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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Enrollment, Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Basic
College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Spend a Semester in Sunderland!


The University of Sunderland is a truly life-changing university. They’ve been providing higher education in the city since 1901, and are proud to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university. As of year-end 2014-2015 enrollment was up to 19,478 students, and their strengths range from widening access and student experience to research, international and industry links.


The city of Sunderland is located by the coast, in the North East of England. The North East is one of the best value places in the UK. The low costs mean that living comfortably on a budget is much easier at Sunderland than at other universities. Sunderland is a fairly small city, which means that all of their university-managed accommodation is within walking distance of classes and the town centre.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid September to Mid December
  • Spring Semester: Mid January to Late June
For more information about the academic calendar please visit the Sunderland website.


All visiting students will be placed in Clanny House. Because Sunderland’s accommodation is self-catered (meaning no meals provided), fully equipped kitchens are also located in each type of housing.

Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options.  Students will submit their housing payment directly to Sunderland or their housing provider.

For more information about housing please visit the Sunderland’s accommodation web page.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester Exchange Semester Fee Paying
Basic Exchange (App Tuition & Fees) based on your residency £4,250 (Currency Converter)
1OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60 $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day

1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
*If no exchange spots are available students will be able to attend Sunderland as a fee-paying study abroad student and Tuition and Fees will be charged at the Sunderland rate.  

Estimated Additional Costs

  Fall Spring Academic Year
Airfare $1000 - $1500  $1000 - $1500 $1200 - $1500 
1Housing $2000 - $2500 $2200 - $3000 $4500 - $5500
Housing Deposit $400 $400 $400
Meals $1200 - $1700 $1300 - $2000 $2800 - $3500
2Personal Expenses $1200 - $2000 $1800 - $2600 $3200 - $4200
Books and Materials $300 - $600 $300 - $600 $600 - $1200
Local Transportation $100 - $200 $150 - $250 $300 - $500
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $0 $400 - $500
Passport $150 $150 $150
3US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies Varies
4Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $1800 $1500 - $2300 $2000 - $4100
1Housing costs will vary by housing type. Students studying abroad for the fall semester can budget less than students studying abroad for the spring semester.
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit the Sunderland website here and here for more information about living costs. To see the estimated total costs of this program please visit the program budget sheets: FallSpringAcademic Year.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


To locate specific course offerings please visit Sunderland's Course website. On this page you will be able to search by academic department to see what sort of modules (courses) they normally offer.  For course syllabi and information about semesters that the courses are normally offered please visit the Sunderland Module (course) Catalogue.  At the bottom of each module description information you will find information about when the course is normally offered. 

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Sunderland program will be required to enroll in 60 CATS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.  


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.