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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by SOLARPOWER1: 11:23pm On May 11, 2020
DGodson99:


Story...better find your way to Berlin, Hamburg or Munich...especially Berlin if you cant speak Deutsch, if you really want job in IT. If not na delivery warehouse u go dey work. Thank me later

In want to do student jobs and internships related to my field Computational Engineering not just any IT job..The companies around that area offer such.... Those cities you mentioned are very big cities but they didn't give me any good course in those schools there... I am planning beyond student jobs, In am looking at getting the right course and skills for a professional job before graduating .
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by DGodson99: 10:27am On May 12, 2020
SOLARPOWER1:


In want to do student jobs and internships related to my field Computational Engineering not just any IT job..The companies around that area offer such.... Those cities you mentioned are very big cities but they didn't give me any good course in those schools there... I am planning beyond student jobs, In am looking at getting the right course and skills for a professional job before graduating .

That's what you think until you get there. Your eyes go clear say na only Berlin sure pass. Let me believe you already have a technical skills since you're going for comp. Eng. In this clime, nobody cares about your course na your skill matter

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 8:28pm On May 12, 2020
Abeg ooo

Anybody dey either of these schools for here? I get some questions abeg... if you fit help

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by 0yewale(m): 7:38am On May 13, 2020
DGodson99:


That's what you think until you get there. Your eyes go clear say na only Berlin sure pass. Let me believe you already have a technical skills since you're going for comp. Eng. In this clime, nobody cares about your course na your skill matter

I just want to add little questions/clarifications as you are making it sound as if everybody should/can live and work in Berlin and other cities are of little or no significance.
Everything looks high in Berlin; number of foreigners (Blacks or Nigerians inkl.) == many English speakers, number of jobs, number of companies (this generally leads to flexible entry barrier in some cases) but so is the competition for jobs as well as unemployment rate.

1. Berlin is not the hot-hub center for all industries, at least I can say that for the Automobile and Logistics and maybe the FMCGs too.
2. The narrative that nobody cares about your course, na your skill matter is not a fact and at best a narrative in that it work for some but not for all. If you don't have any work experience before entering DE which means you don't have any work experience that you can leverage, the first thing and the easiest you can leverage is your course of study through which you should have built the necessary skills via Practicals/Internships/Working Student/ Research Assistants which you can of course you get through or because of your course of study.
3. As a student, there is no restriction on work permit as regards where you can work, which means wherever you are studying, you can still seek and go for to any city to work just that it might require you relocating and maybe cancelling a semester.
4. The lack of Deutsch proficiency will most likely reduce number of opportunities accessible for anyone in DE, its significance and urgency is just different base on location or industry.
5. Even when it comes to IT, most of the biggest firms still have the larger percentage of their IT work force outside of the "Berlins" where we have many startups with fierce competition for everything even though their barrier of entry is flexible.

I will say Berlin is arguably the best when it comes to student `hustling` jobs though (been there, done that), due to aforementioned configuration which might have little or nothing to do with your professional life afterwards.

I have few friends who studied in Berlin and moved out afterwards as much as I have those that moved there after their study, there are no absolutes on issues like this, the main thing is that we should help one another to make informed and better decisions.
my two cents.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by DGodson99: 9:57am On May 13, 2020
0yewale:


I just want to add little questions/clarifications as you are making it sound as if everybody should/can live and work in Berlin and other cities are of little or no significance.
Everything looks high in Berlin; number of foreigners (Blacks or Nigerians inkl.) == many English speakers, number of jobs, number of companies (this generally leads to flexible entry barrier in some cases) but so is the competition for jobs as well as unemployment rate.

1. Berlin is not the hot-hub center for all industries, at least I can say that for the Automobile and Logistics and maybe the FMCGs too.
2. The narrative that nobody cares about your course, na your skill matter is not a fact and at best a narrative in that it work for some but not for all. If you don't have any work experience before entering DE which means you don't have any work experience that you can leverage, the first thing and the easiest you can leverage is your course of study through which you should have built the necessary skills via Practicals/Internships/Working Student/ Research Assistants which you can of course you get through or because of your course of study.
3. As a student, there is no restriction on work permit as regards where you can work, which means wherever you are studying, you can still seek and go for to any city to work just that it might require you relocating and maybe cancelling a semester.
4. The lack of Deutsch proficiency will most likely reduce number of opportunities accessible for anyone in DE, its significance and urgency is just different base on location or industry.
5. Even when it comes to IT, most of the biggest firms still have the larger percentage of their IT work force outside of the "Berlins" where we have many startups with fierce competition for everything even though their barrier of entry is flexible.

I will say Berlin is arguably the best when it comes to student `hustling` jobs though (been there, done that), due to aforementioned configuration which might have little or nothing to do with your professional life afterwards.

I have few friends who studied in Berlin and moved out afterwards as much as I have those that moved there after their study, there are no absolutes on issues like this, the main thing is that we should help one another to make informed and better decisions.
my two cents.

