University of Sheffield

Founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield is consistently ranked among the best 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018). The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group with 99% of research rated as internationally recognised, excellent, or world-leading.

Firth Court at the University of Sheffield

Located in one of the UK’s most popular student cities, The University of Sheffield is regularly voted in the top three in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017). Sheffield is one of the safest and most affordable major cities in the UK.

The University of Sheffield is proud to welcome 27,000 students from more than 140 countries. The university pioneered the #WeAreInternational campaign to support talented students – like Chevening Scholars – to apply to study in the UK. The initiative now has the support of 160 universities and colleges worldwide.

The Diamond Building at the University of Sheffield

Among the university’s many outstanding alumni are six Nobel Prize winners and Dr Helen Sharman, the first British person in space.

Who do the University of Sheffield support?

The University of Sheffield welcomes applications from any Chevening-eligible country in any subject. All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Sheffield are encouraged to select the university as their first preference in their Chevening application.

This year, in partnership with Chevening, The University of Sheffield is offering two postgraduate taught scholarships for Chinese students for the academic year 2018/2019. Find out more. 

Scholar experience

Eric Waweru from Kenya won a Chevening Scholarship to study MA Governance and Public Policy at The University of Sheffield.

Eric Waweru from Kenya

‘I chose The University of Sheffield based on the ranking of the programmes they offer, the nature of my course and what I wanted to study, and the social life and diversity of students.

‘The best thing about Sheffield is the environment and the set-up of the university which makes it easy for you as a student to learn. The advice I would give to prospective students is to have an open mind to life and be willing to be challenged in order to realise their potential, both academically and in their social life. They should also be willing to go beyond and explore other opportunities that are available to them.’

Chevening Scholars at the University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield Chevening Scholars 2017