International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Academic programmes


International Foundation Year (IFY)

English language*:

Three term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in writing (minimum of 4.0 in other skills)**, or equivalent***
Two term programme - Academic IELTS  for UKVI 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills)**, or equivalent***

Academic:

Good high school graduation grades or equivalent. Architecture degree courses require you to submit a portfolio of work on application to the college.

Contact us to find out more information.


Pre-Masters

English language*:

Three term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)**, or equivalent***
Two term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)**, or equivalent***

Academic:

Recognised degree - Must be in a related field for some subjects. Architecture degree courses require you to submit a portfolio of work on application to the college.

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English language courses


English Language Preparation (ELP)

Two term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 (with 4.0 in all skills)**
One term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (with 4.5 in all skills)**

Students also need to have completed the relevant academic qualifications for the international foundation year.


English for Pre-Masters (EPM)

Two term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (with no lower than 4.5 in all skills)**
One term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all skills)**

Students also need to have completed the relevant academic qualifications for the pre-masters course.

* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.

** If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

*** Students wishing to progress to Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Journalism and Psychology programmes at the University will require an English level of IELTS 0.5 or equivalent higher than that listed above for entry to their programme at the College.

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Nationality

Courses at the International College are only available to international students, non-UK and non-EU.