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This university is located in Sheffield, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
University guides reflect Sheffield's status as one of the UK's leading universities. The Sunday Times made them their University of the Year 2001-2, and the Virgin 2003 Alternative Guide ranks them third in the country. Teaching quality assessments rate their teaching very highly across a wide range of subjects, and official research assessments confirm their reputation as a centre for world-class research in many disciplines.
Sheffield has more than 23,000 students, from more than 120 countries, and 5,500 staff. The University of Sheffield is a popular choice with applicants, 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.
The University's history stretches back to 1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded, and their University Charter was granted in 1905.
Please note that the following departments are looking for students with higher GPAs than the normal minimum requirement of 3.0. You should bare this in mind when choosing courses from these departments: Business Studies, English Language & Linguistics, English Literature, History, Information Management, Law, Management, Politics, and Psychology
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus apartment/room for rent
The University of Sheffield guarantees exchange students dormitory housing. The costs listed for housing are room plus 16 meals a week for 20 weeks. If you choose to get a double room or a room that does not include meals, you can reduce your housing costs. All dorms are located on or around the campus and are within walking distance of classes. To learn more about housing options click here.
- meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
All courses are taught in English.
For detailed course information: click here
Research opportunities may be available at Sheffield. Exchange students would conduct research as part of their course load for a variable amount of credit. Please check with program advisor for more details.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 Sheffield credit = 0.357 GT credits
20 Sheffield credits = 7 GT credits
Sheffield Grade = US Grade
70-100 (A) = A
60-69 (B) = A
50-59 (C) = B
45-49 (D) = C
40-44 (E) = D
1-39 (F, FX) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.