Nice. Sounds like you're right here in Deutschland...from your comment, I see you largely agree with my point but u just dey use plenty english. I'm surprised you dont know Berlin is the startup capital of the world of which over 80% is in the IT ecosystem. I earlier mentioned other cities like Hamburg and Munich. But if you cannot speak Deutsch, better carry yourself come Berlin especially if you're an IT professional.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Philamags(m): 11:53am On May 13, 2020
Hello great minds!

Please I need ur good advice.

I had an admission offer from Friedrich Schuller University, Jena to study M.Sc. Economics. Please how good is this very university in terms of location, acceptance of international students both within and outside the campus, qualifications and student jobs in the area.?

Please, guide me further on this as I have not heard the uni. mentioned here by advisers and other applicats?

Thanks!
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by OkpeJohn(m): 1:42pm On May 13, 2020
OkpeJohn:
Pls someone help me out on this...

1. What is the Student job advantage in Hamburg? Or general life support as a student?

2. I got admitted for Msc. Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Technology Hamburg, what are prospect of job after study?

3. My Msc. Program is 2yrs, how many years or months (time duration) allowed in the visa?

4 what is the general living standard of hamburg and what are the challenges?

Please I will really appreciate any one with info for me.... Thanks


No one to he'll me out on this issue?

Is being long I asked this and no one is helping me out
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Gavrelino123: 8:34pm On May 13, 2020
Philamags:
Hello great minds!

Please I need ur good advice.

I had an admission offer from Friedrich Schuller University, Jena to study M.Sc. Economics. Please how good is this very university in terms of location, acceptance of international students both within and outside the campus, qualifications and student jobs in the area.?

Please, guide me further on this as I have not heard the uni. mentioned here by advisers and other applicats?

Thanks!

Wow , Congratulations.

Is it for this Winter?

When did you apply?

Any Skype Interview?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 4:15pm On May 14, 2020
Hi All, please, advise on this

The following documents were either not submitted, or were not sufficiently certified: Confirmation of the grading system applied by your school or university. We need information on the highest possible mark and the lowest pass mark required for a bachelor's degree to be awarded by your university.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Philamags(m): 2:57pm On May 15, 2020
Gavrelino123:


Wow , Congratulations.

Is it for this Winter?

When did you apply?

Any Skype Interview?


Yes, winter semester
I applied sometimes in Feb.
No Skype interview

Thanks!
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Philamags(m): 3:26pm On May 15, 2020
Hello great minds!

Now that I have received my Admission Letter , I hope this is the right form to fill for Appointment Date?

I am going for Masters hope the category "B" is correct?

After the appointment booking what is the next step please?

Thks for all your efforts here!

God bless!

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by rs172(m): 4:53pm On May 15, 2020
Philamags:
Hello great minds!

Now that I have received my Admission Letter , I hope this is the right form to fill for Appointment Date?

I am going for Masters hope the category "B" is correct?

After the appointment booking what is the next step please?

Thks for all your efforts here!

God bless!





Una no dey hear word, your question won't be answered to, there is a german student thread here, post your question there..
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Kloenboi: 3:55pm On May 16, 2020
Come with faith bro!

a. there is job in all region,
b. visa depends on ur state.
getting a job is good but job+study = bring plenty energy when coming
OkpeJohn:


Is being long I asked this and no one is helping me out
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 5:22pm On May 16, 2020
please where's the link to the group.. and this thread should be closed as well.. if it is no longer serving the purpose

rs172:






Una no dey hear word, your question won't be answered to, there is a german student thread here, post your question there..
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by rs172(m): 9:47am On May 19, 2020
25o18:
please where's the link to the group.. and this thread should be closed as well.. if it is no longer serving the purpose





It is in the travel section
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by willy2000(m): 10:52am On May 19, 2020
25o18:
please where's the link to the group.. and this thread should be closed as well.. if it is no longer serving the purpose

You see how selfish you are, because the thread does not serve your OWN purpose, then it should be closed. smh

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Dollywood(m): 11:14am On May 19, 2020
How can i get an admission into a university in Germany, I'm a university undergrate please.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 11:42am On May 19, 2020
rs172:





It is in the travel section

Thanks, I think I found it

here - https://www.nairaland.com/5621308/part-8
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by DGodson99: 11:44am On May 19, 2020
willy2000:

You see how selfish you are, because the thread does not serve your OWN purpose, then it should be closed. smh

Dude do yourself a favour. Ignore ignorant people.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 12:11pm On May 19, 2020
Philamags:
Hello great minds!

Now that I have received my Admission Letter , I hope this is the right form to fill for Appointment Date?

I am going for Masters hope the category "B" is correct?

After the appointment booking what is the next step please?

Thks for all your efforts here!

God bless!


You can ask here Bro -https://www.nairaland.com/5621308/part-8
The group get Naija people studying in Germany, as well as those applying, willing to help others more readily
Na dia I dey use now...

