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 semesters2022/23
International Foundation YearBusiness, Social Sciences and Humanities1.5£17,500


Science and Engineering1.5£18,900

ProgrammeSubject routeNumber of semesters2022/23
Pre-MastersBusiness, Social Sciences and Humanities1.5£18,900


Science and Engineering1.5£18,900

ProgrammeSubject routeNumber of semesters2022/23
English language coursesEnglish Language Preparation1 term£5,200

English for Pre-Masters1 term£5,200
ProgrammeSubject routeNumber of semesters2022/23
Prepare for SuccessAll undergraduate pathways5 weeksFree

Additional fees

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 Plus (12 month cover)£416 (£8.00 per week)
StudyCare Insurance Plus (24 month cover)£650 (£6.25 per week)
Immigration Health SurchargePlease 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:
    • £260 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. Three months prior to your course start date, and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’), you will also need to pay a minimum of £6,000 in advance tuition fees. Please note that if you do not adhere to the payment plan outlined in your offer letter, we regret we may not be able to hold your place. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.
  4. No later than 28 days prior to your programme start date, 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 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 and up to 24 months, allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs.


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.


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