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Applicant Experience Events

Applicant Experience Events, including Medicine Offer Holder Days, are your chance to get a taste of what life here at the University of Sunderland is really like. They are a fantastic opportunity to take a good look around, meet your potential coursemates, learn more about your course and much more.

Once you have applied to the University of Sunderland, and if your course is eligible, you may be invited to an Applicant Experience Event. Our Applicant Experience Events (including Medicine Offer Holder Days) will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet your fellow applicants
  • Speak to the lecturers who will be teaching you on your course
  • Explore our amazing facilities
  • Take part in an interactive session to learn more about your chosen degree
  • Explore the campus you will be studying at

Parents and carers can join you and take part in some of the sessions. In those where they can't, we will have a separate programme for them.


If you have applied to one of our courses that require you to have an interview, you should receive an email inviting you along for your interview. You will be given various dates and times that you can choose, and you can book your interview slot by logging into your VIP page.

Travel Bursary

We know that travelling to university events can put pressure on your finances, whether it’s fuel in the tank or ever-increasing cost of train tickets. That’s why, as a valued applicant, we will reimburse some of your travel costs for your applicant experience event or interview, if you live 20 miles away or further.

Please take a look at our Terms and Conditions (.pdf) to see if you are eligible, and read our Applicant and Interview Travel Bursary (.pdf) for more information on how to apply.

If you match the criteria, please download our Travel Bursary Application form (.pdf), fill in it, and email it, along with any copies of rail/air/ferry tickets, to student.recruitment@sunderland.ac.uk.