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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by ogunsinamayowa(m): 10:38pm On Dec 27, 2015
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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Classicman47(m): 10:39pm On Dec 27, 2015
Saurab:
Nice article but your laugh sounds silly. Laughing where there no need to. Hahahahaha. Only God knows how you talk in real life.

Should u even concern yourself with that in the first place? People who care about the message have already grabbed it and are running with it and u are still here complaining about laughter,of which u didn't even hear him laugh.
U know it actually makes u the silly, immature person whose small mind PERCEIVES every little thing to be a flaw.
Smh.

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Richy4(m): 10:39pm On Dec 27, 2015
Hayfeez:
Thanks OP.

I have a question however,
I am planning on writing a TOEFL exam in the coming months.

Is this also generally accepted in place of IELTS? Or Canada prefers IELTS?

Bro, I think the best thing is to jump on the internet and google the school you want to apply. I believe it will have an international student page. check their requirements. some schools only accepts IELTS. Some accepts other English language test

Before you go for any English language exams, first thing you need to do is to check their English language requirements. what do they want? what is their overall band? which do they prefer IELTS OR TOEFL

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by xcaper(m): 10:44pm On Dec 27, 2015
please can you share a sample letter that one can send to a supervisor. thanks
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Mcowubaba: 10:44pm On Dec 27, 2015
teebaxy:
Rubbish, will you Also tell us how to secure scholarship Admission to Nigerian universities, I have friends in Canada that wants to come and school in Nigeria but they don't have funds
Inconsequential with topic...
Incoherent statement
Is ur cranial cavity under reconstruction, we don't just get ur point now!!!

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by ehix89(m): 10:45pm On Dec 27, 2015
Jengbetiele:
Sequel to numerous of private messages enquiries I got after my two posts http://www.nairaland.com/2822230/having-tough-time-academics-read and http://www.nairaland.com/2432779/funny-jjc-experience-canada . There is a common objective in all the mails received. Similarly going by most of the quotes, replies and mentions on the thread it became obvious that everyone wants to know how to secure a scholarship in Canadian universities for graduate programs at master’s level and PhD. The aim of this thread to give detailed step by step procedures during the application phase. Needless to say that when you secure a full scholarship admission in a foreign university, the chances you will be given the visa is 95 percent. They rarely deny or delay scholars . Let’s get started

Graduate programs are basically of two types in Canada. The first being thesis or research based admission and the second project route admission. While thesis based is meant for researchers and people who would not mind a PhD in the near future, project based is mainly suited for students who would prefer to work in the industry hence most project based programs have a coop or work term component…don’t be confused na just IT…but paid IT and it usually runs for 4 months.

Due to the nature of thesis based master’s degree, it is usually more rigorous and highly competitive you know how money matter dey always be now hahahha and as a result, you are given a full scholarship from basically three sources. The first is School of graduate studies; the second is your home department while the third is from Research assistant role or teaching assistant role.
The accumulation of these funds runs in thousands of dollars paid to you per annum. They deduct your tuition and other expenses and pay you the rest on a bi-weekly basis. It is worthy of mention to state explicitly that once you apply for a thesis route masters degree, you need not apply for any other scholarship separately. It comes together like bread and butter in most cases hahahaha. And when you are admitted and you get funding from an external source, they stop the one that comes with your admission hahahahaha you wan hammer ontop scholarship money abi? .

Now the big question is how do I qualify and/or what are the basic requirements. Well for the most part, you need a CGPA of nothing less than a 75 percent in your undergraduate. This is equivalent to a 3.5 on a 5.0 scale. Depending on your choice of program, you may need Gmat or GRE and probably IELTS too as part of supporting documents. As earlier stated the competition is always very fierce. My supervisor told me over 700 applicants submitted while just 15 were chosen. Hence you need to be that irresistible and promising young scholar.

This is where creating a scholarly profile comes in. It is not a requirement most times but I recommend including your scholarly publications in your application and certificates of membership of academic bodies. If you are still an undergraduate, hope still dey. Join IEEE, AIESEC and all these student organizations. And try write some articles also. I did it so you can do it too. Just research and stop being lazy like me hahahha. Moreover, you will need to write a clear and concise statement of purpose clearly stating your research interest and your academic feats. All these writings no be big deal. They are just a perfect avenue to sell yourself to the review panel and make them pee in their pants hahahahhaa thereby creating that enthusiasm to sign you. All these would further strengthen your case and make your application more competitive. As a matter of fact I included all these when I was applying even certificates of presentations and participations in academic conferences in Nigeria.

