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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by willy2000(m): 5:53am On Dec 12, 2019
truthsayer009:


I also heard that specifically for IT It's 53k too. So i think he is correct in that regard.

Well I am speaking from my own experience and not what I heard.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by tony5(m): 8:05am On Dec 12, 2019
0yewale:

This generally depends on your city/state of residence, skills, language proficiency and your expertise.
There are menial jobs almost everywhere if you can speak good German (B1 upward)
There are professional related jobs too, but your location might determine the type, level of skills and experience you will need.

On the cost of living, not minding wherever your location is, you sha should not be spending all of your monthly block fund ration.
I'm Planning To Study For Msc In Sport Science in Mainz,hope That's Is Lucreative Sir?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by 0yewale(m): 8:24am On Dec 12, 2019
tony5:
I'm Planning To Study For Msc In Sport Science,hope That's Is Lucreative Sir?
There is really no course that that is not lucrative ... they just have different market size and entry requirements.
I will say Sport Science is also big here but because you will mostly be dealing the native Germans, it will be like a MUST for you to PERFECT your German proficiency ... even if you are to focus on the Marketing and Business aspects.

If you take football (one sport) for instance, German professional football league starts from league 4 and depending on your city, the amateur levels can go as far as League 10. So that is enough opportunities for you volunteer, intern and work but might be hard if your German proficiency is not good.

DE also have the likes of Adidas, Puma , Jako etc. sport wear companies in case you chose not to focus on the contact/physical part.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by tony5(m): 12:39pm On Dec 12, 2019
0yewale:

There is really no course that that is not lucrative ... they just have different market size and entry requirements.
I will say Sport Science is also big here but because you will mostly be dealing the native Germans, it will be like a MUST for you to PERFECT your German proficiency ... even if you are to focus on the Marketing and Business aspects.

If you take football (one sport) for instance, German professional football league starts from league 4 and depending on your city, the amateur levels can go as far as League 10. So that is enough opportunities for you volunteer, intern and work but might be hard if your German proficiency is not good.

DE also have the likes of Adidas, Puma , Jako etc. sport wear companies in case you chose not to focus on the contact/physical part.
Thank You Boss, God Bless You Sir
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by MarkGud(m): 12:44pm On Dec 12, 2019
truthsayer009:


Hello Bro, I just have one piece of advice to give.

Since you plan on changing your course, If changing to another MSC succeeds, that would be much better instead of re-routing to a BSC path. I am speaking as regards to IT & working in IT since I am also in that field.

One year is enough to pick it up & do considerably well if serious. Be it Networking, Project Management or Software Engineering. Apart from the basics which you need to learn from a classroom setup. IT itself is self learning, emphasis on Self-learning because most of the things you would learn is already online. From websites like Coursera, Udemy, Pluralsight & Udacity.

Thanks bro, I really appreciate your concern. Do you know any MSc IT programs that are really non consecutive I should consider?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by truthsayer009(m): 1:29pm On Dec 12, 2019
MarkGud:


Thanks bro, I really appreciate your concern. Do you know any MSc IT programs that are really non consecutive I should consider?

You can try msc Global Software Engineering from Fulda Uni. Its quite comprehensive. It also gives you what the job market already demands, straight to the point.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by olamitodotun14: 4:43pm On Dec 12, 2019
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 austino677(m): 10:05pm On Dec 12, 2019
Possible for a student to do uber or taxi business while studying in Germany?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 10:27pm On Dec 12, 2019
austino677:
Possible for a student to do uber or taxi business while studying in Germany?
100% possible with the right documents
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by TissuePaper: 10:48pm On Dec 12, 2019
austino677:
Possible for a student to do uber or taxi business while studying in Germany?
boss y don't you want to reply my pm cry
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by TissuePaper: 10:48pm On Dec 12, 2019
Emmyreal124:
100% possible with the right documents
like?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 11:02pm On Dec 12, 2019
TissuePaper:
like?
your student visa.....but I think they have specied duration for such work
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by 0yewale(m): 11:07pm On Dec 12, 2019
austino677:
Possible for a student to do uber or taxi business while studying in Germany?
I won't say it is impossible since it is also a job, you might just have to keep to the normal approved 20hrs/week meant for student.
However, you will need to convert your Nigeria driving license (I suppose you have one) to that of DE if you have not before now (no matter how much and long that might take). You will also need to get the appropriate "taxi" license and register in your city... I don't know how far UBER and government issue in other cities.. but it is presently only available in very few cities..

