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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by AyoPsalms: 10:34am On Aug 14
So, you mean he should commit suicide because he came out with a 3rd class? The ways we respond to issues sometimes eeeh, baffles me. Wole Soyinka had same grade from school and you know who the man is now.[color=#990000][/color]


Lugianostar:
Why did you settle for 3rd class division in the first instance?

You no sabi book abi

Ask google and stop intruding in our serious interactions.

Seun you know what to do o! Before i loose it
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by profemmywise: 10:35am On Aug 14
Can one go for a master degree in petroleum engineering in a Canadian university with a Second class lower from a Nigeria university
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by komekn(m): 10:35am On Aug 14
hebenezher:
Good evening guys.

I have an issue draining my life and my emotions. It goes thus; I have just graduated from the University with a degree of 3rd class in mathematical sciences(IT). It is so hard to accept but the deed has been done and I have to start looking forward. so, I want to make an enquiry if there's chance for me to do a master in the USA with such low degree or if they also accept 3rd class graduate through PDG. please I need your advice on this.

thank you all!

Depending on the subject area but in general you can do a MSc in the UK with even a HND particularly if you have work experience to underpin it.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by muyiwaadekunle1(m): 10:35am On Aug 14
lloyds:


I know a 3rd class holder from Unilorin that is working in World Bank now. Wole Soyinka had a 3rd class. .

Some were not serious in school, but the intelligence \ brilliance is there. . If they can wake up God on their side, their dreams can still be achieved.

Anyone can become anything as long as you believe.


Stop feigning ignorance. How many of such cases have you recorded? May be 2 out of 2000?
Even 2.2 no get hope for high paying entry level jobs in this country anymore unless you have a start up or manage your family business.
Go through most job adverts, the minimum you'd see is 2.1 graduates who are less than 27.
Even some 2.1 graduates are still scrambling for #40-60k jobs.
OP, i know you were not cut out for maths, you may have excelled in other courses but that's not the end of Life.
If you desire to travel abroad to patch up your grade Good luck with it .

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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by tysonnn(m): 10:38am On Aug 14
kfrosh:
You can start by using Google. Reword your question in so many ways. For example, WHAT NEXT after a third class degree, can I do my Masters degree in the US with a third class, where you able to get a job with a third class degree etc.

Reword in so many ways and you'll be surprised at real life experiences you'll see on links you'll be directed to. You can get a Masters degree in the US if your CGPA falls within 2.5/4 evaluating your result using WES. Or if your CGPA lies within 2.3 thereabout.

If you've got funds, doing a top up degree in a UK school will be your "bestest" choice. It goes for one year and you can do your Masters after that immediately. You can even get a First class in your top-up degree, I've seen one too many cases of such result.

So in other words, your options are limitless. It's a tough road ahead, but you'll surely conquer once you're focused and you learn from your past mistakes.




But is it worth it?
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by MezieFresh: 10:42am On Aug 14
kfrosh:
You can start by using Google. Reword your question in so many ways. For example, WHAT NEXT after a third class degree, can I do my Masters degree in the US with a third class, where you able to get a job with a third class degree etc.

Reword in so many ways and you'll be surprised at real life experiences you'll see on links you'll be directed to. You can get a Masters degree in the US if your CGPA falls within 2.5/4 evaluating your result using WES. Or if your CGPA lies within 2.3 thereabout.

If you've got funds, doing a top up degree in a UK school will be your "bestest" choice. It goes for one year and you can do your Masters after that immediately. You can even get a First class in your top-up degree, I've seen one too many cases of such result.

So in other words, your options are limitless. It's a tough road ahead, but you'll surely conquer once you're focused and you learn from your past mistakes.





A top up degree??

Never knew of that...
Is it what is called so I can make researches on that?? Or can you shed more light..

Thnks
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Hipsofagoddess: 10:43am On Aug 14
Wickedfacts:
Don't be like those who their parents spent millions training them in private uni and they're now selling small chops and makeup on Instagram.

The money spent on getting certificate would have been better spent on improving skills, entrepreneurship and starting businesses.

Better go and use your money to establish a business or startup that would make you money.

Schooling is not a scam, however it is not the way for everyone. Find out what you excel in and channel your money there.

He should go into entrepreneurship but you're shading those selling small chops and makeup. If you don't know, Kylie Jenner is a billionaire from making and selling makeup.

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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by tysonnn(m): 10:44am On Aug 14
lloyds:


I know a 3rd class holder from Unilorin that is working in World Bank now. Wole Soyinka had a 3rd class. .

