University of Sheffield

About University of Sheffield

Sheffield University is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The University developed from Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three organisations teamed up in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905.

Over 100 years old, it is one of the six original and highly regarded 'redbrick' universities in the UK.

Its academic departments are divided into six faculties, educating 25,000 students, including some 3,900 foreign students from 120 countries, and employing approximately 6,000 employees.

The University of Sheffield offers 350 different courses in 75 different subject areas. The University also offers preparation programs for foreign students and a number of scholarships to assist high-quality international students.

It is one of the original red brick universities, a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. There are eight Nobel laureates affiliated with Sheffield and six of them are the alumni or former long-term staff of the university.

Rated by the QS World University Rankings among the top 100 universities in the world, the students of Sheffield voted University number one for their student experience in the Times survey.

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’.

Sheffield is ranked 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019).


The University of Sheffield is not a campus university,The University campus contains many distinctive buildings, spread over a large part of the south west of Sheffield.

Location Specialities 

Sheffield is a lively city in the north of England and a very popular student destination. This is the fifth largest city in England, as well as one of the greenest in the world.

Shefield is also one of the safest cities in the United Kingdom.


First year students are offered university accommodation, there are over 5,500 university-owned rooms, including en-suite, catering or self-catering accommodation within walking distance of the lectures.


  • 26th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 45th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • 117th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Teaching Quality  

The University has been named the University of the Year for Quality Teaching by The Times and The Sunday Times University in 2020.

In 2019, the student satisfaction rate was 86% – overall. Almost 50 of the courses earned a total satisfaction score of more than 90 per cent, and 10 courses scored 100 per cent.

The University has also been awarded the Silver Award as part of the Government's Teaching Excellence Program (TEF).

Academic Divisions

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Why University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield is one of the best in the world, ranked 69th in the QS World University Rankings and 12th in the UK.

Over 100 years old, it is one of the six original and highly regarded 'redbrick' universities in the United Kingdom.

Being a recognized original Redbrick University and now a member of the Russell Group, the teaching standards and qualifications are highly respected by employers and other learning institutions around the world.

Sheffield is ranked 22nd out of 250 European universities for excellence in teaching (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019).

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • London is just over 160 miles away, with regular trains taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • The nearest airports are Manchester, East Midlands and Robin Hood.

Famous Aluminis

  • 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)

English Language Requirements:


  • UG – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5.
  • PG – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5.


  • UG – 79 overall with a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • PG – 90 overall with a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.


  • UG – 52 overall with a minimum of 51 in all components.
  • PG – 60 overall with a minimum of 51 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on the Requirements, Click HERE.

University Of Sheffield Highlights

University Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment  1905
Endowment 33 million GBP
Post Graduation Employment Rate 85%
Mode of Program Full time; Online
Academic Calendar  Semester Based
Average Cost of Attendance 26,600 GBP
Application Mode Online

University of Sheffield Average Cost

The tuition fee (In GBP) for various programs is tabulated below:

Field of Study Undergraduate Postgraduate
Arts 17,600-19,800 17,600-20,100
Management 17,600 12,250
Architecture, Science, Engineering 22,600 22,600-23,600
Medicine 33,500 17,600-24,600
Dentistry 35,880 47,1000

The Average Tuition Fees and Other Expenses

Fees Amount (GBP)
Tuition 17,600 – 35,880
Other fees 1,661
Accommodation 4,651.81 - 11,211
Meal 971 – 3,850
Gym membership 220 – 290
StudyCare Insurance 400
Total 25,503.81 – 53,212

University of Sheffield Financial Aid for International Students

  • The University of Sheffield offers Merit-based scholarships to international students:
    • Progression scholarship worth 1,000 GBP awarded to the top 18 performing students at the International College.
    • International Merit Undergraduate Scholarship – worth 50% of undergraduate tuition fee
    • International Merit Postgraduate Scholarship - worth 50% of the postgraduate tuition fee.
  • Apart from the university scholarships, there are various external funding bodies providing financial aids to help international students cover the cost of attendance.
  • Some of the external organizations awarding financial aids to students include Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UNESCO, WHO, and other voluntary organizations such as charity organization and religious bodies
  • The university also helps students to find short-term vacation work, placements, and part-time jobs.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 20,500


£ 20,200

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 12,000

Campus accommodation

£ 5,800

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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