International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Pre-arrival information

If you are a new student coming to the University of Sheffield International College, check out our Big Sheffield Welcome page to answer some of your questions and help you plan your arrival in the UK.

Download our pre-arrival guide to find out more.

When you confirm your arrival details you will receive confirmation of your registration date and time.

Living in the UK

Life in Britain will be different from what you are used to and we’re sure you’ll have many questions. We’ve compiled a list of the top three most frequently asked below, together with our answers.

Q: What’s it like to live in the UK? 

A: Britain is home to residents from around the world, giving it a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel. You’ll soon be able to adapt to a whole variety of situations, from understanding British etiquette and slang to cooking your own food and going out with your new friends. 

Q: How will I meet people and make friends?

A: It won’t take you long to make friends, but whilst you settle in, we will organise events designed to help you meet your classmates and build new friendships. There are also many societies you can join to meet people with similar interests to you. 

Q: Will I be able to find food from my home country? 

A: The UK is a multicultural country and you will find local shops will sell most things you will need. If you can’t find what you’re looking for locally, some of the larger supermarkets stock a wider range of international products. There are also restaurants serving cuisine from around the world so if you’re looking for a something to remind you of home you’ll be able to find just what you want.

Chat to a Student Ambassador

We have a team of Student Ambassadors on campus and they are here to answer any questions you might have about studying in Sheffield. Chat to a Student Ambassador today

Angel Made in Sheffield


Born in Mexico City.

Made in Sheffield.

“The students here in the UK have been absolutely one of the best experiences that I have ever had in my life and I would actually recommend it to everybody.”

Ángel, studying Politics

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