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by austino677(m): 11:23pm On Dec 12, 2019
0yewale:

I won't say it is impossible since it is also a job, you might just have to keep to the normal approved 20hrs/week meant for student.
However, you will need to convert your Nigeria driving license (I suppose you have one) to that of DE if you have not before now (no matter how much and long that might take). You will also need to get the appropriate "taxi" license and register in your city... I don't know how far UBER and government issue in other cities.. but it is presently only available in very few cities..
oh, thanks
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by austino677(m): 11:27pm On Dec 12, 2019
TissuePaper:
boss y don't you want to reply my pm cry
I've some urgent tasks at hand right now
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by TissuePaper: 4:22am On Dec 13, 2019
austino677:
I've some urgent tasks at hand right now
okay boss...no pressure
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by MarkGud(m): 8:21pm On Dec 13, 2019
truthsayer009:


You can try msc Global Software Engineering from Fulda Uni. Its quite comprehensive. It also gives you what the job market already demands, straight to the point.

Thanks bro, but is the prog. non- consecutive? I have mailed the course coordinator if it were and she referred me to the specifics as stated on the website.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by SamThumer: 2:41am On Dec 16, 2019
Hi all,

For studying in Germany, I suggest to get in touch with the University's faculty's student associations directly. They provide better responses that if you'd contact the generic university pages.

FYI, I am from Gambia and currently working for a local German employment company: https://universalhires.com/solutions/employer-of-record-eor-peo-germany/. We currently look for interns in our Berlin office to assist with BD for German companies going to Africa.

If you have any questions on getting started in Germany as a student, feel free to PM me. I'd be happy to help!

Best,
Sam

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by starboychan: 6:54am On Dec 16, 2019
[quote author=0yewale post=84814040]


Hi bro ,

Please in which school did you study digital Engineering?.. I'm planning to apply for the course. Thanks


A former colleague (A Medical Dr.), we met at a Health-Tech company, took the Medical Informatics MSc in Deggendorf and still works as a Data Scientist there. I (Chemical Engineer) even though with previous experience as a Software Engineer in NG before coming to DE had to switch to IT related program(Digital Engineering MSc) - after 'investing' two semesters studying MSc Chemical Engr. before "my eye open" which has now led me to IT positions in few of the biggest firms in DE .. during and after my study.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by 0yewale(m): 6:56am On Dec 16, 2019
[quote author=starboychan post=84947342][/quote]
OvGU, Magdeburg.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by starboychan: 7:39am On Dec 16, 2019
Many thanks.. i did about 5units of computer science course during my undergraduate.. will it be enough to get the required 20etc?
0yewale:

OvGU, Magdeburg.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by starboychan: 7:47am On Dec 16, 2019
Hi bro,
I will like to private chat you. I need guidance on to put in an application that will be successful
0yewale:

OvGU, Magdeburg.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by iddiol: 8:09pm On Dec 16, 2019
SamThumer:
Hi all,

For studying in Germany, I suggest to get in touch with the University's faculty's student associations directly. They provide better responses that if you'd contact the generic university pages.

FYI, I am from Gambia and currently working for a local German employment company: https://universalhires.com/solutions/employer-of-record-eor-peo-germany/. We currently look for interns in our Berlin office to assist with BD for German companies going to Africa.

If you have any questions on getting started in Germany as a student, feel free to PM me. I'd be happy to help!

Best,
Sam

Pls how can I apply for germany working visa.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by asamwababy: 8:55pm On Dec 16, 2019
[quote author=SamThumer

FYI, I am from Gambia and currently working for a local German employment company: https://universalhires.com/solutions/employer-of-record-eor-peo-germany/. We currently look for interns in our Berlin office to assist with BD for German companies going to Africa.

If you have any questions on getting started in Germany as a student, feel free to PM me. I'd be happy to help!

Best,
Sam[/quote]

Please what is BD
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Pesbest: 11:55pm On Dec 16, 2019
Pesbest:
Please to the Nigerian-German students here....

As alternative to the block account:

Must one be related to the sponsor?

If you have known the person for 10years+ as a friend, can he or she be your sponsor


2. And again, for someone in his mid 30s with HND in computer science, PDGE, and MBA: does he or she qualifies or eligible for MSc in any IT related course??


Or

Would Bsc in IT or computer science be preferable

Thanks to you all for the priceless information you are dishing out.


3. Is it possible to continue phD studies in Germany after 1 year of phD in Nigeria in the same course (computer science)??


Please guys treat this
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by akinswaggs(m): 10:39am On Dec 17, 2019
Pesbest:



Please guys treat this

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Goztino(m): 1:28am On Dec 18, 2019
Hello everyone,
I finally met with the career adviser of my school, a young and beautiful lady.
She asked me why I want to leave a prestigious school like RWTH Aachen University to start a BSc program at 29yrs old?
I told her that I want a degree with which I can easily get professional job after graduation, a degree that has more opportunities in Germany and that's why I want to change to computer science.
She said that there are opportunities in my course and most courses in Germany if I possess the right skills and speak the langauge well, that I don't necessarily need to start afresh from BSc. That even if I want to go into IT field, I should learn the skills of interest somewhere in Germany or even online while still undergoing my MSc program, that German companies usually employ you base on what you can do and that's why you see graduates of Microbiology working in the IT firm simply because they possess the right skills.
She said that RWTH Aachen university is among the best schools in Germany with all the facilities at my disposal to learn and become an employable person and also has a good link to the industry, that I shouldn't waste that opportunity.
She asked me if I have started learning German langauge and I said yes, she replied ''TOLL, if you learn at least one level every semester, that will be atleast B2 before 2 years which meets up the entry requirement of all vacancies''
She ended the discussion by saying that Germany welcomes everyone but selects the good ones, that if I want to be selected, I must be good in what I do.

