The University of Sheffield is a world top 100 university (ranked 95th in the QS World Rankings 2022) with a global reputation for research and teaching excellence. A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, 99% of the university’s research is rated as internationally recognized, excellent, or world-leading (REF 2014).

The university welcomes more than 29,000 students from 150 countries. Teaching staff at Sheffield are globally leading with innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Many of them are accredited Senior, Principal, and National Teaching Fellows, which means they are recognized at a national level for their high-quality teaching.



Alongside its reputation for academic excellence, Sheffield is one of the world’s best student cities. In UK universities, the Students’ Union is the center of student life and Sheffield's Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017-2020). Located in the heart of the campus, the Students’ Union has shops, cafes, and bars, club nights every night of the week, a bank, a cinema, and more than 350 student-run societies.



Home to more than half a million people, Sheffield is a vibrant major city with events and activities to suit every taste. Key events on the city’s calendar are the World Snooker Championships, a major music festival attracting more than 60,000 people and the UK’s premier documentary film festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest. Sheffield has the UK’s largest theatre complex outside London and the world’s oldest football club. It is easy to get to most places in Sheffield on foot and there are student discounts on trains, trams, and buses as well as in many shops, cafes, theatres, and cinemas.

More than a third of the city is in an area of outstanding natural beauty called the Peak District National Park which is a center for cycling, hiking, climbing, and paragliding. There are more than 200 parks, gardens, and areas of woodland throughout the city including Endcliffe Park, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, and Weston Park which is just a short walk from our main campus. Sheffield is also within a 90-minute drive of four airports with regular flights to destinations across Europe.



The university guarantees to find you accommodation, providing you meet a few simple conditions. There is a range of accommodation options to suit your needs and budget. All university accommodation is within a short walk of the university campus.



Sheffield is continually investing in facilities to offer the best possible teaching and learning experience. The Diamond and Engineering Heartspace are dedicated hubs with 19 specialist laboratories for engineering students as well as lecture theatres, seminar rooms, and IT services. The university’s main library is open 24 hours, 365 days a year, and has more than £1.3 million books and periodicals. The University has more than 3,532 study areas and more than 2,000 computer workstations. The University has excellent sports facilities including a multi-purpose sports hall, swimming pool, bouldering wall, four squash courts, a tennis court, and cricket nets.

If you would like to find out more about studying at the University of Sheffield, please contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors.


Student population: 29,666

Number of international students: 9,505

Scholarships: a generous scholarship package is available. Please contact your student advisor for more info.

City population: 550,000

Location: Sheffield, 2 hours from London by train and 1 hour to Manchester

Closest airports: Manchester

Ranked: 95th in the World (QS World University Rankings 2022)

Number of Academic Departments: 55

Notable Alumni:

  • Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill (Olympic Gold Medal Winner)
  • Dr. Helen Sharman (first Briton in space)
  • Amy Johnson (first woman to fly from Britain to Australia)
  • Professor Sir Harry Kroto (Nobel Prize-winning chemist)

University Scholarships

The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.

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