On this program, UNC students directly enroll at the University of Sheffield as an exchange student for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life at Sheffield. You will take courses alongside degree-seeking students at Sheffield, have access to student housing, and participate in all aspects of student life. As an exchange student, you will pay your usual UNC tuition and fees to cover the academic cost of the program.
In 1897, The Sheffield Medical School, Firth College, and the Sheffield Technical School merged, forming what would become the University of Sheffield in 1905.
With around 25,000 students from more than 100 countries, the University of Sheffield is one of the largest in the UK. The campus is a mixture of modern architecture and turn-of-the-century red brick buildings. It includes a library with more than 1.3 million books, periodicals, computer services, and language laboratories.
The University of Sheffield was named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards; and was named top of the Russell Group and region for student experience in 2012. In the category of social life, Sheffield ranked first, no doubt in part due to the University’s award winning Students’ Union, which remained first in the rankings for the third year running.
The city of Sheffield is in the Yorkshire region of England. With a population over 550,000, it is one of the largest cities in the UK. Sheffield is an industrial, cosmopolitan, and cultural city with a large amount of public green spaces. There are more than 200 parks, woodlands, and gardens in the city with an estimated 2.5 million trees, giving Sheffield the claim to the greenest city in Europe.
The city center of Sheffield, a fifteen-minute walk from campus, always offers something to do, whether it is shopping in the traditional street markets, visiting the nightclubs, going to the theater, using the Olympic-class sports facilities, or enjoying one of the city's parks. Additionally, the Peak District National Park is within walking distance of the university. Sheffield's location in England also makes travel to other parts of the UK convenient, with London only 2 hours away.