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Inbound students

We realise that choosing where you would like to study abroad is one of the biggest decisions you make during your student life.


Why is the University of Sunderland right for your education abroad?

The University‚Äôs strategically-located campuses enable you to explore the whole of the UK and enjoy international travel while you are here. Visit our things to do page to see where we are and things to explore nearby!  

At the University of Sunderland, we have a dedicated Study Abroad team to support you at every step of your journey, from application to your airport arrival. Once you are here, our timetabled induction program ensures that our campus and city feel like a second home. Have a look through our student support information and see the video below; we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Sunderland for a semester or year abroad.

The benefits of Studying Abroad at Sunderland

The benefits of study abroad have been researched and are proven - here's just a few.


Studying abroad enhances your personal independence and self-confidence. Study Abroad students are increasingly culturally aware, viewing insights and challenges from a global perspective. Studying in the UK provides a sense of adventure and encourages a refreshing new approach to your academic study. Students completing study abroad programmess speak of how they are now more self-assured and well-rounded students of the world.

Explore: opportunity to explore new countries

Studying abroad in the UK provides a gateway to Europe and the rest of the world. Both Sunderland and London are located within easy access of the main airports, ports and high-speed trains. Travel to France, Italy, Spain and other international destinations is easy to organise. While here you can make short trips to Britain's other beautiful cities such as Durham, Bath, York and Edinburgh, explore the coastlines and countryside; visit Scotland, the Lake District and the Cotswolds.

Lifetime friends and cultural perspectives

Studying abroad links and unites students from home and host campuses. Students grow together both in academic life and as friends, sharing the experience of adapting to new cultures. You will discover different world views, not just in the classroom but through taking part in extra-curricular activities.

Employability and CV enhancement

Transferring credits from a UK university will enhance your CV. Studying abroad and having international experience demonstrates to employers that you are culturally educated. Studies support that employers view the Study Abroad experience as key to the development of critical employability skills.  


Modules and teaching are delivered to ensure effective cultural and academic integration. Teaching at the University of Sunderland places great focus on: experiential learning, self-development activities and extra-curricular experiences. Our Study Abroad team will help you select modules to align with your home programme of study

Credit transfer

The University of Sunderland Study Abroad Team is knowledgeable on international credit transfer systems. We will work with you to make sure module credits are compatible and ensure timely credit transfer to your home university. Please refer to the credit transfer page.

Fees and accommodation

Many of our previous Study Abroad students comment favourably on our fees and the low cost of living in Sunderland.

Study Abroad students are accommodated in safe and secure university halls of residence. Halls are within easy walking distance to campus or you can take the free campus bus. Students also have access to free buses that take you to the main destinations in the city. All accommodation at the University of Sunderland has high-speed internet access and WiFi.  

Please visit our fees and accommodation page for more information regarding budget, finances and accommodation information.

Contact us

To find out more, please email the Study Abroad Advisor: study.abroad@sunderland.ac.uk