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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Ndkings1(m): 1:21pm On Oct 11, 2018
Hello elders in the house.... This are my questions

1..i have 2.8 GPA in my degree, am eligible for masters in Norwegian schools

2..is there any minimum amount of money one must have as an applicant?

3...what's the general requirements for admission

Thanks as you answer my questions
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by via2eddiez: 11:45pm On Oct 15, 2018
StarFlux:
Just popping in to say I'm glad to see this thread still going. I still get a lot of PMs regarding studies in Norway, but the truth is that there are too many for me to actually reply to (I actually tried making a new thread in the past with all info on the front page, but it was locked. It's really a hassle having to dig through all the pages in this thread). At the moment I attend UiB, so if anyone's heading that way (or any other matter), reply to this post and I'll be happy to help you all out.

I'll also be more active on NL from now on. Good luck
to every one.



Good day to you!

I would like to know if the pay from jobs gotten as students can make up the NK104,500 required?

Secondly, I would also like to know if it's easy to secure a job upon completion of ones studies.

Thank you
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by StarFlux: 12:38am On Oct 21, 2018
via2eddiez:



Good day to you!

I would like to know if the pay from jobs gotten as students can make up the NK104,500 required?

Secondly, I would also like to know if it's easy to secure a job upon completion of ones studies.

Thank you
Yes. 20 hours a week (as is allowed) will yield more than 100k (around 120-130k would be my guess with an average hourly wage).

Getting a job isn't that difficult if you can speak and write Norwegian. If you don't speak Norwegian then you'll have a tough time finding someone willing to hire you.

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by gud4real: 7:11am On Oct 21, 2018
Pls, kindly help with the list of cheap schools in Norway available for admission and doesn't require TOEFL or ielts.thanks
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Uchboggy(m): 7:02am On Oct 22, 2018
StarFlux:
Yes. 20 hours a week (as is allowed) will yield more than 100k (around 120-130k would be my guess with an average hourly wage).

Getting a job isn't that difficult if you can speak and write Norwegian. If you don't speak Norwegian then you'll have a tough time finding someone willing to hire you.

This last sentence/statement is very very very true . Prospective applicants should note this.
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by mariaekay(m): 3:36pm On Oct 22, 2018
Hello guys, I am new here and have been reading this thread for a while now. Please can one differ his admission if you don't have the 5.5million currently?
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by bucky123(m): 9:02pm On Oct 22, 2018
Deferment of admission is not allowed, for UiS at least (I believe it should be the same for other schools tho).
I can't say for other schools.
If you're admitted to UiS and can't make it to Norway that year for one reason or the other, you have to re-apply for admission.
The only thing you should do (and can do) is notify them and they will keep your documents for the next application period.


mariaekay:
Hello guys, I am new here and have been reading this thread for a while now. Please can one differ his admission if you don't have the 5.5million currently?
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by mariaekay(m): 4:36am On Oct 23, 2018
bucky123:
Deferment of admission is not allowed, for UiS at least (I believe it should be the same for other schools tho).
I can't say for other schools.
If you're admitted to UiS and can't make it to Norway that year for one reason or the other, you have to re-apply for admission.
The only thing you should do (and can do) is notify them and they will keep your documents for the next application period.


Thanks @ bucky123. I desire to apply for offshore technology in UiS but don't have the money if given admission cry
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by bucky123(m): 10:51am On Oct 23, 2018
Stay Positive.
I can't even overemphasize that.

mariaekay:
Thanks @ bucky123. I desire to apply for offshore technology in UiS but don't have the money if given admission cry
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by StarFlux: 12:31am On Oct 25, 2018
Uchboggy:


This last sentence/statement is very very very true . Prospective applicants should note this.
Indeed. Many are told that Norwegians excell at speaking English. This is true for the most part, but this doesn't mean that's what they prefer speaking. I was at a party once with this exchange student fromt Finland. The guy didn't know a single word in Norwegian, and despite the host's attempt to get people to speak English only, everyone continued to speak Norwegian to the student's dismay.

That's essentially what you can expect in everyday life as well with no skills in the language. You'll feel disintegrated and not a part of the community. English won't keep you floating at all.

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Uchboggy(m): 4:19pm On Oct 25, 2018
StarFlux:
Indeed. Many are told that Norwegians excell at speaking English. This is true for the most part, but this doesn't mean that's what they prefer speaking. I was at a party once with this exchange student fromt Finland. The guy didn't know a single word in Norwegian, and despite the host's attempt to get people to speak English only, everyone continued to speak Norwegian to the student's dismay.

That's essentially what you can expect in everyday life as well with no skills in the language. You'll feel disintegrated and not a part of the community. English won't keep you floating at all.

