The Rivers State University (RSU) Port Harcourt was established in October, 1980 from the Rivers State College of Science and Technology which was itself established in 1972. It is located at Nkpolu-Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria.
It is the first Technological University in Nigeria and the first state owned State University in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The motto of the University is “Excellence and Creativity”. The University has a staff strength of 1,870 and a student population of 29,939 15000. The University is ranked as the 16th 12th among 80 other Universities in Nigeria. The language of instruction in the institution is English.
The Rivers State University has introduced a new online application called STRAMP (Students Records Access Management Portal). The main aim of STRAMP is to enable students and graduate of the institution request for a copy of their Transcript online without having to be physically present.
Studying at the Rivers state University joins you to over 20,000 students from different cultures and backgrounds from across Nigeria and Africa. With our ever-increasing global reputation for excellence and creativity, and innovative approaches to teaching, you will be given the opportunity to join a community of professionals in a highly competitive and academic environment.
Our team of first-rate teaching staff in a vast selection of courses sets you on the right path for a successful academic pursuit. Also, our policy on the use of ICT enables 21st century educational skills and provides the environment for a vibrant and technology-driven education. Browse through this section of the website to discover all you need to know about studying at the Rivers State University.
If you’re looking for a vibrant, technology-driven and multicultural university, the Rivers State University is definitely the place for you. What’s more, you’ll find that our fantastic range of undergraduate courses have been designed with your career aspirations in mind.
The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in the warm and friendly environment that makes us so special. Our mission is to be a powerful force for learning, creativity and enterprise, promoting economic, social and cultural well being.
Our excellence of teaching, particularly in the areas of creative and professional practice, and our track record of being a leading practitioner of business and industry collaboration are widely recognized.
Part-time courses are popular because of the flexibility they offer to students who may need to work while they study, or who have family commitments. Part-time students account for almost a third of our student population here at the University.
Part-time courses are studied over a longer period of time than their full-time equivalents but students spend fewer hours per week in a classroom – courses could involve day release, day plus evening, or evening only study. Information about these options can be found from the relevant faculty or course page. General entrance requirements are the same for full- and part-time students, although part-time application procedures and financial information differ from those for full-time students.
Rivers State University Alumni Association is here to keep you connected to the University after you leave us. Membership of the Alumni Association is free and open to all former students and staff of the University and its predecessor institutions.
To join the Alumni Association complete the online registration form and let us know what has been happening in your life since leaving the University.
The Alumni Association was established in 2004 and we now have over 32,000 members worldwide, with more joining every day. We are here to support you and other former students and staff by celebrating your achievements and keeping you connected to the University, its students and your fellow alumni.