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Get There Scholarship 2016/17

Free public transport travel for 12 months or £600 discount on University-managed accommodation. 

Travel ticket

The ticket provides free travel from your home in the North East to Sunderland. The ticket is valid for 12 months and you can use it anytime, not just for commuting to University. ‌

Ticket collection 

If you order your travel ticket before 26 August 2016 you will be able to collect this during enrolment (subject to you uploading a suitable passport style photo). To collect your travel ticket, please refer to your appointed enrolment time slot as detailed on your online Freshers timetable.

Collection points:

The Gateway building – Room 4, Level 2 (19/06/16 – 23/09/16)

City Space – Meeting Room, First Floor (26/09/16 – 28/10/16)

Local students

If you have a term-time address which is within Tyne and Wear, you'll receive a 'Local' travel ticket.

The Local ticket gives you unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear on Nexus Metro, Shields Ferry, Arriva buses, Go North East buses and Stagecoach buses. You can also use Northern Rail between Sunderland and Blaydon.

Regional students

If you have a term-time address which is in the North East, but outside of Tyne and Wear, you'll receive a 'Regional' ticket.

The Regional ticket gives you unlimited travel throughout the North East counties: Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and Northumberland. The Regional ticket gives you unlimited travel in these counties on Nexus Metro, Shields Ferry, Arriva buses, Go North East buses and Stagecoach buses. You can also use Northern Rail between Sunderland and Blaydon.

The Get There London scheme provides £600 worth of travel throughout the TFL system through an allocated Oyster card.

Accommodation discount

If you don't want the travel ticket, you can choose a £600 discount on any University-managed accommodation (including The Forge U Student Village) instead.

Who's eligible?

This scholarship is available for all new full-time ‘Home’ and EU undergraduate students joining the University of Sunderland in autumn 2016.

The scholarship applies to all undergraduate courses, and selected other courses, including some Foundation degrees at partner colleges. Please see the guidance notes at the bottom of this page for full details.

This scholarship is also available to any students who applied to the University of Sunderland during the Confirmation and Clearing period.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Get There Scholarship is available to students who come to the University of Sunderland campus to study (on-campus students), and also those who study one of our courses at a partner college (sometimes known as off-campus students).

Some of the details of how you receive your travel ticket are different depending on whether you are an on-campus or a partner-college student, therefore, we have two sets of Frequently Asked Questions available to download:

Get There FAQs on campus 16/17 (.pdf)

Get There FAQs partner college 16/17 (.pdf)

How to apply

If you are eligible, you will receive an email from the scholarships team providing you with a link to order your scholarship.

You need to order your scholarship by midnight on 28 October 2016 or you will no longer be eligible.

If you order a travel ticket, you must upload a suitable passport style photo via ‘my campus card’ before your ticket can be produced. Failure to upload a suitable photo will result in a delay to your ticket being available for collection.

When to collect your travel ticket

If you are studying on-campus at Sunderland, then you can collect your travel ticket during registration, from 19 September 2016 and up until 4 November 2016 .

If you are studying off-campus, then you will receive your travel ticket from the Universities Partnership Liaison Team at the college.

When will the accommodation discount be processed

The accommodation discount will be processed in February 2017.

More information

‌For full details about this scholarship, including eligibility criteria, please refer to the 2016/17 Get There Scholarship guidance notes (.pdf)

For further information or advice, please contact the Scholarships Team: / 0191 515 2865.

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