International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Your home from home

We know it’s not an easy decision to study abroad, but it is an exciting one. To help you on your way, we’ll be available to support you from the moment you decide to join us until you progress to your degree.

Student support includes:

Preparing you for your journey

We can help you with the forms, visas and formalities needed to secure your place smoothly and easily. We’ll support you to set up your accommodation and make sure everything is confirmed before you leave home.


A friend before you arrive

If you have questions about life in Sheffield, we’ll do our best to put you in touch with a current University student to answer your questions.

When you arrive, you’ll find friendly, helpful and experienced staff in the International College ready to help you settle in. The Students’ Union also has an International Officer, ready to provide advice and support whenever you feel you need a helping hand.

A special welcome for international students

We will give you a warm welcome from day one. Then, once you have settled in to life in Sheffield, we will still be here to help with anything. You don't need to make an appointment to see us. You are always welcome; we can give you as much or as little support as you need.

Student Agreement

The Student Agreement is there to make sure you get the most out of your time at the College. It lays out what we expect from you while you are studying with us. It also tells you what you can expect from us in return. Your Student Agreement also includes your individual study plan and requirements for progression to the University. Read our blog post about the Student Agreement to find out more.

international students socialising

Here for you

The International College offers small class sizes, personalised tuition and friendly helpful support, both in the College and via the Virtual Learning Environment.

Your international career

All over the world, graduates from the University of Sheffield are making a name for themselves. Five of the University's past graduates and teachers have been Nobel Prize winners. Many are pioneers in their chosen fields. Thousands are proud to say their careers were ‘made in Sheffield’.

Internationally recognised qualifications

For international students, a qualification from the University of Sheffield is recognised by industry, academic institutions and governments as a symbol of true quality. That’s because it’s known that you have studied with the brightest minds, under some of the very best teachers. All in a world top 100 University that promotes independent thinking and hard work.

A real advantage for the rest of your life

A degree from the University of Sheffield gives you a real advantage for the rest of your life. Whether you are aiming to launch an international career, pursue your own research and academic studies, or return home to work, study or teach.

Student story

"I am very impressed by how much the teachers support the students here. They give us a chance to do a formative assessment before the real one, and I think that really helped me."

Chia Yi from Taiwan
Studying International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities