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Drexel in England: University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Language Requirement:
No Requirement
Language of Instruction:
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Pre-Junior, 4. Junior
Other Eligibility Requirements:
See Brochure for details
Eligible Majors:
All Majors
Type of Program:
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory
Program Advisor:
Lauren Steinberg
Supplemental Application:
Program Description:


Drexel in England: University of Sheffield

The Program 

The University of Sheffield is a research university located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is rated 13th in the UK, 40th in Europe and 112th in the world in the Times Higher Education World Unviersity Rankings. 

The University of Sheffield program is open to all Drexel undergraduate students. LeBow College of Business students will find that their ability to enroll in business courses at Sheffield will be limited thus they should plan to take non-business courses if they go abroad on this program.

In general, students will find that if they are flexible in coursework, they will have more success in finding appropriate courses while at The University of Sheffield. 

This program is not available for seniors.


Course Catalog: Use this to search coursework offered at the University of Sheffield. Called the "Directory of Modules" in England.

Restricted Courses: Read which courses are not available to exchange students.

Course Equivalents: This spreadsheet is a historical list of pre-approved courses Drexel students have taken at Sheffield before. Students can choose to take courses from this list, but there is no guarantee that these courses will be offered in the future.

Course Approvals: Students will need to get courses approved by the appropriate department for each course they plan to take at Sheffield if the course is not on the course equivalency spreadsheet (linked above).  For example, if you want to take a sociology course at Sheffield for Drexel credit, its equivalent must be pre-approved by the Sociology Department at Drexel.

Grading: Students are taught and graded by UK faculty at the University of Sheffield. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR, students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. Students must be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.

Program Calendar

The University of Sheffield operates on a semester system. See here for the academic calendar.

Fall semester : Early September- Early February

Coursework ends before Christmas but exams take place in January.  Students will need to work with their Sheffield departments to see if they can either take their exams early or have the Drexel Study Abroad Office proctor their Sheffield exams in January. Read the December Finish Factsheet carefully. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can take exams early or at Drexel, and to make the appropriate arrangements with both universities.

Spring Semester: Mid February- Mid June

Drexel students will need to leave their fall/winter co-op early in order to be gone during Drexel's spring term. Students will return to Drexel in time for summer term.

The Experience

Sheffield is England's fourth-largest city, with the wealth of facilities you would expect to find in a major city - yet it's compact, friendly and accessible. Located in South Yorkshire, in the north of England. It is close to Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and the Peak District.  Sheffield has excellent rail links to all major cities. You can be in Leeds or Manchester by train in about an hour, and London in under 2.5 hours.

It is the greenest city in England, with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks. Crime statistics show it is also one of the UK's safest cities. 

For more information, please visit the University of Sheffield exchange student website.

Cost & Financial Aid

This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus all of your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during your term abroad. For program costs, please consult the budget sheet.

Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (after acceptance).

To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to the Financial Aid Office to see if additional funding may be available.

University of Sheffield in America Study Abroad Scholarship

The University of Sheffield Study Abroad Scholarship for American students is made possible by the generosity of Sheffield American alumni.  Each year there are several scholarships granted - one £1000 scholarship for a student studying at Sheffield for a full year and four £500 scholarships for students studying Fall and Spring semesters.  Any American national accepting a place at the University of Sheffield is eligible to apply.  For more information, please visit the Sheffield scholarship and funding website.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
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