Friday, 2 February 2018

How To Get Admission Outside Nigeria : Step By Step Guide 

After secondary school education,most people dream of traveling
outside Nigeria to further their education,if this is your dream,then you should go ahead and read this article from the beginning to the end.

Whether your traveling abroad for your bachelors,masters or PHD program this post will give you an insight on how to easily secure an admission overseas. 

How To Get Admission Outside: Step By Step Guide

1. Requirements 

Before you apply make sure you have the basic requirements needed,If your apply for a bachelors degree program then you should have your WAEC certificate (with up to 5 credits including Math and English),while for masters program you should have a second class upper,although you can still enrol with a second class lower. 

2. Application

The first step towards securing an admission abroad is to pick out three schools of your choice that accept International students from Nigeria and apply,make sure they offer the course you want to study.  

It’s actually better to study in an American or Canadian university where you can work part time. 

Securing admission to a Canadian,UK or American University is not easy but with proper guidance and preparation you should be able to secure an admission. 

Some tertiary universities in europe example Ukraine Etc will readily dish out admissions like flowers,the down part of these is that you can not find any side work in their country,so it's imperative that your sponsor should have enough money to be sending to you throughout your study year.

3. Application Guildline

In other to secure an admission it's of utmost importance that you follow all the rules and regulations,you wouldn't want to end up having your application rejected. 

Make sure you attach all the documents needed for the application before the application deadline. 
For countries such as Nigeria that English language is not their native language, you will need to provide proof to show that you understand the English language. 

This is done by writing tests such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Most schools in US,Canada and UK require you to attach your TOEFL test score,if the tertiary institution that you are applying to requests for a TOEFL test score,then you should prepare,take the test and attach the test score in your application.

You should also note that different schools require different TOEFL test score,so make sure that your score is up to their requirement,this information is usually stated on the schools official website. 

However not all the schools require the TOEFL test,you can also check out other schools that do not require the TOEFL test score. 

Read Also: All You Need To Know About The TOEFL Test In Nigeria

4. Application Fees

Most of these foreign universities will require you to pay a non refundable application fee which ranges from $50 to $150. You should go ahead an pay for the application fees,if however your skeptical then you should search for other tertiary institutions,there are a handful of good foreign universities that do not require any application fee. 

5. Tuition Fees

This is one of the most important factor to consider when applying for admission in a foreign university. 

You should check the school's tuition fees and also find out if the school authority offer financial aid,assistance or scholarships to international students from Nigeria. 

Make sure that you chose a university with an affordable tuition fee with scholarship or financial assistance prospects in case you run out of cash while studying. 

The tuition fees for schools in Europe are cheaper,however your literally on your own when you travel to study there. 

6. After Application 

After applying to your school of choice,you should wait patiently for response from the school,it's better that you apply to multiple schools,in case your application is rejected by others. 

If your accepted into any university,you will be promptly notified  via email or call. 
7. Payment 

After being accepted by the university of your choice,you should go ahead and pay for your acceptance and tuition fee plus other fees like books and accommodation. 

8. Visa Processing

Usually after the payment of your tuition fees,you will be given a letter that you will use to apply for your student visa. 

Sometimes the school could facilitate the visa application process by contacting their embassy in Nigeria,but these does not happen in all cases.

When applying for your student visa,make sure you meet all the requirements,you wouldn't like a scenario when you will be denied a visa after paying for your school fees. 

The embassy of the country your traveling to might require the following documents:
  • TOEFL Score,SAT,GRE/GMAT Score (Not All School) 
  • Secondary School WAEC result or University Transcripts for masters and PHD students. 
  • Bank Statement within the last 6 months
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Other requested documents. 
See Also: Top 10 Best Universities In Nigeria 

9. Verification Of Documents

Make sure that you arrange and verify all your documents, especially the masters and PHD students. 

10. Interview Date

Schedule or book an interview date with the country that you are planning to travel to,make sure you explain to them that you're only traveling for educational purposes and would come back once your through with your studies.
And also that you plan to come back to visit your family members intermittently while studying thus indicating that you have a strong family ties back home in Nigeria. 

After being issued the student visa,make sure you take time to arrange and gather everything that you will need before you travel out of Nigeria for your studies.

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