Some were not serious in school, but the intelligence \ brilliance is there. . If they can wake up God on their side, their dreams can still be achieved.

Anyone can become anything as long as you believe.
Wole Soyinka had a second class upper Mr man. He has since debunked this nonsensical rumour that was flying around. Update yourself.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Tex42(m): 10:54am On Aug 14
my friend is running his master in civil engineering program in Dubai as we speak. and yes, he graduated with a third class. CGPA was less than 2/5.

I'm very sure that there are European Schools u can enroll in, but might need to undertake internals tests or make up programs.

good luck bro!

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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by LostMyZeal(m): 11:13am On Aug 14
DateMynd44:
your moniker baffles me

oh really...but why
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by kfrosh: 11:14am On Aug 14
Yes..... that's what it's called. A top-up degree in the UK. It's for a year. Most or some of their universities offer it.
MezieFresh:


A top up degree??

Never knew of that...
Is it what is called so I can make researches on that?? Or can you shed more light..

Thnks

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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by smoothvee(m): 11:17am On Aug 14
Yea you can, you need strong motivational letter if required by the school


hebenezher:
Good evening guys.

I have an issue draining my life and my emotions. It goes thus; I have just graduated from the University with a degree of 3rd class in mathematical sciences(IT). It is so hard to accept but the deed has been done and I have to start looking forward. so, I want to make an enquiry if there's chance for me to do a master in the USA with such low degree or if they also accept 3rd class graduate through PDG. please I need your advice on this.

thank you all!
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by kfrosh: 11:18am On Aug 14
Worth every penny if you still need your certificate to move up your career.

One thing about first degree is that it's very important, the grade. Doing a PGD or direct Masters won't always help your course because your first degree will always be referred to.

Getting a top-up will erase that dent and give you a fresh start into the competitive Labour market.

And I have two to three first hand testimonies of guys that have excelled going this route.
tysonnn:

But is it worth it?

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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by uzoexcel(m): 11:32am On Aug 14
I think you should do an introspective evaluation of yourself first of all. And be sincere to yourself too. What resorted to you getting a 3rd class? Did you have issues with the course of study? was it too 'advanced' or too technical for you? or were their external factors? Unseriousnes, 'wicked' lecturers, missing paper issues etc. I say this because if you had 'academic' issues coping at undergrad level with this course, it will probably not get easier at masters level. And if despite the issues you are still passionate about pursuing this course at Masters level, then try and do one of two things. Firstly, look towards IT Management. The technical/computation aspect is usually toned down with IT Management courses but you may need to have work experience and/or certifications. Secondly, dont apply to an ivy league or top 10/20 school in the USA as i dont think you would cope.

Secondly as other people have opined, you need to be able to do basic research on your own. How far have you gone in checking out info on universities in the USA. Everything is on the internet now you know.

hebenezher:
Thank you bro.
I have actually done a lot of researches, but I still thought coming on nairaland and relating to the closest individuals will go a long way.
I have gone through those links too, but I can't get the specific info. as all I could come across there were only visa processing which is far from my question. after all, I needed to know if there are Universities over there that offers 3rd class degrees master before processing for my visa, and with few researches I learnt GRE is the route but I still need to know if 3rd class also could do GRE. please if you can help me with more info. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, help a brother
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by walkwithgod: 11:33am On Aug 14
Hipsofagoddess:


He should go into entrepreneurship but you're shading those selling small chops and makeup. If you don't know, Kylie Jenner is a billionaire from making and selling makeup.

Mumu, that's America not NIGERIA.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by dheilaw1(m): 11:43am On Aug 14
Go and apply for direct entry into HND 1 in Esa Oke Poly
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by styles2009: 12:06pm On Aug 14
hebenezher:
Good evening guys.

I have an issue draining my life and my emotions. It goes thus; I have just graduated from the University with a degree of 3rd class in mathematical sciences(IT). It is so hard to accept but the deed has been done and I have to start looking forward. so, I want to make an enquiry if there's chance for me to do a master in the USA with such low degree or if they also accept 3rd class graduate through PDG. please I need your advice on this.

thank you all!

