International College

Entry requirements

To join us at the University of Sheffield International College you will need to meet our minimum entry requirements. 

Academic programmes

International Foundation Year (undergraduate pathway)

Entry requirements for the International Foundation Year are listed below. If you need additional English language tuition to reach the requirements, you can study an English language course first.

Academic Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level: 5 subjects including relevant subjects, grades B or above (students must be 17 or over). New grades 9 - 6 in English and Maths
IB Diploma Programme: 26 points (IB Certificate accepted, 26 points) (Subject pass level is 3) Dentistry: International Baccalaureate (IB) - 30 points, must have 5 in Higher level Chemistry and Higher Biology (not standard level)
AS levels: 32 points (formerly 100 UCAS points (only A-C grades) (excluding native language) For Dentistry: 3 x AS levels grade with A in Chemistry, Biology and another subject (not native language)
1 pass at grade A/B, and any borderline case inc D grades, to be referred to HoC
A levels: 2 passes at grade C (new tariff 64) or 3 passes at grade D (new tariff 72) For Dentistry: 3 x A Levels grade with B in Chemistry, Biology and another subject (except native language) in first sitting
English language Three-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in writing (minimum of 4.0 in other skills), or equivalent
Two-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent
Age 17+

You will need to meet additional requirements to study the International Foundation Year if you are looking to progress to one of the degrees listed below.  

Progression degree Additional entry requirements
Architecture Submit a portfolio of work with your application to the College
Biochemistry Three-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with no lower than 5.0 in all skills)
Two-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.5 (with no lower than 5.5 in all skills)
Biomedical Science Three-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with no lower than 5.0 in all skills)
Dental Surgery Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.5 (with no lower than 5.0 in all skills)
3 As at AS Level including Chemistry and Biology
Molecular Biology Three-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with no lower than 5.0 in all skills)
Two-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.5 (with no lower than 5.5 in all skills)
Journalism Three-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with no lower than 5.0 in all skills)
Two-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.5 (with no lower than 5.5 in all skills)
Psychology Three-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with no lower than 5.0 in all skills)
Two-term:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.5 (with no lower than 5.5 in all skills)

Pre-Masters (postgraduate pathway)

Admission requirements for the Pre-Masters are listed below. If you don't meet the English level below, you can study one or two terms of English language preparation first.

Academic Recognised degree – must be in related field for some subjects
English Language Three-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent
Two-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent
Age 21+

English language courses

Find admission requirements for the English language preparation courses listed below.

English language preparation - for the International Foundation Year

English language Two-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 (with 4.0 in all skills), or equivalent
One-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (with 4.5 in all skills), or equivalent
Academic Students need to have completed the relevant academic qualifications for the International Foundation Year

 

English for Pre-Masters - for the Pre-Masters programme

English language Two-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (with no lower than 4.5 in all skills), or equivalent
One-term programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent
Academic Students need to have completed the relevant academic qualifications for the Pre-Masters course

Applying with a Tier 4 visa

If you need a visa to study in the UK, you may be asked for different or additional English language requirements and English tests. If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English. Find out everything you need to know about visas for studying in the UK