The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • 1905

    Established
  • 25.5%

    International Students
  • 12

    No. of Programs
  • 78

    QS World University Rankings
  • Yes

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

The College of Sheffield was founded in 1897 by merging three institutions namely the Sheffield Medical School, the Firth College and the Sheffield Technical School, which finally became the University of Sheffield in 1905. The university campus is situated in the city of Sheffield, United Kingdom. It is one of the renowned universities of the world, which has been known for its excellent research and teaching, global reputation, international outlook and impactful student experience. The university has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, meanwhile, the Research Excellence Framework 2014 also named it among the top 10% of all UK universities.

 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The University of Sheffield has around 30,000 students enrolled for admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the university. All in all, it has 55 academic departments offering various courses to both domestic and international students. The university, not a campus, has almost all of its 430 buildings located in close proximity, which is geographically divided by the Sheffield Inner Ring Road. Aimed at offering the right educational environment, the university campus is well-equipped with four libraries, outstanding IT services, a sports centre, medical facilities, university house, more than 350 clubs and societies, accommodation facilities, among others. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

The University of Sheffield is a leading university with over 300,000 alumni making their mark in a wide range of fields across the world. It is also known to hold some of the greatest achievements in research and studies since a total of six Nobel prizes have been won by the staff and alumni of the university. Some of the most popular names associated with the university include Lee Child (an internationally renowned crime writer), Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill (an Olympic gold-medal-winning athlete), Eddie Izzard (comedian), Dame Hilary Mantel (two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize), Stephen Daldry (award-winning director and producer), among many others.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The number of international students at the University of Sheffield is reported to be more than 7,000 who came from across 150 countries. In 2018, the University of Sheffield was named among the 50 most international universities around the world. A degree from the university opens multiple doors, with extensive career support throughout the course. 96% of its graduates find work or get into further studies within the first six months of graduating. In addition, it is known to be the best university in Yorkshire and Humber in terms of graduation prospects according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2020. Recent placements at the University of Sheffield include Ernst & Young, AstraZeneca, Deloitte, ESPN, the NHS, Fujitsu, IBM, Rolls-Royce and Unilever and more.

COVID-19 Response 

Following are the latest updates on the teaching and learning programme at the University of Sheffield for the academic year 2021/ 22:

  • In the latest update from the UK Government, universities have been allowed to call students to its campus. Therefore, all University of Sheffield, with all the necessary COVID-19 precautionary measures, students are allowed to return to campus.

  • Students who will not be able to return on campus due to travel restrictions can take the online classes on a temporary basis until he/she is able to return to campus.

  • Every student must book two COVID-19 tests at the university’s Covid-19 Testing Centre upon arrival at Sheffield. Subsequently, students are expected to take two tests per week if they are regularly visiting the campus.

  • Those travelling from other countries shall have to follow travel guidelines as defined by the UK government before arrival in the UK.

  • The on-campus accommodation facilities are available for students. All those availing this facility shall have to follow the safety guidelines as defined by the authorities.

  • International students who would like to return to Sheffield may self-isolate for free within university accommodation for three weeks.

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The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom Scholarship

International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2021

The University of Sheffield offers 50 merit-based scholarships for international students. The scholarship covers 50% of total tuition fees of each year for undergraduate studies. Merit scholarship for international students is country-specific. Candidates must confirm the scholarship details through the country-specific page.

Eligibility:

The eligibility criteria for International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2021 is as follows:

  • Candidates must join a programme at the university that is scheduled to commence in Autumn 2021.

  • Candidates must join full- time studies in the first year of undergraduate studies. 

  • Candidates must have joined undergraduate studies except for Medicine and Dentistry.

  • Applicants must have outstanding academic performance.

Applicants must submit the scholarship form before the deadline date to be considered for the scholarship.

International Baccalaureate Scholarship 2021

The scholarship is offered to 5 international students who hold an International Baccalaureate Diploma. Candidates who receive an offer for full- time, part- time or foundation degree programme at the University of Sheffield are considered for the scholarship. 

International Undergraduate Scholarship 2021

Under this scholarship, undergraduate students will be able to receive £2,000 per year for courses in the faculties of Arts and Humanities; and Social Sciences and £2,500 per year for courses in the faculties of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health; and Science.

Eligibility: 

The eligibility criteria for International Undergraduate Scholarship 2021 is as follows:

  • You must commence your undergraduate studies (except for courses in Medicine and Dentistry) at the university in September 2021.

  • You must achieve at least 120 credits in the previous academic year along with 60% or above. 

  • You must enter a programme in year 1. 

Applicants must submit the scholarship form before the deadline date to be considered for the scholarship.

International Merit Postgraduate Scholarship 2021

The University of Sheffield offers 125 International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarships. The scholarship covers 25% of the tuition fees for postgraduate studies at the university.

Eligibility:

Following are the eligibility criteria considered for the scholarship:

  • Candidates must join postgraduate studies which will commence in September 2021.

  • Candidates must join full- time studies at the university.

  • Candidates must have strong academic credentials to be considered for the scholarship. 

Applicants must submit the application for the scholarship before the deadline date to be considered for the scholarship. 

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship 2021

Under this scholarship, postgraduate taught students will be able to receive £2,000 per year for courses in the faculties of Arts and Humanities; and Social Sciences and £2,500 per year for courses in the faculties of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health; and Science.

Eligibility: 

The eligibility criteria for International Undergraduate Scholarship 2021 is as follows:

  • You must commence your taught Master’s studies at the university in September 2021.

  • You must accept the admission offer before 16:00 (UK time) on 18 June 2021 to receive this scholarship.

  • You must be self-funded and pay international tuition fees. 

  • You must be enrolled in a full-time or part-time programme.

Campus Location

The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN UK

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/contact | 0441142222000 | jessica.bream@sheffield.ac.uk

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