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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/16/2019 02/08/2020
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.
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/16/2019 06/13/2020

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Industrial Engineering, 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
Program Description:

University of Sheffield

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Sheffield is located in the north of England within close proximity to Manchester and Leeds. Despite being the fourth largest city in England, it is one of the safest and greenest cities in England with low crime rates and a substantial number of woodland and park areas. A recent survey also found Sheffield to have one of the lowest costs of living for students. As a modern city, it provides all the leisure and cultural opportunities of a larger city within an urban setting that is compact and accessible. Sheffield’s central location and excellent transportation links make it easy to explore the natural attractions of the surrounding Peak District, neighboring Scotland to the north, and cosmopolitan London to the south.

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:
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural Studies
  • Business Administration & Management (AACSB accredited)
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering (Biological, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical)
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics & Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sciences (Animal & Plant, Biology, Biomedical, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning
Classes will be seminars or lectures with accompanying labs or tutorials (small group sessions to discuss lecture material). Students will spend fewer hours per week in the classroom and will be expected to undertake more independent reading and research. This method of teaching places greater responsibility on the student to study outside the classroom and keep up with the material.

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 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
30 8
20 5
15 4
10 3

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. Take a Virtual Tour of the housing options. You may also view the Accommodations Fact Sheet.

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

Once UB students are accepted to the program, they are encouraged to apply for the University of Sheffield Exchange Scholarship administered by the University of Sheffield.

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

Visit the University of Sheffield website.


This program is currently not accepting applications.