Study options

We will get you to where you want to be

Our aim is to get you to where you want to be, studying a postgraduate or undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

Studying with us in 2022 is about putting your education first. It is your time to learn, to develop and to be ready for the world. By starting your university education now, you can look forward to achieving your graduation dreams and starting an exciting graduate-level job in just a few short years. Whether your goal is to start your own business, research medical developments, work for an NGO or something in between, this is your future. 

With our flexible study options to keep your studies on track, you can achieve your university goals.

Joining us in 2022

Starting in September 2022 or later

We look forward to welcoming you on campus for the start of your studies. Find out all you need to know about joining us on campus below.

Join us on campus

If you join us on campus, you can expect:

  • Experienced teachers and support staff
  • One-to-one support at every stage
  • Additional health and safety measures
  • Blended learning, which is a mixture of face-to-face and virtual teacher-led learning

Please note, study options, blended learning and health and safety measures are subject to ongoing review and government guidance, and should anything change, and you have an offer or confirmed place with us it will be communicated to you.

Study online from home

You may be unsure about travelling right now and choose to start your pathway programme online from home and join us on campus at a later date, or start and finish your pathway programme online from home*.

Current students whose pathway programme finishes before June 30th 2022**

If you wish to complete your studies online, you must inform a student support team member (who will be in contact with you directly)  of your intention to complete your programme online, otherwise you will be expected to arrive in the UK by 10 June 2022 to continue your programme.

Current students whose pathway programme finishes after June 30th 2022**

Students whose pathway programme finishes after 30th June 2022, must still apply to study online all year. If they do not apply, or do apply and are unsuccessful, they must arrive in the UK by 10 June 2022.

Details of this process and guidance can be found here.

Studying online, you can expect:

  • 21-day money-back satisfaction offer
  • Visa refund policy
  • Wider range of English language tests accepted (CAS requirements stay the same)

You can find out more about studying online from home and completing your pathway programme entirely online  by going to our online learning FAQs here.

Flexible study options for June 2022 (1 term only)

English language preparation programmes

If you need additional English language support before starting your pathway programme with us, you can take our English Language Preparation programme. Starting in June, we have flexible study options to suit you.

  • Start and finish your programme on campus.
  • Complete the whole programme online.

Studying online, you can expect:

  • Live online lessons in small groups with experienced teachers  
  • A personal tutor  
  • Technical support
  • Wider range of English language tests accepted^

You must complete the pre-registration form by 9th May 2022 to inform the International College regarding your preferred study method so you receive the support you need to succeed. Please also note that you must be on-campus for the start of your academic programme (International Foundation Year/Pre-Masters programme) in September 2022.

* 10 June 2022 is deadline for 2022 starters. For 2021 starters, the deadline is 6 April 2022. Virtual learning option does not apply to International Foundation Year in Dentistry. Application to Online Learning is subject to continued approval by the UK Visas and Immigration service, or circumstances that are subject to approval under our specific academic regulations.
**Important condition of eligibility for completing studies online:
Where we are offering the opportunity to existing students to complete their studies online, to be eligible to apply, students must have undertaken a minimum of two weeks’ study on their Study Group course (whether on-campus or online) and be deemed to be engaging in their studies at an acceptable level. 
^Please note that students applying for an International Foundation Year using an alternative test to start their English Language Preparation course online will need to take a UKVI SELT during the course and achieve a minimum of 4.5 in all skills. Pre-Masters programme applicants can use the scores from their English for Pre-Masters course. 

Born in Colombia. Made in Sheffield.

A huge thing I think international people get from the College is our main group of friends. We have the same classes, we are all in a new country with a new language and new people. We have that bonding. Then that just continues on in life after university.


International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering

BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering