International College

Tuition and international student fees

Find out how much it costs to study your chosen programme at the University of Sheffield International College, as well as accommodation and other costs. 

Fees for studying at the International College

Programme fees

Programme Subject route Number of semesters 2021/22
International Foundation Year

Business, Social Sciences and Humanities 1.5 £17,000
2 £18,900
Science and Engineering
1.5 £18,500
2 £19,800
Dentistry* 2 £24,900
Pre-Masters Business, Social Sciences and Humanities 1.5 £18,500
2 £21,500
Science and Engineering 1.5 £18,500
2 £21,500
English language courses English Language Preparation 1 term £4,950
English for Pre-Masters 1 term £4,950

*International Students who are progressing to study the BDS Dental Surgery course through the 'University of Sheffield International College' (USIC) route, are also required to pay a clinical placement fee in each clinical year of study. (Year 2 to 5). This fee is in addition to the University tuition fee.


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The International College and the University of Sheffield offer scholarships for students who show excellent academic potential.

Price validity 

2021/22 fees are valid after 29th January 2021 for any programme that commences after 1st September 2021. Confirm your place before 29th January 2021 and save money by paying 2020/21 fees.

Additional fees

Accommodation fees For accommodation costs, visit the accommodation page
Manchester airport pick-up (one-way transfer) Coach Free / £10.60 (depending on your arrival date)
Taxi £121
Train £25
StudyCare Insurance Plus (12 month cover) £8 per week (to cover duration of course)
Visit Student insurance page
Police registration (if required) Please visit the pages to read more about Police Registration
Immigration Health Surcharge Please visit the pages to read more about how much you need to pay

When are your fees due?

  1. Once you have received an offer of a place at the International College, to secure your place you will need to return a signed acceptance form and a confirmation payment. The confirmation payment consists of:
    • £235 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
    • £1,000 Deposit
    • Insurance payment for StudyCare Insurance Plus if applicable
  2. On receipt of your signed acceptance form and the confirmation payment, we will send you your confirmation pack and your Student Statement document.
  3. Prior to enrolment, and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’), you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees. This will also give you access to our exclusive preparation course – Prepare for Success.
  4. Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the College, you will be required to pay:
    • The balance of the first semester’s fees
    • Your accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter
  5. After arriving at USIC, the remaining balance of your tuition fees can be paid two months before the start date of the second academic semester, or in full in advance. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.

Pay your fees

Visit our how to pay page to find out how to pay for your tuition fees.


All international students should have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. This will make you feel more secure because not having the proper cover can be extremely difficult and expensive.

You can take out our own StudyCare Insurance Plus policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance Plus policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is designed for international students while studying abroad and covers you until the end of your programme. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare Insurance Plus.


From September 1st 2019, all students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.