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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by pompido: 1:41pm On Jan 10
Chriswazo:


One of the ogas

We salute you sir, compliments of the season o


God is the ogapatapata!

Make una send us some of the Naija harmattan cold ooo. Winter has refused to be cold cheesy

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by pompido: 7:54pm On Jan 09
Part 8!!!!

What a trip it has been.

Wishing everyone success in their endeavors. Your testimonies await.

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TV/Movies / Re: 'Lionheart' Oscar Disqualification: Victoria Kimani, Ebuka, Dotun, Deyemi React by pompido: 2:27pm On Nov 05, 2019
pickatyou:
Why pick lion heart over king of boys I kept saying it

They don't pick. It is the responsibility of the movie producers/owners to submit their movies for awards. It is from the bunch submitted that any that qualifies (highest qualification ranking) would then be nominated and announced.

None of the ''Nigerian blockbusters'' would qualify based on the language requirement so the onus falls on the indigenous movie producers (Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba or even Pidgin) to make a solid one and submit for awards consideration

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TV/Movies / Re: 'Lionheart' Oscar Disqualification: Victoria Kimani, Ebuka, Dotun, Deyemi React by pompido: 2:17pm On Nov 05, 2019
How a movie can be submitted for an award without reading the qualifying requirements clearly is something only a Nigerian will do and then raise all hell when rejected.

A simple check on the Oscars' website will give a summary of the qualification requirements..

The Foreign Language Film category name has been changed to International Feature Film.

“We have noted that the reference to ‘Foreign’ is outdated within the global filmmaking community,” commented Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyermann, co-chairs of the International Feature Film Committee. “We believe that International Feature Film better represents this category, and promotes a positive and inclusive view of filmmaking, and the art of film as a universal experience.”

The category name change does not change any existing category rules, the submission process, or eligibility requirements. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Animated and documentary feature films are permitted. Only one film is accepted from each country as the official selection.

In addition, the shortlist for the International Feature Film award is expanding to ten films; seven to be chosen by the Phase I International Feature Film Committee, and the additional three to be voted by the International Feature Film Award Executive Committee.

Source: https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-announces-rules-92nd-oscars

May God save us from ignorance. cry

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 2:55pm On Oct 30, 2019
osymaco1992:


Thanks for your response Boss.... On my Admission letter it was stated that after enrollment by post, that I must report to the school before 15th of November for physical enrollment and if I fail to be present, that I will be exmatriculated...I think that is where the VO held strongly and asked me to contact my school in that respect and they are not ready to extend any further.

Did your school reply you that they couldn't after you sent them your visa interview slip and fee receipt? If they did, send that response to the embassy politely requesting that they fast track your application so you can meet up, highlighting the fact that you believe you have met all their requirements especially by funding your BA before the interview. Then you hope they fast track it because AM in 7days has been recorded in the past and you still have 2 weeks to go, so keep the faith.

Parallel to this, send a mail to your school asking if it is possible to defer your admission to summer if their final stance is not to extend and what is needed to defer the admission. You can also state in this mail that you would really like to join this winter and would welcome an extension of the physical enrollment rather a deferment.

You can also do the following:

a. scan your school website for the email address of your course coordinator, dean of admission and anyone you think may have some authority in the school (especially regarding the admissions process) and send them all a well scripted mail pleading your case for an extension (blind copy them all so it looks like you sent to each person individually or simply send individually so your greeting can be personalized).

b. look for the email address of the alien's office in the city you are heading to and send them a mail (in german preferably so use google translate and change every ''du'' to ''Sie'') detailing your situation and why you need them to expedite your visa approval. Give them 3days after you send the email and then find someone in Germany that can help you call them and find out where you stand and also plead your case if it is still pending.

These are your options and I have really stretched them smiley

Wish you all the best.

