International College

Admissions support

We’d love for you to join us at the University of Sheffield International College, so we’ve made our application process as easy as possible. From application to arrival, we’ll be here every step of the way.

When you apply online to study with us, you will receive a response within 48 hours. One of our dedicated Student Enrolment Advisors will be in contact about your application, ready to support you with everything from choosing your programme to arriving in Sheffield. We can help with:

Free specialist support
Our team are happy to help you complete your admission. We can guide you through every stage, from application, help with visas and arrivals information.

Expert advice
We’re here to answer all your questions – from choosing the right course at the International College to questions about the University.

Support in your native language
Our team of Student Enrolment Advisors can offer support in multiple languages – including Chinese and Arabic.

Always available
You can reach us by email, phone and, in some countries, instant messaging – so we’re available to help no matter where you are.

Understanding the application process

Check out our step-by-step guide on applying to study with us, so you know exactly what to expect during admissions from the moment you apply to when you arrive in Sheffield.

1. Apply online
You can take as long as you need to complete our online application form. It’s easy to save your progress and come back to it later – just remember to save enough time to organise your visa, which can take up to several weeks depending on your location.

2. Speak with an advisor
Within 48 hours you’ll receive a phone call from one of our friendly Student Enrolment Advisors who’ll be here to support you throughout the entire process.

3. Receive an offer letter
If your application is successful, you’ll receive an offer letter from us. We will then talk to you about your next steps, explain any conditions you need to meet and discuss a payment plan for your fees.

4. Confirm your offer
We recommend you confirm your offer and secure your place with us as soon as possible. This way you have enough time to properly plan your accommodation, visas and travel plans.

5. Pay your fees
To confirm your offer, all you need to do is pay a confirmation payment and return your signed acceptance form. You can find out more about paying your fees here.

6. Receive your CAS
After you’ve met the conditions of your offer letter and paid any other fees, your Student Enrolment Advisor will issue your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) – which means you're ready to start applying for your visa.

7. Receive guidance on visas and accommodation
Once you have confirmed your place with us, you will get access to completely free guidance from your Student Enrolment Advisor. You’ll receive support when applying for your visa and booking your accommodation. You may also be recommended a local free of charge visa service.

8. Plan for your arrival
Once it’s almost time for you to arrive in Sheffield, you can start planning for your big adventure with our pre-departure pack, full of helpful tips on arriving in the UK. Closer to your arrival date, you’ll also receive an induction pack full of all the exciting events you can enjoy once you arrive.

We’re here to help you right up until you arrive in Sheffield. Our team can help you plan your journey from the airport in the UK to the International College, from arranging airport transfers to answering any other questions you have. We can’t wait for you to join us in Sheffield.

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