University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a research university located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is rated 13th in the UK, 40th in Europe and 112th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Sheffield is England's fourth-largest city, with the wealth of facilities you would expect to find in a major city - yet it's compact, friendly and accessible. Located in South Yorkshire, in the north of England. It is close to Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and the Peak District. Sheffield has excellent rail links to all major cities. You can be in Leeds or Manchester by train in about an hour, and London in under 2.5 hours.
It is the greenest city in England, with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks. Crime statistics show it is also one of the UK's safest cities.
The University of Sheffield program is open to all Drexel undergraduate students. LeBow College of Business students will find that their ability to enroll in business courses at Sheffield will be limited thus they should plan to take non-business courses if they go abroad on this program.
For more information, please visit the University of Sheffield exchange student website
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- Sophomore, Pre-Junior, or Junior
- All majors
Use the course catalog
to search coursework offered at the University of Sheffield. Entitled the "Directory of Modules" at Sheffield.
is a historical list of pre-approved courses Drexel students have taken at Sheffield before. Students can choose to take courses from this list, but there is no guarantee that these courses will be offered in the future.
Read which courses are not available to exchange students on the course restriction list
Students are taught and graded by UK faculty at the University of Sheffield. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR, students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. Students must be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.
The University of Sheffield operates on a semester system. See here for the academic calendar.
Coursework ends before Christmas but exams take place in January and the beginning of February. Students will need to work with their Sheffield departments to see if they can either take their exams early or have the Drexel Study Abroad Office proctor their Sheffield exams in January. Read the December Finish Factsheet
carefully. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can take exams early or at Drexel, and to make the appropriate arrangements with both universities.
Spring Semester Dates and Itinerary
Drexel students will need to leave their fall/winter co-op early in order to be gone during Drexel's spring term. Students will return to Drexel in time for summer term.
Housing is guaranteed for all students. More information about Sheffield student housing can be found on the Sheffield Accommodation
U.S. Citizens do not need a visa to go to the United Kingdom. Non-U.S. citizens can verify if a visa is needed on the British Consulate Visa
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.
Students who receive Federal Pell Grant should apply for the Gilman Scholarship
. Awards up to $3,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students that receive the Federal Pell Grant.
The University of Sheffield Study Abroad Scholarship
for American students is made possible by the generosity of Sheffield American alumni. Each year there are several scholarships granted - one £1000 scholarship for a student studying at Sheffield for a full year and four £500 scholarships for students studying Fall and Spring semesters. Any American national accepting a place at the University of Sheffield is eligible to apply.
for students studying abroad in the UK at affiliated institutions.