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How to apply

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View our graphic which explains the Application process plus details about requirements which are specific for international students, such as visa information.

During your application, you will be required to submit a completed application form, plus other documentation including references, a personal statement and copy of your passport. Full details can be found in the application form document (.pdf).

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If you would like to make an application, here are your six ways of applying.

Choose the best option which is the most convenient for you:

Option 1. University's overseas offices

If you would like to apply to a course, you can contact one of our overseas offices to start the application process.

The staff in our overseas offices are qualified to answer any questions you may have about studying in the United Kingdom. Contact one of our offices in China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam or Greece to begin your application.

Option 2. UCAS – Undergraduate only

International and UK students apply for undergraduate courses in the same way – through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website. Find out more about how to apply via UCAS.

The UCAS institution code for the University is S84

Option 3. Apply online – Postgraduate only

To study at postgraduate level, you need to apply to the University of Sunderland directly.

Find the postgraduate course you’re interested in, and on the ‘Contact and apply’ section you will see a link to apply online or a PDF application form to download.

Option 4. Email your application directly

To apply for undergraduate and postgraduate Sunderland Campus courses, email your completed application form (.pdf) to

To apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Sunderland in London courses email your completed application form (.pdf) to

Option 5. In-country representatives

If you live outside the UK, make your application by finding the most convenient in-country contact from our complete list of representatives (.pdf).

Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will be given a unique Personal ID number so you can be kept up-to-date with any developments in your application process.

Option 6. Apply through a study centre

To study with us in your country, through one of the University of Sunderland's study centres, you must apply directly through the relevant study centre. Visit the studying with us in other countries page to discover where you can study.

Immigration history form

As an International student you will also be required to fill in an immigration history form as part of the application process. By completing the online form and selecting the 'submit' button at the end, your immigration history information will be sent to our Admissions Team.

Help in your country

We recommend that you speak to a local representative in your country or region if you need help in applying or if you have any questions about studying in the UK.

Find your country or region on the Your Country information page to find contact details for your local representative.