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The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield

Established in 1905, The University of Sheffield is located in the heart of the UK, known for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research-led learning and teaching.


A member of the Russell Group of leading research university, and associated with 6 Nobel Prizes, The University of Sheffield is widely recognized as a leading institution in the UK and across the globe.


The university distinguishes itself for its research excellence across a range of disciplines – placing the university in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities. In 2022 it was ranked in the Top 50 of most international universities in the world.*


*THE World University Rankings 2023

Fast Facts


  • Sheffield, England

Number of students

  • 30,055 or which 7,000+ international students from 150 countries


  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
    • The Medical School
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Management School
    • Sheffield Methods Institute

Notable Alumni

  • Howard Florey (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)
  • Sir Hans Krebs (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)
  • Sir Richard Roberts (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)
  • Lee Child (Author)
  • Amy Johnson (First women to fly solo from London to Australia)

Member of the Russell Group

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Architecture
  • Biomedical
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Materials
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Town and Regional Planning


92 per cent of Sheffield’s research is rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

in the world

QS World University Rankings, 2024

in the UK

THE World University Rankings, 2023

Top 50
most international university in the world

THE World University Rankings 2023


Sheffield is a vibrant and innovative city with an outstanding spirit of inclusion that has welcomed international students for many decennia.

Located in the heart of the UK, it is ideally located to explore the rest of the UK. Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in the UK with over 250 parks, woodlands and communal gardens and the Peak District National Park is only a short busride away from the city centre allowing students to engage in all sorts of outdoor pursuits.

Sheffield has everything to offer to students with a rich cultural heritage and thriving contemporary arts and music scene. The university’s campus is located in the city-centre given easy access to all city amenities with all student accommodation located a short walking distance on, or near, the campus.

The University can regularly be found in the top 10 for best student experience and its Students’ Union has been voted number one in the UK for many years running. In 2022 it again scooped the ‘Best student’s Union in the UK‘ award.

The Students’ Union hosts state-of-the-art sports facilities covering everything from American football to climbing, as well as more than 400 different societies and clubs and a large student volunteering programme.

Other information

Department of Control and Systems Engineering

  • The University of Sheffield has the only department in the UK, and one of the best in the world, dedicated to automation and systems engineering.
  • The department offers a flagship MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering programme as well as programmes in Robotics, Advanced Manufacturing, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Control and Systems Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.
  • Its involvement in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing and Rolls Royce, created one of the world’s premier centres for academia-industry research in Advanced Manufacturing.  The AMRC focuses on 5 areas: Machining; Composites; Assembly; Additive Manufacturing & Casting. Students works with full-scale industrial equipment certificated to industry standards.

Energy Institute

  • This is one of the UK’s largest energy research institutes. Based at the University of Sheffield, the institute has over 300 academics and researchers and hundreds of PhD students the institute undertakes transformational research, innovation and collaboration to address the world’ energy challenges. The Institute goes beyond traditional university research boundaries to deliver industry and policy relevant innovation.  Energy 5050 works with companies and government to de-risk investment in energy technologies to deliver cheaper, secure and clean energy. The UK Atomic Energy Authority is also a major partner for the University helping to drive international development of fusion technology.

Did you know?

  • 92 per cent of Sheffield’s research is rated world-leading or  internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).
  • Howard Florey was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases. He shared the prize with Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming.
  • Sir Hans Krebs won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his discovery of the citric acid cycle, since then named the Krebs Cycle.
  • Sir Richard Roberts, shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Sharp for the discovery of “split genes”.
  • The UK’s biggest research streaming platform has been launched by the University of Sheffield enabling anyone, anywhere to discover and explore its pioneering research. The platform can be accessed here.
  • The 2022 QS High Flyer’s Report ranked Sheffield 8th in the UK as most targeted university by top employers in 2021-22

Industry Partnerships

  • Sheffield once was the steel-making capital of the world, supplying 50% of Europe’s steel output. Nowadays that history is still reflected in the university’s strong links in material science and engineering and important industry research partnerships. Established in 2001 as part of a collaboration with Boeing, the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) provides a network of world-leading research and innovation centres, partnering with over 120 partners, including Rolls Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems, Siemens, ABB, Accenture, Deloitte and McLaren. As a result of the AMRC’s success Boeing built its only factory outside the United States in Sheffield, McLaren moved its development and manufacturing of carbon fibre structures for its supercars to Sheffield and Rolls Royce opened an Advanced Blade Casting Facility, manufacturing turbine blades.

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He tomado una de las mejores decisiones de mi vida al venir a la Universidad de Sheffield. Esto se ha concretado gracias no sólo al ímpetu por venir, sino a las acciones de muchas personas y organizaciones que me han ayudado a cumplir este sueño. Una de ellas fue el equipo de Inova Education, quienes desde el principio me asesoraron para tener las herramientas necesarias para tan largo e intenso proceso. La capacidad de personas como Liliana me fue de gran utilidad en momentos clave. Me han apoyado desde la selección de universidades, hasta los procesos de convocatorias para becas . Esto ha sido un gran apoyo para lograrlo.

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Scholarships and Funding

The University of Sheffield has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at  The University of Sheffield.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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