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Important message to Greek students from the University of Sheffield, UK The University can reassure both its current and prospective EU students that, in the event that Britain decides to leave the EU, it can and will continue to charge them the same level of fees as UK students under the current fee regulations. If there is a change in the law which prevents universities from charging home fees then the University of Sheffield would, of course, have to comply with that requirement but it is expected that any such change would take a number of years to come into force and is unlikely to affect EU students who are already registered on programmes of study....

POST GRADUATE STUDENT LOAN Are you thinking about starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2016/17? A new Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course While student loans have been available to cover the cost of undergraduate degrees for many years , postgraduate students had to take out a career development loan or somehow fund themselves . Now a new system of postgraduate loans for Masters Degrees in the UK will be introduced on 2016. The loans will available for students who commence their master courses in September 2016. The application process will open from summer 2016 and the maximum loan amount will be £10.000. To get a postgraduate loan: 1. You must be an UK or EU national 2. You have to be enrolled a taught or research Master’s course 3. You have to be under 60 4. You master program must be one or two years long and 5. You can’t already have a master’s degree or higher qualification *The loan will not be available to anyone already holding a Master degree or equivalent level qualification even if self- funded or achieved outside the UK Loans will be available for: 1. Full time , part time courses and distance-learning 2. Taught and research masters (and MBA) 3. Any subject 4. Anywhere in the UK Payments will remain mainly the same as the existing UG loan scheme. The main difference between will be that money will go directly to the student’s bank account so it will be up to a student how they will spend it. There will be three payments. First payment is made once attendance is confirmed by HEI. Second payment four months after the course starts and third will be made seven months from start of the course. Other PG funding won’t affect the PG loan. Repayments will start in April after the end of the course and only when the income is at threshold of £21.000 per year. The monthly amount to pay will be 6% of what it’s earned over a threshold. Further information will be announced on summer 2016 ...

Top UK University offers postgraduate scholarships The University of Sheffield has put aside £1million to fund talented new UK/EU Masters students in 2016. 100 scholarships worth £10,000 are available for students starting a Masters course this year. The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of a selection of widening participation criteria (targeting groups under-represented at taught postgraduate level) and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree. You can find information about the scholarships, including eligibility information and an outline of the application/selection process, at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/sps. The deadline for applications is the 22 May. Our announcement of the new Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships coincides with the release of more detail about the postgraduate loans now available for UK/EU students. www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/finance/sps. More information on the loans can be found at www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/finance/pg/pg_loans For more information, please contact sheffieldscholars@sheffield.ac.uk...

Summer School taster course in Computer Science Our Summer School taster course in Computer Science has just been announced and the faculty have opened it to EU students this year. It is a one-week course open to students who love maths, technology or science. When: The course takes place from 25-29 July 2016 Cost: Is heavily subsidised by the faculty who are able to offer the course for just £195 including all food and accommodation which is a very good deal. Who: Please note that the course is only open to year 12 students  (not current applicants or offer holders in year 13). This is because the faculty want to target students who are thinking of which universities to apply to. We may in the future offer a shorter course for applicants/offer-holders but this is not confirmed.   This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in studying Computer Science in the UK. Please note the places are limited and since the course has been running for the past two years it has always oversubscribed (there are 100 places for UK/EU students and 10 for international students). I’d appreciate if you could circulate this information to all your excellent students thinking of studying Computer Science in the UK and in Southampton in 2017! As you may already know, our Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses are ranked first in the UK (source: Guardian 2015).      ...

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