UK Opportunities Info Session
Areas of Study:
Animal and plant science, archaeology, architecture, biomedical sciences, chemistry, communications, computer science and artificial intelligence, digital electronics, economics, engineering (aerospace, bio, chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, material, mechanical, mechatronic, robotic, software, systems), English, geography, history, international relations, journalism, landscape architecture, metallurgy, math, molecular biology and biotechnology, music, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, religious studies, sociology, speech science, sport (exercise & physical activity), statistics, theology, urban studies and planning, zoology and more.
Languages/cultures: Arabic, Chinese, East Asian Studies, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
A list of all areas of all study programs can be found online.
Restriction: Some departments are closed for exchange students. Please also consider the course restrictions for the departments you want to study in. For information on closed and restricted departments click here.
A full course load is 60 UK credits. 12 UK credits = 1 UCalgary half course.
A list of courses (called "modules") can be found online click on 'Directory of Modules'. Most modules have between 10 and 20 UK credits. Please read this information before choosing your program and modules.
The academic year at Sheffield is divided into two semesters. The Autumn semester runs from mid-September to early February* and the Spring semester runs from early February to early June.
* Depending on the program there might be the possibility to make arrangements for an alternative assessment in order to finish in December. Please see this factsheet for more information on which department can facilitate December finish.
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.
Living costs in Sheffield are about 10% lower than the UK average and 25% lower compared to London. This makes Sheffield one of the best value cities to live and study in the UK. The estimated living costs are £5.075 per semester. This includes accommodation, food, books, equipment, insurance and local travel costs.
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the funding page for more information.
*This program is eligible for Eyes High funding! This is an internally nominated award worth $3000. Eligibility requirements and more can be found on the funding page.
The University of Sheffield also offers a scholarship worth £1,500 (full academic year) and £750 (one semester) that exchange students can apply for!
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least one full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).
An academic reference is required for a complete application.
Students apply to UCalgary first, then we nominate accepted students who have met the minimum requirements to our partners. Once you have been nominated to Sheffield, you will then apply directly to their exchange program. For more details on Sheffield's application click here.
Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about Sheffield's requirements click here.
For more information about the University and the City of Sheffield see this Fact Sheet.
Please also check out this video about Study Abroad at the University of Sheffield.
Fun fact: Sheffield started the UK's #weareinternational campaign
Sheffield's Student Support Services include a team for Disability and Dyslexia support as well as health services, counselling and international student support.
There are great supports for LGBTQ students at Sheffield, including transgender students.