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 2:11pm On Oct 30, 2019
osymaco1992:


My Boss....I love your response....My predicament is a bit closer than this...but I wish my own to be straight forward. I did my interview last week and the vo advised I ask my school for enrollment extension since my physical enrollment deadline is on 15th November, And my school isn't ready to extend any further...I have just been thinking on what to do if my AM eventually states they need enrollment extension. I have already enrolled by post and submitted my enrollment documents which includes; health insurance, semester fees receipt and declaration of acceptance during my interview. Am just thinking hard on what next to do if my AM doesn't drop before 15th November. I have already sent a mail to my school with attached visa fee receipts and asked them to extend my enrollment deadline according to embassy instructions still they wouldn't. Am just stucked and observing how it will turn out for me.

Any suggestions @Pompido Sassy

If you have already done the bolded above, then I believe you have already completed your enrollment unless there is something else to be done to complete the enrollment which I can't think of at this time.

What you should be asking for from your school is a confirmation of enrollment or a letter confirming that you can still resume after the 15th of November, which you will then forward to the embassy to show that you are still good to go.

Kindly expatiate if your situation is different.

Best regards

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 1:44pm On Oct 30, 2019
Floyd101:
please my family. I received my a.m yesterday from the embassy but my school enrollment deadline is on Monday and they won’t extend. please I am confused at this junction and your assistance would be greatly appreciated.. @sassy92 and the rest of the wise elders in the house. Please come to my aid

Print your AM, print the email from your school saying enrollment deadline is Monday and go with your passport to the embassy. Give all that to them and emphasize on the fact that you want to collect your visa by hand.

Also send a mail today to the embassy stating your predicament and also what you will be doing tomorrow (paragragh above). You can also call for good measure and inform them of same.

Book a flight for friday (without paying), print out the booking and go with it also to show why you can not wait for the delivery service.

All the best

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 1:39pm On Oct 30, 2019
JosephAdeoba:
Saw this on a German Job website. Imagine!!!

This is a clear example of what Germans read and understand when we use translators to send them messages cheesy cheesy cheesy

This is definitely the work of one that simply copied what a translator provided verbatim. Nothing to see here. wink

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 12:27pm On Oct 30, 2019
Thegamingorca:



Frankly I'm more interested in securing accommodation waiting on ground prior to arrival m8.

The other perks look all catchy and flamboyant but mehhhhhh.

What's an airport pickup going to do for me? Like who gives two shits when there are taxis and trains.

Then again I don't want a guide through out my stay in germany...like I'm hoping that was an error or what the hell do I need you sticking around for?

Fact is that, it's the accommodation issue that is a headache

Funny thing is you will be shocked at what savings you can have if someone picks you up at the airport rather than you paying for taxi to your accommodation. For example, most people will tell you to use the Kielus bus from Hamburg airport to Kiel (cost 14 euros for CAU students and 21 euros for FH kiel and others) when you arrive while a truly experienced person will offer you the option using flixbus instead which could cost you only 5euros or so. An option is the train as mentioned but with all the luggage, you would rather a direct trip than a trip with changes at different stations and having to tug at the heavy luggage. Even here, someone who knows his way around can inform you to book superspar price trip instead of the regular price you see on apps and website or at the ticket machine, thus saving you some money.

Using your admission letter to take buses for free in your city while waiting for your school pass is also something that will save you money if you know. No one can confidently say they can provide accommodation for anyone from Nigeria but tips and assistance in trying to secure one (say using their phone numbers and address to apply for those private apartments in big cities) may go a long way. Next steps in settling down like city registration, school stuffs, permit and even jobs are why you need to have people you can reach out to.

Even the smallest cost savings as to where to buy what matters. e.g. REWE is a bit expensive (if only REWE is close to you, stick to JA! products. They are cheaper), Penny, Aldi, Lidl and Netto are some of the cheapest supermarkets to buy stuff from with differences of 10cents and above cheesy

Thing is everyone will eventually settle and find their way but having someone on ground to guide you every step of the way could be the difference between a hard landing and a soft landing.

