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Jul 8, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Positioning Yourself for Scholarships with a 2.2 or 3rd Class Degree

Don't let your 2.2 or 3rd-class degree limit you. Here are some steps you can take to increase your chances:

1. Pursue a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) or Master's program in your home country. Many individuals with a 2.2 in their undergraduate degree have successfully completed a higher degree with good grades, leading to multiple scholarship opportunities abroad.
Jul 7, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
Re: Application Fee Waiver

Applying to different institutions could be cumbersome financially; however, some of these institutions may provide an application fee waiver if convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. Below is a template of an application fee waiver that you can modify accordingly.

Subject: Request for Application Fee Waiver

Dear Graduate School Coordinator/Admission Officer,

I am writing to request an application fee waiver for the Fall 2024 admission cycle for the
Jun 26, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
Re: Academic CV

12 things you need to exclude from your academic CV if you are applying for international scholarships or cold emailing a professor:

1. Date of Birth: It is not necessary to include your date of birth on an academic CV as it does not directly relate to your qualifications or suitability for scholarships or academic positions.
Jun 24, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
Positioning Yourself for Scholarships with a 2.2 or 3rd Class.

Don't let your 2.2 or 3rd-class degree limit you. Here are some steps you can take to increase your chances:

1. Pursue a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) or Master's program in your home country. Many individuals with a 2.2 in their undergraduate degree have successfully completed a higher degree with good grades, leading to multiple scholarship opportunities abroad.
Mar 7, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Fully funded opportunities in Australia? 1. Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship

Funded by the Australian Government
3.5 years for a PhD
2 years for a research Masters
Mar 6, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
Are you tired of crafting the perfect resume but not receiving any calls? Look no further than AI-generated resume sites! These platforms use cutting-edge technology to analyze your skills and create a standout resume. Here are ten sites to check out:

1. Zety - zety.com/resume-builder

2. ResyMatch - resymatch.com

3. Hiration - hiration.com
Feb 8, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
SOP vs. Personal Statement

A Statement of Purpose (SOP) and a Personal Statement are both types of written documents that are often required as part of a graduate school or scholarship application. However, there are key differences between the two: Purpose: The primary purpose of an SOP is to provide information about a candidate's academic background, research interests, and career goals. The primary purpose of a Personal Statement is to give insight into the candidate's
Dec 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Daniel's story is personal to me because I contributed to the journey. To imagine he earned $70 as a monthly salary before he left Nigeria is something baffling and the same time inspirational, especially for young grads like him.

Thank you @danmewo96

scholarshipscafe.com/blog-detail?id… It was on one of his scholarship nuggets that I dropped a comment that piqued Dr. Olumuyiwa's interest. Surprisingly, he came inbox to ask me how my preparations had been going. I told him that I had my transcripts ready and was already saving up for my passport.
Nov 4, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
TBT to my conversation with LSU. Please move on or take the test if you are really desperate about the school:

Dr. Igbalajobi,

First, I want to say we value your opinion on our English proficiency requirements. We do not consider Nigeria an English-speaking country. We require English placement scores for every student type (first-time/transfer/non-degree) and regardless of student status (domestic/international).
Nov 4, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Fully funded MS& Ph.D. in Public Health

1. Boston University, USA

Graduate students in the School of Public Health find funding in the form of scholarships, grants, fellowships, and employment both within the University and from outside organizations.

bu.edu/sph/admissions… 2. Oregon State University, USA

Most public health doctoral students are funded through teaching or graduate research assistantships, which include tuition remission and a stipend. Others are funded through scholarships and fellowships.

Nov 3, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Dear Undergraduate students,

Congratulations on your resumption after a while of staying at home courtesy of the FG-ASUU feud. I am writing you this short piece and you may decide to frame it so that it serves as a constant reminder to you. Back in UNAD, precisely in 200l, I had my first carryover which was STAT 202, a 4-unit course. I was angry with myself and then I thought about something. Why not redirect this anger to a better me? This propelled me to work harder and graduated with a 3.95.
Oct 23, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
Nothing is impossible as long as you are determined and intentional

The first conversation we had was on the 16th of May 2021 on Linkedin. I forwarded my CV and SOP templates to her because she was considering another Ph.D. Earlier today, I noticed she got a lecturing role in the UK and decided to congratulate her. With permission from her, read her testimony

Oh, thanks so much Sir.

You contributed to my academic leap in ways you can never imagine
Oct 19, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Is a low CGPA a limitation to securing a fully funded position? I have something for you!! Read this from Georgia Tech
Even so, we understand that we do deny admission to many excellent students due to program capacity limitations, and this is not a reflection on their qualifications. If a group of students all have equivalent grades and test scores, then other factors
Oct 16, 2022 7 tweets 8 min read
About 2 years ago, I thought about creating a virtual space where qualified candidates can access real-time scholarship information, resources, and academic jobs for free. Today, I am proud to share with you all our latest achievements @scholarshipscaf:

scholarshipscafe.com You can now create a profile and enjoy all the benefits Scholarships Cafe has to offer. We will not relent in our service to the community. Our passport intervention project will continue in January 2023, our monthly Twitter space is where you want to be.
Oct 15, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Scholarships Cafe Announces Partnership with SME Growth Lab Africa.

Applications are open for the fourth cohort of the Digital Accelerator Program powered by SME Growth
Lab AFRICA. Through this partnership with SME Growth Lab, established business owners across Africa Image who are part of the Scholarships Cafe community would gain exclusive access to participate in business training, mentorship, and support to take your businesses to a higher level.
Oct 13, 2022 11 tweets 2 min read
So a couple of days ago, I was invited to a webinar to address how to write an SOP (Statement of Purpose). Unfortunately, 10min into the event, It was hijacked. I have decided to share some of the points here: What is a Statement of Purpose (SOP)?

A short essay that describes:

(i) Who you are/motivation (credentials)
(ii) Your rationale for applying to a university (intent)
(iii) Soft & Hands-on skills
(iv) Your future plan
Oct 11, 2022 11 tweets 2 min read
Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships

Deadline- 18-10-2022

The scholarships are for candidates from least developed countries and fragile States in the Commonwealth, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university. Financial assistance

Each scholarship provides:

Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
Aug 24, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
As you prepare for the 2023 admission cycle, remember that:

1. You can secure a fully funded direct PhD

2. HND is never a barrier to your graduate school journey

3. You can always Do it Yourself

4. Low grades shouldn't prevent you from applying! 5. As long as you are intentional and committed to academic excellence, your time is now!!!
Aug 23, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Do you have 2 years of professional experience and are eager to study in Germany for free plus stipends? Wait no further. Check out the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) DAAD fully funded
programs ImageImage Duration of the funding
12 to 42 months (dependent on study programme)

Depending on an academic level, monthly payments of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover
Aug 22, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Not a bad reply:
Re: University of Tulsa

Hello Olumuyiwa,
Thank you for your email and inquiry to our requirements concerning English language proficiency at The University of Tulsa. Every college and university have their own specific requirements that need to be met in order to apply to their programs. Though we do require students from Nigeria to take an English proficiency exam, we have also offered waivers to Nigerian students. In order to petition for an English proficiency waiver, The University of Tulsa requires a letter of
Aug 4, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
As a follow-up to the email I sent 2 weeks ago, I spoke on phone with a representative from the registrar's office at the University of Lethbridge a few minutes ago.

I can confirm that applicants for their undergrad programs from Nigeria and other English-speaking African countries are exempt from the English proficiency tests. However, the graduate program page had two lists:

1. A general exempt list that has Nigeria and other English-speaking African countries