One of the hurdles in securing a thesis admission is getting a supervisor. That can be very frustrating as I went through the same too. So my advice here is draft a very unique proposal. Not just the normal template we see around. Be creative an instance when I was writing mine I wrote something likes “Sir I read your publications titled database blab blab la bla. While it is educative and interesting if adopted in today’s world of computing, I would like to specifically state that combining your methodology with so so so approach could create a more efficient database system…..I made logical suggestions to one of his works while indirectly critiquing others hahahaha try this with a naija professor at your peril hahahahaha. So write a catchy proposal. Because even if you have a first class, and you can’t get a supervisor, you won’t be admitted. Though some universities do merge student automatically the supervisor of aligning interest but most of them won’t do that.

Above all, pray for favour and goodluck because sometimes the race is not to the swift hahahahaha. Before I return my pen into basket of love, I wish you a prosperous 2016 in advance.
hahahaha
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by tiamiyukunle69(m): 10:58pm On Dec 27, 2015
ogunsinamayowa:



pls enlight me with regard to supervisor. i need to apply to Canada supervisor instead of directing my application to university? or what is the significant of supervisor in thesis base master program application process?
I'll advise you identify the course first. Try and check for the contacts of Researchers and lecturers that are involved in your area of research interest. This will enable you to know if there are available spaces in such department. The truth is that one will hardly be accepted for any scholarship if there is no funding. Most times the supervisors also have roles to play so also is the department, faculty and the school as the case may be. It will also be easier if you finish with an excellent grade. Usually one is even expected to be paid a stipend. All the best!
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Sheggy13(m): 11:02pm On Dec 27, 2015
apheyz:
This will be your third post am taking out my precious time to go through!! I must confess you are quite the story teller, just like this one, your last two posts didn't seem to enlighten us well enough as to how exactly you got the scholarship/s in Canada

with the topic ''how to secure a scholarship admission to a Canadian university'' , one might be quick to follow the post thinking the o.p of such a thread will take out his time to school us through the entire process. But to my surprise yet again, that wasn't the case.

or maybe he jus likes to keep it on the low low wink

here is my e-mail sha just in case!!
adewuyihafeez@yahoo.com

What else do you want him to say apart from all he has said. You expect him to help u look for supervisor or write a statement of purpose,or show you how to find suitable Canadian universities on the internet? Which exactly do you want him to do? Instead of you to come off your high horse and ask specific questions that need clarifications, you're tagging him a storyteller and dropping your email address,so he could begin to appease you or what? I pity your type.

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by teemon123(m): 11:27pm On Dec 27, 2015
Waoo am exited to hear this from you guyz,pls I need a real one for my babe to study in canada she hs finised her OND in fisheries. So I want her to continue her study in canada pls anybody with rightful information?
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by ogunsinamayowa(m): 11:33pm On Dec 27, 2015
tiamiyukunle69:

I'll advise you identify the course first. Try and check for the contacts of Researchers and lecturers that are involved in your area of research interest. This will enable you to know if there are available spaces in such department. The truth is that one will hardly be accepted for any scholarship if there is no funding. Most times the supervisors also have roles to play so also is the department, faculty and the school as the case may be. It will also be easier if you finish with an excellent grade. Usually one is even expected to be paid a stipend. All the best!

Thanks for your explicit response. My only concern is the appropriate way or rather right procedure of application. am i to apply for either graduate assistantship program or graduate program or both? And how can i easily find my supervisor after i have found my program?
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Betti001(f): 12:11am On Dec 28, 2015
Sheggy13:

What else do you want him to say apart from all he has said. You expect him to help u look for supervisor or write a statement of purpose,or show you how to find suitable Canadian universities on the internet? Which exactly do you want him to do? Instead of you to come off your high horse and ask specific questions that need clarifications, you're tagging him a storyteller and dropping your email address,so he could begin to appease you or what? I pity your type.

I like the way you answered that poster. He is angry that the guy posted the info publicly. He would prefer him getting it alone in his inbox, tomorrow he turns it into an e-book. Self-centeredness is killing us as a country.

