The Sims 4 Discover University

Degrees, Scholarships List and Applying for College

A College Graduate has finished his degree at Foxbury in The Sims 4 Discover University Cheats
Want to graduate in a Destinguished Degree with Honors? Let's learn how you do that in this guide to Discover University!

Applying for school can be a real nail-biter as you wait on an acceptance letter. In The Sims 4 Discover University, you'll have to do the same. Your Sim's achievements up until that point will be judged, and if worthy you can be accepted for scholarships and distinguished degree programs at either University of Britechester of Foxbury Institute. This guide's goal is to help you maximize your chances of a distinguished degree and perhaps get you a scholarship as well. I have a full list of scholarships on the page below, then the degrees. Let's learn about getting into school.

This section of the site has a total 13 extra pages linked below for detailed information on the various degrees and what you get for a distinguished degree vs a regular one, and the extra promotions that come with a BA or BS with Honors. You can also try to find scholarships that have skills that benefit your degree.

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Distinguished Degrees and Honors

Enrolling into school with both distinguished and regular degrees in The Sims 4 Discover University Cheats
See the degrees listed out here. Note the silver and gold on the degrees. Silver is a regular degree, gold a distinguished one. They don't seem to be harder, it's just harder to get in. You can take between 1 and 4 University classes. Taking four will help you graduate from college quickly but it's more time-management intense.

Each of the two schools - Britechester and Foxbury - specialize in one area. Britechester is a school for the arts, while Foxbury Institute is more for science and technology. They both offer the same degrees, but Britechester's arts program is distinguished while Foxbury's is not, and the same goes for science on Foxbury's end. Distinguished degrees yield better bonuses.

When you apply for school, you may be accepted into a few different distinguished degrees but not the one you want. In that case, you can take a regular degree from the other school. Worry not if you just can't get into the program you want - a regular degree that you worked hard on can be great because you can also graduate 'with Honors'.

Getting career benefits for a degree with honors in The Sims 4 Discover University Cheats
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With Honors means you were basically an honor-roll or Dean's list student with a high GPA. You need a greater than 3.9 GPA to graduate With Honors. Doing this actually is about as good as a distinguished degree, but of course it's entirely possible to get a distinguished degree with honors which is the absolute best you can achieve from University in The Sims 4.

Preparing for School

If you want better scholarships or to be accepted for distinguished degrees, you should do some work ahead. If you have a High School "A" student on your hands, they already have a slight advantage. You can take that a bit further by improving their skill levels a touch before they apply. What's more, you can save some time by only going so far in each skill. Having a little of several is faster than maxing one due to the nature of skill experience in The Sims 4. Use the guides below before you apply, and you'll

Getting Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available - those based on where you live, based on how much money your Sim's family has, and more scholarships based on other accomplishments like participating in Scouts (Seasons). Some of these aren't particularly easy to obtain, but you should know that Skill-based Scholarships also exist. In general, it'd appear you need at least level 3 in order for them to appear in the list. While level 4 will help you get a better multiplier for a distinguished degree, it takes level 5 to get better odds (over level 3) for a scholarship. So, you can go for level 3 in skills related to your actual degree based on info you learn here. This will give you at least 1-2 opportunities for skill-based scholarships and improve the odds of getting into distinguished degree programs.

Even though you've already applied for a Scholarship, you should know that you can apply for more. Apply for every one you see, as far as I can tell, unless you know you'll gain more skill levels before enrolling in University. Scholarship cooldowns are likely one week like the application process itself.

Discover University Scholarships List!

By popular demand, I've made a list of all the scholarships in Discover University. There are quite a number. I'm going to lump some together that are very similar. The requirements listed here are to be eligible to apply, and does not mean you will be accepted.

  • Location-Based - Live in any of the worlds from Willow Creek to Forgotten Hollow. You can't do anything to improve your odds, but they're worth a shot.
  • Education for All - Needs Based($400) - It appears you need to have less than $25k in property value and less than $2500 cash on hand.
  • Helping Hand - Needs Based ($250) - It would appear you need 10-15,000 in cash and to have a property value between 80k and 100k.
  • Merit-Based ($500) - Sims who are accepted for a Distinguished Degree can apply for this, so do it after you've applied and got in. You likely only need one more other scholarship to get a Full Ride.
  • Super Scout ($175) - You need to have been at least rank 2 in scouts and get a better chance with each level beyond that.
  • Workplace Scholar ($300) - If you've been rank 3 in a career, and I suppose this means part-time jobs as Teen, you can be eligible to apply.

