International arrivals

International arrivals

A very warm welcome to Sheffield Hallam University, we look forward to meeting you here in Sheffield.

Arrival times for students starting in January 2024

To arrive in good time for International Orientation and your course induction, you should aim to arrive on campus by Sunday 14 January 2024 at the latest. If you arrive at Manchester airport between 11 – 14 January you will benefit from the free airport pick up service.

If you are arriving outside our Meet and Greet desk opening times, the main University buildings might be closed. You can call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 073 1318. Make a note of this before you travel. You should also contact your landlord in advance to confirm your arrival time.

If you cannot make it to Sheffield by that date please email

If you have questions about dependent visas and the changes to Student visa requirements from January 2024 please read our guidance here


Follow this timeline and complete the key tasks to ensure a smooth transition to study in Sheffield Hallam University.

Key tasks

Pay your fees

If you are an international postgraduate taught or undergraduate applicant, you are required to pay £3,000 deposit before you receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) from Sheffield Hallam University. You will then also pay an additional £5,000 before you enrol at the University. Your payment amount may differ, please click on the below button for more information on paying your fees.

Get support

Before you arrive in the UK you can join our online Pre-departure Briefings, live Q&A sessions, or watch video presentations. Get answers to your preparation and arrival questions.

Once you are in Sheffield, visit our on-campus Meet & Greet desk with your questions, as many times as you need.

Plan your arrival

Collect your BRP card

If you used the University ACL code in your visa application, you will be able to collect your BRP from us.

To check if your BRP is ready for collection, click on the link below. If you can see 'International Experience - BRP Collection' in the Appointment Type list, you can book to collect. If you can't see the BRP Collection appointment, please search again after a couple of days.

Once you have collected your BRP please go immediately to get your immigration documents verified and complete your enrolment. Details are below. 

If you did not use the University ACL code, collect your BRP from the Post Office at 33-35 Charles Street.

Complete your enrolment

All students with an overseas nationality (non-British / non-Irish) studying at Sheffield Hallam University must have their original documentation checked as part of the enrolment process. As soon as you have collected your BRP card you should attend the document checking event. No appointment is needed. 
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1. Your current passport*
2. Your current visa/residence permit* - This includes your Temporary Travel Vignette and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) if you have been issued with these documents. Please also bring your visa decision letter. If you have an electronic visa, you will be able to generate a share code at the event.
3. Your UKVI Decision letter – This will have been emailed to you at the time of your visa approval and displays the end-date of your visa permission. You may show this document digitally and we may ask for a copy. If you did not receive an email, please contact your local UKVCAS and request a copy.

*You must bring your original passport and visa, not photocopies. If you cannot bring your passport and visa please ensure you bring evidence, e.g. a letter of receipt.

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