University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield, located in the vibrant city of Sheffield, is a research-intensive university with a global reputation for excellence and outstanding student experience.

With high global rankings and a wide range of accredited courses, it offers a quality higher education experience in a supportive and inclusive environment. The university’s commitment to excellence and innovation makes it an ideal choice for NCUK students seeking a rewarding study abroad journey.

The University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group and is known as a world-class university offering a unique student experience.

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  • International Foundation Year
  • International Year One
  • Master's Preparation / Pre-Sessional

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Life at Sheffield

Student Life at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield offers a vibrant and inclusive student life. Its Students’ Union, consistently voted the best in the UK, supports over 350 clubs and societies, ensuring a lively campus atmosphere. The university encourages students to try new things, test their strengths and discover what they’re passionate about.

The university’s commitment to student support, from academic guidance to mental health resources, ensures a nurturing and supportive environment. Studying with Sheffield gives you access to this enriching student life, enhancing your academic journey.

Careers at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield offers comprehensive career support. Its Careers Service provides a range of resources, including personalized career guidance, work experience opportunities, and employer events.

The university’s Enterprise Zone also supports students looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills. As an NCUK student, studying abroad at this university enriches your academic experience and enhances your career prospects.

City Life at Sheffield

Sheffield, where the University of Sheffield is located, is a city known for its green spaces and cultural scene. Sheffield is a vibrant, green, modern city with real character. The city boasts more trees per person than any other European city and is adjacent to the Peak District National Park.

From music festivals like Tramlines, to famous music venues such as the Leadmill and sporting events at the English Institute of Sport, there’s always something to do. The city’s Winter Garden and Millennium Galleries offer peaceful retreats in the city centre. Studying with NCUK allows you to immerse yourself in this vibrant city life fully.

There is a thriving food and drink scene with flavours from around the globe and the city offers an immersive shopping experience from major high street brands to local, quirky independents. From famous teams to grassroots sides, Sheffield has a rich sporting culture, and the surrounding landscape offers a wide range of outdoor adventures right on your doorstep.

Student Support at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield offers a comprehensive network of student support services and academic guidance. The University Health Service provides health care, ensuring students’ physical health is taken care of. The 301: Academic Skills Centre offers academic skills workshops, supporting students in achieving their full academic potential.

The International Student Support, Advice and Compliance team provides dedicated support for international students, offering advice on visas, cultural adjustment, and other practical matters. By studying abroad in the UK, you gain access to these support services at the University of Sheffield, enhancing your student experience.

The Student Wellbeing Service offers tailored one-to-one support to help you manage and make sense of what you’re experiencing. There are Wellbeing Advisors in each faculty who are available for meetings either in-person or online.

Student Accommodation at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield provides a variety of student accommodation options. Endcliffe Village, located in a leafy suburb, offers a range of room types, from en-suite to standard rooms, in houses or apartments. Ranmoor Village, also located in a leafy suburb, offers modern, en-suite rooms with shared kitchen and living areas. These residences provide a supportive community, making them an ideal choice for international students studying abroad.

Facilities at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield offers outstanding facilities, study spaces and support, facilities such as The Diamond, home to cutting-edge engineering labs, sector-leading creative media facilities, lecture theatres, and study areas. The Wave, the newest building on campus, provides a variety of flexible learning and teaching spaces from lecture theatres to state-of-the-art computer rooms and workshops, open learning spaces, for independent and group study alike.

The Information Commons is a high-tech library with more than a thousand study spaces and over 120,000 volumes of books and journals. The Goodwin Sports Centre, with its swimming pool, sports halls, and outdoor pitches, caters to a range of sporting interests.

Sports & Clubs at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield offers a vibrant student life with a variety of sports teams and societies. Sports Sheffield oversees teams like the Sheffield Sabres American Football team and the Sheffield Black and Golds hockey team.

There are over 350 societies and sports clubs to get involved with. You could help to write the student newspaper or climb a mountain. If there isn’t a club or society for you, then you can start your own. You don’t have to stick to one thing, if you don’t have the time to go to anything regularly, the Give It a Go scheme lets you sample different clubs and activities on a pay and play basis.

The Students’ Union is one of the best in the UK and hosts numerous societies, from the International Students’ Committee to the Baking Society, offering an engaging study-abroad experience for international students.

There is also the award-winning Sheffield Volunteering scheme which offers you the chance to work with schools and charities. You can develop all sorts of skills – coaching, project management, leadership – in your spare time. It’s a great way to get involved with the wider Sheffield community.

Sustainability at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield’s ‘Sustainability Strategy’ aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrating its commitment to creating a sustainable campus. The university has been ranked amongst the top in the world for its action on sustainability.

The university is continually working to improve the sustainability of the campus and operations. Not only does The Wave provide innovative teaching spaces, but it is also the University’s most sustainable building ever – the first building to operate with ‘net zero’ emissions. International students studying abroad at the University of Sheffield can engage in various sustainability initiatives, from energy conservation projects to recycling campaigns, contributing to a more sustainable world.

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22nd out of 250 universities in Europe for teaching (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2023)

Ranked 18th in the UK and 104th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)


NCUK Undergraduate Scholarship 2024

The scholarship is worth £2,000 for courses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences and £2,500 for courses in the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Faculty of Science. No additional scholarship application is required. Find out more information here.

International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2024

The scholarships are competitive awards worth £10,000 towards the tuition fee for an undergraduate degree programme starting in autumn 2024. Find out more information here.

International Undergraduate Scholarship 2024

The scholarship is worth £2,000 per year for courses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences and £2,500 per year for courses in the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Faculty of Science. The scholarship will be awarded automatically – no scholarship application is required in the first or any subsequent years. Find out more information here.

NCUK Merit PG Scholarship

Each scholarship is a competitive award worth 25% of the original tuition fee for a postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2024. The deadline for scholarship applications is 13:00 (UK time) on Monday 13 May 2024. Find out more information here.

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