HOW I LANDED CHINESE AND KOREAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MSC IN 2013 – By Dr. Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi

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I was about 6 months away to the end of my Msc program in ESKU that a senior colleague who was a recipient of the popular Chinese scholarship program sent me the links to China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Korea Government Scholarship (KGSP) via facebook.
She wasn’t sure if I was interested since she sent to a lot of people as well. I had MTN night plan then in addition to my laptop with faulty battery. So, I had no choice than to depend on PHCN 1am-3am stable power.
I proceeded to writing few schools in China and Korea respectively indicating my interest to apply for MS under the scholarships programs. I made sure no where in my SOP indicated that I was a current MS student.
 I submitted my applications to Jiangnan University, China under CSC and Daejeon University, Korea for Korea Government Scholarship (KGSP) using NIPOST since I applied without telling my family. Apparently I couldn’t afford DHL. Kudos to Nigerian Postal Service.
Daejeon called for about 15 min interview and it went well. I got school nomination and made the final list of the Korea Government Scholarship (KGSP) in 2013 (9 of us from Nigeria were selected for the university track).
Jiangnan University offer came a month after and I had to choose Korea since my flight was covered by Korea Government Scholarship (KGSP). It was a wonderful experience flying for free on Emirate for the first time in my place (who no like better thing na).
The bottom line is that I invested in relationship. I had a close relationship with my senior colleague prior to that time she sent the links and till date.
I was trained for free in Korea and today I extend the wonderful gesture Korea gave me to prospective applicants for free. I do this with every sincerity of purpose to correct the impression that education is a scam.
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