Ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities, 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.
Producing inspiring leaders for decades
The University of Sheffield has produced six Nobel Prize winners in the fields of Chemistry and Medicine/Physiology. This legacy of exceptional research and discovery continues to this day with lecturers from around the world choosing Sheffield as a place where they can lead, innovate and inspire.
A safe, friendly and affordable home
Sheffield is a safe and friendly multicultural city. This was proven when the UK Peace Index ranked Sheffield as England’s safest major city in its latest study. The cost of living in Sheffield is low compared to other student cities in the
UK. Accommodation, travel and entertainment are all available at affordable prices. Our students are valued as a part of the city’s vibrant community which is home to more than 60,000 students.
The ideal location for student life
Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England and is just over two hours by train from London. It is one of the UK’s most popular places for students to go to university. Sheffield is large
enough to offer a great range of restaurants, shopping, theatre, cinemas, bars and culture; yet small enough to find your way around quickly and feel part of the community.
Dedicated support for all students
With so many students in the area, there is
always someone to talk to, but if you’re looking for more support the Students’ Union can provide help and advice on many different topics. This is also the social hub of the University, voted Best Students’ Union in the UK for the past three years (Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2019).
When you join the University of Sheffield International College, you are welcomed into student life at the University – and the city itself. You can join societies, start your own clubs and get involved in campaigning for a better future as an associate member of the Students’ Union. As an international student here, your contribution will be valued and respected. Off campus, the city and everything it has to offer will be easily accessible to you.
The University grew out of the Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and the Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three institutions came together in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905.
An exceptional academic experience
Everything we do at the University of Sheffield is based on one simple but powerful idea: we won’t settle for ordinary. That’s why every one of our faculties is a centre of excellence. And that’s why we have an outstanding track record for research and partnerships with industry.
An international leader in teaching
More than 7,000 international students from 150 countries currently study at the University of Sheffield. They have chosen to be a part of our world-class and research-led University – a place where new ideas are encouraged and nurtured. In the latest national research assessment in 2014, the University featured in the top 10 per cent of UK universities. The University is also a founding member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a consortium of 23 research-led universities
from around the world.
Employability as part of your programme
We know that you may already be thinking
about what you want to do once you graduate. That’s why helping you develop the skills you need for success in your future career is a fundamental part of the courses delivered at the International College. Our programmes are designed to give you the confidence and the skills you need to stand out in the competitive graduate job market.
College facilities include:
– Over 65 classrooms of varying size
and layout to provide suitable settings
for different classroom activities
– Social study zones for collaborating
on group work
– Meeting rooms which are available
for students to speak with teachers
and support staff
– The latest technology including lecture
capture facilities so classes with our
expert academics can be easily recorded
– A laboratory where future scientists and engineers can apply theory to experiments.
Choosing your accommodation
Many people find they meet their lifelong friends when living in student accommodation. It is an important part
of student life and a big step in finding
your independence after living at home.
St Vincent’s Place opened in 2018 after
undergoing a huge transformation into
student accommodation. Located next door to the University of Sheffield International College, living here provides the perfect bade to thrive whilst studying in the UK. St Vincent’s Place is staffed 24 hours a day. All of the rooms are single occupancy and include self-catering facilities, although with so many restaurants and cafés nearby you
will have many options at mealtimes. All of
the utilities (gas, electricity, water, internet) are included in the rent.
If you choose a room in a shared flat, you’ll
have your own bedroom with en-suite
bathroom and shared kitchen and living
space with other students from the
International College. Alternatively, you
can opt for your own studio apartment
(subject to availability). Other facilities at St Vincent’s Place include a games room and cinema room.
If you are over 18 years old, there is also the option to arrange your own private accommodation. If you choose to do this, we advise that you arrange your
accommodation as soon as you confirm
your place. We can assist you during this
process, just ask your agent or Student
With a world of knowledge and expertise at your fingertips, you’ll find the Library’s place at the heart of your university experience. It’s a place to explore new horizons, a place to discover your passion, and a place to respond to world-challenges.
We continually invest to create the right environment for you. And whatever your level of study or area of research, we’re here to help you succeed.
We have an innovative and influential department pursuing excellence in a diverse range of IT and business services designed to support learning, teaching and research at the University of Sheffield. We are committed to developing new services built on cutting edge technologies, whilst simultaneously ensuring staff and students have consistent, dependable services they can rely on.
Located in the heart of the UK, Sheffield has
excellent transport links whether you are
travelling by road, rail or air. The University
campus is spread across the city centre, with all buildings, including the International College, within easy walking distance of each other.
Sports and leisure
Sheffield has two professional football clubs, one of which is in the Premier League, and the city is known for athletics, cycling, climbing and walking. The University itself has numerous sports and activity clubs. No matter what sport or hobby you enjoy, or have always wanted to try, you’ll find friendly people in Sheffield ready to share it with you.
There are hundreds of university clubs and societies on campus. You can try something new, build a new strength and make new friends. If you aren’t sure what you want to try, the ‘Give it a Go’ programme is a great way to sample different societies on a trial basis. You simply buy a ticket to attend an activity once and then you can see if you like it.
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