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University of Sunderland Scholarships 2017/18

The scholarships on this page relate to students who are starting a course at the University of Sunderland in the academic year 2017/18. 

Automatically awarded scholarships

You don't need to apply for these scholarships - if you're eligible you'll receive them automatically.

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Excellence Scholarship
What it is: £2,000
Who it's for: Students with ABB grades.

Get There Scholarship ‌‌
What it is: Free travel across Tyne and Wear for a year or £600 discount on University-managed accommodation including The Forge U Student Village.
Who it's for: Most new students. University of Sunderland in London students will receive the value of £600 for travel.

International Scholarship
What it is: £1,500 or £1,000
Who it's for: International students.

Off-Campus Scholarship ‌‌
What it is: £2,400 fee waiver
Who it's for: Students applying for Foundation degrees at partner colleges.

Off-Campus Progression¬†Scholarship ‌‌
What it is: Up to £500 cash 
Who it's for: Foundation degree students studying at partner colleges who progress to an on-campus top-up year.

On-Campus Extended Programme Scholarship
What it is: £2,450 fee waiver 
Who it's for: Students applying for On-Campus Extended programmes.

Modern Foreign Languages Year Abroad Scholarship
What it is:
£1,350 fee waiver
Who it's for: Students studying Spanish or French as part of a Combined Subjects degree.


Scholarships you need to apply for

To receive these scholarships, you will need to apply for them. Click through to each page to find out how to do that.

Care Leavers' Scholarship ‌‌
What it is: 
£1,500 a year cash (up to £6,000)
Who it's for: 
Students with 'care leaver' status.

University of Sunderland Scholarship
What it is:
Who it’s for: 
Students with a household income of £42,875 or less.

Study Abroad Scholarship
What it is:
 £1,000 cash for students who choose to study abroad during their degree.
Who it's for: Students who are taking part in Study Abroad, and have a household income of £42,875 or less.

Elite Athlete Scheme
What it is: Up to £1,000 worth of funding and support (please note, support packages may vary and are individually awarded)
Who it's for: Any student enrolled at the University of Sunderland.

Royal Television Society undergraduate bursary
What it is: £3,000 + extra benefits from the Royal Television Society
Who it's for: Applicants for BA (Hons) Broadcast Media Production or BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism. Please note that this scholarship is awarded by the Royal Television Society, not the University of Sunderland. For full information and to apply, please go to the Royal Television Society website.

Student Achievement Reward (StAR) Bursaries 
What it is:
Who it's for: Engineering students from the North East.

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme (links to website)
What it is: Financial support to cover university fees and university maintenance costs.
Who it's for: The aim of this scheme to give the children of those who died in service and whose death was attributable to service, a scholarship to help cover some of the costs incurred in obtaining a university degree. For more information and to apply, please go to the website.  


Scholarships you can apply for as a University of Sunderland student

Futures Fund Student Opportunity Scholarship
What it is: Up to £500
Who it's for: Any full or part-time student studying at the University of Sunderland.

Futures Fund Excellence Scholarship
What it is: Up to £2,000
Who it's for: Any penultimate year full-time student, studying with the University of Sunderland, who is considered, by their board of study, to be on track for a first class honours degree.

Futures Fund Graduate Development Scholarship
What it is: Up to £2,500
Who it's for: Any full or part-time student in the final year of their undergraduate study and also recently graduated alumni (up to one year).

The Sir Tom Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award
What it is: Up to £10,000
Who it's for: Full-time undergraduate students studying a discipline related to Engineering, Education, Enterprise or Business who are at the end of their penultimate year (second year for a standard programme or third year for a four-year programme) and on track for a first or 2:1. Students must hail from the immediate Sunderland area and demonstrate financial need.

The Hope Winch Benevolence Fund Scholarship
What it is: £1,000
Who it's for: Current undergraduate students studying pharmacy at the University of Sunderland who face serious financial challenges which impact upon their academic potential.

The Robson Visual Arts Masters Award
What it is: £2,000 financial assistance to help students complete their course.
Who it's for: Masters level students in Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Curating or Fine Art. Students must have a firm offer.

The William Beadnell Award
What it is: £10,000
Who it's for: Final year full-time undergraduate students studying Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering. Awarded to a student who had a high academic record and on track for a first or upper second class degree.

The Mike Davies Scholarship for Innovation
What it is: £1,000
Who it's for: Students studying BA Glass and Ceramics (stage 2 and 3), MA Glass, MA Ceramics, PhD Glass and Ceramics. Awarded to allow students to undertake a project or opportunity that will lead to innovative uses of glass or ceramics for creative use.

The University of Sunderland Annual Fund
What it is: tbc
Who it's for: Staff and students. Enables anyone to undertake an opportunity which would benefit their study, their career or the university.