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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Okunns: 11:38pm On Jan 27
solihp:


The scholarship is very small. I will advice you to wait for the other school and maybe push for a better offer in this particular school.

Also, do not make any tuition deposit before getting to the US.

Really?

It is stated clearly that the first $500 tuition deposit to be made on or before 11 of next month is not refundable.

However was thinking the rest could be refunded if requested for it timely, particularly God forbid, in a case of failed visa application.

Thank you for this all the same, don't have even $500 to throw away to one school outside sevis, visa fee etc.

I will wait for the other school response, tho the deadline to accept the current admission given to me will elapse before I receive admission and GA decision feedback from this second institution.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Okunns: 11:07pm On Jan 27
I have just be given a graduate admission by the University of San Francisco with $2,000 scholarship for fall semester and $1,500 for spring out of total tution of $21,000 for year 1.

Was actually hoping for a bigger scholarship amount, though contemplating to push forward with my visa application. My dad and employer are my potential sponsors to cover the huge tuition balance.

Wondering if this could fly.

And don't if there is need to make aditional tuition payment/deposit before coming up for visa interview.

I still await outcome of an application to another school tho.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Okunns: 12:29pm On Jan 24
nathyshollz:
I am so happy to say this. After reading posts on here and getting visa in 2018. I was able to help another person. Below is the transcripts of the person who got approved on the 21st January grin grin grin grin

Me:Morning Sir
Vo:Morning
Vo:Can I have ur passport Nd I-20
Me:ok sir and pass it to him
Vo:He checked through d I:20 for a while and said Y r u going to d Us
Me:M going to d US for my MBA in Communications and Public Relations
Vo:Y this course?
Me:Am a journalist and it’s required in my place of work to attain the post of a supervisor Nd subsequently reaching the post of a director as I add more experience in the field
Vo:where do you work?
Me:I work with *** as a ***
Vo:For how long v u bn working
Me:For over 4years now I started 3rd of August 2015
Vo:So y this University
Me:I actually choose the university because it was recommended to me by my boss who happens to be an alumni of the university and I also checked through the skul curriculum Nd I found out I will b taking some courses of interest courses like Managerial Communication,Public speaking,Effective Business writing,Publicity and public relations so I contacted a professor in the University professor Wahl who happens to be a senior lecturer in d department and we agreed in Investigating the cause of the misuse of media as a tool of PR.
Vo:Did u apply to other schools
Me:Yes
Vo:Name them
Me:Illinois University Chicago and Concordia university Wisconsin
Vo:y did u choose Concordia over Illinois
Me:Concordia was swift with there response so I decided to go with them
Vo:who’s sponsoring
Me:My uncle Mr*****
Vo:Do you have a bank statement
Me:yes I do I gave it to him
Vo:He checked for while Nd said a min plz and went away wiv my I-20 Nd the statement of act
Vo:He came back Nd said ur boss recommended the skul
Me:Yes sir
Vo:So you coming back to Nigeria to resume ur duty post
Me:I said yes sir
Vo:Do u v ur repatriation Fee
Me:I said yes sir
Vo:Go to room 22 and pay Enjoy ur trip
Me:Thank you sir.


1. Was there travel history on the passport given to the VO?

2. Was deposit/tuition paid?


Asking this cos I am in a dilemma:

I have just be given a graduate admission by the University of San Francisco with $2,000 scholarship for fall semester and $1,500 for spring out of total tution of $21,000 for year 1.

Was actually hoping for a bigger scholarship amount, though contemplating to push forward with my visa application. My dad and employer are my potential sponsors to cover the huge tuition balance.

Wondering if this could fly

And don't if there is need to make aditional tuition payment/deposit before coming up for visa interview.

No travel history.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Okunns: 12:27pm On Jan 24
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Okunns: 11:41pm On Oct 10, 2019
Muleriders:


Your cgpa is good.. But for your GRE, it's on average side.


Follow this steps.

1. Go to WES website and use the free calculator to convert your grades to 4.0


2. Hit Google and search for masters in business analytics in US and browse through the list of schools. (most schools offer this under MBA though)


3. Go through the requirements of the school and see if your cgpa and GRE score matches (I'm sure your cgpa does).


4. Check through the scholarship opportunities of the schools to see if your profile fit in.

5. Weigh the best options at hand and you may need USnews to compare the ranking.

6. Send in your applications and get ADMITTED

Please house I want to enquire if wes normally leaves out failed/carry over courses in the cgpa calculation?

