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You need to apply for these scholarships and bursaries.

University of Sunderland Scholarships 2021/22

Through our scholarships we recognise and reward the academic achievements of students applying to our undergraduate programmes. In academic year 2021/22, we awarded 130 scholarships to those 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 2021/22 guidance notes (.pdf)

The deadline for applications to our University of Sunderland Scholarships and Bursaries has been extended until 12 noon on Saturday 31 July 2021.

University of Sunderland Bursaries 2021/22

We offer generous bursaries to home, fee-paying, full-time undergraduate students, who are studying eligible courses. Our priority for bursaries are students from groups underrepresented in higher education, these include: Gypsy, Traveller, 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 2021/22 guidance notes (.pdf)

The deadline for applications to our University of Sunderland Scholarships and Bursaries has been extended until 12 noon on Saturday 31 July 2021.

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)

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)

Robson Art and Design Scholarship 2021/22

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 2021/22 Guidance Notes (.pdf)

AI and Data Science Scholarship 2021/22

What it is:
Four £10,000 scholarships from the Office for Students for new students studying in September 2021. 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 2021.

For further details see: AI and Data Science guidance notes 2021/22 (.pdf) and the AI and Data Science scholarship application form (.pdf).

Applications must be submitted to scholarships@sunderland.ac.uk by noon on 31 August 2021.

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

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.

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.

Helen McArdle Nursing Scholarship autumn intake 2021/22

What it is:
£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 2021/22 guidance notes (.pdf)

The Santander Women in Engineering Scholarship 2021/22

What is it:

A £2,000 cash scholarship in Year 1 of study.

Who is it for:

Full-time home students who identify as female, studying an undergraduate engineering course, and meet at least one widening participation criteria. There are six scholarships available. 

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

Further details: Santander Women in Engineering Scholarship guidance notes 2021/22 (.pdf)

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