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.
- 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.
Paid to Appalachian State
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
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.
||$1000 - $1500
||$1000 - $1500
||$1200 - $1500
||$2000 - $2500
||$2200 - $3000
||$4500 - $5500
||$1200 - $1700
||$1300 - $2000
||$2800 - $3500
||$1200 - $2000
||$1800 - $2600
||$3200 - $4200
|Books and Materials
||$300 - $600
||$300 - $600
||$600 - $1200
||$100 - $200
||$150 - $250
||$300 - $500
|Visa (for US Citizens)
||$400 - $500
|3US Based Health Insurance
|4Personal Travel and Spending
||$1000 - $1800
||$1500 - $2300
||$2000 - $4100
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: Fall, Spring, Academic Year.
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.
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.