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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 need to apply via UCAS. The University will then review your application and may be able to offer you a place. You'll also find a link to UCAS on the course page when you click the 'apply now' button.

Universities can make 3 types of response 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 a minimum tariff point
  • Unsuccessful application: the university has decided not to offer you a place

You 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.

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 press ‘apply now’.

Postgraduate applications, including taught and research programmes, also need to be submitted directly to the University. If you’re a current University of Sunderland undergraduate student, the process is even easier: simply click 'apply now' on any on-campus postgraduate course page, then follow the special link for current undergraduate students. The short application form is much quicker to complete than a standard postgraduate application as we already have your details on file. This means your application gets to us quicker and the whole process is as simple as it can be.

If you are still unsure of how to apply for a course then 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: 14 May 2021

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