100/100

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by yinkeys(m): 5:15pm On Oct 25, 2018
So we've got to learn Norwegian too.
Scandinavian countries are the best run countries in the world but how are you guys coping with their weather
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by StarFlux: 1:56am On Oct 26, 2018
yinkeys:
So we've got to learn Norwegian too.
Scandinavian countries are the best run countries in the world but how are you guys coping with their weather
Spring: pretty OK, but it rains quite a bit. Summer: amazing with very comfortable temperatures. Fall: rains, and days are short. Winter: pretty much constant darkness with only a few hours a day of sun. You'll find the weather depressing unless you adapt the Norwegian way of dealing with it: sit inside and have a good time with friends (commonly called "kos" - having a good time sort of).

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Uchboggy(m): 7:58am On Oct 26, 2018
StarFlux:
Spring: pretty OK, but it rains quite a bit. Summer: amazing with very comfortable temperatures. Fall: rains, and days are short. Winter: pretty much constant darkness with only a few hours a day of sun. You'll find the weather depressing unless you adapt the Norwegian way of dealing with it: sit inside and have a good time with friends (commonly called "kos" - having a good time sort of).
all your contributions are written as if you’re reading my mind.you got this on spot on!...I personal HATE winter here, it’s depressing. Thanks to YouTube, my number 1 companion grin

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by SnazzyBaba: 1:34pm On Oct 26, 2018
Hi Sunks, kindly permit me to ask about Oslo, what is the weather like, jobs, etc is the city big like Helsinki?





@sunks

It is extremely difficult for a black man without knowledge of the Norge language to get a job in the northern areas of Norway especially a place like Bodo, the only jobs you can do there is newspaper delivery, which means you have to come with an international driver's license, and also buy a car, cars are not expensive here anyway. Its also a very cold, windy, boring and a lonely place, as there are very few Nigerians there and small black community. The Norwegians there are very unfriendly when it comes to mixing up with foreigners. But the school is nice. I have already left the town after completing my programme, I live in Oslo at the moment. Most foreign students I know like the Nepalese, I and another Nigerian, moved to Oslo to work after spending just a year there, So I completed my programme in Bodo from Oslo. good luck smiley

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by captainamiedi1: 7:39am On Oct 27, 2018
Uchboggy:


100/100

pls, i want to ask about the language because im using duolingo to learn the language and i think im doing fine. can you help with other source? thanks
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Uchboggy(m): 8:12am On Oct 28, 2018
captainamiedi1:


pls, i want to ask about the language because im using duolingo to learn the language and i think im doing fine. can you help with other source? thanks
sorry , I’m not even interested in learning it so I don’t have any source.
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by captainamiedi1: 8:54am On Oct 28, 2018
Uchboggy:
sorry , I’m not even interested in learning it so I don’t have any source.

wow. how are you coping without the language.

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by StarFlux: 5:31pm On Oct 28, 2018
Uchboggy:
all your contributions are written as if you’re reading my mind.you got this on spot on!...I personal HATE winter here, it’s depressing. Thanks to YouTube, my number 1 companion grin
You know what they say: great minds think alike cool
captainamiedi1:


pls, i want to ask about the language because im using duolingo to learn the language and i think im doing fine. can you help with other source? thanks
Duolingo is good. NTNU also has a great online course with audio: https://www.ntnu.edu/now/chapter-1

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Uchboggy(m): 8:11pm On Oct 28, 2018
captainamiedi1:


wow. how are you coping without the language.
funny enough I don’t feel it cos we are taught in English, maybe when I’m done with school and have to get job and all then I’ll feel it but I don’t think I plan to stay that long in norway
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by smokers: 12:39am On Oct 29, 2018
[quote author=StarFlux post=71973186]You can apply for a job seeker visa during your studies, but you must document sufficient funds during this period which is a lot of money: 240k NOK per year.

Is there a way to retain stay despite this requirement or you have to come back to Nigeria
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by StarFlux: 1:34am On Oct 29, 2018
Uchboggy:
funny enough I don’t feel it cos we are taught in English, maybe when I’m done with school and have to get job and all then I’ll feel it but I don’t think I plan to stay that long in norway
Your post got me thinking.

The truth is that yes, Norway does have a high material standard of living. But stuff and things alone cannot make you happy. So what is Norway really like for the Nigerian mind? It's hard to say to be frank with you guys. I think though, that if you are intent on adapting and integrating yourself with society, you'll have a good life. However, integration comes at a cost. The Norwegian way of life is highly sedentary and the culture demands that you become like all other Norwegians. If you deviate from whatever "Norwegian" really means in the social hive-mind, then you're off to having a rough time. Hence you'll have many immigrants saying Norwegians are cold, impersonal and unwelcoming. That's not really the case to be honest, it's just that the culture values discretion and avoidance to a large degree (unfortunately). Traditional Nigerian village life is mostly collective in nature (in contrast to the individualistic Norwegian social structures), and even city life in Nigeria is to a certain degree collective although capitalism is pretty much destroying the remnants of collective society for the sake of individualism. So in the end, what is it like to live in a society that is individualistic through and through? In my opinion it can be lonely and sad, especially in the beginning, so be ready for that. That is not to say Norwegians are bad people (they're not). However, society is vastly different from Nigeria and don't deceive yourself by thinking that life will automatically be perfect over here.

