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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by deoyel25(m): 1:04pm On Nov 04, 2012
shekone: bro tnks for this post. I wud lik to apply. Can I get or email I'd. Or anyways my email samueljoshua03@gmail.com.

I wonder why you are still asking for his email address after the loads of information already poured out on this thread. Read the thread from the first page to the last page. I am sure any question you intend to ask is already answered on this thread. Most of us did not get detailed information like this when we applied. We acted upon the little information we got and we did the research ourselves. Luckily for you, someone has done the research for you and compiled all the necessary information on a thread. Nobody will do the application for you. You have to do it yourself.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:09pm On Nov 04, 2012
deoyel25:

I wonder why you are still asking for his email address after the loads of information already poured out on this thread. Read the thread from the first page to the last page. I am sure any question you intend to ask is already answered on this thread. Most of us did not get detailed information like this when we applied. We acted upon the little information we got and we did the research ourselves. Luckily for you, someone has done the research for you and compiled all the necessary information on a thread. Nobody will do the application for you. You have to do it yourself.

Tack!!!

shekone:
bro tnks for this post. I wud lik to apply. Can I get or email I'd. Or anyways my email samueljoshua03@gmail.com.

Check my profile for my email address, but if you ask me anything that has already being answered on this thread, I will refer you back to this thread. It would be easier for you and me if you read the thread before asking any question

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by judeosakue: 4:32pm On Nov 04, 2012
Masters in finnish institution is no longer free for certain courses pls take note
Check if the course you are applying for in a particular school is free or not
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by ayurdavid: 8:59am On Nov 06, 2012
pls can i register for ielts with my nigerian national id card? thanks
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 1:06pm On Nov 06, 2012
ayurdavid: pls can i register for ielts with my nigerian national id card? thanks

no. international passport only
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by presleypin: 8:23am On Nov 07, 2012
Pls is it possible to work Ãήϑ study in norway as an african student?pls i need advice.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by kelomo(m): 4:22pm On Nov 07, 2012
I've always thought that tuition fees for schools in Finland and many Scandinavian countries is free or at least very cheap. But I just saw on the Site of one of the schools that it's about 8000 euros for non EU or Scandinavian students. Please I just wanted to be sure I'm reading the right information coz I'd like to do my MSc in either Norway or Finland. Thank you

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Nobody: 5:02pm On Nov 07, 2012
@dahonestboss: you are doing a great job bro.Kudos. just assist to clarify this questions.

1. universities in Finland accept only Second Class Upper degrees 2.1 and above. TRUE or FALSE (cos i had a 3.2 on a scale of 5.0) datz 2.2

2. which English language test is more recognized/acceptable. IELTS or TOEFL.

3. how much(cost) should one budget in total.

kindly do justice. thanks BABA
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by NeneBlaze: 8:40pm On Nov 07, 2012
am very much interested and would love to apply but with waec how do i go about it? pls i await your response
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 3:10am On Nov 08, 2012
presleypin
Pls is it possible to work Ãήϑ study in norway as an african student?pls i need advice.

yes

Nene Blaze
am very much interested and would love to apply but with waec how do i go about it? pls i await your response
This thread is for masters student and not for undergraduate, if you read the topic again, you would see the reason why I may not be able to help you this time

Kelomo
I've always thought that tuition fees for schools in Finland and many Scandinavian countries is free or at least very cheap. But I just saw on the Site of one of the schools that it's about 8000 euros for non EU or Scandinavian students. Please I just wanted to be sure I'm reading the right information coz I'd like to do my MSc in either Norway or Finland. Thank you

I guess you are reading the right information. some uni has already start charging tuition fee for some courses, but not all. and majority of the uni are still not charging tuition fees yet, but it would be implemented gradually. better apply fast now
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 3:19am On Nov 08, 2012
austengold: @dahonestboss: you are doing a great job bro.Kudos. just assist to clarify this questions.

1. universities in Finland accept only Second Class Upper degrees 2.1 and above. TRUE or FALSE (cos i had a 3.2 on a scale of 5.0) datz 2.2
False

2. which English language test is more recognized/acceptable. IELTS or TOEFL.
Any of the two, but make sure you meet the minimum required score

3. how much(cost) should one budget in total.
there is no much expensive involve except the 6000euros annual living expenses, after getting your IELTS/TOEFL and intl passport.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Nobody: 8:28am On Nov 08, 2012
thanks @dahonestboss. which of the unis can u recommend from ur own point of view. i plan doing a masters in any agric related field.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 9:25am On Nov 08, 2012
austengold: thanks @dahonestboss. which of the unis can u recommend from ur own point of view. i plan doing a masters in any agric related field.

sorry bro. I would not be able to help with this, its not my field of specialization at all. but the fact is, any uni of interest that has not tuition fee yet will accept you, just apply and hope for te best
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by olasmith10(m): 12:36pm On Nov 08, 2012
U are doing a grt Job here..I pray God will help u in ur studies..pls any info abt a master degree prog in physiotheraphy,public health,and radiology.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:17pm On Nov 08, 2012
olasmith10: U are doing a grt Job here..I pray God will help u in ur studies..pls any info abt a master degree prog in physiotheraphy,public health,and radiology.


