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International Experience Team

We are a dedicated specialist team, supporting international students throughout your time at Sheffield Hallam.

Pre-arrival support

Our services start before you arrive in the UK. We offer advice and information to help you plan your journey to Sheffield and prepare for studying at Sheffield Hallam University. For more information please visit the visa information page and download the pre-arrival guide for international students.

If you need visa advice before you arrive in the UK, please contact the International Experience Team by completing our online enquiry form. Our specialist advisers will answer your questions and can check your application before you submit it


On arrival we offer 

  • an airport pick-up service from Manchester Airport
  • a dedicated Meet and Greet desk for international and exchange students
  • an informative orientation programme

For more information about these services, visit the on your arrival pages.

Study and welfare support

We provide advice and guidance on a range of issues affecting study and welfare. Our advisers can also provide guidance on course, assessment and financial issues, and can help you to work through any concerns you might have. Workshops run each semester to help you adjust to UK study methods and teaching styles.

We work closely with Hallam Union and other groups to provide activities and social events throughout the year.

Want to find out the cost of living in the UK?

The international student calculator can help you plan and manage your money for studying in the UK.

Immigration advice

If you need assistance with your visa and immigration issues, you can book an appointment with our experienced international experience advisers. We can submit a visa extension application for you if you quality for one, and offer support and advice on post-study work options.

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)114 225 3813
Fax +44 (0)114 225 2161

Online enquiry: Ask Us

Other support services

  • Our international alumni network covers more than 120 countries and is here to help keep all alumni (former students) of Sheffield Hallam University, the Polytechnic and our founding colleges in touch with life at the University.
  • Careers and employability service helps students develop career management skills and find part-time work while studying.
  • Childcare services provides a full-time nursery at Collegiate Campus. 
  • Counselling service offers students the chance to talk through personal and academic issues.
  • Disabled student support provides specialist services and equipment to enable disabled students to take part fully in university life (there may be a charge for some services)
  • Hallam Union advice centre offers advice on issues such as accommodation, finance, immigration or academic issues.
  • Multifaith Chaplaincy provides information about religious groups in the University and the city, and access to a network of religious advisers from a wide range of faiths.
  • University English Scheme offers free English language support to develop your academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

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