I used their free tool and did not include failed courses.. my cgpa was good in the 4.0 scale system as a result.

Need to confirm urgently before my transcript is sent to them officially.

Thanks!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 7:58pm On Jul 11, 2019
Stellyhardy:
Good afternoon house,I’m new on this thread . Year of birth is wrong on my WAEC certificate but I have an affidavit from court carrying the correct year to back it up....please will it be accepted at the Italian embassy ?

Go to WAEC office in Ogba. Had same issue last year and some how I found a way out of it.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 7:56pm On Jul 11, 2019
Delesta2015:
i booked on Monday and I was given on the 18th of this month. Just be patient and wait for their response this week.

Thanks for the assurance; I got response yesterday with an appointment for 22nd of July.

Thanks once again!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 1:04pm On Jul 10, 2019
PLEASE HOUSE, IS IT NOW POSSIBLE TO GO TO THE CONSULATE FOR PRE ENROLMENT WITHOUT APPOINTMENT?

I have been sending mails to book appointment since Monday, but no response. Wondering if I should just go to there for the purpose without apppontment.

Very curious!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 2:50pm On Jun 08, 2019
maxi505:
Hello guys, I have been trying to access the application portal of University of Milan but was unable to. Anyone knows if the application is still open for international students?

Click on this link https://cas.unimi.it/ENG/login?service=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unimi.it%2Fhpsifa%2FENG%2Fapps%2Fhpsifaprivata.xsl to create an account in the admission portal.

Ensure you have read through available courses and their requirements beforehand. Also get ready to pay 30 Euros for application fee.

I hope this piece help. Goodluck!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 6:47am On May 06, 2019
aeboiy:
why did they deny you visa? kindly share your experience.


They said I have not paid for the course I want to study. I was given an option to appeal the refusal in Rome through an Italian lawyer, but passed it on.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:32pm On May 03, 2019
marc14:
I applied to UniMilan and just got admitted.

Can share the process of application?
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:25pm On May 03, 2019
Hello Nairalanders! I submitted documents for legalization/DoV last year, though my visa application was not successful surprisingly, now am thinking of reapplying this year and I will probably need my DoV.

Wondering if I should write the consulate requesting for it as I only want to bother about pre enrollment this year if I secure admission and not legalization.

In a nutshell, can I get my DoV of last year from the consulate now?
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 2:52am On Oct 14, 2018
House, was refused student visa at the Consulate for a bizarre reason: I have not paid for the course I want to study.

The Consulate gave me the option of appealing the refusal in Rome through an Italian lawyer. Wondering anyone here know how it works; the cost and the chance of overturning it?

I will really appreciate timely contributions on this, though I have a little less than 60 days to file the appeal, my course enrolment ends in November.

Thanks!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:04pm On Sep 14, 2018
Submitted my visa application today.

Very long process
Learnt they decided to Bleep guys up this year.

And on the other hand it's visa galore for the girls. Still worth trying till the end I think.

It is well!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 5:50pm On Aug 20, 2018
I tried talk to others but it was same story. But is yours still up to 18 months validity period? Cos they said that's the least they can accept for long stay visa.

Surprisingly I have written thrice without response to the consulate on this.

Trying to get a new one already but the problem apart from the exuberant amount is that the new passport's number will be different from the old one which I have used to fill all my forms during admission, pre-enrolment & legalisation. Also the old passport number is also on the yellow card I sweated to get just last week.

Add to that, they said I will need about three weeks to get the new one.

Real headache!

yettyRoot:


They told me something similar. Although mine expires early 2020 but I insisted I was of course going to renew it when I get to Italy when it’s close to the date of expiry and it was the end of the talk regards that. I think it’s lame they say that knowing fully well you can’t renew unless it’s 6months to the end. Perhaps you want to insist on talking to a director there or something

Regardless, all the best!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 9:24am On Aug 19, 2018
Surprised my application was turned down at the VFS due to my passport validity; one year (Expires on 3rd August 2019)

They said I need at least 18 months validity period on the passport to be eligible for the the 2 years study visa.

And you don't get passport renewed legally until about six month to the date it expires.

Frustrating and tiring.

Any idea on what to do will be appreciated.. Time running out!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:03pm On Aug 12, 2018
lordbjizzi:


Have you got your DoV?

No. The response I got on a mail I sent to enquire, was that it will not be ready now & that I can go on with the visa application.

