Staffordshire university is one of the most revered universities in the united kingdom. This university was established in the year 1992. The university offers a range of courses in the undergraduate and postgraduates diplomas respectively. There are 15,860 students in total out of which 13,600 are undergraduate students and postgraduates students are 2,260 in number. The estimation are of the average from yearly intake of both groups of students. The university has two main campuses located at stoke-on-trent Stafford and the other at Shrewsbury. Prof. Liz Barnes the present vice-chancellor of the university said the values of the university are to be ambitious, daring,friendly, intelligent and inspirational.
The university offers admission to both national and International students. The students in pla es like kosovo have the opportunity to apply directly.
Students based in the united kingdom could visit www.rinvest.net for application. They are to have the High School Certificate (HSC) and the Test of English as Foreign Language certificate (TOEFL). International applicants are to be efficient in English language and have a certificate to show for it or other wise go through the TOEFL examination and score a minimum of 550 in the written version,213 in the computer based version or 79 in the internet based version. They must also have a minimum of 6.0 in the IELTS. The students must also have a print out of the online application. They are also to undergo the matura examinations.
Students based in the united kingdom are to posses a certificate showing the completion of a Bachelor’s degree and the print out of the online application. International students are to provide the print out of the online application, a copy of their CV, transcript of Bachelor’s degree and reference. They are also required to provide a certificate showing eefficiency in English language or either of the TOEFL or IELTS certificates. The examinations are to be taken at www.toefl.com.
The Staffordshire university has announced a series of scholarship programmes buth for International students and stallites in the university. There is an instant $1000 scholarship for any student who gains admission on international basis. The students are to have come from a list of countries which Nigeria is one of to be eligible for the scholarship programme in question. The proves and medium certifying admissions would be the prerequisite for this scholarship opportunity. The scholarship does not cover who ever is under the sponsorship of any body or organization. The students under sponsorship of bodies like SHELL,NNPC e.t.c are not going to be beneficiaries of this scholarship opportunity.
The regular students are also entitled to scholarships in view of performance in each semester of studies. The amount of scholarship is going to be determined by the semester performance of each student.. Students who end the semester on first class would get a scholarship of $2000, those who end the semester on 2.1 would get a scholarship of $1500 and those who end on 2.2 would get a scholarship of $1000. All these are on the condition of a valid and recent result or semester transcript. This is aimed at encouraging serious students and letting students know the importance of academic excellence.
Despite the fact that Staffordshire university is one of the best universities in the united kingdom, the tuition of the university on the various courses of study are not expensive. The run down of the tuition are as follows.
|Undergraduate (Bachelor’s)||£10,000 per annum|
|Post-graduate by research (Mphil/PhD)||£ 12,000 per annum|
|Post-graduate courses||£ 12,300 per annum|
|Post-graduate studies (extended)||£ 12,800 per annum|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||£ 13,950 per annum|
|Law LPC and LLM combined||£ 12,300 per annum|
The table above is the list of tuition for each programme in the university for the 2017/2018 academic year. This tuition are to be paid when the admission process has been completed and meticulously checked.
COST OF LIVING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
The united kingdom has been known for it’s high cost of living as a result of so many taxes to be paid. This amidst many other reasons are the exigencies of the scholarship programs by the university and other establishments in order to ease the expenses of students in the united kingdom. The budget of a student on the average is $370 per week. This could be higher or lesser depending on the price you pay for rent and your extra expenses but taking other taxes into consideration it is better to spend less extra expenses and save more miscellaneous.
Apart from the average extra expenses and miscellaneous, there are a number of taxes to be paid amongst which are council tax which is $40 per week and other utility taxes which is $60 per week. All these taxes and miscellaneous sum up to the earlier estimated weekly budget of an average student. The joy of it all is as much as the taxes are,there are other programs like scholarships and work/study to help cater for them all. Once one is ready to study hard and well,the cost of living should be no big problem.
The Staffordshire university is a world class university that has won a lot of prizes and praises for herself. Every year the convocants have a lot of testimonies to share. The united kingdom as a whole ranks this university as one of the best and on the larger scale she is also ranked as one of the best 400 universities in the world. The scholars are second to none,the accomodation is neat,secure and sure. The application is made easier for international students from listed countries like Ghana,Nigeria,Norway,Japan,Cameroon,South Korea and others. The admission requirements have made known that to understand English language is very paramount. The certificates to show knowledge of English language are required if not the equivalent exam is to be taken as earlier explained. The facilities are up to date and the the lecturers and mentors are seasoned. Finally the portal for application into the 2017/2018 year of study has been opened .