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Founded in 1992the University of Sunderland is an institution for higher education and research in North East England. Formerly established as Sunderland Technical College in the year 1901, it offered courses in naval engineering and pharmacy. In 1969, the college merged with an art school, a teacher training college and a technical college, to become Sunderland Polytechnic. The institution was granted the university status under the Further and Higher Education Act. The university has affiliations from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Coalition of Modern Universities (CMU), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Universities UK.

The university conducts educational programmes at four campuses; two in Sunderland and one each in Hong Kong and London. The two campuses situated in Sunderland are called Sir Tom Cowie Campus and City Campus. The Sir Tom Cowie Campus is home to the faculties of law and tourism, business, technology, arts and creative industries. It also has a library and lecture theatre. The City Campus features a library, administrative centre, design centre, gym, leisure spaces, a student centre, academic buildings of health sciences and education departments. The university opened the London Campus in 2012. It offers numerous courses in business, financial management, accounting, nursing, tourism and hospitality.

The Hong Kong campus was unveiled in 2017. The university library possesses a vast collection of manuscripts, books, journals, maps, e-books, photographs, e-journals and other resources related to various subjects of study. The Studio is the major eating point on City Campus. The Sir Tom Cowie Campus possesses an eatery named The Riverside, which features a huge seating area with riverside scenes and a small terrace cafeteria. The university also features several other small cafes and food joints across the campuses that offer a range of healthy, hygienic and delicious food and beverages. The university offers accommodation to students in its five residence halls that are close to many shopping complexes and recreational centres. Free transport service is provided to students by the university.

The university has five academic departments. They offer programmes in distinct disciplines of arts, education, languages, business, media studies, journalism, tourism, hospitality, natural sciences, health, pharmacy, psychology, performing arts, sports and social sciences. The university also renders various distance and short courses for working professionals. It has partnerships with universities in 15 countries, which facilitate student and faculty exchange programmes to proffer a global learning experience. Leading organizations such as Microsoft, Network+, Citrix, VMware, Linux, A+, Cisco and EC-Council provide professional IT training to students. The university has about 20,000 students across all the campuses from nearly 100 countries. International students constitute 37% of the student population.

University at a glance

% International Students37 %
Total International Students7,559
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 0.93
No.of Campuses3
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 3.1 Lakh
International Students Website


CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA(6 Courses)12 MonthsINR 12.8L – 13.7L
MPharm(1 Course)4 YearsINR 10.6L
MIM(5 Courses)1 YearINR 11.2L
MS(2 Courses)12 MonthsINR 10L – 11.2L
BE/Btech(1 Course)3 – 4 YearsINR 10.6L
Other Courses(1 Course)1 YearINR 11.2L

Entry Criteria

MBA(6 Courses)IELTS: 6 & Above
MPharm(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & Above
MIM(5 Courses)IELTS: 6 & Above
MS(2 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 87 & AbovePTE: 51 & Above
BE/Btech(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & Above
Other Courses(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & Above

On-campus Accommodation



  • University has five Halls of Residences, all located within 1.5 miles of the city center
  • Student can choose accommodation as per the course they are undertaking
  • Resident halls are equipped with all needed facilities for international student  which make them feel at Home

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Studying UK Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostMIM INR 19.1 L|MS INR 18.8 L|BE/Btech INR 18.3 L|BBA INR 16.4 L|MA INR 16.9 L|BSc INR 18.3 L|MBA INR 20.1 L|BHM INR 13.5 L|MArch INR 15.7 L|MEM INR 17.8 L|MPharm INR 18.4 L|MBBS INR 32.8 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.9 L (based on 139 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 88|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 59|GMAT: 590
Part Time WorkPermittedMaximum of 20 hours per week of paid or unpaid work is allowed during course term for degree students in U…Read More
Post Study Work PermitPermittedUK government announced the comeback of the two-year post-study work visa for international students who wi…Read More
Cost of Visa ApplicationPound 348 = INR 35,294.2
Visa Application ProcessModerateUK Student visa was two student categories under Tier 4 of the points-based system: Tier 4 (General) studen…Read More
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