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How do I apply for a place at the University?

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Details of how to apply for each course can be found by clicking the red 'apply now' button on the top right-hand side of the course page.

If you are applying for a full-time, undergraduate course you would normally need to apply via UCAS.

You can choose up to five universities when submitting your application and once UCAS receive it, they'll pass it on to your chosen options. You'll be able to keep track of your application's progress when you receive your UCAS ID number.

The universities will then review your application and may be able to offer you a place. You should start receiving responses between November and May.

Universities can make three types of responses to your UCAS application:

  • Unconditional offer: the university will accept you regardless of your final grades
  • Conditional offer: the university will accept you on the condition that you achieve the minimum tariff points
  • Unsuccessful application: the university has decided not to offer you a place.

You'll have the option to withdraw the application during the process.

If you receive one or more offers, you can make your decision on where to accept.

You can make one firm acceptance, which is your preferred choice, and one insurance choice. The insurance choice typically has lower tariff entry requirements. If you accept an unconditional offer, you must decline all other offers.

If you don't meet the conditions of your offers or didn't receive any offers, you may still be able to secure a place via Clearing.

UCAS key dates (2024 entry):

31 January 2024 – Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 6pm (UK time).

28 February 2024  – UCAS Extra opens. If you used all five of your choices on your original application and you're not holding an offer, you'll be able to add another choice using UCAS Extra.

30 June 2024  – Last date for receipt of applications with choices. Applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

4 July 2024 – UCAS Extra closes.

5 July 2024 – Clearing opens and vacancies are shown in the UCAS search tool.

6 August 2024  – SQA results day.

15 August 2024  – A Level results day.

Part-time undergraduate courses are different and can be applied for by completing and submitting the online application form which you can find on relevant course pages when you click ‘apply now’.

If you are still unsure of how to apply for a course, we are here to help. Contact our Student Helpline team on 0191 515 3000 / student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk and we will support you in completing your application.

Published: 1 February 2024