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United Kingdom: University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||UB applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||09/18/2017||06/09/2018|
|Fall||2017||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||09/18/2017||02/03/2018|
|NOTE: *Students who want to spend only the fall semester at Sheffield must inform the UB Study Abroad office before submitting an application to see if it is possible to finish in December ("December Finish Program"). This requires special permission from Sheffield and not all academic departments at Sheffield will allow this as it requires making special final assessment/exam arrangements.|
|Spring||2018||09/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||02/03/2018||06/09/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Open to:||UB students only||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||3.0||Eligibility:||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Area of Study:||Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Speech and Hearing Science, Theatre, Urban and Public Policy Studies||Term:||Academic Year, Fall, Spring|
|Housing Options:||On Campus||Program Advisor:||Krista Paszkowsky|
|Credits:||12-18 per semester|
University of Sheffield
Like UB, the University of Sheffield was founded as a medical school. Today it is a comprehensive research university and is highly regarded for the quality of its teaching and research. Particular strengths include archaeology, biological sciences, chemistry, English literature, engineering, politics, and urban planning. Sheffield has more than 25,000 students from over 100 countries. The university buildings are integrated with the rest of Sheffield giving students easy access to the city and all its amenities. Please watch this video to learn more about life at Sheffield, or view the Study Abroad & Exchange Program brochure!
Sheffield is a comprehensive and multi-faculty university. Available subjects include:
- Architectural Studies
- Business Administration & Management
- Computer Science
- Engineering (Biological, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical)
- English Literature
- Modern Languages
- Politics & Political Science
- Sciences (Animal & Plant, Biology, Biomedical, Chemistry, and Physics)
- Urban Planning
University at Buffalo students are required to take 60 UK credits per semester (3-5 courses) in order to earn full UB credit. Courses, called modules, are offered in three terms: Autumn, Spring, and Academic Year. Students who study at the University of Sheffield for only one semester cannot choose Academic Year modules. Additionally, students who apply for Fall Semester Only will need approval by Sheffield faculty for "December Finish" to ensure they will complete course requirements before returning to UB for the spring semester.
*Students who want to spend only the fall semester at Sheffield must inform the UB Study Abroad office before submitting an application to see if it is possible to finish in December through the December Finish Program December_Finish_Factsheet_2017-18. This requires special permission from Sheffield and not all academic departments at Sheffield will allow this as it requires making special final assessment/exam arrangements.
Students who would like to take courses in the following majors will not be permitted to study at the University of Sheffield for the fall semester and should apply for academic year or spring semester only: Aerospace Engineering, Business Administration/Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, and Psychology.
All applicants, please review the list of restricted courses and the list of closed departments. Please reference the credit conversion chart below to learn how credits earned at the University of Sheffield will convert to UB credits:
|UK Credits||UB Credits|
Study abroad students are guaranteed accommodation in university housing. There are several residences that provide single and shared rooms on a catered (meal plan) or self-catered (no meal plan) basis. Please visit the University of Sheffield housing options website for more information. You may also take a Virtual Tour of the housing options.
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.
UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.
Sheffield operates on a semester system, but the fall semester does not end until early February. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply for the full year or Spring semester.
Fall Semester*: Mid September-Early February
Spring Semester: Early February - Mid June
*Students approved for December Finish, will complete their studies in mid-December.
Fall Semester and Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: September 15
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the University of Sheffield website.