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University of Sheffield

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Quick facts:

  • Ranked in the Top worldwide 100 universities
  • Founded in 1828 and a member of the Russell Group
  • Famous for Management, Engineering and Architecture

The University of Sheffield (UoS) is one of the top 50 best european universities. Each year, hundreds of european students are attracted by its excellence and reputation being particularly well-known for its Archeology, Architecture, Geography, Engineering, Management, and Social and Political Science degree programmes.

The University of Sheffield

We’re a world top-100 university in a city like no other. Study at Sheffield and you’ll get one of the best student experiences in the UK.

A five star university

Founded in 1828 , the University of Sheffield is home to over 28 000 students. Awarded « University of the Year » by the Times Higher Education and being ranked first for student satisfaction in 2014, the University of Sheffield is a true heavyweight among British universities. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, the academic staff includes six Nobel prize laureates. Amongst the Russell Group universities, UoS has been voted first in terms of student satisfaction.

The university has both historical buildings as well as modern infrastructure, giving the campus a unique feel. The five libraries, many study spaces, common rooms and green spaces offer students the perfect environment for high flying studies.

In terms of student life, the University of Sheffield has over 300 student clubs and societies as well as around 50 sports teams. On campus, there are cafes, restaurants, shops, a cinema, two bars, three clubs and a radio studio.


Degree programmes and specialities: Architecture, Human Sciences, Engineering and Management

The university of Sheffield has five faculties : Arts and Human sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, Sciences and Social Sciences.

The Faculty of Architecture is particularly famous. It is also one of the oldest in the U.K, having been founded in 1908.

The Faculty of Management has also leapt onto the world stage thanks to a rare triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. Five courses are in the top 50 in the world; Archeology, Architecture, Geography, Engineering, and Social Sciences and Politics.

And finally, the Faculty of Engineering stands on the national podium, arm in arm with Cambridge and Imperial College. The research centre has established partnerships with 75 cutting edge companies including Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Siemens.

It must be noted that Sheffield is the only British university to offer a Combined Triple Honours degree. This degree programme allows students to combine three areas of study – a perfect solution for students who have not yet made up their minds, or even for those who do not want to limit themselves to one subject!


Living and studying in Sheffield

Sheffield is a city in the north of England. Life is good and quite affordable, which is perfect for students. The cost of living is, on average, 25% lower than in London on average. Sheffield has also earned a reputation as one of the safest cities in the U.K, with a particularly low criminality rate.

The University of Sheffield offers a wide variety of student accommodation, for all budgets and preferences. Student residences cost between £4,300 and £5,600 annually.

The University of Sheffield is a landmark in British higher education. UoS provides students with unforgettable experiences, both personally and professionally.


Apply to the University of Sheffield

Applications and admissions to the University of Sheffield are made through UCAS. Study Experience is specialised in supporting and helping international students throughout the UCAS application process.

The deadline for applications is usually on January 15th of each year for entry in September. Complete applications must include; a CV, a translated Baccalaureate transcript, IELTS results, and a personal statement. The Study Experience team assists students in the writing of their personal statement and directs them towards the most relevant IELTS preparation program according to their level and needs. The University of Sheffield requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. to apply, students must have an average of 13 to 15/20 depending on the programme. Tuition costs £9250 per year. Around a hundred scholarships are available for international students each year.

For more information or to apply, contact a member of the Study Experience team. 

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