How to apply

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During your application, you will be required to submit a completed application form, plus other documentation including references, a personal statement and copy of your passport. Full details can be found in the application form (.pdf).

When you are ready to make your application, there are six ways of applying. Choose the option which is the most convenient for you:

Option 1: The University's overseas offices

If you would like to apply to a course, you can contact one of our overseas offices to start the application process.

Our overseas offices are able to answer any questions you may have about studying in the United Kingdom. Contact one of our offices in China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam or Greece to begin your application.

Option 2: UCAS – undergraduate only

International and UK students apply for undergraduate courses in the same way – through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website.

The UCAS institution code for the University is S84.

Option 3: Apply online – postgraduate only

To study at postgraduate level, you need to apply to the University of Sunderland directly.

Find the postgraduate course you’re interested in, and on the course page you will see a link to either apply online or download an application form (.pdf).

Option 4: Email your application directly

To apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the main University of Sunderland campuses, email your completed application form (.pdf) to Studentadmin@sunderland.ac.uk.

To apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Sunderland in London, email your completed application form (.pdf) to admissions-london@sunderland.ac.uk.

Option 5: In-country representatives

If you live outside the UK, make your application by finding the most convenient contact from our in-country representatives.

Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will be given a unique Personal ID number so you can be kept up-to-date with any developments in your application process.

Option 6: Apply through a study centre

To study with us in your country, through one of the University of Sunderland's study centres, you must apply directly through the relevant study centre. Visit the Other ways to study with us page to discover where you can study.

Immigration history form

As an international student, you will also be required to tell us about your immigration history as part of the application process. The immigration history questions are part of the main application form.

Help in your country

We recommend that you speak to a local representative in your country or region if you need help in applying, or if you have any questions about studying in the UK.