International College

Term 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 2 or 3 terms, 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

January 2021

Term starts Term ends
Term 1 11 January 2021 14 March 2021
Term 2 29 March 2021 23 May 2021
Term 3 7 June 2021 29 August 2021

March 2021

Term starts Term ends
Term 1 22 March 2021 23 May 2021
Term 2 7 June 2021 29 Aug 2021

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 2021

  Term starts Term ends
Term 1 29 March 2021 18 June 2021
Term 2 28 June 2021 27 August 2021

Two Term - June 2021

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