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How do I apply for a place at the University?

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If you are applying for a full-time, undergraduate course you must submit your application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and pay an application fee. The University will then review your application and may be able to offer you a place.

Part-time undergraduate courses are different and can be applied for by completing and returning an application form. You can find the application form on each course page or you can download it here – course application form (.pdf).

Postgraduate applications, including taught and research programmes, also need to be submitted directly to the University – each course page will tell you how to apply for that specific course.

If you are still unsure of how to apply for a course then we are here to help. Make an appointment with our Client Relationships Team and we will support you in completing your application – email student.recruitment@sunderland.ac.uk

Universities can make 3 types of response to your 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.