Sheffield IC Students outside campus

The University of Sheffield

Why study at the University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield’s extraordinary academic reputation attracts the best students, teachers and researchers from around the world. You will be part of an international community in Sheffield, with more than 7,000 international students from 150 different countries studying at the University and it's also the home of the #WeAreInternational campaign.

University of Sheffield rankings

Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. It has a global reputation for excellent teaching, research and student experience:

  • 105th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2025)
  • 28th in Europe (QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024)
  • 13th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)
  • Number 1 in the Russell Group (National Student Survey 2023, based on aggregate responses)
  • Voted University of the Year, Best Students' Union and Best Student Life at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2024
  • 17 subjects rank in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024)
  • Top 20 most targeted UK universities by graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2023)
  • Top 50 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2023)
  • Out of 140 UK universities, the University of Sheffield is in the top 10 for 11 categories by the StudentCrowd awards 2023 for teaching quality, course content, personal tutors, careers service, job prospects and more.

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the Graduate Immigration Route – a 2-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities meaning, you’ll be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid Student visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

Eesha from Malaysia

Born in Malaysia. Made in Sheffield.

Being a Sheffield student, it's endless opportunities and facilities for you. Our Students' Union (SU) is really great. There's a lot of cafes and study areas around the SU and the libraries are also really nice. I like Western Bank and The Diamond, particularly. I'm in the law society and the Malaysian and Singaporean society. I think we have over a hundred societies at least in the university. 

International Foundation Year Business, Social Sciences and Humanities

Student in lab

Research and reputation

Sheffield is a world-class university, and a member of the elite Russell Group. Every faculty is a centre of excellence and the University is an international leader in teaching and research.

Students walking around Sheffield

Living in Sheffield

Sheffield is a friendly, multicultural city. There is plenty to see and do, on and off campus, or you can take bus into the countryside to explore the beautiful Peak District.

Chukwuemeka from Nigeria

How to apply

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