International College
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About us

Everything we do at the University of Sheffield is based on one simple but powerful idea: we won’t settle for ordinary.

That’s how we’ve become one of the top 100 universities in the world. That’s why every one of our faculties is a centre of excellence. That’s why we have an outstanding track record for research and partnerships with industry. And that’s why the International College has a bespoke new building, ideal for international students and central to the city.

Over 7,000 international students from 140 countries currently study at the University of Sheffield. They have chosen to be a part of our world-class and research-led University – a place where new ideas are encouraged and nurtured. In the latest national research assessment, the University featured in the top 10 per cent of UK universities.

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We will support you all the way

We will do everything we can to make sure you get what you need and more from your studies in Sheffield.

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Why the International College?

The International College gives you the perfect introduction to studying abroad.

For many international students, studying abroad brings some challenges that need a little extra support.

You’ll need to be able to learn your chosen subject in English with confidence. You may find you need time to get used to new ways of teaching and more independent learning. And you have to do all of this while getting used to how things work in a foreign country, far from home. This is why we are here to help you get used to you new surroundings.

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Why Sheffield?

Sheffield is popular with students from around the world. Is it the music, sports, green spaces, affordability or safety? Or is it something entirely different?

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Investing in your future

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.

We are continually investing to provide you with the perfect environment for success. The new International College is just one of the new buildings on the campus. The new Diamond building will provide undergraduate teaching spaces for the Faculty of Engineering as well as facilities for students from the rest of the University. We have also been investing in the buildings across our campus to make sure you'll have the best facilities.

You will have 24-hour access to the innovative Information Commons - a multi-purpose learning environment and library. Each University learning space has been created to suit student and teacher needs. These range from a lecture theatre in a historical church to state-of-the-art facilities.

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Ghoudarz Made in Sheffield


Born in Rasht.

Made in Sheffield.

“There is no divide between home students and other students. They are all blended. You don't seem a stranger or an outsider. Everybody gets on well with each other. There are lots of events where everyone can get to know each other.”

Goudarz, studying Renewable Energy