Skill-Based Scholarships List

I separated these out, because they are a bit different. Like with Scouts, having a higher skill level will improve your chances. I wanted to list out the break points for them, as in where you'll get a better shot with each skill. Realize for multi-skill scholarships having multiple skills will increase your chances. However it may not be worth going for another level up in a skill if it doesn't reach the "break point". So you have the same odds at level 3 as you do at level 4, so I'll note where the skill boosts you next. You need a minimum skill level (the first number) in one listed skill to be able to apply and are not guaranteed a scholarship.

  • Alley Cat ($400) - Bowling Skill. Unlocks at Level 2, improves at 3, then 5 - this being our example, your odds would not improve with level 4. You'd need to hit 5 and at that point should have a 90% chance of success.
  • Athletics ($450) - Fitness Skill. Unlocks at Level 3. improves at 5 and 9.
  • Building the Future ($400) - Handiness and Rocket Science. Unlocks at Level 3 of either, improves with each at level 5 and level 9.
  • E-Sports ($450) - Video Gaming skill. Unlocks at level 3, improves at level 5 and 9.
  • Food and Drink ($200) - Cooking, Gourmet Cooking, Baking, and Mixology. Unlocks at level 3 of any, improves at level 5 and 9
  • Friend of the Animals ($400) - Have Dog Training at level 2, improves at 3 and 5. Or/also have Veterinarian at level 3, improves at level 5 and 9.
  • Future Star ($200) - Guitar, Piano, Violin, DJ Mixing, Singing, Pipe Organ, Acting, or be in the Drama Club (at rank 2+). Unlocking Level 3 in any of the skills here will make you eligible, and like the others they are boosted at levels 5 and 9.
  • The Great Outdoors ($200) - Fishing, Gardening, Herbalism, Flower Arranging skills. Unlocks at level 3, improves at 5 and 9 like the others above.

There you go. If you manage to pay the entire cost of your schooling with scholarships, you get a 24-hour +2 Happy 'Full Ride" moodlet that says, "Having a fully paid tuition takes some weight off your shoulders!". I'll say. Good luck with those Scholarships! Now for applying to school!

Second Degrees and Onward

A few people have noted that after your first degree, you no longer need 12 credits. We initially thought this was tied to skills, but it's actually unrelated. Once you have a degree, any others you obtain will only take 8 credits each. This is perhaps simulating general education requirements and how there's no need to take those courses again when going for a second bachelor's degree.

Applying for School

Paying for school with student loans in The Sims 4 Discover University Cheats
You can use Student Loans to pay for University if you wish. A scholarship will typically cover a couple of classes but not all your housing cost if you choose to live in a dorm.

Use your Sim's mailbox to apply for University. When the letter comes back in a couple days, you can check to see if you which degrees you were approved for at each school. Remember to apply for the Merit-based scholarship if you get into a Distinguished Degree program!

The Sims 4 Discover University Art History Degree Art History Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Britechester

Associated with Careers: Arts Critic (Critic Career), Patron of the Arts (Painter Career), Trendsetter (Style Influencer Career)

Degree Description: Can anyone truly understand art? A degree in Art History will attempt to answer that question! Leveraging skills such as Painting, Writing, and Charisma, Art History students will be able to expand their cultural horizons and also provide fun facts in art museums forever.

The Sims 4 Discover University Biology Degree Biology Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Foxbury Institute

Associated with Careers: Bodybuilder (Athletic Career), Botanist (Gardener Career), Marine Biologist (Conservationist Career), Doctor

Degree Description: It really is a matter of life and death! Biology attempts to unlock the mysteries of life through the study of - among other things - the Fitness, Gardening, and Logic skills. A scientific foundation and a Biology degree can truly open your eyes to the world around you.

The Sims 4 Discover University Communications Degree Communications Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Britechester

Associated with Careers: Management (Business Career), Charity Organizer (Politician Career), Public Relations (Social Media Career), Journalist (Writer Career)

Degree Description: To understand one another, we must first learn how to communicate with one another. With an emphasis on building the Charisma, Writing, and Logic skills, the Communications degree is a big help to anyone looking to work effectively in a professional environment.

The Sims 4 Discover University Computer Science Degree Computer Science Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Foxbury Institute

Associated with Careers: Oracle (Criminal Career), Computer Engineer (Engineering Career), Start-Up Entrepreneur (Tech Guru Career)

Degree Description: Computers are everywhere, so learning to manage and program them is a smart move! Join the technical revolution with the Computer Science degree, which will primarily build the Programming and Robotics skills.