Of course you will find Nigerians in almost every city you go but as some have found out, attitudes will differ.

Maybe a all in one package will work for the service owners and those interested, I was just seeing the useful side of the idea.

Best regards

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 10:28am On Oct 30, 2019
vkyburnz:
Please does anyone here know much about GISMA Business School in Germany? Can't find much about them online.

Offered admission in Business Intelligence and Analytics there at their Arden Uni, Berlin Campus.

Reviews will be appreciated by those who know Germany inside out. Thanks people

GISMA is a private university and unless you are ready to dole out 15k euros upwards, then try the free universities and put the 15k in your blocked account. The advantage with GISMA is that their programs are usually 1year so you get to finish faster but the con of this is you get very little time to settle down and integrate in Germany (i.e. get internships, work as a student. etc.). You also end up with maximum of 1year residence permit because your program is for a year meaning even if you want to spend more time (taking a semester off) will require you to jump more hoops to get an extension. This is Berlin that gives 3years permit to tuition free students.

I have a friend that just started there this winter despite my objection. The school waited till last minute to let her know they couldn't help with accommodation even though it was part of their care package. She now pays 700 euros per month for rent after spending 2 weeks in an Airbnb apartment of over 30 euros a night.

So think about your short and long term objectives to help you in making a decision.

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Investment / Re: Digital Agriculture Investment platforms/options in Nigeria by pompido: 2:47pm On Oct 27, 2019
yungestmoney:
Has anyone here done business with Agropartnerships so far? Aside their site it's been hard to get info about them.

Do a detailed check on them via their mother company....Farmforte Agro and Allied Solutions Limited

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 9:13am On Sep 17, 2019
This really is a first for me because it is absolutely normal and generally accepted to move from one school to another so long as you exmatriculate from the first one and submit the exmatriculation certificate with other documents when registering at the new school.

I did it as did many other people. So kindly write them back and confirm exactly what the problem is. If possible go to the school and visit their international office in person with your admission letter and exmatriculation certificate (if you have transcripts of courses already done, go with that too. You can print out your results on QIS if that's what your old university uses).

They should take a second look and tell you what the issue is or let you register.

You can also visit the international office of your old school and discuss this with them. If they can give you a letter or tell you some law that allows the free movement of students across schools and courses, it will help you.

Arm yourself with information and go there to get some answers.

All the best to you.

Akwaekee:
Search for some elders and send them pms. @Dolpaz @Pompido @Honourableseyi.Go to "Nigerian students in Germany how do you survive" thread.

Btw, how did they arrive at such conclusion?

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 7:11am On Sep 17, 2019
That is your evidence of 828 Euro monthly..

nicerichard05:



Bro sorry to ask, aside the block 10k euro, do u still have to show evidence of 828 euro monthly again. Pls explain to me. Tnkx
Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 7:03am On Sep 17, 2019
Big congrats to you. Deutschland shall favor you all around.


Adeniyii2017:
VISUM ALERT!!
RWTH Aachen
Applied Geoscience Msc.
For those waiting for AL, AM or VISA, you’ll have them in due time by God’s grace!
Thanks to those that are always here to help.

Honourableseyi Pompido heybaby Fabcol Eldeee Rosicky7 God bless you guys greatly and immensely!!

For those that we’ve been in contact through mail, I’m sorry if I’ve not replied your mail .. could not connect.
We go dey alright.. !!

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 6:53am On Aug 27, 2019
Whitemagic:

Anyone with idea if digital marketing is a good side hustle while you school? How about as a full time job with an IT company during and after school. what's the market like on that particular aspect of IT. Thanks

Pompido
Willy2000


The first question is who are the target people and their language of communication? Once you recognize and accept this fact then know you are good to go.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 6:51am On Aug 27, 2019
Kingsley10000:
I studied Animal production and livestock management
with cgpa of 3.58.

