Information for parents

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For parents

Applying To Sheffield

Applying to university can be a daunting prospect, but there is plenty of help and advice available to you. Good planning is essential as the process normally starts 18 months before term begins. We’ve included plenty of information to help guide you through this process.

Advice on applying to Sheffield

Information for International Parents

UK courses have a global reputation for quality and give students the skills, qualifications and connections they need to succeed in their chosen career.

Our relationship with you

There are major differences between your relationship with the University and the one you had with schools.

Firth Court

While your son or daughter is at Sheffield

Your son or daughter is in safe hands at The University of Sheffield. You’ll find answers to any questions you may have.

Questions about attending Sheffield

Life in Sheffield

Sheffield is the best place for students to live in the UK, and offers all the advantages of living in a large and vibrant city, that is both safe and affordable.

Things to do in Sheffield

Support services

A supportive environment

We have a large number of experienced support teams who can help with a range of issues; from health and wellbeing to faith, housing and finances.

We're here to help


A bright future

Sheffield graduates are an asset to any employer. We help students work out what they want to do and how to get there.

Careers services