Your HND certificate is a very valuable treasure as I always say. Most graduates of HND are now beginning to see the reality and validity of that statement. This blog post is a piece of good news and torchlight for HND holders who want to apply for a Masters or Ph.D. with HND to Study Abroad.
Somebody within my network got his WES Evaluation reports for ND and HND Transcripts and Certificate. He was awarded a Degree on a scale of 4.0 grade.
The closest and most recent Nigerian HND graduate who is also my mentee is pursuing a Ph.D. degree at a U.S university as I write. This is for those who still have doubts.
How else can you be made to know that your HND is a treasure? Take note that especially the American university system treats the HND certificate almost the same as Bachelor’s degree. In any case, American universities don’t offer postgraduate diplomas.
Don’t forget the work experience benefits accrue (your SIWES, IT, and maybe NYSC).
I reiterate that you can apply for a fully-funded MSc. or Ph.D. scholarship abroad with your HND certificate. To surprise you, HND holders sometimes have better advantages over the BSc. holders. Some of the advantages are;
- HND certificate is treated like two separate degrees. You will understand this better during the WES application, especially for Canadian immigration or others.
- You have more relevant work experience as an HND holder. You can leverage your SIWES work experience, IT work experience, NYSC work experience. All these work experience earns you good points during any application for foreign school or immigration.
- It is easy to get a job you can combine with work as an HND holder in UK, USA, or Canada than the BSc. holders.
- The US particularly prefer students with HND over their BSc. counterparts due to their love for practical knowledge. Polytechnic education is more practical-based.
- HND holders can get funding for graduate studies (Master and Ph.D.) to study abroad. However, funding is limited if you are looking to top up your HND to a full Bachelor’s degree. Convinced right? Without sounding too repetitive, you need not look down on your HND certificate anymore, all you need to start doing now is to take the necessary actions as provided in this post or others to make the most from your