If you are one of many people who desire to leave their country to study abroad, then you are on the right page. In this article, I’ll show you 5 steps to study abroad as a fresh graduate. I may not know the exact country you are reading this post from, but since I’m a Nigerian I’ll be taken Nigeria as a reference point (leaving Nigeria to study abroad).
What prompted me to write this article is a question someone from Nigeria asked few days ago about studying abroad. Let’s look at the question below;
“Sir, I am a graduate. I just completed my NYSC programme (2019). I have managed to save up to N200,000, and I want to go for my Masters Degree in Europe. I want to know the process to get started. I have BSC in Computer Science (2nd Class Lower). Please what are the steps to follow?”
First of all, with N200,000, I don’t think you would be able to pay your tuition fees and accommodation if you don’t have any other plan to raise fund. But if 200,000 naira is all you can afford, then I would rather advise you to seek for scholarship. Despite your second ‘class lower credit’, there are some international schools that can take you on scholarship.
However, if you think that studying your Master’s degree abroad could be a better option for you, that is great! Below are steps to follow.
5 steps to study abroad as a fresh graduate
- Get a passport: First and foremost, grab your international passport from the immigration office in your country. International Passport is an official document that shows you are a citizen of a particular country. The immigration office is usually located in the state capital, so find the closest immigration office, and get your passport, though at a cost. In Nigeria, the cost is between 25k and 40k naira.
Get the soft copy of your academic transcript and certificate: Get your certificate and result transcript from the Institution of graduation. See, how to get educational transcripts for guidelines. Save the soft copies of those documents on your computer or phone.
Choose a country: Decide which country you want to go for your studies.
Select a School and programme: After deciding your destination country. The next is to choose a school within the country and programme to study. On the internet, you can search for schools and their requirements. Most schools required a test on English language like GRE, TOEFL or IELTS. So, register and take the test.
Apply: After finding school that you meet its requirements, the next is to submit your application. You can apply through their website.
Once you get admission into any foreign school, then go ahead to process your acceptance letter. It is the acceptance letter that you’ll use to apply for visa. There are also thousands of scholarships available for international students luckily not all of them require high CGPA.
If you have any question, drop it on the comment section.