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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Mosminic(m): 11:12pm On Mar 31
Misterdhee1:

Have you been offered any form of funding? I got an admit too
Yes I have. I have even received my I-20

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Misterdhee1(m): 11:59pm On Mar 31
Mosminic:

Yes I have. I have even received my I-20
Waoh. I sent you a dm.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by yemiosinbajo: 12:42am On Apr 01
TyTos:
Hello ladies and gentlemen, i just gained admission to the university of Michigan ann habor, fall 2020

What is the next step now

Were you given any much scholarship? That school is expensive af for out of state. Congratulations!
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by websta: 8:27am On Apr 01
My interview was supposed to be last week but COVID 19 bleeped everything. Supposed to resume next month. Guys lets pray for the cure of this shit should be found ASAP. Let God also favour us after this pandemic war.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by TyTos: 9:50am On Apr 01
yemiosinbajo:


Were you given any much scholarship? That school is expensive af for out of state. Congratulations!
no i didnt ooo. But i am actively researching

I can afford to pay tho.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 10:16am On Apr 01
TheGrandChemist:


I have not seen any Nigerian PhD. student given a Visa valid for more than 2 years. So, I think that is the norm for Nigerians. However, my friends from Ghana pursuing their PhDs have their Visas valid for four years.

And yes, your sister should get a one way ticket.

Please, what is the current status for Nigerian PhD visas? Are they more than 2 years now?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 10:20am On Apr 01
Mosminic:

Yes I have. I have even received my I-20

Wow! Did they make provision for late resumption on your I-20 because of Covid19?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 10:49am On Apr 01
Predstan:


Yes its different. Just visit the nearest Vio office. I think it's only 7k in naira. But as a Nigerian, you should understand the Nigerian ways of getting things done ASAp.

Hello. Does the driving license involve any form of driving test?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by iSpitonYourGrav: 10:54am On Apr 01
Hello house, just want to know if anyone applied to Virginia commonwealth university or west Virginia university for fall 2020

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Mosminic(m): 11:33am On Apr 01
vc1177:


Wow! Did they make provision for late resumption on your I-20 because of Covid19?
My I-20 was ready before it became so serious. But most definitely they'll make provisions for late resumption if the virus becomes worse. They're aware.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Mosminic(m): 11:34am On Apr 01
iSpitonYourGrav:
Hello house, just want to know if anyone applied to Virginia commonwealth university or west Virginia university for fall 2020
I actually got accepted to WVU. But I'm most definitely rejecting.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by bukola2010: 12:00pm On Apr 01
Mosminic:

My I-20 was ready before it became so serious. But most definitely they'll make provisions for late resumption if the virus becomes worse. They're aware.
Are you in the chemistry department. I also got admitted to University of Kentucky

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by rkarang: 2:02pm On Apr 01
websta:
My interview was supposed to be last week but COVID 19 bleeped everything. Supposed to resume next month. Guys lets pray for the cure of this shit should be found ASAP. Let God also favour us after this pandemic war.

All hands are on deck. Even our scientists and professors here in Nigeria should be close to getting vaccines and drugs to eradicate CoVid 19
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by TheGrandChemist(m): 3:24pm On Apr 01
vc1177:


Please, what is the current status for Nigerian PhD visas? Are they more than 2 years now?
Yes, it's still two years!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by electricpole(m): 3:50pm On Apr 01
bukola2010:

Are you in the chemistry department. I also got admitted to University of Kentucky
whats ur stat?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by websta: 4:01pm On Apr 01
Which scientists? the ones selling perfumes for IG?
rkarang:


All hands are on deck. Even our scientists and professors here in Nigeria should be close to getting vaccines and drugs to eradicate CoVid 19

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 5:02pm On Apr 01
Grace2516:
Hi guys,
please does the US Consulate in Lagos open on Saturdays?
I got an appointment for 10:30am on a Saturday and I feel is strange? What do we think?

Nice
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 5:22pm On Apr 01
acebolted:

Some AP cases last longer because of additional information on the research you'll be taking part in when you get to the US......those cases are taken to Washington DC for verification

Wow! What if there's a sudden change in research interest, after the visa interview, will the applicant be penalized for not communicating the change to the VO?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Paragontek: 5:26pm On Apr 01
websta:
My interview was supposed to be last week but COVID 19 bleeped everything. Supposed to resume next month. Guys lets pray for the cure of this shit should be found ASAP. Let God also favour us after this pandemic war.

You are for summer? Same here. I will dm you.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 5:30pm On Apr 01
Scott200:
you could also take your GTA offer letter to the interview. If it can be updated on your I20 that will be great, you could DHL document before August 6th. dhl takes roughly 4 to 5 days

Please Sir(s)/Madam(s), what's the most affordable and time-saving means of ordering for an I-20 document? Thanks in advance.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 5:39pm On Apr 01
Sosao:
My sponsor got his statement directly from the bank with the stamp and all
At this point I Don’t know what to think or do cos school resumes very soon and my status was last updated on the day of my interview

Hello. Do VOs accept electronic version of a sponsor's SOA that was printed by the applicant?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Marchenry(m): 6:14pm On Apr 01
fairheart:
MY ADVICE ON FUNDING!

