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 start virtually from home. Start your course in September 2021 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


  • 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.

  • Jul 23 2021
    Student ambassador, Tiba, in her hometown in Iraq

    Tiba, our student ambassador from Iraq, shares what it has been like to study at the International College throughout a global pandemic, and offers her advice to new students on how to make the most of your experience studying with us.

  • Jul 06 2021
    Economics is an interesting subject, relevant to all areas of everyday life. There are many great reasons to study an economics degree at a UK university. Read on to find out more.
  • Jun 25 2021
    An international student and tutor on the University of Sheffield campus

    Studying abroad in the UK is a big decision to make, and this year is no different. At the University of Sheffield International College, we've made significant developments to make sure you have a fantastic student experience. Learn more in our blog.

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