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StudyPlus Scholarship

* Subject to University tuition fees remaining at their current level (January 2019).

What it is:
StudyPlus is a personal fund for each Year 1 student to spend on study essentials and textbooks in the University’s StudyPlus online store. Students on the Integrated Foundation Year will receive £200 of funds plus a bundle of study skills books worth £80. Other first year undergraduate students will receive £150 of funds.

Who it's for: 
All first-year home, EU and international undergraduate students starting in 2019 on a University of Sunderland course in Year 1. Higher and Degree Apprenticeship, PGCE, masters and PhD levels, and programmes delivered at our partners colleges, are not eligible for this scholarship.

Further details: StudyPlus Scholarship guidance notes (.pdf).

Alumni Loyalty Scheme

What it is:
20% off the course fee to reward loyal alumni (graduates of the University) who return to study a full or part-time postgraduate degree at the University of Sunderland. Home/EU alumni get a cashback payment in either February or June (see terms for details) and international students receive their discount upfront.

Who it's for:
Alumni who enrol on a masters-level postgraduate course (MA, MSc, LLM, MBA, PhD – excluding PGCEs) delivered at our Sunderland campus starting in Sep/Oct 2019 and Jan/Feb 2020.

Contact: student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 3000

Further details: Alumni Loyalty Scheme (.pdf).

Excellence Scholarship

* Subject to University tuition fees remaining at their current level (January 2019).

What it is:
A cash scholarship in both year 1 and year 2 of study worth £1,000.

Who it's for:
For full-time home and EU undergraduates who achieve 128 UCAS points from a maximum of three level 3 qualifications. Medicine MBChB are NOT eligible for this scholarship.

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

Further details: Excellence Scholarship guidance notes (.pdf)

Get There Scholarship

* Subject to University tuition fees remaining at their current level (January 2019).

What it is:
Free travel across Tyne and Wear for a year, or an accommodation discount on University-managed accommodation (including The Forge U Student Village). For January start programmes, the ticket is valid from January 2020 to September 2020.

Who it's for:
Full-time home and EU undergraduates.

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

Further details: Get There Scholarship guidance notes (.pdf).

Modern Foreign Languages Scholarship

* Subject to University tuition fees remaining at their current level (January 2019).

What it is:
£1,385 fee waiver.

Who it's for:
For students of compulsory Foreign Languages Study Abroad and Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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

Further details: Study Abroad (MFL) guidance notes (.pdf).

International Scholarship

What it is:
£1,500 tuition fee reduction (undergraduates) or £1,000 tuition fee reduction (postgraduates).

Who it's for:
All international students studying on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Contact: student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 3000

Off-Campus Scholarship

* Subject to University tuition fees remaining at their current level (January 2019).

What it is:
£1,200 tuition fee reduction for each year of study.

Who it's for:
Home/EU Students applying for full-time undergraduate programmes at designated partner colleges.

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

Further details: Off Campus guidance notes (.pdf).

Off-Campus Progression Scholarship

* Subject to University tuition fees remaining at their current level (January 2019).

What it is:
Up to £500 cash.

Who it's for:
For home/EU University of Sunderland foundation degree students studying at partner colleges who progress to an on-campus top-up year.

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

Further details: Off Campus Progression guidance notes (.pdf).

The Integrated Foundation Year Courses Scholarship

* Subject to University tuition fees remaining at their current level (January 2019).

What it is:
StudyPlus Card with offers up to the value of £200 plus a bundle of study skills books worth £80. £1,250 cash-back in the first and final year of the full-undergraduate course.

Who it's for:
Full-time home/EU undergraduate students starting in autumn 2019 on a University of Sunderland Integrated Foundation Year programme.

Further details: Integrated Foundation Year Courses guidance notes (.pdf).

Cash Scholarship (Medicine)* 2019/20

*Subject to Medical School approval from HEFCE/GMC.

What it is:
A cash £2,000 scholarship - £1,000 in Year 1 and £1,000 in Year 2 of study.

Who it's for:
Full-time home Medicine MBChB students beginning their programmes in academic year 2019/20.

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

Further details: Cash Scholarship (Medicine) guidance notes 2019/20 (.pdf).

Accommodation Scholarship (Medicine)* 2019/20

*Subject to Medical School approval from HEFCE/GMC.

What it is:
Free University-managed accommodation in Scotia Quay for Year 1 of study and a discount of 50% on University-managed accommodation in Year 2.

Who it's for:
Full-time home Medicine MBChB students beginning their programmes in academic year 2019/20.

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

Further details: Accommodation Scholarship (Medicine) guidance notes 2019/20 (.pdf).

Pharmacy Scholarship

What it is:
A cash scholarship of £2,000 for MPharm Pharmacy students who achieve grades ABB at A Level or equivalent and join in the first year of an undergraduate 4 year programme in academic year 2019/20.

A cash scholarship of £1,000 for MPharm Pharmacy students who reach their predicted grades which are below grades ABB at A Level and join in the first year of an undergraduate 4 year programme in academic year 2019/20.

Who's it for:
Full-time students enrolling on  MPharm Pharmacy programmes beginning in autumn 2019.

Further details: Pharmacy guidance notes (.pdf)

Travel Scholarship (Medicine)* 2019/20

*Subject to Medical School approval from HEFCE/GMC.

What it is:
Supported travel costs for Medicine students in Year 3 (placement year) in recognition of the increased costs incurred during placement.

Who it's for:
Full-time home Medicine MBChB students beginning their programmes in academic year 2019/20.

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

Further details: Travel Scholarship (Medicine) guidance notes 2019/20 (.pdf).