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by willy2000(m): 12:28pm On May 19, 2020
DGodson99:


Dude do yourself a favour. Ignore ignorant people.
I have a feeling that I know you. Your first name with S******** and surname Ad********
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 12:41pm On May 19, 2020
And for the flared tempers...

I had followed this thread it thinking it was for German studies applicants. Having seen a lot of threads like that (https://www.nairaland.com/899086/study-germany) closed, I thought this may be on that trajectory too, especially when rs172 said "Una no dey hear word, your question won't be answered to, there is a german student thread here, post your question there..". Apparently I have been mistaken in both assumptions -group purpose and interpretation of that reply.

...My apologies... make una no vex


For JJCs like me wey go stumble land here tomorrow, it will leave us all better off if someone can just point them to the right thread, or occasionally remind them what purpose this group serves. Sometimes, strength and intelligence are shown better in little -and repeatedly done- acts of kindness... life is only a small place.


For people wey still dey apply go Germany... you can check this thread -https://www.nairaland.com/5621308/part-8/121- and ask your school application/visa questions there.

Best to everyone!
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Edosir(m): 1:12pm On May 19, 2020
Uni kassel right?
olamitodotun14:
Summarily, what the last two pages has advocated is to drop what you love and go for what is in vogue. Well, I understand. I’m currently studying here in Germany as well. Masters. Global Political Economy and Development. And I like it. So what do we in the social sciences do?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by DGodson99: 2:45pm On May 19, 2020
willy2000:

I have a feeling that I know you. Your first name with S******** and surname Ad********

Nah that ain't me. I'm in Berlin tho
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by willy2000(m): 3:04pm On May 19, 2020
DGodson99:


Nah that ain't me. I'm in Berlin tho

ohh okay.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Philamags(m): 8:55pm On May 19, 2020
25o18:



You can ask here Bro -https://www.nairaland.com/5621308/part-8
The group get Naija people studying in Germany, as well as those applying, willing to help others more readily
Na dia I dey use now...

Alright
Thanks brother

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by MachineLearning: 8:13pm On May 23, 2020
Hello house please help me with a honest review between these two choices with respect to career prospect in Germany.

(A)Cologne University of Applied Sciences.....Msc Communication Systems and Networks (with emphasis on a career as a Network Engineer).

(B) FAU Erlangen.....Msc Computational Engineering (with emphasis on a career in digital signal processing, machine/deep learning and computer vision).

My bachelor is in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Goztino(m): 10:18pm On May 23, 2020
odimbannamdi:


Hi Goztino,

How are you faring with learning this course? Has it been all that it promised? Are your expectations getting met? Will you advise that i consider it too?

Hallo, sorry I was so busy.
Yeah, I have completed most of the basic python course. Three of the courses I currently do now are done with python. And this is just for this summer semester alone (I don't know about next semester).
Generally, studying in Germany is very demanding especially if you are in Science or Engineering field (I believe it should be like that too in other departments).
If your aim is coming to Germany to study, please come prepared and you must be ready to LEARN new things including the German language.
It's a country that doesn't settle for less.
They are very strict and you must be ready to play by the rules otherwise you always be a victim of circumstance.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Goztino(m): 10:27pm On May 23, 2020
decide:
Please, I anyone here who studies at TU Dortmund.

I got admitted and needs accommodation.
@Gotzino,
Pls I don't mind if I can help me with some python tutorials from Udemy.
you can buy this course or any other basic python course from Udemy or use Youtube, there are many good videos there.
(The Complete Python Masterclass: Learn Python from Scratch)

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by DGodson99: 10:49pm On May 23, 2020
MachineLearning:
Hello house please help me with a honest review between these two choices with respect to career prospect in Germany.

(A)Cologne University of Applied Sciences.....Msc Communication Systems and Networks (with emphasis on a career as a Network Engineer).

(B) FAU Erlangen.....Msc Computational Engineering (with emphasis on a career in digital signal processing, machine/deep learning and computer vision).

My bachelor is in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Go to Cologne. The better city the better for you. Forget fancy names you can learn anything in IT on your own. Meanwhile what are you proficient in right now?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Savagethe21st(m): 11:03pm On May 23, 2020
25o18:
Hi All,

Please, I received this message from UNi-Assist today, and I am wondering if anyone has had a similar setback and how they tackled it.

The following documents were either not submitted, or were not sufficiently certified: Confirmation of the grading system applied by your school or university
Unfortunately, we cannot convert your average grade into the German system due to the lack of the grading system applied by your university for your degree programme. We need information on the highest possible mark and the lowest pass mark required for a bachelor's degree to be awarded by your university. The lowest pass mark for individual subjects is not relevant for the conversion of your grade.


I submitted my BSc Transcript from UNN, and that had my cumulative CGPA in it.... I don't know what else they want....

Please, help your bro...
pls how much does it cost to submit transcript from school
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Savagethe21st(m): 11:15pm On May 23, 2020
Hadampson:
High in contrast

•Frankfurt am Main cool
bro can u speak german fluently, if so how long did it take u to master the language and what learning medium?

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