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|Re: What Is The Hnd Equivalent In Usa by GNwafor(m): 8:36am On Oct 25|
First, Nigerians need to understand that there is nothing like free education, except you win a full scholarship by some well known international organizations like the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship/Fellowship. Even with those international scholarship, they will advise you to come with money to cater for your 3months ( like $3000-$5000) upkeep before the disbursement of the scholarship money. Even Germany and some Scandinavian countries, you must provide evidence of at least €8000 - €15000 to cater for your subsistence at least for 1year and most often their embassies in Nigeria will want this money paid into an account in those countries before a student visa is granted. Even the US Embassy will need an evidence of a “liquid cash” in the region of 7 - 12 million Naira. Even with that, it is not a guarantee to get an F1 visa.
In the USA, graduate studies are like applying for job. You need good GPA which if your ND & HND are in the Upper Credits, then your Equivalent GPA according to WES Evaluation will look pretty nice. You will need Statement of Purpose, GRE, TOEFL, Recommendation Letters (2 or 3). If you are a STEM Graduate, do yourself a favor by scoring great in the Quant section of the GRE and modest score in the Verbal. TOEFL is good if your seeking a Graduate Teaching Assistantships and applying for some internal and external competitive fellowships.
Be upfront by contacting Professors (2 or 3) who you like to work in their research groups and maintain a professional relationship with them that will endear you to them and find a way to informally seek to work for them and if they agree, even mention their names in your Statement of Purpose and why you would like to work for them. Be upfront as the relationship develops to ask for sponsorship from them (Research or Graduate Assistantships). Talk to the Department about funding available. While you are preparing, develop skills that might be of help and make it possible for the school to grant you Assistantships and waive tuition fees and even pay you monthly stipend until you finish your program. If you studied HND Computer Engineering and you have been practicing real hardware engineering, it might pay you some premiums when you get to school and may start working for your department based on your already developed skills in computer hardware engineering.
Even when the school offers you Assistantships, mind you that you must provide 7-12million Naira for the US Embassy to grant you F1 Student visa. None of these is a guarantee.
So you need to know which country do you want want and prepare for their requirements and documentation.
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|Re: What Is The Hnd Equivalent In Usa by GNwafor(m): 8:45am On Oct 25|
There is, it is called NARIC but it depends on what program you are applying to. Almost every EU nation has a NARIC Organization responsible for Qualification Evaluation.
|Re: What Is The Hnd Equivalent In Usa by GNwafor(m): 9:06am On Oct 25|
WAEC Certificate is not needed
|Re: What Is The Hnd Equivalent In Usa by kehindetawede: 3:40pm On Nov 17|
Knowledge is power, the more we seek, the more we find. The more we find, the more we know. The more we know the better we become.
|Re: What Is The Hnd Equivalent In Usa by kehindetawede: 3:44pm On Nov 17|
|Re: What Is The Hnd Equivalent In Usa by kehindetawede: 3:47pm On Nov 17|
This is a great relief for most people applying for WES evaluation with credentials from Nigeria. The WASSCE and NECO hurdle is time consuming and waste of money.
|Re: What Is The Hnd Equivalent In Usa by Lilymatty(f): 12:47pm On Nov 30|
Ghost 87,, ur explanation was really helpful.. And i urge the house to update us more on this topic.. Thanks
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