University of Sheffield

Rank 23
Location Sheffield, England
Established 1828
International Students 20.1%
Famous Courses MBA, Architecture, Business
International Fees £16,000-18,000
Key Information
Location Sheffield, England
Established 1828
Famous Courses MBA, Architecture, Business
International Fees £16,000-18,000


The University of Sheffield is a world famous institution located in the north of England, one of the original 'red brick' universities and a member of the elite Russell Group. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sheffield was founded by the merger of three colleges in 1905 and currently has 28,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries. Sheffield students voted the University number one for student experience in a Times survey.

The University of Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners in its departments, as well as six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It is currently the lead institution for systems engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology in a network of research universities around the world and, several firms, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and The Welcome Trust, are big investors because of its engineering strength, providing strong links with industry in many courses and departments.

Services for International Students

There is a meet and greet service from Manchester International Airport at the beginning of each academic year and a residential orientation programme also takes place. Intro Week involves talks by University staff, information fairs and tours around the campus and city.

All students have a designated personal tutor within their department who can help with academic issues. International Student Support Services and the Student Union-run International Student Advisor can assist students with more personal or specific issues, while the English Language Teaching Centre runs language support classes, with subject-specific and general options available.


  • 23rd in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 31st in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 93rd in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 121st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University of Sheffield ranked in the top 10% of all UK universities. 33% of the submitted research was ‘world leading’, while 52% was ‘internationally excellent’.


First year students are guaranteed University accommodation, and there are currently 5,879 places available across three sites. The majority of accommodation is in en-suite with a shared kitchen, but shared bathrooms, larger deluxe rooms and studio apartments are also available. Sheffield has the lowest student living costs in the UK according.


Sheffield is a vibrant city in the north of England and a very popular choice for students. It is the fifth largest city in England, as well as one of the greenest, with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks within the city. Government statistics rate Sheffield as one of the safest cities in the UK.


  • Eddie Izzard (Comedian)
  • Helen Sharman (First British astronaut)
  • Jessica Ennis (Olympic gold medal winning heptathlete)
  • Glenn Davis (Archbishop of Sydney)
  • Sir Harold Kroto (Nobel Prize winning chemist)

I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

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