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by tiamiyukunle69(m): 12:21am On Dec 28, 2015
ogunsinamayowa:


Thanks for your explicit response. My only concern is the appropriate way or rather right procedure of application. am i to apply for either graduate assistantship program or graduate program or both? And how can i easily find my supervisor after i have found my program?

I'll advise you apply for both. You can always reach the supervisors via E-mail. Once you are almost certain of being accepted by any available supervisor, applying via the university's application website should then follow.

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Saurab: 1:02am On Dec 28, 2015
Classicman47:


Should u even concern yourself with that in the first place? People who care about the message have already grabbed it and are running with it and u are still here complaining about laughter,of which u didn't even hear him laugh.
U know it actually makes u the silly, immature person whose small mind PERCEIVES every little thing to be a flaw.
Smh.
Why are you taking it personal bros? You the laugh in your life, oya take hahahahaha.
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Jengbetiele: 1:18am On Dec 28, 2015
For a research based masters degree, it is mandatory you get a supervisor with same research interest as yours. Here is the rundown of the process. Though there may be a slight difference based on school. 1) You apply with your statement of intent and other supporting document 2) School of graduate studies review your document 3) School of graduate studies send your document to your home department panel for review 4) If you are found academically admissible,then the department send your file to available supervisors if any available supervisor gets interested then he reviews your file and then fill a program of study form for your admission then you get admitted. But if they can not locate any supervisor for you, then they mail you informing you that though you have been found academically acceptable, but you should try and send your proposals to your prospective supervisor. If you cant get any and they cant get any, then you wont be accepted. So i normally advise people to try get a supervisor themselves before applying. If you have any more question,let me know. Thank you
ogunsinamayowa:




pls enlight me with regard to supervisor. i need to apply to Canada supervisor instead of directing my application to university? or what is the significant of supervisor in thesis base master program application process?

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Jengbetiele: 1:20am On Dec 28, 2015
I think for the most part IELTS......
Hayfeez:
Thanks OP.

I have a question however,
I am planning on writing a TOEFL exam in the coming months.

Is this also generally accepted in place of IELTS? Or Canada prefers IELTS?

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Jengbetiele: 1:26am On Dec 28, 2015
Some universities still exempt Nigeria from there english whatever. While some will subject you to english test when you get here and some will not admit you without english this is for undergraduate. But for graduate some demand your school write a letter stating that you were instructed in english during your undergraduate so i think it all bulges down to the school's requirement

As regards the Gmat, most management courses like accounting, hr, Mba even IT that has a slight intersection with management requires Gmat.
bababodmas:
@ OP! Plsss I need u to answer these questions for me ! God bless!

Do I need any english test at all? Since nigeria is part of those countries exempted from the english test compulsory cuntries!
2) Do I also need the SAT or Gmat! I think I need just my undergraduate cert and transcript

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Jengbetiele: 1:28am On Dec 28, 2015
I am sorry its 75 which is a 3.75 equivalent on the scale of 5.0. Pardon
papadee93:

I need to confirm if its 70 or 75 percent sir

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Jengbetiele: 1:30am On Dec 28, 2015
As stated in the article, they are just add on's not a requirement so you can still be admitted
youngds:
Informative! but what's with "hahhaha" at d end of ur sentences? Anyway! I'm a 4L student but I v'nt join any organization in my schl cos I find most of their stuff not worth my time, my CGPA is above 4.0 can it makeup for my organization perils
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by madjune: 2:16am On Dec 28, 2015
abuhubaidah:
please for undergraduate:-how can I apply into a vocational school and which English proficiency exam do I need?Thanks

Go and write Ielts test.

Dem dey write am for National arts theatre, Lagos.

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by 1miccza: 4:37am On Dec 28, 2015
tiamiyukunle69:

I'll advise you identify the course first. Try and check for the contacts of Researchers and lecturers that are involved in your area of research interest. This will enable you to know if there are available spaces in such department. The truth is that one will hardly be accepted for any scholarship if there is no funding. Most times the supervisors also have roles to play so also is the department, faculty and the school as the case may be. It will also be easier if you finish with an excellent grade. Usually one is even expected to be paid a stipend. All the best!

