By Jonah Frank Ogbonnaya
The educational system in Nigeria has fallen to the ground and this has made Nigerian students seek for opportunities in education outside the shores of Nigeria.
Majorly, IELTS has been the major factor for considering eligible student to study abroad, though it’s expensive nature and one time sitting, when one succeed in this exam he or she has a good chance of getting admission abroad.
IELTS which means International English Language System is one major criteria every students need to pass to gain admission abroad. Its process is rigorous and tough and hence it is guaranteed and recognized worldwide across thousands of Universities.
In this post, I will highlight five things you can do with your IELTS. It is more valuable than you know.
1. GET A JOB ABROAD – If you are applying for jobs in the UK or Australia, having a good IELTS score can be an added advantage. It makes employers confident that you can communicate in English and can give you an edge if competition is stiff. For persons in healthcare – especially doctors and nurses – IELTS is a compulsory first step to securing practising license in the UK (OET is another easier but more expensive alternative).
2. GET A MASTERS ADMISSION ABROAD – While IELTS is not compulsory for most Masters in the UK and Australia, or almost always guarantees an unconditional offer if your application is backed by a compelling statement of purpose. IELTS Academic is most suitable for this.
3. GET AN AUSTRALIAN PERMANENT VISA – For persons intending to get permanent residency in Australia either through the Skilled Independent Visa or regional nomination programs, IELTS helps to boost your chances.
- GET CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCY –
For persons applying for Canadian skilled worker pathways such as Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program, IELTS General Training is required and a good score will help improve your chances at landing your PR. You need a minimum score of 6.0 in all the sections.
5. GET SCHOLARSHIPS – While this is not cast in stone, having good IELTS scores can help you stand out and possibly land some scholarships – especially those being awarded by the institution. Some of these scholarships are applied for during the admission process and having a compelling essay with a good IELTS score may get you a foot in the door.
If you already have an IELTS result, find out what more you can do with it besides the primary reason you took it. This may set you on the path to new, beautiful opportunities.
NOTE: Anyone can take an IELTS exam. You need an international passport to book the exam. If you only have SSCE as your highest qualification, IELTS is the easiest way to prove that your English is good for employment purposes abroad. There are other alternatives such as the Pearson PTE, LanguageCert and UK NARIC/ECCTIS. For UK NARIC, you need a your degree certificate, degree transcript and a letter of English proficiency from your University. UK NARIC favours graduates coming to UK for jobs as it does not involve an exam.
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