If you are one of many Nigerians who desire to leave the country to study abroad, then you are on the right page. We will show you five (5) steps to study abroad as a fresh graduate.
If you’re living outside Nigeria, you may also find this post useful as it covers all African countries.
What promoted us to write this article is a question someone asked few days ago about studying abroad. See the question below;
“Sir, I am a graduate, and I’ve completed my NYSC programme (2019). I managed to save up to N200,000, and I want to go for my Masters Degree in Europe. Pls, 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, with N200,000, I don’t think you can be able to pay your tuition fees and accommodation if you don’t have any other plan to raise fund.
But if N200,000 ($565) 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 doing your Master’s abroad is a great option for you, that is great. Below are steps to follow.
5 steps to study abroad as a fresh graduate
Below are five (5) steps to study abroad as a fresh graduate;
1. Get a passport
The first thing to do is to 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 of every state in Nigeria. So find the closest immigration office and get your passport. Although, the cost might be little bit high.
2. Get the soft copy of your Academic Transcript and Certificate
You need to get your Certificate and Result Transcript from your Institution of graduation. See, how to get educational transcripts for guidelines. Save the soft copies of those documents on your computer or phone.
3. Choose a country
Decide on which country you want to go for your studies. You can search the web to know which country will be best for your academic pursuit. It can be Germany, US, UK, Russia, etc.
4. 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.
After finding school that you meet its requirements, the next is to submit your application. The easiest way to apply is through their website.
If you get admission in any foreign school, you need start processing your acceptance letter. You need the acceptance letter to apply for a visa. There are also thousands of scholarships available for international students, luckily not all of them require high CGPA.