Sheffield International College

Study at The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s most prestigious academic institutions. In 2014 it was ranked number one in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Award).

With almost 25,000 students, including 3,700 international students from over 120 countries, the University has a truly global feel. Students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, training and research support systems during their studies. The University is recognised as one of the UK’s finest research-led institutions, and is associated with five Nobel Prize winners.

Located on the University campus, Sheffield International College runs foundation education courses that prepare students for the challenge of degree-level study at the University. Students who complete their foundation course to the required level are guaranteed a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the following areas: business, law, the social sciences, science and engineering.


Foundation certificates
Sheffield International College runs foundation certificate courses that prepare students for undergraduate degrees at the University. Two foundation certificates are currently available in:

Pre-Master’s courses
Pre-Master’s courses help students to develop the core skills that will be needed to progress to a postgraduate degree at the University. The following Pre-Master’s courses are available:

  • Amy Daugherty

    Amy Daugherty
    Manager of Student Services

    “The most exciting part of my job is planning the registration and induction programme for new students! Welcome to Sheffield!”

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith
    College Director

    "As College Director, I am responsible for making sure our students have the right environment in which to grow academically and achieve their goals."

  • Janet Riley

    Janet Riley
    Accommodation and Arrivals Manager

    “When you arrive at Manchester Airport on the main arrival weekends, I will be waiting for you!”

  • Edita Vargova

    Edita Vargova
    Student Services Administrator

    “I'm the first point of contact at SIC. I liaise with our overseas representatives, agents, sponsors, parents and external visitors. ”

  • Charlotte Cook

    Charlotte Cook
    Student Services Administrator

    “I am responsible for all non-academic elements of the Pre Sessional English programme, and advising on visas and immigration.”

  • Colette Ellis

    Colette Ellis
    Student Services Administrator

    “I deal with LOTC (Learning Outside the Classroom). I get students involved in social activities that enrich their education."