Why study 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 14th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023). Following a pathway programme at the International College, ambitious international students receive an extraordinary education here.

Student life 

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 a high standard of living and laid-back lifestyle, and tend to find it easy to settle in to university life in the UK. 

Historic city

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. 

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new 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.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

Discover Sheffield

Sheffield is a friendly, multicultural city. It has also been ranked the greenest in the UK. There is plenty to see and do on and off campus, or you can take a bus into the countryside to explore the beautiful Peak District.

Discover Sheffield

Campus life

The Students’ Union is the social hub on campus. It’s a place to try new things and discover what you’re passionate about. Find hundreds of student societies, sports clubs and events, as well as help and advice if you need someone to talk to. 

Campus life


Explore accommodation options for while you’re studying at the International College, including our newest development in a beautiful converted church – St Vincent’s Place.