The University of Sheffield is one of the UK´s leading universities, with over 27,000 students from over 140 countries. The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905. A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, we have a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence. You can study a wide range of subjects, including business, management, politics, law, architecture, engineering, science, medicine and dentistry.
We are in the world's top 100 universities. We are ranked 80th in global rankings and 16th in the UK. We are one of the top 100 most international universities in the world. Our University has produced five Nobel Prize-winners in Medicine and Chemistry.
We are the leading UK university for student experience, having been voted in the top 3 in the UK for student experience for the past 6 years and number 1 in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Our Students’ Union has been voted number one in the UK for the past 8 years.
Sheffield is one of the most popular cities for students in the UK. It's England's fourth largest city. It is a friendly, safe and affordable place to live. The city is located in the centre of the UK. It has good transport links and is close to the Peak District countryside. Our University campus is a mixture of the traditional and modern. It stretches from the city centre towards Sheffield's green suburbs.
The University of Sheffield is at the forefront of world research. As a result, the latest developments in each discipline inform our teaching. Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, staff and students are committed to finding new ways to transform our world. We are in the UK’s top 10 per cent for research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). 99% of Sheffield staff who took part in the REF were involved in internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world-leading research.
The National Student Survey ranked Sheffield third in the Russell Group for its excellent student learning experience.
We work in partnership with other leading universities, governments and multinational companies to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. The University’s research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens, Airbus and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations. They invest millions of pounds in collaboration with our University. We believe in knowledge with application. We run the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, which is a prime example of our strong relationships with global organisations.
Employers know that our graduates have more to offer in today’s global workplace. A degree from the University of Sheffield is not just about improving your knowledge of your subject. From your first day on campus, there are so many opportunities for you to make the most of your experience here and feel part of our University and our city. You can develop your skills and interests, meet more people, learn more about other cultures and ultimately have more to offer an employer later on.
The University's international reputation means that your degree will be highly valued. Help is available from our first-class University Careers Service throughout your course to help you get your career off to a flying start. We have a network of successful graduates around the world building their careers in well-known companies and organisations, such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, GKN and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The University of Sheffield International College
If you're concerned that you're not quite ready for study at the University of Sheffield, the University of Sheffield International College has foundation and pre-masters programmes for international students who want to study with us. The College has two pathways:
- Business, Law and Social Sciences
- Science and Engineering
While we're preparing you for your studies, you'll be part of campus life at the University, enjoying the same benefits and social life as other Sheffield students.
Find out more
Find more information on the courses we offer for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
See what some of our current international students have to say about studying at our university.
The International Office team is here to help you. We are always happy to give advice and assistance to anyone interested in studying here. We can also put you in contact with a current Sheffield student from your country, so that you can put your questions to them and get their views on student life in Sheffield.
- In the UK's top 10 per cent for research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- First in the UK for the quality of research in subjects allied to healthcare, three subjects ranked in the top three and six other subjects ranked in the top five.
- Five Nobel Prize-winners in Medicine and Chemistry.
- Ranked in the top 3 in the UK for the past 6 years in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
- £250 million invested in our buildings and facilities – including £81 million state of the art multidisciplinary teaching facility, The Diamond, a £23 million learning resource centre, Information Commons, the £21 million Engineering Graduate School, £11.5 million in a world class Management School building, and £20 million in our student services building.
- Award-winning number one Students' Union in the UK
- International partnerships include Worldwide Universities Network (USA, Europe and China) and the White Rose Consortium