City guide

  • Sheffield is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with lots of character
  • The campus is surrounded by cafés, restaurants and shops
  • You'll be within walking distance of everything you need for day-to-day life.
  • Lots of affordable transport options for trips further afield
  • Friendly, welcoming community.

Entertainment and culture

Entertainment at the University of Sheffield International College
  • Restaurants serving food from around the world
  • A large range of independent cafés and coffee shops
  • A thriving nightlife, with award winning venues close to the University
  • Sheffield is home to some of the UK's biggest bands: Arctic Monkeys and Pulp
  • Music is a big part of the city, as can be seen at the annual Tramlines Festival.

Sport and outdoors

Sport at the University of Sheffield International College
  • Easy access to the Peak District, the UK’s fifth largest national park
  • Leisure activities available in and around the city centre
  • Access to university sports facilities, including gymnasium, sports pitches, climbing wall etc. 

Your home in the UK

Guide to the University of Sheffield International College
  • Sheffield is in the centre of the UK and the railway network, 
  • Just over two hours by train from London
  • The closest airport for arrivals is Manchester
  • Ideally situated for day trips or weekends to other parts of the UK (but with so much going on in Sheffield you might not have time!)
    • Quick and affordable train and bus travel to many major UK cities, including Manchester, Birmingham, York and Edinburgh.
  • You’ll always have a comfortable and friendly home to return to in Sheffield.