Here is the comparison between two countries popular among the Nigeria students: Canada vs Germany 󾓨. This #thread will help you choose your study destination on cost of living, visa and work opportunities.

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1. Popular courses:

GERMANY: Computer science, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical engineering, Physics & Life science.

CANADA: Business management, Media, Nursing, Engineering, Computer science and Hospitality.
2. Eligibility/Requirements: For undergrad, you need to have completed 12 years of schooling to get admission. Take SAT exam. Duration of degree course is 4 yrs and that of a diploma is 2 to 3 yrs.

In postgraduate courses, getting admission in vocational courses is easier as...
the admission criteria are more relaxed. Colleges provide average scores accepted to different courses on their website. Always check site please.
GERMANY: Universities in Germany are often funded by the state but not necessarily regulated by it. So every institution decides it's own eligibility criteria and cut-off. Hence, I recommend you to check the university website for programs eligibility.
To pursue undergrad courses in Germany you should have completed your 12th classes and either one of this below 👇
1 Completed 1yr bachelor degree education from Nigerian university.
2. Feststellungsprufung- the entrance exam for different universities/ Studienkolleg
For postgraduate programs in Germany, you need a bachelor's degree in the relevant subjects. Apart from this, the universities might also require you have prove of English. 95% MSc programs are taught in English.
3. Cost of Living:
Canada breakdown👇

Tuition -$10,000-$30,000 per year

Rooms & expenses- $9,000-$12,000 per year

Duration of course- 4years

Total- $19,000-$42,000 per year.

Master's program:

Tuition- $13,000-$35,000

Rooms & expenses- 👆

Duration- 1-2 yrs
Cost of living:
Germany breakdown👇

Tuition fee- €150 ( Public uni) Free

Rooms & living- €8,640 per year

Duration of course- 3-4 years

Total- €8,790.

Master's program:
Tuition - €245(free)

Rooms & living- Same up 👆

Duration- 1-2yrs

Total - €9,105.
4. VISA process:

Canada student visa has the following regulations:

You will have to apply for a post-graduation work permit within 90 days of finishing.

Spouses can also work full time if his/her stay is a yr or more.

You cannot work more than 20hours per week.
VISA process:
Germany student visa rules apply👇

Show funds worth €8,640 per year as proof of funds required for cost of living.

Students can work just like in Canada. Germany is the only country where a student can pursue a part-time technical jobs in d related industry
Remember in Germany,some universities also offer part-time jobs on campus called Hi/wi. 😁

My favorite 😎😎😎

Also, residence permit issued to students is valid for a maximum of two years...You can always renew ...No problem
5. Post Study Work Permit:
Canada 👇

The Canadian post graduation work visa allows students from any post-secondary school to work post studying for time period depending on the duration and to maximum of 3 years. Under this work permit student can work anywhere...
Post Study Work Permit:

International students are required to apply for a residence permit after completion of their education from a German university. The law permit you to apply for a residence permit of 18 months duration to look for a job related.
In addition to Germany, in case you have a job offer that is relevant to your stream of education even before your completion of degree or after, you can apply for a residence permit or an EU blue card
Employment opportunities

Permanent residency opportunities

For Canada and Germany... please check back tonight here for the completion or check my blog same time... I have to 🏃🏃🏃 now

Thank you all 👌
Continuation between Canada & Germany comparison:

5. Employment opportunities: Canada-

Jobs like nurse practitioner, teacher, program analyst, pharmacist, financial manager, construction manager etc. Most sought after positions in Canada.

Jobs in fields like health sector, electrical and electronics industry, mechanical and automotive, building and construction, information technology etc. are some of the top jobs in Germany.
7. Permanent residency opportunities: Canada- During this period of Post graduation work permit, you can apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class. There is a shortage of highly skilled employee, getting PR in Canada is very easy.
Germany: if you have been living in Germany for 5years on German residence permit, you can apply for permanent visa. There are exemption for shorter stay time requirements. You can can apply for German citizenship immediately if you marry a German citizen.
The end. Next thread would be on Chinese language programs and Part-time work options for international students in Germany.

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