Well i have just applied,i am as soon as i effect my fee for processing,i'll search for supervisors and then apply for funding. Op how can i keep in touch with you?
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by bababodmas(m): 6:19am On Dec 28, 2015
Jengbetiele:
Some universities still exempt Nigeria from there english whatever. While some will subject you to english test when you get here and some will not admit you without english this is for undergraduate. But for graduate some demand your school write a letter stating that you were instructed in english during your undergraduate so i think it all bulges down to the school's requirement

As regards the Gmat, most management courses like accounting, hr, Mba even IT that has a slight intersection with management requires Gmat.

Thanks boss!
I wanna do my masters in public policy or something like governance and Development!
Will round up my Bsc by febuary! Can I still get a placement before 2016 run out?
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by olenime(m): 6:42am On Dec 28, 2015
Please give us sample of statement of intent!
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Jengbetiele: 7:14am On Dec 28, 2015
Amen and you too thank you
Huzzie:

Nice write up, when I saw this post I was attracted to it because a lot of my peeps in Nigeria call me to enquire about some kinda scholarships to Canada which usually are scams by some greedy peeps. After reading your post, it is obvious you are here with facts and not the scam some people pass around that even we studying here don't know of. Honestly, you have done well to share this information with others.
God bless you.
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Betti001(f): 7:28am On Dec 28, 2015
olenime:
Please give us sample of statement of intent!
Can you imagine this and you want to go for graduate studies?

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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Welcomme: 7:31am On Dec 28, 2015
Jengbetiele, can a graduate of public administration with a cgpa of 4.15 apply and which course would u advise to go for masters.
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by ogunsinamayowa(m): 7:43am On Dec 28, 2015
Jengbetiele:
For a research based masters degree, it is mandatory you get a supervisor with same research interest as yours. Here is the rundown of the process. Though there may be a slight difference based on school. 1) You apply with your statement of intent and other supporting document 2) School of graduate studies review your document 3) School of graduate studies send your document to your home department panel for review 4) If you are found academically admissible,then the department send your file to available supervisors if any available supervisor gets interested then he reviews your file and then fill a program of study form for your admission then you get admitted. But if they can not locate any supervisor for you, then they mail you informing you that though you have been found academically acceptable, but you should try and send your proposals to your prospective supervisor. If you cant get any and they cant get any, then you wont be accepted. So i normally advise people to try get a supervisor themselves before applying. If you have any more question,let me know. Thank you

Thanks for your detailed reply. I have another questions:
1: in applying for graduate assistantship: will i send my application with all necessary documents and statement intent when the uni advertising the opportunity for graduate assistantship.

2: Base on what you said, how can i easily find a supervisor that his research interests is comformable with mine and if i find him, will i send my application through him? ( my research interests fall between anything related to electoral practice or subordinate level of government in relation with centrifugal administration.)

3. please specify on those documents which i must submit that will favour my scale in seeking for graduate assistantship application.

4. this is the must significant question of all. when am applying for student permit, what will i tell in respect to financial source for tuition fee, accommodation and maintenance at visa application center ? do i need to provide proof of my financial capability to take care of myself through my studying period before i will be granted a visa after i have accepted assistantship offer from the university? and do i need to provide for anything besides my travelling expenses and hotel accommodation before commencement of my graduate program and assistantship.
thanks for your priceless aid.
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by Penielhouse: 7:54am On Dec 28, 2015
Jengbetiele:
Sequel to numerous of private messages enquiries I got after my two posts http://www.nairaland.com/2822230/having-tough-time-academics-read and http://www.nairaland.com/2432779/funny-jjc-experience-canada . There is a common objective in all the mails received. Similarly going by most of the quotes, replies and mentions on the thread it became obvious that everyone wants to know how to secure a scholarship in Canadian universities for graduate programs at master’s level and PhD. The aim of this thread to give detailed step by step procedures during the application phase. Needless to say that when you secure a full scholarship admission in a foreign university, the chances you will be given the visa is 95 percent. They rarely deny or delay scholars . Let’s get started

Graduate programs are basically of two types in Canada. The first being thesis or research based admission and the second project route admission. While thesis based is meant for researchers and people who would not mind a PhD in the near future, project based is mainly suited for students who would prefer to work in the industry hence most project based programs have a coop or work term component…don’t be confused na just IT…but paid IT and it usually runs for 4 months.

