University of Sheffield

Sheffield, England


The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield is a multi-campus university predominantly over two campus areas: the Western Bank and the St George’s. The university is organised into five academic faculties composed of multiple departments. It had 19,500 undergraduate and 5,500 postgraduate students in 2024.

The University of Sheffield achieved global recognition for its academic strengths in specific fields. In 2023, it secured the top position for Library and Information Management and ranked 32nd for Architecture and Built Environment, along with a 42nd rank for Archaeology, according to QS. In the ARWU rankings of 2022, the university achieved 8th place in Geography and Urban Planning, 38th in Civil Engineering, and 46th in Ecology. There are eight Nobel laureates affiliated with Sheffield and six of them are the alumni or former long-term staff of the university.

30 in League Table Ranking of the Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1897
Size Large
28,715 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Theology
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL (iBT), PTE Academic, Cambridge Advanced Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline for guaranteed consideration
Deadline of application for Medicine and Dentistry Courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 22,600
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
Total Worth £10,000
Eligibility and Requirements available for new international students . Your programme must be scheduled to commence at the University of Sheffield in autumn 2024.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline May 15
International Undergraduate Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000 per year
Eligibility and Requirements international students starting their undergraduate studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2024. You must commence your studies of an undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield in September 2024. All undergraduate degree courses are included except for Medicine (A100/A101) and Dentistry (A200).
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
International Excellence Scholarships
Total Worth up to £3,000
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible you must: make The University of Sheffield your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process for 2024 entry be an undergraduate student be classed as an overseas student for tuition fee purposes be taking all prerequisite subjects for your selected degree
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --