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 recognised, excellent or world-leading (REF 2014).  

The University welcomes more than 29,000 students from around 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’re recognised 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 centre 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, 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 centre 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. 


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Across the Pond is the official representative for this teaching institution for selected countries around the world which means we can help you apply to their courses and help with all the documents needed to submit an application. We can help answer questions about their courses and the institution itself as they do not necessarily have the capacity to deal with student enquiries from all around the world on a daily basis. This also means that they can ask us questions about your application and we can help explain if they are not familiar with your grades, academic background or the educational system in your home country. They also appreciate that students who apply through Across the Pond get the help they need, not only in terms of submitting the application and supporting documents, but also with everything needed pre-arrival in the UK, such as student accommodation, visa information, funding information and well as preparing for departure to the UK.

Number of students: over 29,000

International students: over 9,500  

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

Population: ca. 550,000  

Closest airport: Manchester  

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

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) 

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