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How to apply to Sheffield Hallam if you are from outside the UK

The application process varies depending on your study level.

International Foundation Programme

To apply for our International Foundation Programme in Art, Design and MediaBusiness, Law and Social Sciences or Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), please complete the application form and submit to ifp@shu.ac.uk.

The application form (PDF, 5.9MB) 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

International students (including EU)

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

If you would prefer to apply to us direct, then you can contact internationaladmissions@shu.ac.uk for an application form.

Our application timeline explains the key deadlines for applying to Sheffield Hallam via UCAS for September 2021.


Postgraduate courses

International students (including EU)

To apply for a postgraduate course, you should complete our online application form which can be found on the individual page of the course you want to apply for - search our online prospectus for detailed information about all of our courses.

If you are applying through one of our registered recruitment agents, they might be able to complete the application form on your behalf.

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

Application deadlines

Please be aware of the application deadlines for our courses starting in September 2021.

  • Applications from China and South-East Asia – 30 August 2021
  • All other international applications – 2 July 2021

These deadlines apply to all postgraduate full-time courses with the exception of:

The above deadlines are due to high volumes of overseas applications and have been set to ensure all applicants are able to receive their CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies), process their visas and plan travel arrangements.

The later deadline for applicants from China and South-East Asia is due to the availability of priority visa services which reduces visa processing times

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 (PDF, 228.8KB) and send this to the college 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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