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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by kofoironic: 2:01pm On Aug 15, 2018
NOPE! but you may get a tuition scholarship.
chiboy1116:
is undergraduate studies for int'l student still free ?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by kofoironic: 2:03pm On Aug 15, 2018
I have had 5 kids and counting but my status on enter Finland still reads "Waiting for processing". Oh boy, the thing dey tire person o.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by sirkezman: 2:08pm On Aug 15, 2018
Lmaoo
It’s well

kofoironic:
I have had 5 kids and counting but my status on enter Finland still reads "Waiting for processing". Oh boy, the thing dey tire person o.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presiade(m): 2:53pm On Aug 15, 2018
sirkezman:
lol why should the person avoid coming to Finland? what did you see that people pass through? c'mon dont discourage the guy abeg.
Hmm, be sincere to yourself. If you were on a salary of N200k+ with career prospects in Nigeria before you left Nigeria would you have wished you came to Finland after the experience you've had in Finland? I knew some guys whom I met here who were asking if they could go and get the job I left in Nigeria. Don't be deceived, the plot is thick against foreigners and blacks in particular. You should know too well that their is glass ceiling here. I'm out of FI sooner than you think before you ask me what I'm still doing around.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by sirkezman: 3:54pm On Aug 15, 2018
I still don’t get the experience you are talking about. You came to Finland to study and you are complaining about jobs? Seriously? So you think if you go to other ‘better countries according to you’ things will be easier even as a student? Maybe you are the one who needs orientation about those better countries. As a student in a country with a different language to yours, I don’t think there is any problem with Finland. People are doing very good here. Stop discouraging others!

presiade:

Hmm, be sincere to yourself. If you were on a salary of N200k+ with career prospects in Nigeria before you left Nigeria would you have wished you came to Finland after the experience you've had in Finland? I knew some guys whom I met here who were asking if they could go and get the job I left in Nigeria. Don't be deceived, the plot is thick against foreigners and blacks in particular. You should know too well that their is glass ceiling here. I'm out of FI sooner than you think before you ask me what I'm still doing around.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by sirkezman: 4:11pm On Aug 15, 2018
Personally I think it’s unfair to discourage people by saying some countries are better so they shouldn’t come to Finland. There is a reason you couldn’t go to those better countries in the first place but after coming here and benefitting from the system, you can now say there are better countries based on hearsay and no fact. Everything a student faces in Finland, new student face it everywhere in the world. Only difference is the language barrier which is understandable. Some of us have our companies here, some work in companies, so many researchers but you think other places are better. All the best to you whe you leave and I hope you will also come back here when you get there and see that life is similar for blacks everywhere especially in countries where English isn’t the first language
presiade:

Hmm, be sincere to yourself. If you were on a salary of N200k+ with career prospects in Nigeria before you left Nigeria would you have wished you came to Finland after the experience you've had in Finland? I knew some guys whom I met here who were asking if they could go and get the job I left in Nigeria. Don't be deceived, the plot is thick against foreigners and blacks in particular. You should know too well that their is glass ceiling here. I'm out of FI sooner than you think before you ask me what I'm still doing around.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presiade(m): 4:24pm On Aug 15, 2018
sirkezman:
I still don’t get the experience you are talking about. You came to Finland to study and you are complaining about jobs? Seriously? So you think if you go to other ‘better countries according to you’ things will be easier even as a student? Maybe you are the one who needs orientation about those better countries. As a student in a country with a different language to yours, I don’t think there is any problem with Finland. People are doing very good here. Stop discouraging others!

