History, Affiliations & Rankings
The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College located in the Sunderland City in England. In 1969, the name was changed to Sunderland Polytechnic and finally in 1992, it gained university status and was named the University of Sunderland. Today, the University of Sunderland is a globally recognised public research university and offers life-changing opportunities to students from across the world to study and perform research work at the institute. Various higher education ranking institutions have recognised and ranked the University of Sunderland as one of the top universities, not only in the UK, but all over the world as well. THE and QS World Rankings have recognised the efforts of the university in becoming the best in the world. Meanwhile, within the UK, the University of Sunderland has been ranked 103rd under the UK University Rankings 2021 by StudyinUK.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The University of Sunderland has been successful in establishing multiple campuses, in the UK and abroad. The main campus of the University of Sunderland is the City Campus located in Sunderland, which is the location for the university’s administration. The University of Sunderland campus is well-equipped with multiple lecture halls, a library and sports facilities at CitySpace among other facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered at the University of Sunderland in various areas of studies like engineering, medicine, art, design, law, journalism. Social sciences, hospitality, performing arts etc.
Accomplishments & Alumni
The University of Sunderland was ranked at 16th position (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Student Choice Awards 2019. It has also been named the University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 for its commitment towards Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The University of Sunderland has a strong community of alumni members who can be found across the world serving the society in various areas like engineering, entertainment, medicine, media, politics, business, education etc. Among its accomplishments, the University of Sunderland has also received the Silver Award in the Teacher Excellence Framework. It was highlighted that the incredible outcomes the students portray due to the strong relationships of the university with the employers and the career-oriented curriculum offered to the students resulted in such good results.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The University of Sunderland has a student strength of around 20,000 enrolled to different undergraduate and graduate programmes at all campuses including Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. 36% of the student population at the University of Sunderland are international students that represent 156 nations. The employment statistics of the University shows that 93.4% of the students who complete their higher education from the University of Sunderland are either employed or enrolled in further studies within the first six months of completing the course.
Keeping the safety and health of all students, staff and faculty at the University of Sunderland in mind, an appropriate COVID-19 response has been implemented by the university. The steps and measures taken by the University are as follows:
The health and safety precautionary measures have been taken into consideration as per the guidelines outlined by the UK Government and the Public Health Department.
As per the government guidelines, all courses and support services are being offered on campus since May 17, 2021.
International students who cannot travel to the UK due to travel restrictions can avail the student services online and continue with the classes remotely. As long as the student is registered and engaged in studies with the university they will be considered for a student visa.
Various services shall also resume soon and students will be able to use the specialist resources, equipment and facilities like library, sports area, etc.
University of Sunderland helps international students in all possible ways to help them meet financial needs and manage their living expenses. Scholarships are offered to students who are enrolled in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the university that covers the tuition fees.
The scholarship value amounts to £1500 for an undergraduate course and £1000 for a postgraduate course.
Apart from this, the University of Sunderland also manages accommodation cost for students which is around £3100 to £3900 for over 540- 50 weeks stay. Students can also use the monthly travel ticket to manage the daily travel expenses.
The University website has a 'Money Matters' section where guidance related to managing the money and finances are available which can be useful for students.
Students from India may also find the scholarship details mentioned below useful to study in UK:
|Popular Scholarships for Indian Students to Study in the UK||Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship in the UK|
British Chevening Scholarship is funded by the UK Government. It gives students with a leadership quality an opportunity to study in the UK. The scholarship is provided to outstanding professionals from across the world including India.
To receive the British Chevening Scholarships, the student must be enrolled in the one-year masters degree programme in a UK university.
The scholarship is fully funded. Students must apply for scholarships online. Indian students can visit the following website to apply for the British Chevening Scholarship:
British Chevening Scholarship India
The application process for 2021/ 2022 is now closed.
Apart from this, students can look for the most appropriate scholarship to study in the UK on the official website of the UK Council for International Student Affairs and the British council.
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