Have you finished your secondary education and tired of waiting for admission in Nigeria?
Do you wish to find a university to study outside Nigeria and escape the incessant strike actions that will extend your stay in school?
Then you might consider seeking for admission outside Nigeria.
To do this, you need to know how to get admission outside Nigeria.
Pick A School Of Your Choice
The first step is to identify the particular school where you would like to study. You can however decide on a country first.
After deciding the country you want, you can then get a list of universities in that country that accepts international students especially Nigeria.
Compile the list and find out more information on each school from their websites.
Gather Entry Requirements
If you are interested in studying abroad there are a set of academic standard you must have in place with you before you even apply to any school of your choice.
The most important is your WAEC certificate (with up to 5 credits including Math and English).
If possible you should enroll for a foundation course and strive to have at least 3.5 out of 5 CGPA. This will increase your chances of admission.
But in case of postgraduate courses you will need to have a bachelors degree with second class upper honours although some schools might accept a second class lower honours.
For admission into schools in the US, you will need to provide proof of an understanding of 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). A certain score is usually accepted as the pass mark and could vary based on schools and departments.
It is also important to apply for a student visa as you apply for the admission. Sometimes the school could facilitate the visa application process but not in all cases.
Some courses might also require that you have a certificate of fitness to prove that you can cope with the course.
The entry requirement in each department of every university varies. You are advised to check them individually to see how it applies to you.
Follow Application Procedures
Once you have identified the particular school in which you would like to study, you can then proceed to submit an application on their website.
There is usually a prospectus which can be found on the website. If you have any question about the admission process for a particular school it is best to reach out by sending them an email to help you clarify.
Most schools have a calendar and will have admission open for a certain period of time. You need to put this into consideration so that you can send in your application at the right time.
During the application process, you might want to consider applying for full or partial scholarship.
Always provide as much information as possible when sending in your application. You will never know which part of the information you provide that will give you the upper hand to gain admission.
After applying you then wait for the school to reply with news of the status of your application.