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 20,005 undergraduate and 8,710 postgraduate students in 2016/17.

Sheffield ranks among the top 10 of UK universities for research grant funding. Sheffield was placed 75th worldwide and 13th in the UK according to QS World University Rankings and 106th worldwide and 12th in the UK according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was ranked 12th in the UK amongst multi-faculty institutions for the quality (GPA) of its research and for its Research Power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. In 2011, Sheffield was named ‘University of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education awards.

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, PTE, CAE 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
Deadline of application for further consideration

Cost and Scholarships

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

Types of Scholarships Available



Experience Sheffield Scholarships
Total Worth £3,600
Eligibility and Requirements You must meet all of the criteria below to be eligible to apply: Have a household income of £50,000 or less. Received an academic offer to study a full-time, undergraduate course at the University of Sheffield starting in September 2019. Be eligible to pay the home rate of fees.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline March 29
Elite Sports Performance Scheme
Total Worth --
Eligibility and Requirements International/National Representation (GB, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland or equivalent) Professional/Semi-Professional/High Level Academy OR, Senior International (GB or equivalent) Top Junior International (GB or equivalent) TASS Athlete (Has to be GB or equivalent representation) Sport Specific e.g. Road Cycling – Elite Category for at least 12 months
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline --
Other Details The support an ESPS athlete receives includes strength and conditioning (specialist coaching and access to specific facilities), discounted physiotherapy support, lifestyle mentoring (psychology and nutrition), peak S10health gym membership. Level 2 athletes could receive a £1,000 award or two first-year students could get their years accommodation for free (in lieu if the monetary award). All athletes who are awarded a place on the scheme are expected to represent The University of Sheffield wherever possible.
International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
Total Worth 50% of the tuition fee
Eligibility and Requirements You must receive an offer to study a full-time or part-time undergraduate programme at the University of Sheffield by 19 April 2019. Your programme must be scheduled to commence at the University of Sheffield in September 2019. You must receive an offer for a course studied in full at the University of Sheffield. Degree programmes split between the University of Sheffield and a partner institution are not eligible to apply for a scholarship. All undergraduate degree courses are eligible with the exceptions of Medicine (A100/A101) and Dentistry (A200). For tuition fee purposes you must be self-funded and eligible to pay the overseas tuition fee. You must not be a sponsored student*. You must enter a degree programme at the University of Sheffield in programme year 1 or year 2.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline April 26
Other Details You must commence your studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2019. The International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2019 is limited to one award per person. The International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2019 cannot be awarded in conjunction with any of the following scholarships: International Undergraduate Scholarship 2019 International Baccalaureate Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2019 GEMS International Merit Scholarship 2019 NCUK Undergraduate Scholarship 2019 NCUK Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2019