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  • Locations: Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/02/2020 06/12/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 16
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, City and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Academic Year:  Mid September – Early June
Spring semester:  Early February – Early June

This university is located in Sheffield, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

University guides reflect the University of Sheffield's status as one of the UK's leading universities. The Sunday Times made them their University of the Year 2001-2, and the Virgin 2003 Alternative Guide ranks them third in the country. Teaching quality assessments rate their teaching very highly across a wide range of subjects, and official research assessments confirm their reputation as a centre for world-class research in many disciplines.

Sheffield has more than 23,000 students, from more than 120 countries, and 5,500 staff. The University of Sheffield is a popular choice with applicants, and once they arrive, students enjoy the experience so much that many settle in Sheffield after they graduate.

Research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.

Please note that the following departments are looking for students with higher GPAs than the normal minimum requirement of 3.0. You should bare this in mind when choosing courses from these departments: Business Studies, English Language & Linguistics, English Literature, History, Information Management, Law, Management, Politics, and Psychology 

The University of Sheffield guarantees exchange students dormitory housing. The costs listed for housing are room plus 16 meals a week for 20 weeks. If you choose to get a double room or a room that does not include meals, you can reduce your housing costs. All dorms are located on or around the campus and are within walking distance of classes. To learn more about housing options click here.

  • meal plan
  • on-campus dining

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
For detailed course information: click here.

Research opportunities may be available at Sheffield. Exchange students would conduct research as part of their course load for a variable amount of credit. Please check with program advisor for more details

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1 Sheffield credit = 0.357 GT credits
20 Sheffield credits = 7 GT credits

Sheffield Grade = US Grade
70-100 (A) = A
60-69 (B) = A
50-59 (C) = B
45-49 (D) = C
40-44 (E) = D
1-39 (F, FX) = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Depending on how long you will be in the UK and whether or not you intend to work, you may or may not need to apply for a visa prior to departure. Visa regulations and interpretations can change, so be sure to check the UK Border Agency web site frequently: click here.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis