University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield is a universitywide partner in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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Academic calendar

Semester I: last week of September - 1st week of February
Semester II: 1st week of February - 2nd week of June

Orientation generally commences the 3rd week of September for Semester I and the 1st week of February for Semester II.

Exams take place late January for Semester I and in May for Semester II.

Academic Calendar


GPA (Average Grade)

A guideline entry requirement would be a 7 as an average grade. However students with lower grades could be considered too. Usually departments are flexible and students may be required to take first year modules if their overall grade on the transcript is low. Usually something can be worked out. Students with lower grades are encouraged to contact the international office (see below)

Language Requirement

Students on exchange for 6 months or less do not have to hand in an official test. 

Please check the website for the most recent requirements.

Areas of study open for exchange students

More information on the what can I study page.

Students selected for the university-wide contract: You may choose modules across as many departments as you wish, subject to pre-requisites and timetabling.
Students selected for the School of Law: You can only choose Law modules

If you want to take Criminology courses, you need to have Criminology Knowledge on certain subjects. 

It is not possible to study modules in the following departments. 

  • Department of Medical Physics (Codes beginning with: MPY)
  • Majority of departments within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
  • School of Education (Codes beginning with: EDU)
  • Postgraduate departments such as the Information School (Codes beginning with: INF)

The Politics and Sociology department do not allow visiting students to study at level three or above, students can only apply for level one and two modules. 

Modules starting XXX6 are postgraduate modules and these are not usually open to exchange students. 


At this university you have the option of doing a ‘Nederlands als Vreemde Taal-stage’. If you are interested please contact Dr. Marijke de Belder (  for additional information and before applying.

Courses at Master level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Students can apply online for University owned accommodation once they have received their applicant number. University housing is only be guaranteed for students studying in Sheffield for the full academic year. 
Student can also apply for private sector housing if they prefer. Help is available for students who need to find accommodation in the private sector

More information about accommodation

Estimated living costs per month

Living costs and budget


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Please note: official transcripts can not be issued directly after your exchange in semester 1. You will have to wait for an official transcript until July/August


Selection has not been necessary in the last few years.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.