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How to apply to Sheffield Hallam as an international student

If you are from outside of the UK and want to apply to a Sheffield Hallam University course, then this video explains the application and enrolment process.

The application process is different depending on which study level you are interested in and whether you are an EU or international-fee paying student.

  • International Foundation Programme

    To apply for our International Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media or Business, Law and Social Sciences, please complete the application form and submit to ifp@shu.ac.uk.

    The application form includes a checklist of the information and supporting documents that you need to provide.

    On the application form, please specify which undergraduate degree you would like to progress to from the International Foundation Programme. You do not need to complete a separate application form for your chosen undergraduate degree.

  • Undergraduate courses

    To apply for an undergraduate course, you should apply directly to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We recommend that you apply through UCAS. If you are an international (non-EU) student and would prefer to apply to us direct, then you can contact uginternational@shu.ac.uk for an application form. If you are an EU student you can apply direct via our EU agents.

  • Postgraduate courses

    To apply for a postgraduate course, you should complete our postgraduate application form and your two referees should complete and send the reference form.

    Please send both documents direct to the University by email, post or in person.

    Direct Admissions Team
    Admissions Office
    Sheffield Hallam University
    City Campus
    Sheffield
    S1 1WB
    E-mail directadmissions@shu.ac.uk
    Fax 0114 225 2167

    If you are applying through one of our agents they will forward the forms to the University on your behalf.

    You may also apply online via the Education UK website or the Prospects website.

    For a clear text or large print application form call +44 (0)114 225 5555.

    Application deadlines

    There is no fixed application deadline for most postgraduate courses, but you should send your application form to us as soon as possible as courses do fill up. International students also need to allow for time to apply for a visa.

  • Research degrees

    Once you have decided in which area you would like to perform research, we encourage you to have an informal discussion with staff in the relevant research centre. We recommend that you have a clear, detailed research proposal ready beforehand.

    You should then apply using our postgraduate application form and send this to the faculty office for the research theme that you are applying for.

    You are asked to provide full details of your academic and work background and most applications require the names of two academic referees.

    When considering an application the University must ensure the research proposal is appropriate, the applicant is suitably qualified and adequate supervision and facilities are available.

    After enrolling, you must submit a formal research proposal within three months to the University's Research Degrees Sub-Committee for approval.

    Application deadlines

    There is no formal deadline – we consider applications throughout the year.

  • Help and guidance with your application

    If you need help with your application or would like some advice on study options, you can contact one of our offices in Sheffield, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, South Asia and South East Asia, recruitment agents in your country or a British Council office in your area.

    You can also meet one of our representatives at the events and fairs we attend in your country. You can find more information about our courses, discuss your qualifications and find out about student life at the University.


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