International College


When you’re not busy studying or socialising, you’ll need somewhere to call home. Sheffield has a range of options within walking distance of the International College.

Student accommodation in Sheffield

Many people find they meet lifelong friends when living in student accommodation. It is a part of student life and a big step in finding your independence after living at home. You can choose to stay in University-managed accommodation close to the International College, or arrange your own private accommodation.

Accommodation options

We offer two accommodation options depending on your intake:

All under 18s are offered University managed residences. Other University-managed accommodation options are available through the University's online portal.

Once you are enrolled on your course, our Central Student Support Team will contact you with the accommodation options available.

Born in Russia. Made in Sheffield.

Yaroslav at St Vincent's Place accommodation

My first friends here were people from other rooms in my block. On the first day we all were a bit shy because we had just moved in and were missing our homes. But after a few days we became really close; we spent time together, we went to Meadowhall to play some games and after a few weeks we became really close friends and we can share our thoughts, share our problems and do things together.

St Vincent's Place

Located in the heart of the city, near the main campus and next to the International College, St Vincent’s Place is our new University-managed development which incorporates a beautifully renovated church. The church is now a place to socialise, offering a café, cinema room, games and a shared kitchen. There is also a Residence Life Mentor to help you settle into life in the UK through organised social activities and student support.

Some International College students will live at St Vincent’s Place, however due to capacity restrictions some students will be provided with accommodation options elsewhere. The accommodation options available vary depending on the time of year you start your course at the International College.

Take a tour of St Vincent's and see where you could be living

Jeff at St Vincent's Place

Room types

  • Shared flat

Your room

The above room type offers the following benefits:

  • Fully furnished
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • Desk and study space
  • Bedding and kitchen utensils included in your welcome pack
  • Bills included

Shared facilities and services

  • Shared kitchen
  • Study areas 
  • 24/7 on-site security
  • Social spaces including a games room and cinema room
  • Bike storage 
  • High speed Wi-Fi access throughout
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Music room

Take a virtual tour of St Vincent's Place.

It is important to arrange your accommodation before you arrive in the UK. This will ensure you have no difficulty confirming your course at immigration or when you register with the police. 

  1. Confirm your place at the International College
  2. The University Accommodation team will email you (usually within a week) with a link to their accommodation booking portal
  3. Set up a password and login to the accommodation portal (StarRez)
  4. Choose your accommodation and reserve your room
  5. Receive Residence contract
  6. Accept terms and conditions and set up method of payment
  7. Pay deposit (£150) to secure your room
  8. Collect room keys on arrival to the College
  9. Make remaining payments directly to the University.

Sheffield 3

Sheffield 3 is managed by third party accommodation provider Student Roost and is a modern, stylish accommodation complex located a 10 minute walk to the University of Sheffield International College. All utility bills are included, there are flexible payment terms and 24 hour staff plus a spacious common room, quiet study room and parcel collection service. There is also an exciting social calendar throughout the whole year for students to enjoy.

Room types

  • Shared flat (en-suite room with a communal kitchen and living space)

Your room

  • Private en-suite bathroom (with shower, toilet and basin)
  • Small (3/4) double bed
  • Desk and study space (desk, chair, under-bed storage, full length mirror and wardrobe)
  • Bills included

Shared facilities and services:

  • High speed WiFi
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Communal lounge
  • Games and TV area
  • Study room
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Bike storage
  • Contents insurance
  • Parcel collection service
  • Staff on-site 24/7

It is important to arrange your accommodation before you arrive in the UK. This will ensure you have no difficulty confirming your course at immigration or when you register with the police.

  1. Confirm your place at the International College
  2. The Central Student Support Team will send you an ‘Invitation to Apply’ for accommodation with a link to book the Study Group rate of £99 per week
  3. Once you have received the ‘Invitation’, read the booking instructions carefully and click on the exclusive link
  4. Select the correct Academic Year and choose your preferred payment plan
  5. Choose the correct tenancy length from the list
  6. Register your details with Student Roost and create a Username and Password. Please use the student’s own email address to register
  7. The Sheffield 3 Team will then send you a room offer
  8. Accept the room offer - there is no deposit to pay for the March 2020 tenancy
  9. Make accommodation fee payments directly to Student Roost.

Room availability for September 2020

If you are starting in September, there is currently plenty of availability. If you are required to quarantine (as per UK government guidelines), your accommodation will be available for you to do so. We will support you so that you have everything you need to settle in to your new home, including bedding packs, shopping deliveries and take-away services.

Accommodation costs

Accommodation Start date End date Tenancy length Cost per week Total cost
Third party managed accommodation (Sheffield 3)
Silver en-suite room
21/03/2020 05/09/2020 24 weeks From £99 TBC
University Managed Accommodation (St Vincent’s Place)
En-suite room
12/09/2020 17/07/2021 44 weeks £154.49 £6797.56
12/09/2020 04/09/2021 51 weeks £154.49 £7878.99

Important information

All under 18s must live in University-managed accommodation. If you are younger than 18 years old when you start your programme you are guaranteed a room in University Managed Accommodation (subject to availability)

Students who are 18 years old or over are invited to University managed or third party managed accommodation depending on availability. Once students are confirmed on their course they will be sent information on the accommodation available for their intake.

Your accommodation will be ready the weekend before your course starts. Your tenancy dates will be confirmed with your accommodation details.  Find out more about what to expect when you arrive.

What support is available?

Zuzana is a Residence Life Mentor at St Vincent's Place
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