The Sims 4 Discover University Culinary Arts Degree Culinary Arts Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Britechester

Associated with Careers: Food Critic (Critic Career), Chef (Culinary Career)

Degree Description: There's really only one degree to consider if you love food. Join the Culinary Arts program, learn more about food and its preperation than you ever imagined, and build those Cooking skills.

The Sims 4 Discover University Drama Degree Drama Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Britechester

Associated with Careers: Comedian (Entertainer Career), Internet Personality (Social Media Career), (Actor Career)

Degree Description: If all the world's a stage, become a better player in it by enrolling in our Drama degree! It's a chance to dig deep into your emotions, find your true self, and let it shine for everyone to see, all while honing your Charisma and Comedy skills!

The Sims 4 Discover University Economics Degree Economics Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Foxbury Institute

Associated with Careers: Investory (Business Career), Administrator (Education Career), Environmental Manager (Conservationist Career)

Degree Description: One of the largest forces affecting everyone's decision-making is the flow of money between individuals, groups, and nations. The Economics degree examines the properties of money and its effects, while helping to build the Charisma, Logic, and Research & Debate Skills.

The Sims 4 Discover University Fine Art Degree Fine Art Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Britechester

Associated with Careers: Musician (Entertainer Career), Floral Designer (Gardener Career), Master of the Real (Painter Career), Stylist (Style Influencer)

Degree Description: The creation of culture is no easy task, but those enrolled in a Fine Arts degree understand the importance of just such a task. Through the study of the Painting, Photography, and Violin skills, the program hopes to imbue the creative spirit of creation in all its students.

The Sims 4 Discover University History Degree History Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Britechester

Associated with Careers: Judge (Law Career), Officer (Military Career), Politics (Politician Career)

Degree Description: To move forward, we must understand our past. The History degree uses historical people and events as a jumping-off point for examining our modern age and the consequences of major historical choices. The degree helps build the Charisma, Logic, and Research and Debate skills.

The Sims 4 Discover University Language and Literature Degree Language and Literature Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Britechester

Associated with Careers: Private Attorney (Law Career), Author (Writer Career)

Degree Description: Since the invention of the written word, the goal to capture information, emotion, and stories for future generations has been a noble one. The Language & Literature degree continues this tradition, with a focus on building the Charisma, Research and Debate, and Writing skills.

The Sims 4 Discover University Physics Degree Physics Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Foxbury Institute

Associated with Careers: Space Ranger (Astronaut Career), Mechanical Engineer (Engineering Career), Scientist

Degree Description: Whether you like to think big or think small, the Physics degree has got you covered. From subatomic particles to the edges of our universe, this degree will help build the handiness, robotics, and rocket science skills along with a fascination for the way things truly work.

The Sims 4 Discover University Psychology Degree Psychology Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Foxbury Institute

Associated with Careers: Professor (Education Career), Diamond Agent (Secret Agent Career, Detective, Covert Ops (Military Career)

Degree Description: Psychology considers one of the core questions of existence - why do we do what we do? - and unpacks in an academic setting. Boost skills such as charisma, logic, and research & debate, all while unlocking the mysteries of the mind.

The Sims 4 Discover University Villainy Degree Villainy Click for More Info
Distinguished Available at Foxbury Institute

Associated with Careers: Interstellar Smuggler (Astronaut), Criminal Boss (Criminal Career), Villain (Secret Agent Career)

Degree Description: Life isn't fair, but those that know how to exploit that unfairness end up on top! With courses that boost the fitness, logic, and mischief skills, a degree in Villainy can set anyone up for success - as long as honesty and morals aren't a priority.

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Whenever my sim enrols to get a second degree instead of having to complete 8 credits, they have to complete 9. Has anyone else ever had this problem and do you know how to fix it?

RaeAn Bazzettsays...

Looks like we need an update to this page now. Communications degree is needed for the new Salary Person career Supervisor Branch. Computer Science is needed for the Expert Branch. We also need the Civil Engineer career. Communications is needed for the Civic Planner branch and Physics is needed for the Green Technician Branch


I love discover university its the best pack I have.


Communications degree is now also associated with the Civic Planner career from the Eco Lifestyle Pack.


Is it possible to get all the scholarship? (except for the athletic and e-sports where you have to choose between them) I also meant the "Education for All and Helping Hand".

Zoe Mariesays...

Computer Science appears to have more Mischief Skills with Programme skill as opposed to Robotics.

So this degree has Robotics, Programming and Mischief.


I really do not understand how my Sim went through an entire Drama degree without picking up a single sliver of Acting skill. What a weird design choice.


Anybody know the salary difference between a normal sims with sims with degree? I mean, they included the job starting levle but not the salary multiplier.

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