Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate (Exchange students can only do UG modules)
Subjects: Several Majors - See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year or semester
Direct Exchange: MSU tuition plus room and board in host country
Study Abroad: Host university tuition and fees plus room and board in host country.
Deadline: March 1 to attend the next academic year
Program OverviewUniversity guides confirm The University of Sheffield’s position as one of the UK's leading universities. The Virgin 2008 Alternative Guide to British Universities, for instance, says that "Sheffield is a top university across the board".
Teaching quality assessments rate their teaching very highly across a wide range of subjects, and official research assessments confirm their reputation as a center for world-class research in many disciplines.
The University has nearly 24,000 students from 124 countries, and almost 6000 staff. The University of Sheffield is a popular choice with applicants for university places, and once they arrive, students enjoy the experience so much that many settle in Sheffield after they graduate.
Research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.
Sheffield is England's fourth-largest city, with many major city conveniences- yet it's compact, friendly and accessible. Because Sheffield has a big student population, there are plenty of special deals from local shops, eating places and entertainment venues. Sheffield is England's greenest city, with 150 woodland and 50 public parks, and from the main campus students are only minutes away from open countryside. Sheffield's centralized location also allows students to comfortably travel to all of England's major cities and attractions.
Academic ProgramStudents are able to select from a wide range of courses from all departments including Architectural Studies, Arts, Economics, Engineering, Humanities, Languages, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Women's Studies. Twenty-two academic departments are rated in the national top ten with sixteen of these departments ranking in the top five nationally. Three of the academic departments at Sheffield are rated the best in the country—Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Politics, and Russian and Slavonic Studies. MSU engineering majors should note that Sheffield has had a long-standing reputation for excellence in engineering. The university's research partners include international companies such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, and British Aerospace Systems. For a complete list of classes offered by the university visit the following website http://www.shef.ac.uk/studyabroad/overseas/prospective.
Language of InstructionAll courses are taught in English. Sheffield also offers an extensive Language Studies major with courses in a multitude of languages.
EligibilityStudents who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at the University of Sheffield are eligible.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at the University of Sheffield. The student's academic advisor at MSU and the MSU Registrar, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Students are urged to work closely with these offices prior to departure to plan a course of studies that will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
LocationRecently named the UK's safest city, Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England. Conveniently located in the center of England, the city of Sheffield is about an hour's travel by road or rail from Manchester, Nottingham and Leeds. London is about two and a half hours away by train. Directly to the west is the Peak District National Park, which houses excellent opportunities for hiking and climbing.
Sheffield is a welcoming, vibrant city with outstanding possibilities for both cultural and historical heritage exploration. At the center of the city is the Cathedral of St. Peter, which contains architecture from the 15th to the 20th century. Sheffield also boasts award winning art galleries and museums, including the spectacular new city center Millennium Galleries. Sheffield has an incredible music scene with live music to suit all tastes. Orchestral, jazz, and rock concerts are held in the city's venues, and well-known international bands and artists regularly appear at the famous Sheffield Arena and at the University itself. Sheffield's Crucible and Lyceum theaters present some of the best theater in the country outside of London. Sheffield is also the home of Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, two soccer teams that competes against some of the top teams in the world.
As the National City of Sport, Sheffield has an enviable choice of world-class facilities including the prestigious English Institute of Sport, Europe´s largest ice complex and all season ski resort, Olympic swimming pool, athletics stadium, golf courses, and more besides. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity of the Peak District and all it has to offer for walkers, cyclists and climbers.
Cost and Included BenefitsStudents receiving exchange placements at the University of Sheffield will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student is responsible for his/her room and board at the University of Sheffield, as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Several scholarships are available for students planning to study abroad. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Scholarship information for the uniersity of Sheffield can be found here.Financial aid may be available for study abroad at the University of Sheffield. Additional costs for study at the University of Sheffield (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationApplications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall. Non-MSU students may contact Anna Greenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), to request application information.
DeadlineApplications are due in the Office of International Programs on March 1 for the following academic year.
For additional information contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
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