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

ProgrammeSubject routeNumber of semesters2023/24
International Foundation YearBusiness, Social Sciences and Humanities1.5£18,500


Science and Engineering1.5£20,000

ProgrammeSubject routeNumber of semesters2023/24
Pre-MastersBusiness, Social Sciences and Humanities1.5£20,000


Science and Engineering1.5£20,000

ProgrammeSubject routeNumber of semesters2022/232023/24
English language coursesEnglish Language Preparation1 term£5,200£5,500

English for Pre-Masters1 term£5,200£5,500
Accommodation feesFor accommodation costs, visit the accommodation page
Manchester airport pick-up (one-way transfer)

Coach: Free (depending on your arrival date)

Taxi: £95

Train: £25

StudyCare Insurance (up to 12 months)£450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.
StudyCare Insurance (24 months fixed)£720 (£6.93 per week)
Immigration Health SurchargePlease visit the pages to read more about how much you need to pay

Confirmation payment & tuition fees

 Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The security deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your programme will be returned to you. If you do not require a student visa you must pay your confirmation payment and advance tuition fees payment no later than 3 months before the start date of your programme.

When? Amount (GBP) 
Confirmation payment at point of confirming offer to study

£1,000 security deposit

£260 administration fee (non-refundable)

Prior to applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)

£6,000 advance tuition fees payment  

Please note: this is in addition to the initial confirmation payment taking the total fees paid prior to applying for your CAS to £7,260.

28 days prior to start of 1st semesterBalance of 1st Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter
2 months prior to start of 2nd semesterBalance of 2nd Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter

For certain territories, you may be required to pay a higher amount in respect of advance tuition fees. Details will be set out in the individual payment plan attached to your offer letter. 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 coverage can be extremely difficult and expensive.

You can take out our own Study Care Insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university. Insurance cover is offered for flexible terms of up to 12 or 24 months (fixed), allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.

Find out more

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.


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

Learn about how to qualify here

How to pay

Find out more about our fees and how you can view and pay your tuition fees on our payment platform.

How to pay

Living costs

Sheffield is an affordable city in the north of England. Find out how much it will cost to live in Sheffield.

Living costs

Entry requirements

Find out the academic and English language entry requirements for your chosen programme at the International College.

Entry requirements

Student visa

Find out how to apply for a student visa, which you will need to study in the UK at the University of Sheffield International College. 

Visa information