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International study

The University of Sunderland is a highly-respected UK university that combines academic excellence with fantastic student support and pastoral care.

As you would expect from a university that has been providing education since 1901, we offer a rich and high-quality education and facilities. We're proud to be an innovative, accessible, and inspirational university.

Welcome to Sunderland

If you choose Sunderland, you'll be joining a global community of students from all over the world. Over 40% of our students come from outside of the UK and each year we welcome new students from over 100 countries. We're in the top 10 universities in Europe for International Student Diversity (QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024) and we're 2nd in the UK for International Student Diversity (QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024).

Our students from overseas have the opportunity to experience living in the UK, to absorb its culture and language, and to make valuable contacts and friendships. You'll gain an internationally-recognised qualification and also the skills, experience, and knowledge you need to develop a career wherever you choose to go in the world.

Where is Sunderland?

Sunderland has the perfect combination of city and seaside living and is a friendly, diverse, and affordable place for you to live and study. The city is establishing itself as a national centre for arts, heritage, and culture.

Find out even more about what the City of Sunderland has to offer by visiting the My Sunderland website, or explore the rest of the North East via the Visit North East England website.