I have gotten my transcript from my
school,recommendation/reference letters from my lecturers
and Attestation/English language proficiency....


The only course related to my field during my search is
DIARY SCIENCE in CAU KIEL University...Please how can i
apply,i really need guidance


Another question i want to ask is....Is there any other school
is Germany that's offering animal science related courses
(Animal husbandry,Animal health,Animal production,Animal
nutrition etc)apart from DIARY SCIENCE

I am sure you would have found all the information you needed if you did a Google search..... www. Agrar. uni-kiel .de/e n/study-programmes /prospective-students-pupils /courses/dairy-science
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 11:20am On Aug 13, 2019
davizfx:
Hello, everyone, please I need your help inform of advice and necessary information. I looking forward to my admission into MSc Sustainable development program at liepzig University in Germany. I have a BSc degree biochemistry (cgpa, 3.21) and an MBA, with 10 years of work experience in a public research institute here Nigeria. I am 36. I am married with 2 sons, ages 10 and 6, my wife (33 yrs) has HND computer science.

We all want to relocate to germany to work and study. We don't want to leave any one of us behind here in Nigeria. We have limited funds.

My main goal is to obtain my msc and PhD from German University. My wife wants a change of career to catering or nursing or pharmacy through the vocational training in Germany. We both want our boys to study at least up to university level in Germany.

My questions are:
What is the best way to achieve this? Is liepzig a good city to study, work and raise my kids? If not what are other options we have as a family?
With my qualifications and experiences, how quickly can I get a work to support my family?
What is the possibility of my wife working full-time while I study and work and vice-versa?

I will be be very grateful for any assistance anyone here can provide. Thank you.

First, let me commend you for taking the bold step of gunning for better for you and your family. This is the true definition of a man! I have to be frank when I say that having everyone move out at once is going to be quite the uphill task especially as you say funds are limited (though in my experience, funds tend to show up when there is good traction in your plans). Another angle to it is once you leave your family behind first to try and settle in Germany, you will quickly realize things are not that straightforward which may then affect your plans of having your family over asap.

Achieving your goal is attainable but it is different for your wife. This is because nursing and pharmacy are taught in German entirely so she must first be at C1 level at least to even understand what is going in in class. It would be easier for your wife to get into a BSc program in IT or anything related to IT which of course makes it easier for her to get internships and work after study. Your sons are of compulsory schooling age so you are lucky in that regard as they will be put into school (mostly free) immediately which is from 8am - 4pm at least (could be till 6pm if you want).

In my opinion, Liepzig isn't the ideal place to start off especially with the entire family at once but I believe wherever God has blessed for you will work (search on nairaland for Liepzig to learn about people's experiences).

Student visas have working time limitations. If your wife comes in as a student, she will not be able to work full time. If you come in first and do family reunion to bring your wife and kids over, your wife will be able to work full time.

Forget about your sales experience especially if you can't speak German. If you are fluent in German, you can seek out work student jobs in customer care (there are english customer care jobs too so look out for them). The bigger the city you land in, the higher your chances of landing a job asap but anywhere will work if you plan and commit to job hunting early.

Wish you all the very best.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 10:49am On Aug 13, 2019
Odedenshi1:
Greetings y’all,



(1) I was considering applying to Study in Kleve, how viable is the City in terms of Student jobs?

Do a search on nairaland for ''Kleve'', you should find posts from people that will surely help you.

(2) My undergraduate discipline is Biochemistry, but I have over 7years experience in Sales. I have decided to switch to IT, presently running CCNA and by the grace of God I plan to complete CCNP before December. Is Networking in demand in Germany?

Anything IT is hot cake in Germany but as networking is a customer facing role, it is a safe bet to master and perfect your german for easy entry.

(3) Based on my Undergraduate course of study, I am aware it would be difficult to get a Masters program in IT, is settling for a Bsc in IT advisable considering my age, I am already in my late 30’s.

