International arrivals

International arrivals

*This page is currently being updated for September 2024. Please note that while some sections already have the latest information, others are still being revised and will be updated shortly.

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

Arrival times for students starting in September 2024

To arrive in good time for International Orientation and your course induction, you should aim to arrive in Sheffield by Wednesday 11 September 2024 at the latest. If you arrive at Manchester Airport between 7 – 11 September 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 for International Orientation please email


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 International Meet & Greet desk with your questions, as many times as you need.

  • Location: Entrance (level 5), Owen building, City CampusHoward Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB
  • Open: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, 5 - 20 September 2024

Plan your arrival

Collect your BRP card

*This section will next be updated before the arrival of new international students in September 2024

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, you will be able to collect from a local Post Office. To find out the address of the Post Office check your UKVI decision letter. 

Complete your enrolment

*This section will next be updated before the arrival of new international students in September 2024

All students starting their course at Sheffield Hallam University in January 2024 will receive an email inviting them to enrol online one to two weeks before their course start date. Once you've received the email and you've completed your online enrolment, all students with an overseas nationality (non-British / non-Irish) studying at Sheffield Hallam must have their original documentation checked on-campus as part of the enrolment process. As soon as you have collected your BRP card you should attend a document checking appointment.

You can watch our helpful video on the enrolment process on our 'Enrol' page, and read the below information on how to complete the final stage of your enrolment on campus.

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. 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. Please print a copy of this letter and bring it with you. Otherwise, you will be asked to print this out at the document checking event. 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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