Without a doubt, Canada is one of the most popular destinations for Nigerian students seeking international education. Many prospective students apply for admission to Canadian universities each year.
Before applying for admission to Canadian universities, Nigerian students must have a number of documents.
However, there are some students who want to study in Canada but do not know what documents they must have in order to be accepted by the schools.
HowNigeria lists six important documents that Nigerian students must have in order to travel to Canada for master’s studies in this article.
1. International passport
If you are a Nigerian student seeking admission to a Canadian university, you must have a Nigerian international passport.
The international passport allows you to be identified as a Nigerian citizen. This document is important because Canadian schools will consider you an international student and will use your passport to identify your country. The Nigerian Immigration Service issues international passports in Nigeria. You must apply for it before beginning the admissions process.
2. Academic transcript
You must present your academic transcript as a Nigerian student seeking master’s admission to universities in Canada.
Your academic transcript sheds light on your previous school performance. It saves all of your academic records from year one to graduation.
Your academic transcript will be issued by the Nigerian university where you earned your degree. You will be asked to submit a copy of it when applying for admission to Canadian schools.
3. Statement of purpose
Nigerian students planning to study in Canada must submit a copy of their statement of purpose.
This document explains why you are applying to the school and why you should be admitted to the chosen course.
Knowing how to write a statement of purpose and tailoring it to the requirements of the school to which you are applying is a plus.
4. Reference letters
If you are applying to universities in Canada, you should obtain at least three reference letters.
A reference letter is a recommendation from someone who knows you well and speaks highly of you. The number of reference letters required of Nigerian students varies according to the school.
Depending on what the school requires, you may request a reference letter from your lecturer or boss at work.
5. IELTS/TOEFL or any other English test
As a Nigerian student seeking to study in Canada, you are classified as an international student, which means you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
As a result, many Canadian schools require you to take IELTS/TOEFL or another standardised English test.
It is worth noting that many schools no longer require this, but having it may improve your chances of admission.
6. University certificate
Nigerian students seeking admission to Canadian universities for master’s programs are typically required to upload a copy of their university diploma.
The school would like to confirm that you graduated from a Nigerian university that is accredited.
Before beginning the admissions process, you should go to your Nigerian university and obtain your certificate.