International College

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 and Pre-Masters

September 2021

Semester starts Semester ends
Autumn 12 September 2021 19 December 2021
Spring 17 January 2022 17 April 2022*

September 2021 (Dentistry only)

Semester starts Semester ends
Autumn 13 September 2021 19 December 2021
Spring 17 January 2022 15 July 2022*

January 2022

Semester starts Semester ends
Spring 10 January 2022 17 April 2022
Summer 9 May 2022 07 August 2022*

March 2022

Semester starts Semester ends
Spring 28 February 2022 17 April 2022
Summer 09 May 2022 07 August 2022*

English language preparation

If you need to join one of our English language courses before you start your programme, you can study one additional term of specialist English language tuition. Programmes are delivered at the University’s English Language Teaching Centre. You can choose to start in March, June or September.

One Term - June 2021

  Term starts Term ends
Term 1 21 June 2021 27 August 2021

Two Term - March 2022

  Term starts Term ends
Term 1 28 March 2022 10 June 2022
Term 2 20 June 2022 26 August 2022

Two Term - June 2021

  Term starts Term ends
Term 1 21 June 2021 27 August 2021
Term 2 27 September 2021 10 December 2021

*You may be required to resit exams after this date.

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