International College

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Pathways to the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield International College

The University of Sheffield International College offers specialist tuition in English language, study skills and subject preparation. Alongside other international students, you'll study programmes developed in collaboration with the University in preparation for your university degree. You'll have everything you need to succeed at a world top 100 university.

Undergraduate pathways

International student from Vietnam

Our International Foundation Year is our undergraduate preparation programme designed to develop your skills for degree study at the University of Sheffield. You will find a range of subject routes and study modules tailored to your degree choice. 

Postgraduate pathways

Federico at the University of Sheffield

The Pre-Masters programme is an intensive 1.5 or 2 semester programme. It includes specialist academic modules, skills development and English language classes that prepare you for your taught masters degree. 

University graduation – #Made in Sheffield

Students celebrate their graduation at the University of Sheffield. Hear from former International College students about their experience and future plans.

University graduation – #Made in Sheffield

Sheffield students on graduation day


  • Jan 15 2021
    Students at Sheffield in the Diamond building

    Thinking about studying information management at university? Discover more about information management including what you will study and why you should study it. You can also learn more about studying it in the UK.

  • Nov 13 2020
    A smiling student

    Today we hear from Aubrey from Macao, who is studying our blended learning model at the International College. Blended learning allows students like Aubrey to combine online classes with face-to-face classes – keeping people safe whilst still getting an authentic International College experience. Find out about Aubrey’s experiences in her blog.

  • Nov 03 2020
     An international student studying on her laptop

    We caught up with Xuanyue from China about studying virtually with the University of Sheffield International College. Wondering what it’s like to study online with us? Hear about Xuanyue’s experience of studying her International Foundation Year from her home in China.

  • Sep 10 2020
    New students sit together on Sheffield's campus

    If you're starting your studies with us this autumn and need some tips on how to make the most of your International College experience, look no further. Haoru Xu from China has gathered all his expertise as a recent Pre-Masters student for you here. Read about how to approach your programme with the right attitude to lead yourself to future success.

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