Age is just a number here. They do not use age in the consideration of anything so you are very welcome to take on BSc. There are older people doing BSc and it is just 3 years.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 6:13pm On Aug 11, 2019
eastafro:

so from what I understand it took you 3 years to finish your masters , that is to graduate , correct ?


I spent 2.5years to finish my masters but I changed courses after I landed so I lost one semester. So in total 3years...

From July to October of the following year, I completed my masters project, wrote one exam (in January) and thesis. Graduated that October.

You get now?

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 7:32am On Aug 09, 2019
devmantic:


Thanks for the information provided to prospective students willing to come over to study in Germany.

Also note that BAfoeG is mostly available to German students/EU students. It is rarely available to African students (unless you have PR). African students with residence permit for studying cannot receive BAfoeG benefits.

The beautiful thing about Deutschland is that there are several underlying rules that make certain things possible so very little people know about them. As rare as it is to find an non-eu student get Bafög, they do get it... Anyways this is just information, it will be useful to some and not to others wink

DAAD or STUBE is a better option for African students but be aware that holders of these scholarships must (in most cases) go back to develop their respective countries.

There are different types of grants and scholarships from Daad and Stube. The example I gave for Stube is a fully funded 6months internship or thesis scholarship which has no requirement to go back anywhere after you are done. Just read around a bit more and you may just find even better offers. i.e. There is a Christian body that gives 700euros per month stipend for 1year without any demand, ties or requirements other than to get a letter from a registered church in Germany that you are a full fledged working member of that church. Not all Daad scholarships have the return to base rule as I believe you know. Add others if you know, could help out some folks.

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 2:23pm On Aug 08, 2019
On today's episode of how students survive in Germany, here are a few points for you all... cheesy

A popular scholarship is the Deutschlandstipendium (w w w . deutschlandstipendium . de / index . ht ml) which is open to everyone ─ regardless of nationality or personal and parental income. Applications should typically be filed from your home country, but if you're already in Germany, you should apply within the first 15 months.


The first contact point should be the social office in the Studentenwerk or the academic international offices of the university if in ''financial distress''. The advisors there know who at each university helps international students in financial difficulty. The social office also provides information on financial help from the state which you might be able to apply for.

One-off financial support can be applied for from the catholic (KSG: w w w . f h o k . de / struk tur en / hochschulgemeinden-vor-ort / ) or the evangelical (ESG: google ESG + your city on google) student community of the universities. At some universities there are also private societies that support international students, so ask around.

Education Loan
The education loan programme (“Bildungskreditprogramm”), run by the German federal government, offers financial aid to students. Unlike the BAföG, the “Bildungskredit” is a loan with no grant elements. That means that you will have to repay the full amount at an interest rate of 0.75% (as of June 2017). The loan will be paid in monthly instalments with the maximum amount being 7,200 euros. If you live in Germany as a refugee, you are eligible to apply for the loan. Please note that this only makes sense if you are sure that you will have the financial means in the future to pay it back. Repayment starts no earlier than four years after you received your first monthly instalment.

STUBE is a body that helps students with integration and excellence in their academics with a focus on knowledge transfer to the developing countries (especially your country of origin). Their mainstay program is funding students back to either their countries or any african countries of their choice for a fully funded 6months internship or thesis completion. You can google Stube + your city to find which of their offices is responsible for applications.

You are allowed to get thesis funding from your university! Once you get your thesis topic approved, simply contact your international center about funding for your thesis and you will be informed about the process. Payout range from 200 to 450 euros for between 3 -6 months. The aim of this funding is so you can concentrate on completing the thesis satisfactorily.

Word of advice, start searching and applying for student jobs immediately after your visa interview, you may be lucky as some have been to have something waiting for you before you land. Being able to email in German without coming across as a novice might also help.

