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Drexel in England: University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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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 program is open to all Drexel undergraduate students, but priority will be given to students in the College of Engineering. LeBow College of Business students will find that their ability to enroll in business courses at The University of 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. 


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

See Sheffield's Directory of Modules to search coursework offered. 

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 upon their return to Drexel.   

If you are planning on a December finish at Sheffield, please read the Sheffield December Finish Factsheet.pdf carefully. Do not assume that coming home before the official end of the Fall semester  is a guaranteed. Remember it is your responsibility to make sure that you can take exams early or back at Drexel and to make the appropriate arrangements with both Sheffield and Drexel.

Another option, is for Drexel students to ask for a Winter/Spring co-op cycle - meaning Drexel students will need to undertake an independent co-op search and will have a shortened co-op experience.

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. Please double check the Sheffield calendar to make sure that the dates are compatible.

University of Sheffield - Course Equivalents.xls Students will need to get equivalents approved by the appropriate department for each course they plan to take at Sheffield.  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. The goal is to be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.

The Experience

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The University of Sheffield has 24,000 students from over 118 countries and has produced 5 Nobel Peace Prize winners. It is rated 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 70th in the world in US publication Newsweek's August 2006 ranking of the global top 100 universities. The University is rated 12th in the UK, 22nd in Europe and 68th in the world in the Times Higher Education Supplement's November 2007 ranking of the top 200 universities in the world.

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.  The 2007 Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Survey reveals that Sheffield's housing rent, at £56 per week, is the cheapest in the UK.  At £186 per student per week, Sheffield's living costs and cost of accommodation are significantly lower than the national average of £192.

Read more about the program from our student blogger currently at Sheffield!

Want to know more? Check out these videos, courtesy of The University of Sheffield! 

The City of Sheffield
What Makes Sheffield so Popular?
Aaron's Experience
More videos from the University of Sheffield...

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:




This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus all of your financial aid travels with you. If you are interested in seeking additional funding, check out  Scholarship & Funding Opportunities.  Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.


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