The University of Sunderland has more than 27,000 students and welcomes about 6,000 international students from nearly 60 countries who make up 37% of the student population. Taught programs in the university are based upon a modular structure allowing most students scope to tailor their degree to their exact requirements. 


ISEP Students will be accommodated in The Precinct, where they will stay in single rooms with shared bathrooms. Each block is shared by 10 students and includes a kitchen. Details on applying for accommodation will be provided after confirmation of placement.


ISEP Exchange students will receive a meal stipend based on the cost of living for students in Sunderland, which they can use to purchase groceries and cook meals in shared facilities. 

All ISEP students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

Program Website

Course Description

Go to What Can I Study for more information and to access our Module Guide. Modules may carry 10 - 40 credits each. Most students take 60 credits per semester, which equals 30 ECTS, or 12-15 US credits. It is recommended that students select a few extra courses/modules that they would be willing to enroll in (as back-ups) in case a particular course they have selected on their application is not being offered during a particular semester.

You should use the Module Guide, which is the most up to date guide of modules available.* You should choose as many options as possible, but you will only be enrolled in 60 credits per semester that you are here.

*Please note that modules are subject to availability.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Physiology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Communications Business Management Fashion Merchandising Human Resources Management Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Automotive Engineering Technology Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Athletic Training Community Health Services/Counseling

  • History:

    European History History, Other

  • Hospitality and Tourism: Recommended!

    Event Planning Hospitality Management Tourism Management

  • Human Services:

    Community Organization and Advocacy Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice


  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Physical Sciences


  • Psychology

    Counseling Psychology

  • Social Sciences


  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Acting Art Studies Ceramics Cinematography and Film Production Dance Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Fashion/Apparel Design Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Sculpture Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 17
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 18
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 17
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 20
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Other Academic Conditions

Students cannot take dissertation modules. Some classes within engineering and sciences are not available to exchange students. There are some limitations on practice-based classes such as glass, ceramics and arts. 

Engineering, Psychology, Law, and Art History modules (and many computing modules) must be studied on a full-year basis, and are not available to single-semester students

Pre-requisites or previous experience may be required in order to study certain subjects or modules (for example, social work). Please refer to our Module Guide for further information.

Sunderland accept Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) scores above 180 and Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) above 170. Tests must have been taken within 2 years of the start of your program. TOEFL iBT and iBT Home Edition scores are accepted for single semester study abroad students, but not for full year students. 

**Students are responsible for staying until the end of the semester and may not have the opportunity to leave before the final date of their semester exams. Neither ISEP nor Sunderland can guarantee an early departure; leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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