International College

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.

Flexible study options

You can choose to join us on campus for your programme or study online from home. Start your course in January 2022 and progress to the University of Sheffield next autumn. Find out more about preparing to study at the International College.

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


  • Sep 13 2021
    Two engineering students in the University of Sheffield's Diamond Building

    Systems engineers work to ensure that components made by different engineers all work together seamlessly. So what do you learn during a systems engineering degree, and what careers are available to graduates? Learn more in our blog.

  • Sep 08 2021
    Our former International College student, Laura, on campus

    Our former International College student, Laura from Taiwan, tells us about her experience of studying abroad in Sheffield. In this blog, she shares how her initial anxieties were eased by the help and support of staff at the College, and how the International Foundation Year helped her realise her academic dreams.

  • Aug 23 2021
    Students stood outside the Diamond Building on the leafy University of Sheffield campus

    Urban planners help to make the environments we live in more pleasant and practical. A degree in urban planning can set you up for success in the field, or help you develop transferable skills for other industries. Discover why you should study the subject in our blog. 

  • Aug 03 2021
    Fatima, an international student, sits in a leafy window.

    Originally from Mexico, Fatima has just finished studying the International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities at The University of Sheffield International College. She reflects on the last academic year and what she has learned from being a student during the pandemic.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.