Whilst you are studying in Sheffield, you can choose from a variety of accommodation styles to find the one that suits you best. Typically, these arrangements are either a homestay with a local household, or privately rented student accommodation.
Most of our International students choose to stay with a local family - known as a homestay - when they first come to Sheffield, as this gives them an opportunity to learn more about the city and the British way of life, as well as a chance to practice their English.
Students opting for homestay accommodation will have their own bedroom, and will sometimes share a bathroom with the host family.
When living in homestay accommodation there are two options available:
Half Board (£140 per week)
Full Board (£160 per week)
The Sheffield College meets all host families before students move in and informs them what is expected of them when hosting a student.
The International Office will arrange homestay accommodation for you prior to your arrival in Sheffield. You must fill in an accommodation form when you apply for a course and send it to the International Office.
If home-stay accommodation isn't for you, there are many independent living options available to students (not suitable for students under the age of 18).
In this type of accommodation students normally rent a room in a shared house or flat, with communal kitchen/bathroom areas, and you will be expected to arrange your own meals/food. You can rent directly from a private landlord, or through a student accommodation agency.
There are numerous student accommodation agencies in Sheffield (such as Unite Students) with accommodation in various locations across the city.