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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 will 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 a minimum tariff point
  • Unsuccessful application: the university has decided not to offer you a place

You will 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 – 2023 entry

17 May 2022 – UCAS undergraduate applications open for 2023 entry

6 September 2022 – Applicants can pay and send their applications to UCAS and universities and colleges can start making decisions on applications

15 October 2022 – Applications for Oxford, Cambridge, and most courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science should arrive at UCAS by 6pm (UK time). This includes completed references.

25 January 2023 – Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 6pm (UK time). This includes completed references.

23 February 2023  – UCAS Extra starts. 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 2023  – Applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

8 August 2023 (TBC)  – SQA results day.

17 August 2023 (TBC)  – A Level results day.

21 September 2023  – The final deadline for applications to 2023 courses.

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: 10 October 2022