I have never seen a young girl such wise and calm in speech.
I think I will book another appointment with her sef cheesy

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Thegamingorca(m): 5:25am On Dec 18, 2019
Goztino:
Hello everyone,
I finally met with the career adviser of my school, a young and beautiful lady.
She asked me why I want to leave a prestigious school like RWTH Aachen University to start a BSc program at 29yrs old?
I told her that I want a degree with which I can easily get professional job after graduation, a degree that has more opportunities in Germany and that's why I want to change to computer science.
She said that there are opportunities in my course and most courses in Germany if I possess the right skills and speak the langauge well, that I don't necessarily need to start afresh from BSc. That even if I want to go into IT field, I should learn the skills of interest somewhere in Germany or even online while still undergoing my MSc program, that German companies usually employ you base on what you can do and that's why you see graduates of Microbiology working in the IT firm simply because they possess the right skills.
She said that RWTH Aachen university is among the best schools in Germany with all the facilities at my disposal to learn and become an employable person and also has a good link to the industry, that I shouldn't waste that opportunity.
She asked me if I have started learning German langauge and I said yes, she replied ''TOLL, if you learn at least one level every semester, that will be atleast B2 before 2 years which meets up the entry requirement of all vacancies''
She ended the discussion by saying that Germany welcomes everyone but selects the good ones, that if I want to be selected, I must be good in what I do.

I have never seen a young girl such wise and calm in speech.
I think I will book another appointment with her sef cheesy


Collect number
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Xzbit91: 8:07am On Dec 18, 2019
Thegamingorca:



Collect number

Don't get any ideas grin

It's her job to make you feel good with sweet mouth.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Ahzmond(m): 2:11pm On Dec 18, 2019
Goztino:
Hello everyone,
I finally met with the career adviser of my school, a young and beautiful lady.
She asked me why I want to leave a prestigious school like RWTH Aachen University to start a BSc program at 29yrs old?
I told her that I want a degree with which I can easily get professional job after graduation, a degree that has more opportunities in Germany and that's why I want to change to computer science.
She said that there are opportunities in my course and most courses in Germany if I possess the right skills and speak the langauge well, that I don't necessarily need to start afresh from BSc. That even if I want to go into IT field, I should learn the skills of interest somewhere in Germany or even online while still undergoing my MSc program, that German companies usually employ you base on what you can do and that's why you see graduates of Microbiology working in the IT firm simply because they possess the right skills. cheesy

Thanks bro for sharing this wonderful piece.

Like they always, hard skills makes one employable not degree.

Good luck with your future endeavors bro. God's grace.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by BelieverDE: 10:24am On Dec 20, 2019
Goztino:
Hello everyone,
I finally met with the career adviser of my school, a young and beautiful lady.
She asked me why I want to leave a prestigious school like RWTH Aachen University to start a BSc program at 29yrs old?
I told her that I want a degree with which I can easily get professional job after graduation, a degree that has more opportunities in Germany and that's why I want to change to computer science.
She said that there are opportunities in my course and most courses in Germany if I possess the right skills and speak the langauge well, that I don't necessarily need to start afresh from BSc. That even if I want to go into IT field, I should learn the skills of interest somewhere in Germany or even online while still undergoing my MSc program, that German companies usually employ you base on what you can do and that's why you see graduates of Microbiology working in the IT firm simply because they possess the right skills.
She said that RWTH Aachen university is among the best schools in Germany with all the facilities at my disposal to learn and become an employable person and also has a good link to the industry, that I shouldn't waste that opportunity.
She asked me if I have started learning German langauge and I said yes, she replied ''TOLL, if you learn at least one level every semester, that will be atleast B2 before 2 years which meets up the entry requirement of all vacancies''
She ended the discussion by saying that Germany welcomes everyone but selects the good ones, that if I want to be selected, I must be good in what I do.

I have never seen a young girl such wise and calm in speech.
I think I will book another appointment with her sef cheesy


Thanks for sharing, Goztino!

What the career advisor said is plausible!

There are some persons who studied Applied Geoscience/Geophysics and are working as Field Engineers over there in Germany. In fact, a Master's student from ETH Zürich (a Swiss) came to do his internship in Nigeria and told me about the Joint Master's program. In his words, "Programming is a piece of cake for those guys in Geophysics department"

That is the reason you always find some Geoscientists in the data science field, because all they do is basically making predictions from an observed set of data.

Whoever said the sky was the limit probably didn't know there was a universe.

Kudos, Goztino!

I'll see you at the top.

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