Study Group partners with University of Sheffield

07 April, 2014


Global pathway provider Study Group has been awarded a contract to operate the international college at the University of Sheffield, following completion of a competitive tender.

The MOU signing ceremony between Study Group and the University of Sheffield


The company will take over the existing Sheffield International College and manage delivery of international student pathway programmes in September 2015, following the expiry of the existing 10-year contract with Kaplan International Colleges. Already one of the largest pathway programmes in Europe, according to a Study Group statement, the college will be renamed University of Sheffield International College from the changeover.

Professor Paul White, Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching at the University of Sheffield, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Study Group on this exciting project. The University of Sheffield International College will play an important role in preparing international students for academic and professional success at the university. We look forward to working with Study Group to enhance further our foundation study opportunities for international students.”

Commenting on the successful tender, David Leigh, Study Group CEO, said, “I am delighted that we were able to demonstrate to the University of Sheffield that Study Group is the best placed pathway provider to help it fulfil its ambitious student recruitment plans.”

James Pitman, Study Group’s UK HE Managing Director, said, “The university has a strong international profile and is a high-quality institution which fits well with our portfolio of HEI [higher education institution] partners. We look forward to working with the University of Sheffield to attract the brightest and best international students from all over the world to its pathway programmes in 2015 and beyond.”

The University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of universities and has over 5,000 international students currently. Study Group provides pathway programmes for almost 50 institutions in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

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