Students come to Sunderland for the quality of the education, but quality of life is also a big attraction. Cost of living in the North East of England is amongst the lowest in the country, and miles of beautiful coastline and countryside are within minutes from the city.
We have a number of generous scholarships and a great range of financial support and advice available to help you with the cost of university. Exactly what you are eligible for will depend on your circumstances - our new scholarships calculator will help you immediately see the funding that could be available to you.
For the Sunderland’s unique scholarships please go to the Scholarships and bursaries section of the University of Sunderland website.
Chelsea Sinclair, Passenger Service Agent, Servisair, based at Newcastle Airport - BSc (Hons) Tourism Management.
I chose to study at Sunderland because it had one of the best reputations in the country for Tourism and the flexible nature of my degree allowed me to tailor my studies to compli
ement my chosen career path.
There were field trips to Paris, New York and Prague and I also learned Spanish for free as part of the University Language Scheme I even took the chance of a lifetime - to live and study in Australia for six months as part of the Study Abroad scheme.
All of these experiences, coupled with outstanding teaching helped me get a great job straight from university and I now have a key role at Newcastle Airport liaising with passengers.
I would recommend Sunderland to anybody, they really know how to enhance your studies in a way that makes you stand out from other graduates.
As one of the largest cities in the North East of England, Sunderland has a buzzing nightlife.
With much of the student accommodation in the heart of the city or a short shuttle bus ride away, it's no wonder that Sunderland is known as something of a party town for students. Also, you'll have great local cities such as Newcastle and Durham only short train rides away and some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK on your doorstep.
Don't just take our word for it, read our Lives Online student blogs and follow the lives of eight students to see their life-changing experience at the University of Sunderland.
University is an exciting and often exhilarating time, but we also know that everyone needs support every now and then.
We offer a range of support services, from careers guidance to financial advice, counselling to learning support. The Gateway, a multi-million pound customer service facility, provides a one-stop-shop for all your needs.
Find out more about our support services for students on the University of Sunderland website.
All our students benefit from our large investments into the Sunderland Campus. We’ve spent £130 million in recent years on a new Sciences Complex, a sports and social facility, a 200-seater cinema and world-class media facilities.
The University of Sunderland has one of the safest campuses in the UK, according to official police data.
Student safety is very important to us at Sunderland, and we provide a number of support services to help students to study and socialise in a safe environment.
Our free campus bus provides safe and reliable transport between the two campuses and all the student accommodation centres.
The University of Sunderland has a Crime Prevention team and two dedicated campus police offers who run drop-in sessions to help students stay safe while at university.
If you like the sound of Sunderland then why not find out more?
Visit us at our next Open Day and see for yourself what the University and the city really have to offer.
If you have any questions or you want to know more about the University of Sunderland, visit the website or get in touch with our Student Helpline team.