While the requirement will vary between universities & field of program, but you generally need the following:
1. A master’s degree in a related field, with strong grades and proven research ability and potential. [This is key from my experience]
Most universities in Canada recognize English as the official language of instruction in Nigerian universities but some have specific universities listed. So you may need to check this.
Abia State Uni, ATBU, ABU, AAU, American University of Nigeria, Bayero, DSU, ESUST, FUTA, FUTO, FUT Minna, FUT Yola, Igbinedion, LAUTECH, LASU, Nnamdi Azikiwe, OAU, OSU, AAU, RSUST,
- CV, statement of intent, writing samples
- GRE, GMAT,other test scores [This is a most for most Business Schools in Canada for PhD in Business]. They also have min score.
- References (name of referees, title and email addresses)
In the past, funding from government and industry are mostly given to the departments and Faculties so when applying for your PhD, you apply straight to the dept.
PhD application process.
1. You need to decide which PhD course you will like to apply for. Which field, what area.
For this, I will say be flexible.
It is not a must that you must continue in the same specific streamlined area of your MSc for PhD
To the best of my knowledge, this is the most important aspect of the application. This is where everyone gives up due to lack of response from the professors.
The key to passing this stage is patience & persistence.
1. Through search on the department or faculty page. For example, If I am interested in PhD in #Bioenergy area, I will search through the following departments in any university's website; Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering,
Then read through the professor's profile on their research area, recent papers, courses, etc.
This is where alot of people contact me and says, this is not working. Sincerely, while I emphasize that your email is catchy, it is not all that will reply.
So now, you must have understand why alot of then have not reply all your emails.
- Look out for Assistant/Associate Professors. They may not have much funding but they are very hungry for papers. Most of the times, they reply your email because they are not that busy (Not busy like that, U understand?)
So have it in mind that not all of them will reply to your email.
All questions will be answered tomorrow or later tonight if time permits.
Bear with me, I am not an expert in twitter thread. Time for research
Majorly by search on findaphd.com/search/phd.asp…, each department website, university career page or the professor research website.
The next phase is to go through the application process.
Most universities will ask you to pay around $100-200 for online application using your credit card.
a. Statement of purpose – this should outline your background and academic/professional experience, including any awards, publications or relevant experience you can offer.
b. Two or three letters of reference. Your referees should be mostly academic, where possible. But one non-academic is also fine unless otherwise stated.
World Education Services (WES),
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS),
Comparative Education Service (CES),
International Credential Evaluation Service.
You may google them to search for more information on their procedure.
e. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
f. Language test results, if needed
g. Portfolio of creative work (if applying for an arts/humanities PhD)
- African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program by Global Affairs Canada.
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellowshipsby Government of Canada
- Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarshipby Government of Canada.
Search for more in the link above.
Note all these take place after you are already in the PhD program.
Yes, all full-time students with a valid study permit can work part-time on or off campus for up to 20 hours per week during university semesters and full time during semester breaks.
Thanks. In the coming weeks. I will be doing threads on the following;