I think I need to school you. You were given visa that allows you to work for 20 hrs/week or so, tell me the kind of jobs people get during their studies, I mean black people who already had bachelors degrees in Nigeria? During summer break you should get something decent. I will give you an instance. There was this Finnish chap who was in his last year, he knows next to nothing. He didn't know jack about software he was supposed to have mastered over the years, academically he has poor performances, I taught him many stuffs. We both applied for internship positions that required no Finnish skills, he got offers from almost all of them, nothing for yours sincerely. Although job is not the main goal of coming to Finland, if you don't get to have the right industrial exposure in a field as engineering, you're just wasting your time. No one is asking them to give jobs anyhow, but let people learn and give equal opportunities. US is more attractive because you get Co-Op which gives you industrial exposure. The game here is called mental slavery.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presiade(m): 4:34pm On Aug 15, 2018
sirkezman:
Personally I think it’s unfair to discourage people by saying some countries are better so they shouldn’t come to Finland. There is a reason you couldn’t go to those better countries in the first place but after coming here and benefitting from the system, you can now say there are better countries based on hearsay and no fact. Everything a student faces in Finland, new student face it everywhere in the world. Only difference is the language barrier which is understandable. Some of us have our companies here, some work in companies, so many researchers but you think other places are better. All the best to you whe you leave and I hope you will also come back here when you get there and see that life is similar for blacks everywhere especially in countries where English isn’t the first language

I made enquiries from Nigerians who were already in Finland before leaving Nigeria...all they told me was that everything was fine bla bla. When I got here, they complain in their small circles how Finnish will laugh at you and don't really like you, how the lecturers are not good at imparting knowledge... I have my personal experiences which I won't share in an open forum as this. I had my research position, I knew the reaction i got when I got it against the wishes of many of them, knowing that I did not speak any Finnish. Yes, people have some challenges in other countries but it's better, but those can be more easily navigated if you speak the language of the country. If I had gotten sincere responses from people when I was still in Nigeria, I would have continued saving for additional one year and be able to conveniently sponsor my MSc in the US or UK.

I'm not talking based on hear-say, but real experience. I have many business ideas to execute but because I understand the game plan of the people, I'm not executing anything here. I know better.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Nobody: 4:46pm On Aug 15, 2018
presiade:

I hate Finnish culture and maybe dislike the people. Africans who marry them are mostly managing and I believe they complain. If I would advise you, I'll say don't even consider marrying a Finn. However it's your choice. Your question is about rude, seems you don't know how to use please just as them.

Thanks for the heads up... Sorry my man about the last line of your response. Nor vex
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by girlie02: 5:43pm On Aug 15, 2018
kofoironic:
I have had 5 kids and counting but my status on enter Finland still reads "Waiting for processing". Oh boy, the thing dey tire person o.

When was your interview?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presiade(m): 5:47pm On Aug 15, 2018
Justice96:


Thanks for the heads up... Sorry my man about the last line of your response. Nor vex

No qualms. Do weigh your options appropriately.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by kofoironic: 9:00pm On Aug 15, 2018
23rd of July.
girlie02:


When was your interview?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Ggetter50: 10:16pm On Aug 15, 2018
presiade:


I made enquiries from Nigerians who were already in Finland before leaving Nigeria...all they told me was that everything was fine bla bla. When I got here, they complain in their small circles how Finnish will laugh at you and don't really like you, how the lecturers are not good at imparting knowledge... I have my personal experiences which I won't share in an open forum as this. I had my research position, I knew the reaction i got when I got it against the wishes of many of them, knowing that I did not speak any Finnish. Yes, people have some challenges in other countries but it's better, but those can be more easily navigated if you speak the language of the country. If I had gotten sincere responses from people when I was still in Nigeria, I would have continued saving for additional one year and be able to conveniently sponsor my MSc in the US or UK.

I'm not talking based on hear-say, but real experience. I have many business ideas to execute but because I understand the game plan of the people, I'm not executing anything here. I know better.
Bro, don’t make another decision when you are angry. These problems you stated here about Finland are obviously synonymous to non-English speaking countries. And about the job, you should quite know that their citizen or any EU citizen comes first before any third country citizen.

I blame people that didn’t give you true info the way it is which made you have high expectations on Finland. Whatever country you choose henceforth, please zero your expectation in order to avoid disappointment like this. Things are not really flexible for blacks abroad in any white Man’s land in the world.

