University of Sheffield

United Kingdom


The University of Sheffield dates back to the foundation of Sheffield Medical School in 1828. It merged with two other colleges in 1897 to create the University College of Sheffield, which received a royal charter and its current name in 1905. It is one of the original ‘red brick’ universities and a founding member of the Russell Group.

Today it hosts just over 30,000 students a year including 7,000 international students from around 150 countries around the world. The University of Sheffield is ranked in the top 30 UK universities in the Complete University Guide and guides from The Guardian and The Times/Sunday Times. It’s also in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

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Sheffield has been voted as the safest major city in England and it’s also one of the most green with 60% taken up by gardens, parks and woodland areas. It’s also one of the three most affordable major English cities to study in according to the NatWest Student Living Index 2022.

According to the StudentCrowd Top 20 UK University Students Unions, Sheffield has the very best. It won for the second year in a row thanks to its commitment to sustainability (including a zero waste food shop), its facilities, entertainments and its wide range of eateries..

The university’s Management School is in the global elite having Triple Crown accreditation from the three major international bodies – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Meanwhile 90% of the research conducted at the University of Sheffield is rated in the highest two categories in the REF 2021, meaning it is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.


The university’s Futures First employability offer to students includes career coaching, skills training, placements and special events. This includes the Employability Hub, a dedicated space where students can access careers support and coaching, job and placement vacancies, and attend skills and employer workshops. Graduates have access to many of the careers resources and services for as long as they need them, including job application assistance, events, workshops and webinars. This extends to international students, whether they want to start work in the UK or in their home country.


The University of Sheffield acceptance rate is 85%.



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