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

For students starting their programme during the 2021/22 academic year and decide to travel to the UK, we have accommodation available at St Vincent's Place.

Please note: all under 18s are offered University managed residences.

Once you are enrolled on your course, our Central Student Support Team will contact you with more information about the accommodation.

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.

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
  • Welcome pack including bedding
  • 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 St Vincent's Place
  9. Make remaining payments directly to the University.

We are offering flexible tenancy start dates for students starting their programme in September 2021 which means that you can check-in on any date between 11th September 2021 and 12th February 2022.

If you would like to arrive before Saturday 11th September in order to isolate or settle into your accommodation prior to Induction Week, you can do so for free* from 1st August 2021 until the official contract start date of the 11th September. You must email the CSS Team to book this option!

Please note: you can check-in after the above date however you will need to email the CSS Team to organise this at

The University will ask you (within your application) for your expected arrival date, and begin your contract on the Saturday after you arrive. For example: if you were to arrive and check into your room between Sunday the 12th of September and Saturday the 18th of September your contract would begin on Saturday the 18th of September 2021. Therefore, you would not pay any fees for the days between arriving and your official contract start date.

* There is no extra charge between 1st August and 11th September 2021.

Accommodation costs

Accommodation Cost per week
University Managed Accommodation (St Vincent’s Place)
En-suite room

Arranging your own accommodation privately

If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying.

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

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.

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.

What support is available?

Zuzana is a Residence Life Mentor at St Vincent's Place
Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.