Check this link,

http://studyinfinland.fi/study_options/study_programmes_database

here you can find all the courses offered by each university in Finland, its a central database programmed by the Finnish ministry of education, and if your course of intent is not there, then its not offered in English in most cases
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by adonai36: 11:31pm On Nov 09, 2012
Hello dahonestboss, you are really doing a great job, and am also looking at starting a thread on Denmark greencard.
Please I want to ask two questions from you;
1. I want to know if a student can actually come to Finland with his/her dependant, and if yes, can the dependant work full time? And can the dependant also go to school afterwards in Finland?
2. On checking the joint universities/schools in Finland, I only saw about 10, is that all the Universities in Finland? And lastly can a student route lead to residency/finnish citizen.

Thank you.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 2:02am On Nov 10, 2012
adonai36:
1. I want to know if a student can actually come to Finland with his/her dependant, and if yes, can the dependant work full time? And can the dependant also go to school afterwards in Finland?

Yes, you can come to Finland if you are legally married even with all your kids, but you would need to prove a reliable source of income or a sufficient amount for your living expenses when you are in Finland. your dependant can also work and study without restriction, its a right that is attached to the residence permit. regardless of your immigration status, you are entitle to study in Finland since its free.

2. On checking the joint universities/schools in Finland, I only saw about 10, is that all the Universities in Finland? And lastly can a student route lead to residency/Finnish citizen.

It might not be all, but those are the universities that are available in the Joint application. and yes, a student residence permit in general leads to residency period for eligibility in Naturalization, but only half time is counted. for example

the residency requirement for Naturalization is 5years, if you spend four years on a study permit (B permit), then it count as two years, but after graduation and you start working, then each year count as a full year.

so if you spend 2years on a master degree, and you worked for four years, it approximates 5 years residency requirement and if you can speak the Language, then you can apply
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by pjombo(m): 10:12am On Nov 10, 2012
@dahonestboss: You've done a lovely job mate. A valuable piece of info this is.. I got a question though, am not quoting you but you said "if they(the embassy) suspect you pay the 6000euros in your account just to get visa they will deny you".... So exactly how long are we supposed to have that kind of cash in our account in order not a rouse that suspicion?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by osram(m): 3:08pm On Nov 10, 2012
adonai36: Hello dahonestboss, you are really doing a great job, and am also looking at starting a thread on Denmark greencard.
Please I want to ask two questions from you;
1. I want to know if a student can actually come to Finland with his/her dependant, and if yes, can the dependant work full time? And can the dependant also go to school afterwards in Finland?
2. On checking the joint universities/schools in Finland, I only saw about 10, is that all the Universities in Finland? And lastly can a student route lead to residency/finnish citizen.

Thank you.
please bro drop d denmark green card thread for us...
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 3:41pm On Nov 10, 2012
pjombo: @dahonestboss: You've done a lovely job mate. A valuable piece of info this is.. I got a question though, am not quoting you but you said "if they(the embassy) suspect you pay the 6000euros in your account just to get visa they will deny you".... So exactly how long are we supposed to have that kind of cash in our account in order not a rouse that suspicion?

There is Officially no specified date for you to keep the funds in your personal account, but the source of the funds is an important factor.

the point is, regardless of the time period the money was available in your account, there should be a legal proof of funds, if you are working, your payslip and other employers document would be necessary. if you are being sponsored by your parents or an organisation, proof of funds would be examine also.

But the money must be in your account even though you are being sponsored.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by adonai36: 4:01pm On Nov 10, 2012
Dahonest boss, thank you for your reply, going through the University of Vaasa website now, it seems they starts their own admisssion process in January, but what baffles me is that they state that the student permit will have to be renewed each year. Which means since masters is two academic sessions, which is two years, one need to renew the visa after each academic session right?
Below is what I copied from there site: Extension of the Residence Permit

[i][b]A residence permit granted to a student is a temporary permit (bearing the letter B). It is granted for the duration of your studies provided that studies do not exceed length of one year. If your studies do exceed one year, the residence permit is granted for one year at the time. In order to have your residence permit extended, you must still be enrolled in the same educational institute and present a proof of having studied full-time and having completed the courses required by the educational institute concerned. Please note that completion of less than full-time studies may lead to rejection of your application to extend the residence permit.

