Semester dates

You can begin your studies at the University of Sheffield International College at multiple points in the year. 

Check course start dates for your programme 

Check the dates so you can plan your journey, book flights and make arrangements to arrive on time.  

The International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters are delivered at the International College and you will study for 1.5 or 2 semesters, depending on your English language ability. The date you start your programme will determine how long you will have between when you finish your course at the University of Sheffield International College and the beginning of your degree.

International Foundation Year (2 semesters)

September 2024

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Semester 122/9/202414/12/2024
Semester 212/1/202531/5/2025

November 2024

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Semester 124/11/202419/4/2025
Semester 227/4/202523/8/2025

January 2025

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Semester 15/1/202519/4/2025
Semester 227/4/202523/8/2025

Please note: For the November start - after the 3-week Enhanced Induction you will join your main academic programme which starts in January 2025.

International Foundation Year (1.5 semesters)

March 2025

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Semester 12/3/202517/4/2025
Semester 227/4/202523/8/2025

Pre-Masters (2 semesters)

September 2024

StartFinish
Semester 122/9/202414/12/2024
Semester 212/1/202531/5/2025

November 2024

StartFinish
Semester 124/11/202419/4/2025
Semester 227/4/202523/8/2025

January 2025

StartFinish
Semester 15/1/202519/4/2025
Semester 227/4/202523/8/2025

Please note: For the November start - after the 3-week Enhanced Induction you will join your main academic programme which starts in January 2025.

Pre-Masters (1.5 semesters)

March 2025

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Semester 12/3/202517/4/2025
Semester 227/4/202523/8/2025

English language preparation

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can improve your level of English by joining our specialist English language tuition. Programmes are delivered by the University’s English Language Teaching Centre. You can choose to start in March, June or September.

Online English for Pre-Masters:

If you were unable to take your English language test or receive your visa in time to join the face-to-face English for Pre-Masters course in June 2024, you have the option to join our 10-week online English language preparation programme instead, taught by the English Language Teaching Centre staff.

Two terms - June 2024 (on-campus)


Term startsTerm ends
Term 110 June 202423 August 2024
Term 230 September 202406 December 2024

Ten weeks - June 2024 (online)


Term startsTerm ends
Term 110 June 202423 August 2024

One term - September 2024 (online)


Term startsTerm ends
Term 130 September 202413 December 2024

One term - September 2024 (on-campus)


Term startsTerm ends
Term 130 September 202406 December 2024
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Entry requirements

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

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Fees

Find tuition fees for all International College programmes, as well as information on insurance and taxi transfers from the airport.

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