Information for Students from North America
We welcome applications from students in North America interested in studying for an MA or PhD. Graduate study in Britain (known here as 'postgraduate' study) is cost-effective as well as academically advantageous and a lot of fun! Our MA programs cover fields ranging from Medieval British to American history, last just one year, and the tuition fees are a lot less than comparable American universities. With the money you will save on tuition you can enjoy a year living in one of England's most vibrant cities with easy access to low-cost air travel to all the European capitals.
One-third of our academic staff come from overseas backgrounds, including three from the United States and two from Canada, so we are familiar with the North American system and can help you adjust to British academic ways quickly. Not only are we a strong academic department but you will find that Sheffield is a very friendly city that warmly welcomes international students. Centrally located, Sheffield is next to the beautiful Peak District National Park, and has good train links to all major British cities. To find out more about Sheffield go to www.shef.ac.uk/international/sheffield
All North American applicants qualify for a University scholarship:
Students from USA click here
Students from Canada click here
Students from Mexico click here
Overseas students cannot apply for funding from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council), but they are eligible to apply for University Studentships. For further information, go to www.shef.ac.uk/pgresearch/studentships/ors.html.
More information for overseas students can be found a www.sheffield.ac.uk/newstudents/international/index.html, from which there are links to pages with information about accommodation, support for international students, and money matters.
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