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Scholarships and bursaries you need to apply for

You need to apply for these scholarships and bursaries.

University of Sunderland Scholarships 2022/23

Through our scholarship, we recognise and reward the academic achievements of students applying to our undergraduate courses.

In academic year 2022/23, we will award up to 130 scholarships to our students demonstrating the greatest increase in academic achievement between their GCSE and Level 3 qualification results.

We award our scholarships in the form of credit to spend on essential study materials and resources through the StudyPlus online store. We also offer an element of cash, to help with other living costs associated with student life.       

Further details: University of Sunderland Scholarships 2022/23 guidance notes (.pdf)

University of Sunderland Bursaries 2022/23

We offer generous bursaries to home, fee-paying, full-time undergraduate students, who are studying eligible courses. These bursaries prioritise students from groups under-represented in higher education including: Gypsies, Travellers, Roma, Showmen and Boaters; asylum seekers or refugees; carers; students from lower income households; and mature students.

Bursaries are awarded in the form of credit to spend on essential study materials and resources through the StudyPlus online store. Some bursaries also offer a small element of cash, to help with other living costs associated with student life.

Further details: University of Sunderland Bursaries 2022/23 guidance notes (.pdf)

Skills Boost North East Discount 2022/23

What it is:
20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters programmes of study MA, MSc, LLM, MBA.

Who it's for:
Any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. Anyone who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from any university in the North East region in academic year 2019/20, 2020/21 or 2021/22 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Anyone who has been self-employed or has been a small business owner, whose business has been severely impacted due to Covid-19 pressures. 

Contact: scholarships@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 2865

Further details: Skills Boost North East Discount guidance notes 2022/23 (.pdf)

Skills Boost North East Discount 2021/22

What it is:
20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters programmes of study MA, MSc, LLM, MBA.

Who it's for:
Any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. Anyone who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from any university in the North East region in academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Anyone who has been self-employed or has been a small business owner, whose business has been severely impacted due to Covid-19 pressures. 

Contact: scholarships@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 2865

Further details: Skills Boost North East Discount guidance notes 2021/22 (.pdf)

We Care Bursary 2022/23

What it is:

£2,000 cash bursary for each year of study (excluding placement year and study abroad year) for care experienced or family estranged students.

Who it's for:
For full-time home undergraduate and postgraduate students under the age of 25 on 1 September 2021.

Contact: care.contact@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 2216

Further details: We Care Bursary 2022/23 guidance notes (.pdf)

We Care Bursary 2021/22

What it is:

£2,000 cash bursary for each year of study (excluding placement year and study abroad year) for care experienced or family estranged students.

Who it's for:
For full-time home undergraduate and postgraduate students under the age of 25 on 1 September 2021.

Contact: care.contact@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 2216

Further details: We Care Bursary 2021/22 guidance notes (.pdf)

Robson Art and Design Scholarship 2022/23

What it is:
£1,000 cash scholarship in Year 1 of study.

Who it's for:
Full-time home students studying Art and Design courses who show passion and promise in the field and meet at least one of the widening participation awarding criteria. There are three scholarships available.

Contact: development.office@sunderland.ac.uk

Further details: Robson Art and Design Scholarship guidance notes 22/23 (.pdf)

The Robson Art and Design Masters Award

What it is:
£1,000 financial assistance to help students complete their course.

Who it's for:
Masters level students in Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Design or Fine Art. Students must have a firm offer and meet specific scholarship criteria.

Contact: development.office@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 3664

Further details:
For further information and to download the application form, visit the Development and Alumni Office website.

Royal Television Society undergraduate bursary

What it is:
£3,000 plus extra benefits from the Royal Television Society. 

Who it's for:
Applicants for BA (Hons) Media Production or BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism. Please note that this scholarship is awarded by the Royal Television Society, not the University of Sunderland.

Further details:
For full information and to apply, please visit the Royal Television Society website.

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme

What it is:
Financial support to cover university fees and 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.

Further details:
For more information and to apply, please visit gov.uk.

Helen McArdle Nursing Scholarship September intake 2022/23

What it is:
A £1,200 cash scholarship per academic year (up to a maximum of £3,600) for students studying a three-year University of Sunderland nursing course. There are two scholarships available.

Who it's for:
Home students studying full-time, on campus, Nursing courses, who have worked for Helen McArdle Care (or their family members have) or who meet additional eligibility criteria.

Contact: scholarships@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 2865

Further details: Helen McArdle Nursing Scholarship Sep 2022 intake guidance notes (.pdf)

See the Helen McArdle Scholarship privacy notice.

AI and Data Science Scholarship 2022/23

What it is:
Four £10,000 scholarships from the Office for Students for new students studying in September 2022. Students who successfully apply for a scholarship will receive £10,000 to help towards the cost of tuition fees, living costs and other associated costs.

Who it's for:
This scholarship is aimed at increasing the number of people from groups currently underrepresented in the AI and data science fields, and to encourage graduates from diverse backgrounds to consider a future in these occupations. The scholarship is for new students studying MSc Applied Data Science in September 2022.

Applications must be submitted to via E:Vision by noon on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Contact: scholarships@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 2865

Further details: OfS Scholarship for PG AI and Data Science guidance notes 2022/23 (.pdf)

Aziz Foundation Scholarship 2022/23

What is it:
Full tuition fee scholarship plus extra benefits from the Aziz Foundation.

Who it’s for:
British Muslims studying eligible Masters level programmes who wish to advance in their careers and bring positive change to their communities and beyond. Please note that this scholarship is awarded by the Aziz Foundation, not the University of Sunderland.

Further details: Applications should be made online, via a portal on the Aziz Foundation website. View the list of eligible courses and read the Aziz Foundation Scholarship guidance notes 2022/23 (.pdf).

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