[quote author=smokers post=72494070][/quote]
I don't know, unfortunately. Maybe.

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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by sambroose(m): 12:44pm On Oct 29, 2018
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Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by via2eddiez: 12:00am On Oct 31, 2018
Good day

I would like to know if TOEFL or IELTS is required since my undergraduate degree was English taught?

Thanks
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Uchboggy(m): 5:27pm On Oct 31, 2018
via2eddiez:
Good day

I would like to know if TOEFL or IELTS is required since my undergraduate degree was English taught?

Thanks
it depends on your school, some schools might not require and some can waive it , send them an email.
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by via2eddiez: 8:35am On Nov 01, 2018
Uchboggy:
it depends on your school, some schools might not require and some can waive it , send them an email.

Thank you
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by yinkeys(m): 2:24pm On Nov 01, 2018
StarFlux:
Spring: pretty OK, but it rains quite a bit. Summer: amazing with very comfortable temperatures. Fall: rains, and days are short. Winter: pretty much constant darkness with only a few hours a day of sun. You'll find the weather depressing unless you adapt the Norwegian way of dealing with it: sit inside and have a good time with friends (commonly called "kos" - having a good time sort of).
Glad you're doing pretty okay
How about Nigerian meals ?
Do you guys have African food stores at least
I mostly hear the same thing about winter
My friend told me winter is depressing & he's sometimes depressed for like 6 months in a year because of cold
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Uchboggy(m): 6:41am On Nov 02, 2018
yinkeys:

Glad you're doing pretty okay
How about Nigerian meals ?
Do you guys have African food stores at least
I mostly hear the same thing about winter
My friend told me winter is depressing & he's sometimes depressed for like 6 months in a year because of cold
your friend is right about winter,

There are African stores and I must commend those guys, there are some things you will find there and be shocked how/why they brought them here. You’ll be wondering if anyone would ever buy them. The only issue is that African stores are very expensive compared to what is obtainable for the same item in Africa. You’ll get used to things being expensive sha because everything in Norway is expensive especially when you always convert to naira .lol
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by yinkeys(m): 10:28am On Nov 02, 2018
Uchboggy:
your friend is right about winter,

There are African stores and I must commend those guys, there are some things you will find there and be shocked how/why they brought them here. You’ll be wondering if anyone would ever buy them. The only issue is that African stores are very expensive compared to what is obtainable for the same item in Africa. You’ll get used to things being expensive sha because everything in Norway is expensive especially when you always convert to naira .lol
You guys still find ways to save a lot & pay black tax, i mean most people still send money home. This means it's still better than home
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by frontliner065(m): 12:39am On Nov 03, 2018
Uchboggy:
it depends on your school, some schools might not require and some can waive it , send them an email.

Uchboggy, could you kindly mention some that may not need any proficiency? Thank you in advance.
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Parseuz: 6:58pm On Nov 04, 2018
Good day NL!

Please I studied petroleum and gas engineering in unilag with 3.5 Cgpa, what are my chances of admission into maybe NTNU for Msc in petroleum engineering?

Probably on a scale of 100
Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by kenneyyice(m): 6:32pm On Nov 05, 2018
wow, I have finally gotten to the end of this wonderful thread, thank God oooo, I have a couple of questions to ask, kindly answer them for me.

1) The names of the best university in Norway in terms of everything you can ever think of.

2) I studied studied Petroleum Engineering and would love to do my MSC in Natural Gas Technology. when I read the requirement for it, they stated that one must have had done a Bsc in chemical or mechanical Engineering. this scared the hell outta me cause I just studied Petroleum Engineering.

my question now is that do you guys know anyone that studied Petroleum Engineering and currently doing Natural Gas Engineering??

3) in case one is not able to present an account of at leat 110, 000 Nok, what would be the fate of the person??

4) what kind of jobs are available over their cos I intend to work for funds over there for my second year.

5) how often do they employ foreigners there after schooling and what do most people do after that.

6) When do the application for admission begins and ends ( Months specifically )

7) When do lectures starts (Months Specifically).

cool Are scholarships available for foreign students over there??

note: am graduating this year and intend to follow up on the admission process as soon as possible.

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