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Located in north central England, Sheffield is England’s fourth largest city with a population of about 551,000. Sheffield is a city with character, blending elegant Victorian architecture with modern activities. The area is bursting with venues for experiencing culture and entertainment, including theatres, museums, galleries, pubs & clubs, music and world-class sports facilities.

University of Sheffield | England

More photos from this program can be found here.

More photos from this program can be found here.

Located in north central England, Sheffield is England’s fourth largest city with a population of about 551,000. Sheffield is a city with character, blending elegant Victorian architecture with modern activities. The area is bursting with venues for experiencing culture and entertainment, including theatres, museums, galleries, pubs & clubs, music and world-class sports facilities. Most attractions are within walking distance of each other, making it a great destination for visiting students.

Sheffield is home to more than 250 parks, woodlands, and gardens for visitors to enjoy. One of the most spectacular areas of natural beauty in the UK is just minutes away by bus or train; The Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles of unspoiled countryside. It is a great place to hike, rock climb, or just enjoy the scenery. 

The city has a tradition of producing great music and it is alive with sounds of already popular musical groups and up and coming new bands. The Showroom is the second-largest independent cinema in the UK and is a center for Sheffield’s serious film fans. Major film festivals are held there every year. 

The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905 and is considered one of the best universities in the UK. Sheffield is located in northern England, in South Yorkshire, and is close to Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, and the Peak District.

  • Founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s best universities with a global reputation as an international leader in teaching and research.
  • In 2014-2015 Sheffield was voted #1 for student experience in the UK by the Times Higher Student Experience Survey.
  • Distinguished staff and alumni include five Nobel prizewinners.
  • Sheffield was named England’s first “National City of Sport” and has Europe’s largest artificial ski-slope resort.
  • Sheffield has the lowest cost of living for students in the UK, of 26 university towns and cities surveyed by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Program Duration:

  • Fall/Winter: late September – early February
  • Fall/Winter/Spring: late September – mid June
  • Winter/Spring: early February – mid June

Fall/Winter: March 15
Fall/Winter/Spring: March 15
Winter/Spring: September 15

-English proficiency

-Sophomore or higher

-GPA of 3.00 or above (some departments at Sheffield require a GPA higher than 3.00)

The University of Sheffield program is ideal for students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds who want to study overseas and do their coursework in English. The University of Sheffield has about 25,600 students, including more than 3,700 international students from over 120 countries. IE3 Global students are integrated into the regular British academic program and take classes with both British and other international students. 

Courses at Sheffield are called modules. Modules are made up of regularly scheduled class sessions of one or more hours per week during the semester. Depending upon the subject area, these may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and labs. Science modules often have substantial labs.

Modules are available in a wide range of areas and students from diverse majors are usually able to find appropriate classes at Sheffield. Some of the areas of excellence are Animal and Plant Sciences, Ecology, Genetics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Archaeology, English, Geography, History, Engineering (various emphases), and Political Science.  

The University of Sheffield provides excellent support to international students, including assistance with arrival, orientation, enrollment, housing, visa issues, disability support, and daily life.  Sheffield has one of the biggest university libraries in the country, and various computer centers are located all over campus.

Students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the application process and during their study abroad program, and otherwise comply with policies and procedures of the host university, IE3 Global, and their home university International Programs Office.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements, please consult with your home campus contact person before applying. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • English proficiency
  • Sophomore or higher
  • GPA of 3.00 or above (some departments at Sheffield require a GPA higher than 3.00)

Students have an extensive choice of university-owned and selected accommodation, ranging from converted Victorian manor houses to modern student flats and residence halls. Students may choose between single/double, standard/en-suite, or catered/self-catered rooms. Most accommodation is situated in a leafy suburb about a 15 minute walk from the main campus. They’re within easy walking distance from the University, but there’s also a frequent bus service, connecting accommodation, the University, and the city center. 

The University of Sheffield guarantees all study abroad students a place in the University accommodation provided you meet the conditions of the guarantee. Details are on the Sheffield housing website.

The University of Sheffield provides considerable support to international students, both through its International Office and through the Student Services Information Desk (SSID). SSID has a team of advisers available to provide assistance in helping you adjust to life at Sheffield and to give practical help when it is needed. 

The University of Sheffield has a University Health Service on campus which is staffed by a team of doctors and nurses, and provides students general medical services, without charge, under the terms of the National Health Service (NHS). 

Students arriving at the Manchester airport can be met free of charge and taken to the university. Students accepted to the Sheffield will have an opportunity to sign up for this service, but only for fall semester unfortunately.

IE3 Global seeks to make its exchange programs affordable and accessible.  For detailed information regarding the program budget (both the program fee and an estimate of personal expenses), please click on the following:

The program fee includes academic and administrative fees, orientation expenses, and health and accident insurance. The program fee does not include airfare, room and board, visa fees, campus-based fees and personal expenses such as local transportation, textbooks, laundry, recreation (including travel), personal supplies and incidental expenses. 

“Attend international Students Week. I cannot stress that enough. Having a week to make friends before UK students arrive is invaluable. Once the UK students arrive and freshers' starts, be outgoing with members of your flat and enjoy the night-life… Do not under any circumstance book a flight during exam period, as it will undoubtedly conflict with an exam. Also, buy a UK railcard. I never did and would have saved a lot of money had I done so. Other than that, I have no other substantial regrets.” Colton Bowden, 2014

Terms

Fall/Winter | Fall/Winter/Spring | Winter/Spring

Application Deadline

Fall/Winter: March 15
Fall/Winter/Spring: March 15
Winter/Spring: September 15

Basic Requirements

-English proficiency

-Sophomore or higher

-GPA of 3.00 or above (some departments at Sheffield require a GPA higher than 3.00)