How to Apply

Applying to the University of Sunderland could not be easier. You should check the Your Country page to see if we have an office or agent near you.  If we do they will be happy to assist you with your application.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance onto our courses requires a certain level of English Language. Please see our English Language Requirements list for more information.

Undergraduate Degree, Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma

If you wish to apply for a first-degree, foundation degree or a Higher National Diploma you can either

*UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) is the central agency which acts on behalf of UK universities to process applications.

Download the University of Sunderland Admissions Policy 2014/15 (.pdf)

Postgraduate Programmes

If you are applying for a Postgraduate Programme then you can apply to us directly by downloading the International Student Application Form or completing the online form on the course page.

Download the University of Sunderland Admissions Policy 2014/15 (.pdf)

Disability and specific learning difficulties

If you have a disability or have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) you should contact the

Disability Admissions Co-ordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 191 515 3551
or email:
for pre-entry guidance

You can also contact the

Disability Support Team
Tel: +44 (0) 191 515 2952
or email:

The disability support team provides information and support on a range of issues, including access, learning support, and assistive technology. Additionally, each of the University's five Schools has a member of staff responsible for supporting disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties.

It is important that you tell us about your particular needs when applying for a programme of study, so that we can work with you to try to put appropriate support in place.

On arrival, students are expected to provide written verification (in English) of their disability or specific learning difficulty, compiled by a recognised expert, for example, from a psychologist for dyslexia.

UK visa application film

Watch a new film aimed at helping students better understand the process of applying to the UK’s world-leading universities.

Supported by the University of Sunderland and created in collaboration between UK Universities, the British Council in Delhi and the Home Office, the film follows two current Indian students in the UK through their actual application process, visiting the visa processing centre and showing the application journey step by step.

Open days and visits

Open day on Saturday 6th June 2015 from 9:30am-4:00pm.  More...

Open day on Tuesday 18th August 2015 from 9:30am-4:00pm.  More...

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