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Support for Study Abroad


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Meet your dedicated Study Abroad team

Support is essential if you are to enjoy your time with us. We have a dedicated Study Abroad team who will support you every step of the way. Our team is made up of knowledgeable support staff and academic programme leaders; here are a few examples of where we help with your Study Abroad experience:

Airport arrival service
Placement in the modern and safe residence halls
Access to personal tutoring services
Planned social events for Study Abroad students
Social induction and orientation
Visa assistance service (if needed)
Module choice


We can also put you in touch with multiple University services and support teams who will be there for you on this new journey.

The Gateway

The Gateway provides support for any issues you may have once you arrive here; from where to collect your Campus ID card to how to navigate Sunderland. The staff at the Gateway are your first point of contact and will point you in the right direction for expert advice on other matters should this be required. Read more about the Gateway

Learning difficulties/disabilities

The University offers support to students with disabilities or learning difficulties. The team can offer advice and guidance to those students coming from their home institution to Sunderland to make the transition a smooth process. This support is offered from application stage to arrival on campus.  Read more about our Disability Support services. 

Health and Wellbeing Support

At the University of Sunderland, we offer a friendly and confidential counselling and support service. The team is prepared to assist you with anything that may be troubling you – from work pressure to social issues. Read more about our Counselling service. 

Our Health and Wellbeing team are available for guidance if you need assistance with how to register with the doctor upon your arrival or if you have any questions about health-related issues. This service is confidential. Read more about our Health and Wellbeing service. 

Library Services

The University’s libraries are stocked with the books and reading materials you will need for your study. Many of our texts are available electronically and you will also have access to a range of online databases for further reading and to support research projects. In addition, the Library services team on campus can offer you guidance in your own subject discipline. The library offers Academic Liaison Librarians who are well versed in each of the subjects offered at the University. If you need assistance on assignments, the library also offers study skills seminars, guides and one to one advice on how to access resources and reach your academic goals.

Once your application is accepted, we will send you our pre-arrival student support document which outlines additional support information and important things to know about Sunderland. This way you can see what's on offer to help you make the most of your time at the University of Sunderland. 

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