International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Life in the UK

Students who want to live in a safe and friendly environment while they enjoy an excellent student experience choose Sheffield in the UK.

Living in the UK

International students in the UK

Welcoming thousands of international students and visitors each year, the UK is a country that embraces diversity. It is especially multicultural in universities and cities like Sheffield. This makes it easy for international students to settle in and feel at home here.

With an internationally recognised UK degree from a university like Sheffield, you will stand out to global employers. UK universities are ranked among the best in the world and the University of Sheffield is 12th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). Following their pathway programme at the International College, ambitious international students receive an extraordinary education here.

Living in a major British city like Sheffield, you will have easy access to public transport and the opportunity to discover the UK’s rich history and world-famous cultural attractions. International students enjoy the high standard of living and laid-back lifestyle, and tend to find it easy to settle in to university life in the UK.

A history of innovation

The UK is a global leader in innovation. Inventions that were born here include things that it is hard to imagine living without. They range from the electric light bulb to the World Wide Web.

UK education in Sheffield

The UK education system is respected around the world, and UK universities are recognised by global employers for their quality of education.

Education in the UK

Since it was founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield has been a champion of innovation. It has produced six Nobel Prize winners in the fields of Chemistry and Medicine/Physiology. This legacy of exceptional research and discovery continues today with investment in excellent facilities to further this work. 


World ranking

The University of Sheffield was ranked 78th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020.