- There is hope of securing a fully funded international scholarship for Nigerian students who graduated with low CGPA
- A teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, Ugochukwu Madu, listed several steps the concerned graduates need to take to improve themselves
- The US-based educationist said a good CGPA is not the only requirement needed to secure a fully-funded scholarship abroad
Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide
Iowa, United States - A teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, Ugochukwu Madu, has highlighted steps students who graduated with a low CPGA can take to improve their chances of securing a fully-funded scholarship abroad.
Madu said scholarships abroad are not meant for only first-class graduates, hence, there’s no need to write themselves off because they graduated with a low CGPA.
He explained that CGPA is just one out of many other requirements as some first-class graduates are still struggling to get scholarships because they are yet to get the other requirements right.
In a post shared via his X page (formerly known as Twitter)@UgochukwuCFR, he stated the other requirements as:
- Gain teaching experience; it'll earn you a Teaching Assistantship
- Gain research experience from nearby research labs; it'll earn you a Research Assistantship
- Get related work experience as it speaks to your level of skills in the field
- Publications: Even if you can publish one research article yet, at least submit abstracts to reputable journals and include them on your CV as "under review" or "works in progress."
- Conferences: Attend and speak at conferences
- Take up leadership positions
- Take up Volunteering positions
- Take up internship positions
- Join professional bodies in your field
- Enrol in short online courses (MOOCS) on Coursera, Udemy etcetera.
UK-based educationist lists 13 steps on how to secure Int'l scholarships
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that an award-winning educationist, Collins Ezem, revealed the several steps involved in securing international scholarships for Nigerian students who are willing to further their studies abroad.
Ezem said applying to multiple scholarships increases interested applicants' chances of success.
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, the United Kingdom-based scholarship consultant said persistence is key.
Researcher lists 14 Australian universities with scholarships for Nigerians
Legit.ng also reported that a researcher and scholarships consultant, Dr Sylvie Watikum, gave hope to Nigerians who want to study abroad and on scholarship.
Watikum said there are 14 universities in Australia with no application fees for admissions. According to her, the universities will provide scholarships to international students in 2024.