Travelling to Sheffield

  • Emergency telephone number during arrival period: - +44 (0)7467955175
  • If you will be joining the International College, read our pre-arrival guide for everything you need to know about travelling to Sheffield. Before you leave your home country, please submit your flight details to us by completing the correct arrival form to take advantage of the free transfer service:

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Get all the information you need and more from our new site dedicated to arriving students:

*Please note: if you will be joining USIC in September 2019, the arrival weekend for International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters students is Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. The arrival weekend for students joining the ELTC (English Language Preparation/English for Pre-Masters) will be Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd September.


Accommodation at the University of Sheffield International College
  • A comfortable and modern room for you to call home
  • Located a short distance from the College and with easy access to the University campus and facilities
  • Welcome pack providing all your essentials, including a duvet, cooking utensils and more
  • Live with other International College students from all over the world
  • High quality, safe, secure and spacious accommodation in the centre of Sheffield
  • Book your accommodation before arriving in the UK. Knowing where you’ll be living is important, not just for you but to help when confirming your course and with immigration
  • You can reserve your accommodation when you enrol with the College. If you have any questions please contact us at

Your first week

Sheffield Big Welcome
  • There’s lots of support to help you settle in
    • Information talks will be scheduled throughout the week to help you, including subjects like setting up a bank account, using the library and how to deal with any health concerns
    • A Facebook page with information about the student experience in Sheffield
    • An Instagram account #BigSheffieldWelcome
  • Events where you can meet new people
    • City centre tours throughout the week
    • University and Student Union tours
    • Welcome Party held at The University of Sheffield Students’ Union
    • Evening at Meadowhall shopping centre, including cinema, bowling and Laser Quest
    • Organised dinner with fellow students at a city centre restaurant
    • Trips to nearby UK cities and attractions
    • Various other activities to introduce you to fellow new students

Packing your bag

Travelling to the University of Sheffield International College
  • Remember your documents
  • You can buy everything else you need in Sheffield
  • Pack something to remind you of home.