The University of Sheffield
Prospective postgraduates

Application Tracking System

*PLEASE NOTE* - This tracking system should ONLY be used if you have applied using a paper Postgraduate Application Form, NOT the Postgraduate Online Application Form. If you have applied using the online version you just need to log back in to your application to track its status.

Outline of the admissions procedure

Once your application has been processed you will be sent either a confirmation email or letter. You will then be able to trace the progress of your application online.

Please take a little time to read the process below as this will help you understand the various stages your application will go through.

All Applicants

When we have processed your application we will send you an acknowledgement of receipt and your application will be forwarded to the relevant academic department.

Although departments try to deal with decisions as quickly as possible there are often delays (such as having to wait for referee's reports to arrive) and the process can take up to 4 weeks.

Overseas Applicants

You will be notified of the academic department's decision by letter from the Admissions Office, as most official funding bodies and immigration authorities require an official signature and University stamp.

Home Applicants

You will be notified of the decision by the academic department (the Admissions Office is only responsible for keeping your application record up-to-date).

All Applicants

With your offer letter will be a Reply Slip. Please read the offer carefully and complete the Reply Slip and return it to us as soon as possible. Alternatively you may email us with your decision, to shefapply@sheffield.ac.uk.

If your offer is Conditional, please notify the academic department as soon as you have met the condition(s). Once you have met the condition(s) you will be sent an Unconditional Offer.

If your offer is Unconditional you will be sent a Pre-Arrival Information Pack approximately one month before your start-date. Please read the information and complete the appropriate forms before leaving home.

During the offer process, Accommodation Services will also send you an Information Pack. Any queries concerning Housing should be directed to the Accomodation Services.

Once you have accepted an Unconditional Offer your record will be rolled forward into the Registration System to be ready and waiting for you when you come to Register.

Research Degree online tracking

Postgraduate Taught Course online tracking