The extension of residence permit is granted by the local police station. When applying for an extension of the residence permit, students must fill in the application forms (OLE_OPI and necessary appendices) carefully, submit a Certificate of Attendance and their Transcript of Records, show that their income is secured for the next academic year (500 euros a month or 6000 euros for a year) and that they have a valid insurance, pay the application fee, and submit photos with the application. The Certificate of Attendance and Transcript of Records can be obtained from the International Office.

As from 1 January 2012, the Finnish Immigration Service and the Finnish police introduced an e-service for the purpose of handling foreigners’ permit and license matters. Among other features, the e-service enables customers to submit an application and to follow the progress of its processing.

Lastly, what is the likelihood of getting a job after graduation, and during studies?

Thank you.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by adonai36: 4:11pm On Nov 10, 2012
osram: please bro drop d denmark green card thread for us...

Hello Osram, yes am going to start a thread on that, it is another way to migrate to Europe via Denmark.
I t is a point based system as well, you are required to score minimum of 100 points to qualify. You score points on five headings:
1. Education
2. Age
3. Adaptability
4. Language
5. Work experience.

You can check their website for further information: http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/work/greencard-scheme/

However, you are required to have about £8,600 in your personal account, as maintenance fee. You will be granted three years in the first instance, before you can apply for renewal.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have on it.

Shalom.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:24pm On Nov 10, 2012
Denmark is also Nice. and they are one of the most happiest people on earth. but they don't support Dual nationality, which means you would renounce all other nationality that you already have, and if you willingly acquire another one, you also need to renounce your Danish citizenship unlike Finland.

http://www.statsborger.dk/english.htm
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:24pm On Nov 10, 2012
Adonai36
but what baffles me is that they state that the student permit will have to be renewed each year. Which means since masters is two academic sessions, which is two years, one need to renew the visa after each academic session right?

Yes you are right. if you are admitted to a two year master degree programme, and you got your first residence permit which is valid for one year, you would have to renew your residence permit only once, and after you graduate, you will get a work permit to take up employment in the country.

student residence permit is given at one year at a time. even if you course last for four years, you would be given a year RP and would be renewed annually

Lastly, what is the likelihood of getting a job after graduation, and during studies?

Depending on your study field, chances may be high if you are into IT and health services. but generally, if you are willing to work outside your profession, there is a guarantee that would be able to find a job that would sustain you financially and for residency requirement if Naturalization is your long term plan.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by ayurdavid: 9:48pm On Nov 10, 2012
pls can i apply to more than 4 universities through UAF? thanks
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by avicky(f): 12:17am On Nov 11, 2012
dahonestboss: SureCan

I don't think you would be required to submit GRE or SAT, I might be wrong, but you can as well paste the link where you got that information from here. You can email each of the school specifically eplaining to them that you study in English all through and ask if you can apply with your transcript only, but as far as I have known, the basic requirement are your transcript and either IELTS or TOEFL, thats all

I know alot of undergraduate student that applied with their waec certificate only to some school, and they were accepted but these are exeption, but I will advice you to email each uni of interest specifically.

Femijck

your transcript and langauge proficiency exam should be enough. no need for any entrance exam.

Some of us might be discourage to take the exam, thinking its hard or something, but I can assure you that if you understand english and can speak it very well, you would pass it, I did mine once and it was fine without any preparation. it worth taking. But in anything you do, DO IT QUICK, calculate the time frame so that you can apply as soon as you get it in december.


Pls when and how can one arrange to write for d TOEFL & IELTS? And i learnt d Internet based is 100 for University Eastern Finland?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by avicky(f): 12:22am On Nov 11, 2012
And also, i wish i had stumbled on dis thread b4 now. Maybe i wud've been looking for d money et al.
But hw much do u need on d average to survive dere? Rent wise, feeding, books & sug fees? Cos it runs into millions and job opportunities are limitd due to lang barrier.
What other skills can one acquire in Naija to meet up dere?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 3:20pm On Nov 11, 2012
avicky
Pls when and how can one arrange to write for d TOEFL & IELTS? And i learnt d Internet based is 100 for University Eastern Finland?

I can only tell you about IELTS. explore this link for more details http://www.britishcouncil.org/africa-ng-ielts.htm

And also, i wish i had stumbled on dis thread b4 now. Maybe i wud've been looking for d money et al.
But hw much do u need on d average to survive dere? Rent wise, feeding, books & sug fees?

The official stipulated amount is 500euros, but depending on how you spend, it may be lower or higher

What other skills can one acquire in Naija to meet up dere?

I don't know about these, but if its business wise, it must be done legally.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by ayurdavid: 6:07pm On Nov 14, 2012
hello, pls can i apply to as many as 4 universities in finland through UAF?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 5:55pm On Nov 15, 2012
ayurdavid: hello, pls can i apply to as many as 4 universities in finland through UAF?

yes. four is the maximum
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by ayurdavid: 9:52pm On Nov 15, 2012
thanks

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