Not gathering certificates again, in IT specialization is King, what can you do? Project Management , Programming, UI Design, Consulting, SAP and a whole lot more.
Research and see the one that best fit you not school school school again.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Olugbanko: 12:15pm On Aug 14
chloride6:
If you had a 3rd class in school, why do you think school is the way for you?
Chloride why are you reacting like the chemical you are na?
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by boom99: 12:32pm On Aug 14
I had a 3rd class... lol.. after extra year.. oboy ... I dusted myself off of every depression..... went for what i was passionate about .... building my first house right now.. Why will i allow my past to dictate my present

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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Horlamidei(m): 12:33pm On Aug 14
iyimide:
Consider cyprus international university.
They accept and the whole package is 1M

Please share me the info or the link please and do they allow one to stay after school to work and get a residence because I just want to leave this country..
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Alwaysking: 12:41pm On Aug 14
Wickedfacts:


Lose, not loose.

You're not in a position to question his class of degree. You lack the intellectual capacity to do so.
Don't mind the fool
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by ola9ja(m): 12:43pm On Aug 14
chloride6:
If you had a 3rd class in school, why do you think school is the way for you?

That's a wrong judgment bro, that guy could even be better than you academically.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by kinibigdeal(m): 12:49pm On Aug 14
hebenezher:
Good evening guys.

I have an issue draining my life and my emotions. It goes thus; I have just graduated from the University with a degree of 3rd class in mathematical sciences(IT). It is so hard to accept but the deed has been done and I have to start looking forward. so, I want to make an enquiry if there's chance for me to do a master in the USA with such low degree or if they also accept 3rd class graduate through PDG. please I need your advice on this.

thank you all!

You can still do your masters here but you have to get a PGD
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by MIKOLOWISKA: 12:53pm On Aug 14
Chei
See as you just finish private school graduates

Walking you no get joy

Wickedfacts:
Don't be like those who their parents spent millions training them in private uni and they're now selling small chops and makeup on Instagram.

The money spent on getting certificate would have been better spent on improving skills, entrepreneurship and starting businesses.

Better go and use your money to establish a business or startup that would make you money.

Schooling is not a scam, however it is not the way for everyone. Find out what you excel in and channel your money there.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by rhazaaq: 12:54pm On Aug 14
why do you want something so cheap, the simple truth is that if you keep looking for school outside Nigeria that will accept you with third class to study a master program you will keep searching and never will you get answer because even in our low graded university in Nigeria you will have to do PGD before you can proceed to the next level accept the fact. There are always a particular CGPA that are perecusite and required to study in abroad so also in Nigeria and every other institution around the world. if you are coming with Nigeria grade university to study in abroad the minimum you are expected to have is 3.5 or 4.0 and for sure being in third class you don't have it some school accept 3.0.
my best advice bro, apply for a PGD in any school in Nigeria and perform very well atleast if you can have distinction or strong credit you can use that to proceed in your choosen carrier but if that is not the case if you must travel please there are alot of things you can tangle with in abroad that will make you a professional in your field and be recognized to a greater extent all is to be fulfill in life and make money.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by chloride6: 1:03pm On Aug 14
ola9ja:


That's a wrong judgment bro, that guy COULD even be better than you academically.
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Preshob(m): 1:04pm On Aug 14
twosquare:
Wole Soyinka had 2:1. Stop misinforming people.

Exactly what I was about to chip in!!

Many misinformed people go about spewing that fallacy just to satisfy themselves and boost their already damaged self-esteem, which is very bad IMHO

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Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Partnerbiz3: 1:06pm On Aug 14
Stillthebest:


Most universities in the USA will not accept third class for masters degree and even in Europe. But you can consider Cyprus and Georgia(not costly schools). They have some universities that will accept you, then with their internal qualifying tests.

You can also consider PGD.... not PDG pls. You can run a pgd in Nigeria. Futa runs it for 3 semesters. Or better still contact any lower standard school you wish to attend in the usa, Europe and Canada as them their waivers. Most schools have waivers especially when they target our money.

Plus Africans alwsys do better in schools abroad and they know this. Some of their waivers are that they could ask yu to sit for an internal qualifying test or run a short term program to qualify you for masters. Could gulp money tho.

Pdg and pgd diff pls?
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by Stillthebest: 1:32pm On Aug 14
Partnerbiz3:


Pdg and pgd diff pls?

I don't know how what pdg means. But postgraduate studies is PGD
Re: Can I Do Masters With A 3rd Class Degree In Europe (USA)? by bencliff2017: 1:40pm On Aug 14
You apparently know the reason he has third class , he find it very difficult to read and comprehend.hes always looking for a summarized answers




Lugianostar:
Why did you settle for 3rd class division in the first instance?

You no sabi book abi

Ask google and stop intruding in our serious interactions.

Seun you know what to do o! Before i loose it

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