Additions are welcome.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 2:19pm On Aug 08, 2019
On today's episode of how students survive in Germany, here are a few points for you all... cheesy

A popular scholarship is the Deutschlandstipendium (w w w . deutschlandstipendium . de / index . ht ml) which is open to everyone ─ regardless of nationality or personal and parental income. Applications should typically be filed from your home country, but if you're already in Germany, you should apply within the first 15 months.


The first contact point should be the social office in the Studentenwerk or the academic international offices of the university if in ''financial distress''. The advisors there know who at each university helps international students in financial difficulty. The social office also provides information on financial help from the state which you might be able to apply for.

One-off financial support can be applied for from the catholic (KSG: w w w . f h o k . de / struk tur en / hochschulgemeinden-vor-ort / ) or the evangelical (ESG: google ESG + your city on google) student community of the universities. At some universities there are also private societies that support international students, so ask around.

Education Loan
The education loan programme (“Bildungskreditprogramm”), run by the German federal government, offers financial aid to students. Unlike the BAföG, the “Bildungskredit” is a loan with no grant elements. That means that you will have to repay the full amount at an interest rate of 0.75% (as of June 2017). The loan will be paid in monthly instalments with the maximum amount being 7,200 euros. If you live in Germany as a refugee, you are eligible to apply for the loan. Please note that this only makes sense if you are sure that you will have the financial means in the future to pay it back. Repayment starts no earlier than four years after you received your first monthly instalment.

STUBE is a body that helps students with integration and excellence in their academics with a focus on knowledge transfer to the developing countries (especially your country of origin). Their mainstay program is funding students back to either their countries or any african countries of their choice for a fully funded 6months internship or thesis completion. You can google Stube + your city to find which of their offices is responsible for applications.

You are allowed to get thesis funding from your university! Once you get your thesis topic approved, simply contact your international center about funding for your thesis and you will be informed about the process. Payout range from 200 to 450 euros for between 3 -6 months. The aim of this funding is so you can concentrate on completing the thesis satisfactorily.

Word of advice, start searching and applying for student jobs immediately after your visa interview, you may be lucky as some have been to have something waiting for you before you land. Being able to email in German without coming across as a novice might also help.

Additions are welcome.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 12:45pm On Aug 04, 2019
Glowing1:


Good evening.. Please if you have AL for both Paderborn n Passau.. Which would u rather head to. I will appreciate ur feedback thanks

Paderborn in my opinion would be the better choice because it is in NRW so your semester Ticket covers the economically better off cities around. They also issue 2years permit on first issue but it is one of the smaller cities in NRW...

Passau a tad bit difficult to settle into, accommodation is hard to get and a bit expensive, work is very limited to get and it is 2 hrs to Munich... A few guys are there and are doing OK so anyone heading there would be fine...

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 9:17am On Aug 01, 2019
jesmond3945:
cybersecurity has maths too

Maths get level for Germany....

The depth of maths required in Cryptography depends but in most cases it is for a couple of courses.

Still a safe bet for anyone trying to steer clear of core maths and besides, Cybersecurity is the sweet baby for companies now and positions are being filled with or without German language knowledge...

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 8:39am On Aug 01, 2019
chimax1:
University of tuebingen or deggendorf institute of technology. Gurus help me make a choice pls

Tübingen is the better choice.....It is a University town with loads of Students (So social life is okay), 1hr to Stuttgart (not as bubbling a city as people claim but still an economic hub, in Baden-Württemberg which is considered a correct economic area for students, close to France (via Offenburg or elsewhere), Switzerland and Liechtenstein.....

Daggendorf is a very low key area like Passau in Bavaria with borders close to Czech and Austria (Reports say the place is dry. Met a couple of guys studying there when I visited Passau which I can confirm leaves much to be desired but guys will always find a way to survive.)

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 11:43am On Jul 30, 2019
SpongeBobSP:

hallo bro,
thanks for the insight so far,
I got a few questions,if you don't mind.

