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Book the airport pick-up service and plan your arrival

Arriving in the UK

Please tell us when you are arriving by filling in this form.

Sheffield is conveniently located in the centre of the UK, and there are good transport links to all major cities and airports. We recommend you fly to Manchester Airport as we can meet you and bring you to the University. We can also give you directions from other UK airports.

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I am arriving at a different UK airport 

UK passport control

When you arrive at the airport in the UK, head to passport control. If you are a national from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea or the USA, and are staying in the UK for over 6 months, you can use the automated eGates

If you are a short term student (up to 6 months) or from a country not listed above, you must not use the eGates, as you need to see an officer to get a stamp in your passport. This stamp gives you the permissions needed for your studies. To assist with this, download this document and present it to a Border Force Officer. This can be presented to staff either printed or shown on a mobile device.

Arriving in Sheffield

The University's City Campus is in the centre of Sheffield, very close to the train and bus stations. When you arrive, come to the Meet and Greet desk in the City Campus main entrance. We can give you information and help you get to your accommodation.

Orientation programme

Your first week will be very busy and exciting as you explore your new home. As well as your course induction, we organise events for all new international students, to help you find your way around, settle in and make friends. Our programme of events continues throughout the academic year.

Orientation dates and events (PDF, 3.65MB)

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