This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. To find out more see our Cookies Policy.
By using this site you agree to these cookies being set.

Excellence Scholarship 2017/18

£2,000 cash

The Sunderland Excellence Scholarship recognises academic excellence. You will receive £1,000 cash in your first year and £1,000 cash in your second year.

Who's eligible?

To be eligible for this scholarship you must achieve ABB at A Level or equivalent, excluding General Studies. For a full list of acceptable grades and qualifications, please refer to the guidance notes below.

This scholarship is available for all new full-time 'home' and EU undergraduate students joining the University of Sunderland in 2017 who achieve the required grades. 

The Government classes all students as 'Home', 'European Union (EU)' or 'International'. This status determines which tuition fees you pay, and which scholarships you are eligible for.

Students applying for some Foundation degrees at partner colleges may also be eligible for this scholarship.  Please see the full list of eligible programmes detailed in the Excellence Scholarship guidance notes at the bottom of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the question marks to see the answers to frequently asked questions about the Excellence Scholarship.

1. How do I apply?

2. When will I receive the scholarship?

3. How many scholarships are available?

4. Does the ABB equivalent have to be based on just my main qualifications, or can it be made up of all tariff points I have achieved?

5. Can I add up points from more than 3 A Levels and/or AS Levels to meet the requirements?

How to apply

Everyone who meets the eligibility criteria will automatically receive this scholarship - you do not have to apply for it.

If you are eligible, you will receive the scholarship in early 2018.

‌More information

For full details about this scholarship, including eligibility criteria, please refer to the guidance notes 2017/18 Excellence Scholarship guidance notes (.pdf)

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

Open days and visits

Open day on Thursday 16th February 2017 from 2:00pm-7:00pm.  More...

Open day on Thursday 23rd February 2017 from 3:00pm-8:00pm.  More...


Scholarships Calculator

Order / download a prospectus