We have already discussed it on this thread that students should apply to schools that fits/meets their academic, financial, and environmental need (like ideal location for studies, etc). But sometimes, the unforeseen occurs, and your expectations may sometimes be higher than what the schools you applied to offered you.

There are couple of options to explore when your funding or scholarship is not as robust as you want.

There are schools that will only offer GA to international students upon arrival. Contact your school, or department and find out if this is the case. If they say you have to be on campus for GA consideration and your COA is not so high, or you are offered some scholarship, you should consider applying for the visa, with hope of getting funding upon arrival. Note that this is about making sure you have a reliable source of fund for your studies before you apply for the visa. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!

1. Another option available is deferment. I know students from this thread that had to defer their admission so that they could work towards better offer. This may be the best option should you not have a reliable sponsor, or no full funding from the schools you applied to. A student on this thread had to consider this option 2 years ago. With information I have as at this writing, he now have full funding with considerable amount of stipend from 2 universities for next fall--with no deficit. Sometimes, all we need to get the best in life is wait. A little patience, while we reach for something better.

2. If you have admission and still waiting for funding, contact your department. The best person to contact is graduate/program coordinator.
From experience, send detailed email or make call. Be direct about assistantship. Let them know what you want. The person at the other end of the phone is a human being. Don't hide your sponsorship status. If your sponsor cannot afford the entire COA, let the program coordinator know. Be open about it. (I have seen cases where when the student open up about their financial status, the department then defer her admission and assure her she will be on their priority list for funding during next admission entry. It was the coordinator herself that notified the student that she has been offered the GA when it was time). Let them know that you are aware that coming to the United States to study is expensive but it is worth it, and that is why you are highly interested in their school. Mention that you will be an academic asset as your past and present academic, work experiences align with the goal of the department (Don't use these exact words, but talk about your qualities, and why you should be considered).

Another thing you should note is that, funding is usually competitive, and will only be offered to someone they deem have the experience that align with available assistantship duties, etc. So, your CV, GRE score, or quality of statement of purpose may play a role. In addition to this, ask if you are being on a waitlist. That is like 50-50. Waitlisting a student for GA is when the admission committee or the person in charge of funding decision wants you but they have more competitive student they hope will drop their admission so that the offer can be given to you.

3. Consider school with late deadlines. There is another option. There are schools that sets March 15, April 30, May 1st, etc for priority admission and funding decision (although not so many). If you can afford it, apply to them in addition to the one you currently have. Spread your wings.

4. Apply to all scholarship you are eligible for. Don't wait for GTA, GA, etc alone. If there are graduate scholarships, apply to them.

5. There are schools that will offer funding for Spring. If Fall 2020 no treat you well, Spring 2020, or Fall 2021 fit be your term and time.
Although new rules are coming up regarding how long F1 student stay after studies, H1B, etc, the U.S will continue to issue F1 visa. I don't believe in "the visa has finished" grin.

That is that.

If you have funding, start preparing for your interview. Don't assume that your funding guaranteed visa approval. No!!! You can still be refused if you don't prepare for your interview well, or you mess up the DSFORM.

P.S To one or two persons offended by my response to the student who asked whether or not a full tuition waiver from KSA is good, understand that I chose this form of response for a reason. I wasn't castigating him! If you need $30, 000 and someone offered you $20, 000, will you go and ask people on the street if the $20, 000 you're offered is good or not? It's certainly not all you asked for, but it is worthwhile; it is a lot! It is good. The student, without iota of doubt, should know the offer he got is great!


Thank you so much for this information, will be really helpful moving forward for me �

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by mikeayus(m): 6:28pm On Apr 01
Hello guys...good evening, I submitted application for ms business Intelligence and analytics to Stevens institute of technology and shortly after..I discovered they waived letters of recommendation for me on the portal. I just submitted an application to Rowan university today and they too have just waived one letter of recommendation on my application portal. I'm beginning to wonder why this and if anybody has experienced such here...my experienced ogas in the house..pls shed some light. Thanks

Cc justwise fairheart imperiouxx lagosismyhome

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by mzhorlah(f): 6:30pm On Apr 01
Awilibogy:
Good Evening guys, i need your assistance. i need schools without an application fee for Fall 2020. thanks in anticipation.
Check Bgsu, Ohio. They are currently waiving application fee and test requirements for students.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 6:58pm On Apr 01
LagosismyHome:


We should always aim to be truthful.... if your dad sister is in the US why did you click no. You should have clicked yes which is truthful and then at the interview explain you are not intouch if asked

How about a distant relative that an applicant has never met, can one consider that as an option?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Marchenry(m): 6:59pm On Apr 01
thekingofafrica:
sure

Will need this your guys contact too man
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 6:59pm On Apr 01
mzhorlah:
Check Bgsu, Ohio. They are currently waiving application fee and test requirements for students.

Please, is it Ohio State University or University of Ohio?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by mzhorlah(f): 7:07pm On Apr 01
vc1177:


Please, is it Ohio State University or University of Ohio?
Bowling Green State University
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 7:18pm On Apr 01
kilankoazeez:


Use niche.com to ascertain that

Thanks Sir
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by vc1177(m): 7:19pm On Apr 01
mzhorlah:
Bowling Green State University

Okay. You're on point. Thanks.

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