Undergraduate Tuition Fees
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Tuition fees vary depending on whether you are a UK/EU or international student. You'll find everything you need to know about the cost of your course here.

Full-time students

Tuition fees for full-time students in 2018/2019 are £9,250 per year for 3 or 4-year undergraduate degrees and top-up degrees, which reflect the cost and the type of course being studied.

Fees for full-time foundation degrees and the first year of extended degree courses, delivered off-campus at partner colleges, are £8,200. If you are studying or thinking about studying one of our courses at a partner college, please contact the University Partnership Liaison team for financial advice and guidance.

Part-time students

Most part-time tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 will be £5,000 for 120 credits but there are exceptions. Fees are the same if you're studying on-campus or at an off-campus partner college.

Different fees apply if you're applying to a study centre, or if you're currently studying at a partner college and you're applying for a top-up course at Sunderland. If this applies to you, please contact us for more information.

Tuition Fee Loans

Full and part-time UK and EU students can take out a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full cost of tuition fees. The loan is paid directly to the University from the Government, and you can apply via the Student Finance section of the Gov.uk website.

Repaying your loan

You'll pay your loan back in monthly instalments once you've completed your course and are earning over £25,000 a year. How much you pay back depends on the amount you're earning.

Maintenance Loans

Full-time UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan from Student Finance to help with living costs, such as rent or food.

The exact amount of Maintenance Loan available to you will depend on:

  • Your family's income
  • Where you live
  • What year of study you're in
  • What help you get through the Maintenance Grant

International Fees

£1,500 tuition fee discount for international undergraduate students

International fees apply to any students who live outside of the European Union (EU). Tuition fees are £11,000 for 2018/2019 and are higher because the UK Government subsidises the cost of university tuition for UK / EU students.

Please note that if you have a Tier 4 visa you cannot study any course on a part-time basis.

Our Sunderland's Student Financial Advice team provides expert financial advice

The University of Sunderland's Student Financial Advice team provides expert financial advice to students and prospective students on a wide range of issues - so you can get expert help before you even apply for university. The advice is free, confidential, impartial and non-judgemental.

Find out how to get advice from our team