (0.33 litre) £0.80
  • Monthly travel pass (regular price) £55.00
  • Petrol (1 litre) £1.19
  • Monthly internet (10 Mbps, unlimited data, cable/ADSL) £13.50
  • Fitness club monthly fee £30.00
  • Cinema ticket £8.00
  • Monthly rent for a city centre apartment with one bedroom £558.00

Please note that all prices are approximations of averages sourced from and are subject to change.

Why choose The University of Sheffield?

  • A member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities
  • Ranked 21st in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)
  • 75th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018-19)
  • 3rd in the UK for student experience six years in a row (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2011-16)

The University of Sheffield

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