What’s special about Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield is located in the city of Sheffield in the English county of South Yorkshire, North-Central England, United Kingdom. Sheffield city has a reputation as the safest major city in the UK, in addition to being one of the UK’s 10 most affordable student cities.

Sheffield city has a low cost of living. The city’s cost of living for students is 10% lower than the UK national average and 25% lower than London. Sheffield is also known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, with galleries, museums, film cinemas, and nearly 70 music venues. There is also a range of shopping venues, cafes, restaurants, outdoor and football locations for people from every walk of life to enjoy.

Be aware that Nigerian nationals need a UK student visa to study in the UK.

Why choose to study at the University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield is ranked in the top 10% of UK universities and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the 2022 QS world universities ranking.

The University of Sheffield has a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the arts, science, engineering, and law faculties. Some undergraduate courses also offer placement years. A placement year is a designated year where you work in a course-related industry and earn a salary, while gaining crucial work experience.

Scholarship opportunities for international students

Undergraduate scholarships

The University of Sheffield offers 50 merit scholarships for international students that cover 50% of the undergraduate degree programme. There is also an automatic undergraduate scholarship that offers £2,000 to students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and £2,500 to students in engineering, medicine, dentistry and health, and science, provided you achieve above a 60% average. This scholarship is available to first years enrolling into the University of Sheffield and is paid every year of your course. This excludes years in industry, work, or years abroad from the University of Sheffield. There are other scholarships offered from the University of Sheffield and other various organizations.

Postgraduate scholarships

There are 150 Merit Scholarships for international taught postgraduate students that cover 25% of the yearly tuition fee. The University of Sheffield’s International Postgraduate Taught Scholarships are worth £2,000 to students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and £2,500 to students in engineering, medicine, dentistry and health, and science. This scholarship is available to masters students enrolling into the University of Sheffield and will apply to the second year of your masters as well should you complete the first year. There are other scholarships offered from the University of Sheffield and other various organisations.

Working while you study at the University of Sheffield

The UK Student visa will allow undergraduate and postgraduate students to work 20 hours per week during the term. During vacations, undergraduates can work full-time. Taught postgraduate students can work full-time during Christmas and Easter vacations while term time conditions apply during the summer term until after your dissertation is submitted. Postgraduate research students are in term time all year unless in a period of annual leave.

Between Sheffield’s accolades and the university’s range of degrees and scholarships, the University of Sheffield is a great institution to start your career as a global citizen. Studying abroad will give you a variety of experiences and skills you will cherish for the rest of your life. So why not choose one of the best universities the UK has to offer?

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