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 of Sheffield in preparation for your university degree. You'll have everything you need to succeed at a Russell Group university.

Top 15 in the UK

(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)

World-leading research

Sheffield is a prestigious, research university and has produced six Nobel Prize winners

Voted University of the Year by students

(Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2024)

No. 1 Students’ Union

for the past seven years in a row by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (2017-2024)

Discover our pathway programmes

Sheffield IC engineering student

International Foundation Year

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.

Sheffield student on campus


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.

Geovanni from Mexico

Born in Mexico. Made in Sheffield.

I feel studying in such a multicultural and diverse environment is great. The first day I came in, I just came downstairs and I saw everyone from everywhere in the world and I was like, “Wow, I can meet so many people from different backgrounds, from different cultures, different experiences in life”. That's pretty enriching. It broadens your depth of how you see things and it allows you to meet a lot of nice people that teach you perspectives on things that maybe you didn't think about in the first place.

International Foundation Year Science and Engineering
BEng Chemical Engineering

University graduation – #MadeinSheffield

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

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Our student enrolment advisors are here to help with your application and answer any questions you have about studying with us.