Due to the nature of thesis based master’s degree, it is usually more rigorous and highly competitive you know how money matter dey always be now hahahha and as a result, you are given a full scholarship from basically three sources. The first is School of graduate studies; the second is your home department while the third is from Research assistant role or teaching assistant role.
The accumulation of these funds runs in thousands of dollars paid to you per annum. They deduct your tuition and other expenses and pay you the rest on a bi-weekly basis. It is worthy of mention to state explicitly that once you apply for a thesis route masters degree, you need not apply for any other scholarship separately. It comes together like bread and butter in most cases hahahaha. And when you are admitted and you get funding from an external source, they stop the one that comes with your admission hahahahaha you wan hammer ontop scholarship money abi? .

Now the big question is how do I qualify and/or what are the basic requirements. Well for the most part, you need a CGPA of nothing less than a 75 percent in your undergraduate. This is equivalent to a 3.5 on a 5.0 scale. Depending on your choice of program, you may need Gmat or GRE and probably IELTS too as part of supporting documents. As earlier stated the competition is always very fierce. My supervisor told me over 700 applicants submitted while just 15 were chosen. Hence you need to be that irresistible and promising young scholar.

This is where creating a scholarly profile comes in. It is not a requirement most times but I recommend including your scholarly publications in your application and certificates of membership of academic bodies. If you are still an undergraduate, hope still dey. Join IEEE, AIESEC and all these student organizations. And try write some articles also. I did it so you can do it too. Just research and stop being lazy like me hahahha. Moreover, you will need to write a clear and concise statement of purpose clearly stating your research interest and your academic feats. All these writings no be big deal. They are just a perfect avenue to sell yourself to the review panel and make them pee in their pants hahahahhaa thereby creating that enthusiasm to sign you. All these would further strengthen your case and make your application more competitive. As a matter of fact I included all these when I was applying even certificates of presentations and participations in academic conferences in Nigeria.

One of the hurdles in securing a thesis admission is getting a supervisor. That can be very frustrating as I went through the same too. So my advice here is draft a very unique proposal. Not just the normal template we see around. Be creative an instance when I was writing mine I wrote something likes “Sir I read your publications titled database blab blab la bla. While it is educative and interesting if adopted in today’s world of computing, I would like to specifically state that combining your methodology with so so so approach could create a more efficient database system…..I made logical suggestions to one of his works while indirectly critiquing others hahahaha try this with a naija professor at your peril hahahahaha. So write a catchy proposal. Because even if you have a first class, and you can’t get a supervisor, you won’t be admitted. Though some universities do merge student automatically the supervisor of aligning interest but most of them won’t do that.

Above all, pray for favour and goodluck because sometimes the race is not to the swift hahahahaha. Before I return my pen into basket of love, I wish you a prosperous 2016 in advance.
thank u dear brother
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by unphilaz(m): 8:06am On Dec 28, 2015
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Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by youngds: 8:09am On Dec 28, 2015
Jengbetiele:
As stated in the article, they are just add on's not a requirement so you can still be admitted

Thanks Boss!
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by viki84(m): 8:15am On Dec 28, 2015
teebaxy:
Rubbish, will you Also tell us how to secure scholarship Admission to Nigerian universities, I have friends in Canada that wants to come and school in Nigeria but they don't have funds
so what are you implying?
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by ogayor: 8:25am On Dec 28, 2015
OK
Re: How To Secure A Scholarship Admission To Canadian Universities by apheyz(m): 9:03am On Dec 28, 2015
Sheggy13:

What else do you want him to say apart from all he has said. You expect him to help u look for supervisor or write a statement of purpose,or show you how to find suitable Canadian universities on the internet? Which exactly do you want him to do? Instead of you to come off your high horse and ask specific questions that need clarifications, you're tagging him a storyteller and dropping your email address,so he could begin to appease you or what? I pity your type.


you still don't get it do you?

which of the previous specific questions has he answered??

whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well!!!

I was hoping to get information on whether he wrote an english proficiency test, GRE, TOFEL, IELTS and/or the likes you know, a little more detailed info!!


considering the topic of the thread, i'd say it's content is relatively vague!!

Less I forget, do urself a favour and don't quote me again!!! thanks in advance!!

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