Promoting access to a prestigious British Degree commencing in September 2009
Staffordshire University International Scholarships

Staffordshire University, UK recently announced its plan to award international scholarships to seven deserving Sri Lankan students.

These specially designed international scholarships will help Sri Lankan students who are aspiring to do a British degree to realize their dreams. Each scholarship with a value of £3000 is to be deducted from the tuition fee of the chosen degree programme. Scholarships would be offered to any undergraduate or postgraduate student who wish to join the September 2009 intake.

The representatives of the University stated that the academic performances of the applicants would be primarily considered in the selection whilst verifying the financial need for such a scholarship. The screening process and the selection interviews are planned to be conducted in mid-June giving adequate time for the students to fulfil visa requirement.

APIIT Sri Lanka, the local partner of Staffordshire University, initiated and proposed this scholarship scheme to the University after a careful analysis of the Sri Lankan higher education market. This signifies yet another noble endeavour by APIIT to accomplish its mission of providing quality educational opportunities to the Sri Lankan youth.

APIIT Sri Lanka plays a key role in the scholarship programme as screening and selection interviews will be held at the APIIT City Campus by a joint panel comprising APIIT and the Staffordshire University.
Staffordshire University, one of the leading universities in the UK attracts a large number of students from around the globe. Nearly 16,000 students with 1500 international students from 75 countries make up the university's vibrant culture. Very first thing visitors notice about Staffordshire University is the wide diversity of, backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and lifestyles that make up the SU community.
Staffordshire University remains dedicated to fulfill the responsibilities of a true international centre of learning as it has 800 high quality study courses which are current, relevant and heavily focused on employability.

The University initially awarded scholarships worth £1000 to all the international students due to the unceasing demand for their study programmes. The University, taking it further, has decided to allocate funds for seven scholarships, each worth £3000 to Sri Lankan students for the September 2009 intake.
The prospective students are encouraged to apply for this international scholarship through the Staffordshire University Sri Lanka Office located at APIIT City Campus. These scholarships, undoubtedly, will provide an invaluable financial benefit for students who are planning to commence their higher studies in this September.

Staffordshire University Sri Lanka Office, established in 2008, facilitates direct entry to an extensive range of courses at foundation, certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate level in the areas of Arts, Media and Design; Business and Law; Computing, Engineering and Technology; and Health and Sciences. The SU Sri Lanka Office provides up-to-date information on all these study programmes. In addition, the SU Sri Lanka Office provides career guidance and counseling service to help students select appropriate study programmes, assists students with managing finances and visa application at no cost.

Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship should collect the application form and relevant details from the Staffordshire University Sri Lanka Office at APIIT City Campus, No 388, Union Place, Colombo 02. Student could also obtain information from 0112675244, and from

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