In my opinion, Finland is better compare to some other EU countries. Finland is still one of the best countries in Europe. I have been there several times, and also been to many EU countries, so I know what am saying. Just look again before you leap.

All the best.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Nobody: 12:50am On Aug 16, 2018
presiade:


No qualms. Do weigh your options appropriately.

Wetin man go do at least ma cross first... She's just 31 years
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presiade(m): 6:43am On Aug 16, 2018
Ggetter50:

Bro, don’t make another decision when you are angry. These problems you stated here about Finland are obviously synonymous to non-English speaking countries. And about the job, you should quite know that their citizen or any EU citizen comes first before any third country citizen.

I blame people that didn’t give you true info the way it is which made you have high expectations on Finland. Whatever country you choose henceforth, please zero your expectation in order to avoid disappointment like this. Things are not really flexible for blacks abroad in any white Man’s land in the world.

In my opinion, Finland is better compare to some other EU countries. Finland is still one of the best countries in Europe. I have been there several times, and also been to many EU countries, so I know what am saying. Just look again before you leap.

All the best.

I understand your point of looking before leaping again. If I'm not being circumspect, I would have jumped long time ago. I graduated over a year ago and have done my due diligence since then, so that I won't make the same mistake. Once beaten, twice shy, they say. Finland being one of the best countries in Europe is a matter of conjecture. I personally don't like the culture, and think many people don't as well. For that alone self, if anyone has a chance of processing other countries, I advice them to consider them ahead of Finland. The people and their culture are the most important elements in an environment.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by mavinc4u(f): 8:26am On Aug 16, 2018
presiade:


I understand your point of looking before leaping again. If I'm not being circumspect, I would have jumped long time ago. I graduated over a year ago and have done my due diligence since then, so that I won't make the same mistake. Once beaten, twice shy, they say. Finland being one of the best countries in Europe is a matter of conjecture. I personally don't like the culture, and think many people don't as well. For that alone self, if anyone has a chance of processing other countries, I advice them to consider them ahead of Finland. The people and their culture are the most important elements in an environment.


na wah. my dear give us gist about what happened that made you to dislike Finland?

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Ggetter50: 9:27am On Aug 16, 2018
presiade:


I understand your point of looking before leaping again. If I'm not being circumspect, I would have jumped long time ago. I graduated over a year ago and have done my due diligence since then, so that I won't make the same mistake. Once beaten, twice shy, they say. Finland being one of the best countries in Europe is a matter of conjecture. I personally don't like the culture, and think many people don't as well. For that alone self, if anyone has a chance of processing other countries, I advice them to consider them ahead of Finland. The people and their culture are the most important elements in an environment.

It’s alright. If you don’t mind, what is it about their culture that you don’t like? And how is it affecting you?

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by NeeYoh(m): 7:21pm On Aug 16, 2018
My application status has changed to "In Progress" and I was requested to submit some supplementary docs/give clarifications.

kofoironic:
Hello, has your status change or we need to start sending emails even though they say it won't make them work faster?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by kofoironic: 9:03pm On Aug 16, 2018
Thank God o. I am hopeful that all will be fine. In the supplementary documents and clarifications... Which areas are they asking you? Insurance? Bank statement or source of funds?

NeeYoh:
My application status has changed to "In Progress" and I was requested to submit some supplementary docs/give clarifications.

Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by NeeYoh(m): 9:38pm On Aug 16, 2018
Bank statement, source of funds, payslip, tax payments for me, my sponsor and sponsor's business.
kofoironic:
Thank God o. I am hopeful that all will be fine. In the supplementary documents and clarifications... Which areas are they asking you? Insurance? Bank statement or source of funds?

Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by kofoironic: 1:53am On Aug 17, 2018
The usual... Just remember what you told them during the interview...
NeeYoh:
Bank statement, source of funds, payslip, tax payments for me, my sponsor and sponsor's business.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Tommyefuntoye(m): 6:51am On Aug 17, 2018
Plus contact me on WhatsApp 08060644896. Or u can drop your phone number
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by laepisanto: 1:00pm On Aug 19, 2018
presiade:


I understand your point of looking before leaping again. If I'm not being circumspect, I would have jumped long time ago. I graduated over a year ago and have done my due diligence since then, so that I won't make the same mistake. Once beaten, twice shy, they say. Finland being one of the best countries in Europe is a matter of conjecture. I personally don't like the culture, and think many people don't as well. For that alone self, if anyone has a chance of processing other countries, I advice them to consider them ahead of Finland. The people and their culture are the most important elements in an environment.

all the problems and hard time you had in Finland.... you will still face it everywhere you go.... even in our home land Nigeria.... am in Finland and it has never been easy even when i was in Nigeria, it has never been easy too but when you settle well and get used to the system than you will understand that Finland is one of the best in the world... and for people the that want to come here, is not easy oo but still never think twice if you have the opportunity to come

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presiade(m): 1:54pm On Aug 19, 2018
laepisanto:

all the problems and hard time you had in Finland.... you will still face it everywhere you go.... even in our home land Nigeria.... am in Finland and it has never been easy even when i was in Nigeria, it has never been easy too but when you settle well and get used to the system than you will understand that Finland is one of the best in the world... and for people the that want to come here, is not easy oo but still never think twice if you have the opportunity to come

Well, no one is saying there are no challenges everywhere. But for me the system here is too repressive for my liking. The fact is that they intentionally configure their system in such a way that you can't succeed without depending on them, which to me is a form of mental slavery. For me the reason why people keep saying Finland is not racist is because most Africans here are not 'woke' and less sensitive. I won't limit my potential. I won't say much. At the bolded, I usually laugh whenever I read or hear such statements. I have been in here for 3 years and few days, and I have a full understanding of the system and the people but my conclusion is MENTAL SLAVERY!!!

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by FrankByMonster: 8:45am On Aug 20, 2018
Oh man. You'll be grateful for the thing I say. I studied there for a long time as well. And in the second year, there was a revelation. You can get it by just looking at interest rates for loans. And especially student loans. You won't find such a percentage in any part of the known world. Check it the best loan comparison site!!
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presiade(m): 1:27pm On Aug 21, 2018
Loans are mainly for citizens and if you're working (students inclusive). There is no need to add to a lender's risk asset when you're not broke. 7-8 % is already a huge rate compared to even Nigeria. People should be wiser.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Slimzain: 8:49pm On Aug 21, 2018
Guys! When responding on supplementary doc, let's be smart pls.
1. Recall all you said during interview.
2. Check the documents you submitted earlier and be mindful of dates, keywords that addresses your situation.
3. Consistency is key. Presenting your bank statement again is the easiest of all actually. As it shows/ reflects old transaction as earlier shown in the previous presented till date.
4. Calm down when sorting your docs. Do not mix docs up.
5. Understand the questions as per the docs you are meant to present.
6. Let the attachment follow as they were requested.
7. Let them be really very clear. You can make it coloured scanned.
8. If you have got sponsor, carry your sponsor along to understand what is being requested of you to present. Make him/her know the severity and importance of this stage. So he will be on same page with you to check situations sorrounding the required additional doc.
9. Do not start doing unnecessary explanation to explain documents. But, if need be, be straightforward enough.

May God help us all.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by chaiks: 9:34pm On Aug 21, 2018
hello brethren.seems everyone who got admitted also got scholarship.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Slimzain: 10:13pm On Aug 21, 2018
No bro. I know a number of guys that paid tuition.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by kofoironic: 10:26pm On Aug 21, 2018
Any good news? What's up?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by chaiks: 6:02am On Aug 22, 2018
Slimzain:
No bro. I know a number of guys that paid tuition.
wow.ok. but majority still got scholarship ba.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Slimzain: 8:45am On Aug 22, 2018
Somehow most guys have a form of schorlarship or the other. Partial or full.

I believe it's a very few who would pay full tuition.

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