Sunderland is located on the northeast coast of England with easy access to the nearby coast and countryside. Nearby Newcastle International airport is within easy reach and has regular flights to the major hubs of Heathrow/Gatwick and Amsterdam. London is approximately 3.5 hours by train.
Academic year or semester exchanges
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Summer program available.
Academic year: mid-September to June; Semester 1: mid-September to late January; Semester 2: late January to mid-June. Semester 1 students may be able to make arrangements for early exams or alternative assignment in order to finish at the Christmas break.
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
art [ceramics, glass, photography], design [3D design, animation, illustration], media [communications, film studies, journalism, media, public relations, TV & radio production, video & new media], performance arts [drama, dance, music]. Faculty of Business and Law
[accounting, business, European business, international business, finance, law, management, marketing, hospitality & tourism, events management]. Faculty of Applied Sciences
biomedical science, biotechnology, computing and engineering [artificial intelligence, automotive design, broadcast & multimedia computing, business computing, digital systems, forensic computing, information technology, intelligent robotics, network computing, product design, software engineering, technology management], drug and alcohol studies, environment, geography, health and caring professions, pharmacy, chemistry and pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, psychology, sport and exercise sciences. Faculty of Education and Society
Education [business education, design & technology, early childhood studies, information technology education, mathematics education, modern languages, music education, primary education, science education], Culture [American studies, English, history, politics, religious studies, modern foreign languages], Social Sciences [early years, childhood studies, family studies, community & youth work studies, health & social care, criminology, social work, sociology].
Housing and Meals
The university provides a choice of residence halls. Most rooms are single study-bedrooms. There are some rooms suitable for families and students with special needs. A free campus bus operates between all halls of residence and the university campuses. Cooking facilities are available in each halls of residence; exchange students will receive a stipend to cover expenses for groceries and/or meals at cafeterias or restaurants. Please note that due to administrative procedures at Sunderland, the stipend cheque will not be available until one or two weeks after the student's arrival on campus and students will need to open a bank account to deposit it. The stipend cheque does not apply to ISEP direct students. Sunderland is one of the best value places to live in the country, so students will find their money goes further.
Sunderland has everything you would expect from a major city. Arts, culture, sport, heritage and history are in plenty supply. But the city also has a few extras. Sunderland has the added advantage of being a city by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with Newcastle, Northumberland and the North Yorkshire Moors on the doorstep. Sunderland is one of the UK's most up and coming cities. A vibrant music and club scene, café style culture, premiership football and indoor shopping centres are making Sunderland a desirable place to live.
One of the best things about being a student is the sense of belonging you feel. Sunderland's Students" Union is at the heart of this. Union membership is free and open to everyone. There are over 40 clubs and societies and chances are you will find that your hobby or interest is already provided for, but if not you're also welcome to start your own. The Student's Union also run trips specifically for International students at a discounted rate to cities such as Edinburgh, York, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, and Liverpool.
The University of Sunderland has more than 15,000 students, and welcomes over 1,000 international students from nearly 60 countries. Taught programs in the university are based upon a modular structure allowing most students scope to tailor their degree to their exact requirements. There is a wide choice of student societies, and sports facilities include a 25-metre pool, two gymnasia, weights and fitness rooms, and floodlit outdoor facilities. The brand new CitySpace building opened September 2009 on the City Campus and is home to a variety of catering, social, sports, exhibition and fitness spaces, offering something for everyone.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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