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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 26, 2020
In Education
In this thread, Masters & PhD scholarship opportunities in the UAE will be shared. Feel free to contribute to the thread.
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 16, 2020
In Education in Asia
In this thread, Undergraduate, Masters & PhD scholarship opportunities for Africans to study the Asia will be shared. Feel free to contribute to the thread.
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 12, 2020
In Education in Europe
In this thread, Undergraduate, Masters & PhD scholarship opportunities for Africans to study in Europe will be shared. Feel free to contribute to the thread.
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 12, 2020
In Education in Canada
In this thread, Masters & PhD scholarship opportunities in Canada will be shared. Feel free to contribute to the thread. Canada's main cities - Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal are some the major destinations for International Students. QS World University Rankings 2019 places 26 out of Canada’s 96 universities on the list! Here are the top 10: Queen’s University University of Calgary Western University University of Waterloo Université de Montréal McMaster University University of Alberta University of British Columbia McGill University University of Toronto Canada wouldn’t be host to some 572,000 international students every year, if there wasn’t a wide range of courses to study – from Computer Science & IT to Media & Journalism, Agricultural Science & Forestry to Business & Finance. You are sure to find the right degree for you! Master’s Degrees Up until the last few years, Canada (and the US.) only accepted students with a 4 year Bachelor’s degree into their Master’s programs, while most countries offer Bachelor’s programs that can be completed within 3 years. But the demand of international students wishing to study in Canada has increased dramatically (11% since 2017), along with it universities now accepting 3 year Bachelor’s degrees as prerequisite for Master’s programs. Most Master’s programs take 1-2 years to complete, and come in the form of a Master of Science (MSc) or a Master of Arts (MA). If you’d like to whittle down your postgraduate degree even more, you can also choose between a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (MEng), or Master of Fine Arts (MFA). You’ll be looking at around CA$13,000-20,500 per year for a Master’s degree. Canada has a wonderful Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) in place to further incentivize international students to obtain jobs after finishing grad school. 90% of those that stick around Canada after completing a postgraduate course are in the workforce within 6 months! PhDs Want to take your postgraduate studies another step forward? Whether you have already completed your Master’s degree elsewhere, or you are currently chipping away, finding the right PhD program in Canada will come with a wealth of benefits. Again, Canada’s tuition fees for international students pursuing a Doctorate is more attractive than its North American neighbor to the south, as well as Australia and the UK. Some Canadian universities are reducing or even obliterating extra fees for internationals in their Doctoral programs. There are currently close to 200,000 international students taking on their PhDs in Canada, which can take anywhere from three to six years to complete. Upon completion of your PhD, you are entitled to a 3 year work permit, which could eventually lead to permanent residence or citizenship. Most scholarships will require you to first obtain admission into the university before you are considered. So keep this in mind when applying to any of the scholarships. My advice to you is, get your documents ready, and start the application process on time. Applications vary depending on the institution, but generally you will need to prove your language proficiency, provide transcripts from previous education, prove financial stability, and medical coverage. Ensuring you meet all the requirements for the institution you wish to apply to is a key step in saving trouble in the future. You should apply no later than March if you wish to begin studying in September. Some universities have different deadlines, so be sure to research the universities you wish to apply for! This thread will be updated regularly, so be sure to check it often and also contribute to it.
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 12, 2020
In Education in the UK
In this thread, Undergraduate, Masters & PhD scholarship opportunities for Africans to study in the UK will be shared. Feel free to contribute to the thread.
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 12, 2020
In Education in the US
In this thread, Masters & PhD scholarship opportunities in the US will be shared. Feel free to contribute to the thread.
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 09, 2020
In Education
●Biomedical Sciences●Physical Science andEngineering.Submissiondeadline for August 2021 intake: 1 December 2020 (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore time) https://lnkd.in/eqVD7Me
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jul 06, 2020
African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Scholarships for Women Postgraduate Students and Staff in Partner Universities (Fully Funded) content media
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jun 29, 2020
In Education in Europe
The University of Adelaide offers a number ofAdelaide Scholarships International to outstanding international graduates from any country to commence their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research. Awards are available in all Discipline areas. Applications close: 10 July 2020 Payment per year: $28,092 (2020 rate) Degree: Postgraduate Research Citizenship: International Students Type of Scholarship: Academic, Financial Need, Students with Disabilities Available In: All Faculties Available To: Future Commencing Students https://lnkd.in/gCsvMJ4
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jun 28, 2020
In Education in Europe
I just read about this and it got me thinking about what Covid has done to International Universities, especially the ones that depend solely on international students to generate revenue. University of Canberra and the Australian National University together are set to fly in 350 students in July, more Universities in UK and Europe are considering same move. This is partly due to current flight and travel restrictions, and considering that these international students can't travel on commercial flights presently. Will the students bear the cost or the Universities will cover it fully or partially? I think this will depend on the specific University and arrangements made. It does however sound highly incentivising😃
Universities are considering chartering flights for international students
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RICHMOND OKEZIE
Jun 27, 2020
In Education in the UK
While the world is gradually recovering from the devastation of Covid19, Universities and policy makers in the UK are racing to introduce new systems and processes to help the education system survive and most importantly, continue to retain and attract international students from Africa. African countries like Ghana and South Africa are also notable countries of origin for international students in the UK according to International Student Statistic in UK 2020. Nigeria alone remained among the top ten non-Eu countries sending international students to the UK between 2013 and 2017. So, as an African looking to study in any UK’s top university post-Covid, you should consider the following issues; - Ease of Admission: Now is the easiest time to get admitted into top Universities in the UK as most are struggling to meet up with income. Most have already relaxed admission requirements, so it should be relatively easy now to secure admission. - Mode of Study: Lectures are now delivered online; this also applies to courses that were not originally designed to be offered online. From all indications, this is going to be the new norm with a significant proportion of courses being offered solely online. If your proposed course is offered online, it might not be possible for you to travel to the UK. Also consider how virtual learning will impact your study experience. - Tuition: This is related to the first point. If your courses will not be delivered in person at the University, it is expected that this will impact positively on your tuition as virtual courses cost less. So, if funds have hitherto prevented you from acquiring that extra degree, there will surely be something within your budget post-Covid, even if it’s offered solely online. - Quality of Program: Universities in the UK are in a race to adapt and normalize, this will not be immediate as they were not prepared for this rapid shift at this time, staff and student health and welfare including shortfall in income are immediate issues that will impact on the quality of service delivery at these Universities. As an incoming international student, you should consider how your proposed University and Program are adapting through the Covid situation. - Student Placements & Internships, Exchange: Placements and exchange are critical learning parts for certain programs, however, post-Covid will see Universities in the UK scrap these programs in a bid to minimize the movement of students, leaving the programs affected. - Travel: New policies are currently being introduced in the UK regarding international travel and immigration. You should constantly liaise with your proposed University to stay updated on travel policies and documents. This will save you a lot of headache. - Post-Study Opportunities and Jobs: The UK Government made plans before Covid to reintroduce the two years post-study visa, and this is expected to come into effect mid-2021. That means that those still studying in the UK by that period will be eligible to apply. However, considering the current state of the economy, it is not clear whether job opportunities will be assessible to those staying back after their study. Recent figures suggest that the economy is struggling and will take a while to pick up. This should also be considered by you.
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