Nope, I do not mind grin

1. what are the possibilities of removing certain courses and doing them at a later time during the Msc program, I know it will extend the duration of the program, but I'm thinking long term, in terms of how it will affect side hustle( cos there will be less workload ), grades, and most importantly it will give ample time to learn the language to a respectable level.

The beauty of MSc in Germany is that you can shuffle your courses as you wish and as is convenient for you. You can do an assessment of the courses you will be taking and select the ones that will allow you time to work and learn German. Alternatively, you can try and rush your first 2 semesters so you have less course load in the later semesters. It really is up to you and you will naturally make these changes when you land and see what obtains where you find yourself.

2. what do you know about kaiserslautern in terms of student jobs and the possibility of internship.
there are limited schools in the summer application and that's one of the few schools u could see that matches what I want.

From what I know about the city, it really isn't really the bubbling place and I think Hadampson had posted something about the place here a while back. Look on the bright side, You will be about 1hr from france, 3hrs from Luxembourg, 5hrs from Belgium and Switzerland cheesy cheesy.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 2:06pm On Jul 29, 2019
Mayfav:
Thanks for this inspiring piece
I' m a female computer science graduate(second class upper) with no experience except a 6months internship.
I would love to go for MS in information systems or information engineering because I don't really like coding and maths.

No one likes Maths in school but we all found a way around it and some became really good at it while finding their way around it. Same goes for coding. You can learn it if you put your mind to it but if you know it is not for you then it isn't...no crime in that

Please my question goes thus.
1)which school/city can u recommend as I don't have money to renew the blocked account in the following year?

No one has an exhaustive list of these cities though most are in the bigger cities which means more competition and really lower chances of getting admitted due to the quality of applications. The smaller cities that offer such may have disadvantages such as no student jobs or close proximity to bigger cities. My advice would be to search for courses that match your desires and then shortlist based on other addons such as economy, renewal, cost of living. etc.

2)Also I would love a city where I can get internship during my studies so as to gain some work experience

Yes the bigger cities offer more possibilities to get internships or work student positions but the truth is that you should be willing to move to wherever for internships. Especially if you are gunning for the top dogs which will definitely look good on your CV. People have even gone to other countries for internships (Brazil, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Malta. etc. Keep an open mind...

3) Is it only programmers that are in demand in Germany?what are the chances for other fields in IT?

Of course not! They have the higher demand though but other aspects of IT are also in demand though knowledge of the German language is key.

4)I would appreciate if u think there are other courses that are good as well. Thanks and God bless.

Keep your search within Information Technology, Information Engineering and cybersecurity if interested.
Avoid any course with Communication Technology in it (this deals with Signals and Systems, Antenna technology, Radio Frequency and Microwave....which is tons of maths and calculations)

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 1:35pm On Jul 29, 2019
Whitemagic:

I sent you a DM... pls is there a format for applying for an internship?

I didn't get the DM....
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by pompido: 1:35pm On Jul 29, 2019
Whitemagic:


Hi pompido... please how do one apply for these internships? What's the nature of the building/architecture/project management industry there? Secondly the fashion industry? Danke schon

Applying for internship is like applying for a job. each advert for internship will normally state what mode of application they accept (typically a CV, cover letter and a short email introducing yourself and why you want in...). The process goes on from there....

Building/Architecture is surprisingly buoyant but the need to speed German is Key. So if one can speak German well (B2 level I would advice) then internship of post-study jobs are abundant.

Project management especially in IT abound and may offer less hurdle with the language as some will request for English speakers only. In other industries, German language is a must!

The fashion industry is very coded but blooming massively.....Language as you know will be the major challenge here. I know a few guys trying to break into fashion photography but I have met a Cameroonian guy who broke into the modelling industry in France. He was doing gigs for top brands and traveling the world for shows while still a student. Being a native French speaker also helped him though....

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Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 7 by pompido: 9:49pm On Jul 16, 2019
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