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Study abroad at Sheffield Hallam University

Enhance your studies and experience life in the UK with the Study Abroad Programme at Sheffield Hallam University. Meet new people and expand your horizons as you study with us for one semester or a full year.

The Study Abroad programme enables you to study with us on a short-term basis and gain credits towards your degree, even if we don't have an exchange agreement in place with your University. This provides you with a wider choice of subjects to choose from.

If you plan to study for one semester, you can choose from a September or January start date. If you'd like to come to Sheffield for a full year, you'll start in September. (Please note that we are currently only able to offer a one semester, January 2021 start date for our Study Abroad Programme this Academic Year (2020/21))

Applicants for the January 2021 intake are encouraged to apply for our Study Abroad scholarship.

What are the entry requirements?

To apply to the Study Abroad programme, you'll need to be studying towards a degree at a recognised university, and have completed at least one year of your course. This means you'll join us during or at the start of your second year of study. You will also need to provide evidence of your learning and proficiency in English.

What can I study?

We offer a wide range of subject areas to suit your degree. You can view an example of our Study Abroad Programme catalogue which highlights the variety of programmes you could study at Sheffield Hallam University. Your first year of study must be relevant to the route you choose.

Our subject areas currently include

  • Animation and games
  • Architecture
  • Biosciences
  • Business
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • Film, Screen and Stage
  • History
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Media and communications
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sport

Please note that these are subject to change.

Can I take the credits back home?

We offer transferable credits for your time in Sheffield.

  • 60 credits for one semester
  • 120 credits for one year

In addition, on successful completion of your studies you will be awarded an International Certificate in your chosen subject area for one semester or an International Diploma in your chosen subject for one year. As part of the award you are also required to successfully complete a Global Citizen Portfolio module.

However, you will need to check that your home institution will accept these as credits towards your degree and that the route is relevant to your final year.

Visa requirements

Students from outside the EEA or Switzerland need a visa to study in the UK. You must hold a valid UK visa that entitles you to study at Sheffield Hallam University before you can begin your course with us.

Visas can take several weeks to come through once you've completed your application, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time.

If you need support with your visa application, our student experience advisors can offer help via Skype and email. More information can be found in the pre-arrival guide (PDF).

What will it cost?

Tuition fees are payable for students on the Study Abroad programme.

  • One semester EU £4625, International £6825
  • One year EU £9,250, International £13,650

In addition you'll also need to cover your own accommodation and living costs.

Students from countries outside the EEA/Switzerland that require a student visa may be asked to provide evidence that they can afford to pay living costs whilst in the UK. More information is available in our pre-arrival guide (PDF).

Living costs

Sheffield has a low cost of living compared to other major UK cities, meaning your money will go further. Living costs here are significantly lower than in London.

Study Abroad scholarships are available for students starting in January 2021.

Where you'll stay

Don't worry about finding somewhere to stay during your time in Sheffield – we've already done it for you!

We reserve places for Study Abroad students within our popular Devonshire Courtyard complex.

Devonshire Courtyard is located right in the city centre, so everything Sheffield has to offer will be right on your doorstep and you'll never be short of things to see and do. With great access to public transport, you'll easily be able to explore Sheffield and the surrounding area such as the Peak District.

Living at Devonshire Courtyard is safe, secure and affordable - it costs less than half the price of renting a similar place in London. You'll also save on travel costs as the complex is just a short walk from both the City and Collegiate Campus.

The accommodation fee for Devonshire Courtyard is £110 per week for those studying on our Study Abroad Programme.

Your place at Devonshire Courtyard is guaranteed if you apply for your accommodation by 1 December for January start. Contact

We do offer a range of alternative accommodation should this not suit your needs. For more information visit our accommodation page.

How to apply for the programme

If you'd like to study in Sheffield as part of an exchange or Study Abroad programme, here's your step-by-step guide:

  1. Take a look at an example of our Study Abroad Programme catalogue (PDF) for information on potential modules and routes
  2. Check that you meet the entry requirements
  3. Speak to your university's exchange coordinator or Study Abroad advisor and get their approval for your application
  4. Find out whether you'll need a student visa, and if so, apply as early as possible
  5. Please complete the application form (PDF)
  6. Submit your application to study with us to, in plenty of time
  7. Email to apply for your accommodation before 1 December to be guaranteed a place at Devonshire Courtyard.
  8. If you are starting a course in January 2021, consider applying for our Study Abroad scholarship.
  9. Download our Pre-arrival guide (PDF)

Remember, we are on hand to answer your questions and provide support throughout the application process. You can contact us at

Important dates

Submit your application by:

  • 1 December for January start

Applications accepted after these dates will be processed on a case by case basis

Apply for accommodation at Devonshire Courtyard by:

  • 1 December for January starts

Apply for the Study Abroad scholarship:

  • 1 November for January 2021 starts

Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad scholarships are available for international and European Union (non-UK) students starting a Study Abroad international certificate course.

£1,000 Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

You may be eligible for this scholarship if you have studied as a Study Abroad student at Sheffield Hallam for a semester or a year and are enrolling onto a postgraduate taught course.

If you have any questions or require any further support please email

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