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Tuition fees and scholarships

International fees apply to any students who live outside of the European Union (EU). Students from countries within the EU pay the same tuition fees as students from the UK.

Not sure of your nationality classification? Check if your country is in the EU.

Tuition fees for international students are higher than the fees for UK and EU students because the UK Government subsidises the cost of university tuition for students from the UK and EU.

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International tuition fees 2016/17

These annual tuition fees apply to all students starting at the University of Sunderland in 2016/17. The tuition fees below are per year of study. Some courses may have different fees - please check with the course search.

Please note that if you have a Tier 4 visa you cannot study any course on a part-time basis.

Course levelTuition feeScholarship
Foundation and Level 0, full-time tbc £1,500
Undergraduate, full-time £10,500 £1,500
Postgraduate taught, full-time (except MBA) £11,000 £1,000*
MBA, full-time (all MBA routes) £12,600 £1,000
Postgraduate research £3,940 to £12,000** £1,500

*This scholarship is proportional to the fee. For example, some PGDip tuition fees cost two-thirds of the MSc fee; therefore, the scholarship is also two-thirds. Please check course listings for full information.

**Postgraduate research tuition fees vary according to what level you are studying at, and whether or not the research area is lab-based. See the postgraduate research tuition fees page for more information.

Students coming to the University of Sunderland via Study Abroad

Course levelTuition feeScholarship
Study Abroad undergraduate, one semester £3,940 not available
Study Abroad undergraduate, two semesters £7,880 not available
Study Abroad postgraduate, one semester £4,475 not available
Study Abroad postgraduate, two semesters £8,950 not available