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Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 12:30am On Aug 11, 2018
Please house, can I truly use successfully my dad's fixed deposit account statement for visa application?

I need confirm on this urgently as I intend to push forward with my visa application next week.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 1:14pm On Aug 02, 2018
Imustreturn:
ask your question
I will appreciate we communicate privately. Wouldn't mind your WhatsApp no.

Thanks always!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 10:54pm On Aug 01, 2018
Hello house.. Anyone here in University of Milan, or at least help with a student's contact there. We are in dire need of an urgent information.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:51am On Jul 29, 2018
Imustreturn:
shey there is money in it? Carry it and go
OK.. Thanks!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:08am On Jul 29, 2018
Imustreturn:
based on?
The uniqueness of the account; not to receive salary but normal saving through deposit from my dad and a few clients that do business with him.

Concerned about the pay slip/stub as well.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 10:12pm On Jul 28, 2018
Imustreturn:
carry go
Thanks man. Still open to more advise though.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:13pm On Jul 28, 2018
How viable it is to use an account statement with very low cash flow, as per saving and withdrawing.

My dad has more than one account, but the one with a N5M balance (current account) that I intend use for my visa application has seen little or no cash flow in about four months in line with the way it has been operated.

Want to know if I still stand a good chance for visa success using the account, as other accounts that are frequently used have very low balance.

Expecting timely/prompt contributions on this great Nairalanders.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 6:51pm On Jul 04, 2018
Please house I need urgent advise on this: how possible it is to legalise at the embassy without the translated copy of transcript? Though my other documents are already translated and ready save for the transcript that is taking more time.

I have an appointment for this Friday for possible legalisation & Pre Enrolment, but the translated copy of my transcript will only be ready next week's Tuesday.

Mind you one experienced women in the process has adevised me not to let my appointment on Friday slipped, particularly if I don't get new date and I have requested for new schedule, and every tried book for an appointment with different email without success.

Please I need urgent advise on this, Friday is here!

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Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 11:03pm On Jun 24, 2018
Please any prospective or current student of University of Bologna in here? I need to urgently speak to one. I just got my acceptance letter for a master degree course at the institution.
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 2 by Okunns: 9:24pm On Jan 31, 2017
Hi guys! Coming out of my shell as one of the silent readers here. Just have to share my experience at the Abuja US embassy.

Appointment Date: 09/01/2017 - 8:00AM

Can't even remember myself and the VO exchange pleasantries. Here is the transcript of what I remember:

VO: Where do u wanna visit in the US?
Me: New York
VO: Why do you wanna go to New York?
Me: For a so so so Sport Bussines Summit to be held at the Time Centre precisely
VO: Are u married?
Me: No. However am engaged (brought out an introduction ceremony photo of me and my fiancee. The VO was not interested and said never mind)
VO: Do you have kid(s)?
Me: No. But expecting one with my fiancee in weeks time.
VO Said Oh.. Congrats! That's lovely!
VO: Have you travelled outside Nigeria before?
Me: No
VO: What do you do? (the question I think I answered poorly)
Me: I am a Journalist and Media Marketer (failed to mention I am Sports Journalist and the Head of Sports & Marketing of my company)
VO: Typed on the computer for a while and said "how many kids do you said you have"?
Me: I was about saying just expecting to have one in weeks time when the VO nodded in agreement saying it's the first one you are expecting right?
VO: The Summit is not in line with your profession.
VO: Brought out the yellow paper, returned my passport and said sorry you can reapply again some other time.

54k gone in less than 3 minutes.

Took me days or maybe weeks to realise I made the denial decision easier to make for the VO due to my mistakes in answering some of his questions. Particularly not mentioning it that I am a Sports Journalist as the Summit I planned to attend is Sport Business related. Though contemplating reapplying now cos the summit comes up late March this year and the IV with me is still valid, plus I have plans to attend a summer course in the USA this year too. Don't know which one will be safer/better to apply with fellas. Will appreciate any advice on this.

Meanwhile the said 9th January at the Abuja US Embassy was a day to forget for many. The embassy denied people like no man's business on the day. Only elderly people were given visa. Maybe the ones I know of. Honestly all the young people including students that I witnessed their interview, saw and interacted with got the yellow paper not even young couples that looked convincing. An old woman that was interviewed just before me got her visa while another ederly man that was interviewed after me secured visa too but his daughter that was to accompany him to visit his son in the US was denied.

Wish everyone here the best for the moment and the future!

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