University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield is an exchange destination for bachelor and master students of Utrecht University School of Law.

Student experiences

Read the student experiences here


Why choose Sheffield?

School of Law

Incoming students



Orientation Week

Academic calendar

Semester I: September till beginning of February

Semester II: February up to and including June

Semester dates


Orientation is an optional addition before the start of time, but highly recommend for students who want more time to settle in to Sheffield and life in the UK. 
14-18 September 2020 (Autumn arrivals) 04-06 February 2021 (Spring arrivals) 


Academic requirements:

Sheffield requires you to have the equivalent of a UK 2:1 average. This is can be a B average, GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 5.0/7.0, or 60/100, etc. You are not required to translate your grades into UK or University of Sheffield marks.

If you do not have the necessary grades, you won't be automatically rejected. Departments can use their discretion but there must be good reasons for your lower grades.

Language requirements:

Until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, EU/EEA nationals will still be able to travel to the UK as normal. EU/EEA students who start their study in Sheffield before this date, do not need to provide proof of their English language in their application. We would encourage them to upload any certificates they do have. 
After 01 January 2021, all students may be required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency for a visa. Further information about this will be communicated once it is known. 
Students not from the EU/EEA will need to provide proof of their English language at application stage.  



Areas of study open for exchange students

Law: it is not possible to follow courses other than law courses. There are a lot of courses to choose from, introductory courses as well as level 3 courses.


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

Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

Living costs and budget


The British Universities Transnational Exchange (BUTEX) are offering a scholarship opportunity which students can apply to. You can read more about the scholarship on their website 


Students who are of non EU Nationality applying for 1 semester only will need to apply for a Short-Term Study Visa.

Students who are of non EU nationality may be required to obtain a tier 4 visa to study in the UK for longer than 6 months.



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

Additional information

Places available: 8 semester places to be divided evenly over semester 1 and semester 2

When applying for an exchange spot at Sheffield University, please mention what your preferred semester is and whether you would be able/willing to go in semester 2 or a full year.

We will contact all students regardless of the semester they have chosen.

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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