International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Dedicated to international students

The University of Sheffield International College is a dedicated facility where international students come to prepare for the challenges of academic life. We are focused on helping students with English as a second language and different educational backgrounds go to our world-class university. 

You will be learning with students from all over the world, studying a range of modules. These will include specialist subject matter, English language and study skills - everything you need to succeed.

Our programmes will help to develop your academic level in your chosen subject. This means that you will already have a good knowledge of your subject when you start your degree, ready to learn in more detail.

We’ll introduce you to the study skills that will be vital to success and help with language if you need it. Above all, we’ll give you the confidence you need to progress in your studies and in your chosen career.

Small class sizes with experienced teachers

You will study in small class sizes with teachers who are experts at helping students to learn in a second language. With a combination of lectures, tutorials, interactive learning and independent study, you’ll be able to learn at your own pace. Teachers will constantly monitor your progress and help you to quickly build confidence in your chosen subject. They will help you to learn effective ways to study and develop your English language capability.

State of the art learning environment

At the forefront of innovation and technology, the International College offers you a first class learning environment. Lecture rooms and study spaces are equipped with the latest technology. WiFi is fast and easy to access across the campus.

Specially designed pathways to your chosen degree

When you join the International College, you will have already chosen one of the University of Sheffield’s undergraduate degree or masters courses. Your International College curriculum will include modules tailored to your chosen subject.

Skills for success

At the University of Sheffield International College, you will receive help to identify and develop your employability skills. CareerAhead activities equip you with the knowledge, self-awareness and confidence to be successful in a professional working environment. 

CareerAhead will show you how to:

  • improve your self-awareness by identifying strengths and weaknesses, and areas to focus on for success
  • develop your teamwork, problem solving and communication skills
  • create a personal development plan to work on when you progress to the University.
  • The International College will support you to recognise your own achievements and how you can contribute effectively to the world of work.

    You may also be able to gain work experience by working part time or completing a work placement during your studies. Find out more about working rights with your visa

    Inba Made in Sheffield


    Born in Bangalore.

    Made in Sheffield.

    “The academic staff are really friendly. They’re very well regarded throughout the world as well, and yet they’re really approachable.

    "Through meeting these people and listening to what they say, you re-evaluate your own ambitions and aspirations and push yourself to the limits. You aspire to be more.”

    Inba, studying Law