Dear Talented Scholar

You don’t have to wait for employer sponsorship or "sell your soul" in marriage for papers. The U.S needs talented scholars, and your abilities can be enough for permanent residency via the National Interest Waiver; but you have to PLAN for this. This version provides the best value for those willing to learn how to build evidence and develop a solid NIW case over time.

  • Learn practical and technical tips on how to qualify for the NIW from a successful applicant's perspective

  • Learn proven preparatory strategies to acquire all NIW qualifications as a student/postdoc

  • How to sell your future plan/proposed endeavor in writing - the central theme of the NIW

  • Download all documents and templates from a slam-dunk NIW case (no RFE). Get discounted attorney fees from our partner law firm ($3500).

Self-sponsored Green Cards

Building evidence from the student's perspective


Partner at Bestman Academy

Babajide Ojo, MS, PhD

Dr. Babajide Ojo is an alumnus of EKSU (Nigeria), Oklahoma State University (USA), and presently a Postdoc at Stanford University School of Medicine. He intentionally strives to assist diverse students with untapped potentials by revealing tips and opportunities for ascending into STEM-related fields, thereby improving the quality of research and the diversity of discourse in their fields. Dr. Ojo was a graduate student ambassador throughout his training at Oklahoma State University. He received several honors and awards during his PhD, culminating in his selection as the Honorary Commencement Marshall of his graduating class (Fall 2019). Dr. Ojo earned the United States National Interest Waiver (NIW) in 2021 with no request for evidence (RFE) for his plans for translational research in nutrition and digestive diseases. Dr. Ojo is our expert at strategizing for top grad school opportunities in the United States and positioning yourself for the National Interest Waiver.

Course curriculum

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    • What to expect in Lesson 8

    • What constitutes a potentially Good or Strong NIW case?

    • LOS from Field Experts

    • All other NIW supporting documents (to better understand the downloaded documents)

    • How you may Get your Money Back

    • Check-In

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    • Sample Projects and the most Important Strategy

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    • DIY: Applying for your Green Card after NIW Approval

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    • Conclusion and Follow-up for our suggested Legal Reps


  • What is the difference between the Beginner, Advanced, and Complete guides of the NIW course?

    The beginner's guide gives you a basic summary and introduction to the NIW, how to qualify, and saving on costs. The Advanced version adds significantly to the Beginner's version by going into all the details and strategies for accumulating supporting pieces of evidence and developing some key documents. The Complete Guide gives you all the experience of the Beginner and Advanced versions with the ability to download all key documents and templates needed to develop a major part of your NIW case. Confused? Start with the Beginner's Guide and see if one of the paid versions would be right for you.

  • At what stage of my education should I take this training?

    Anytime. We recommend taking this course early in your scholarly journey so that you can start planning to hit all milestones as soon as you can. And if you are advanced in your journey, there will still be a lot to learn coupled with the chance to see and download my actual documents and templates that you can plug your own story into. Although it is unlikely that the NIW will go away since it has been U.S. law for over a decade, you will be better off if you start learning now and make yourself qualified in the littlest time possible.

  • So what's next after this training? Do I still need a lawyer?

    Although U.S law allows for self-representation in NIW cases, we highly recommend that you seek official legal representation for your NIW case. They have the expertise to help you polish and present your case to the government and your case may earn more respect. In case the U.S. government official is having a bad day and sends a request for evidence or a notice of denial, they may still be able to argue your case and salvage a solution for you. The key is making sure the law firm has NIW experience and cares about their clients and not just the money. Legal representation for NIW cases can be less expensive than other immigration paths and even better if you know you have a good case. I had my NIW petition approved with no further questions asked after submission, so the paid versions of this training ensure that you know what it takes to have a good case and how you can strategize for all the requirements if you are a student or postdoc. It would definitely be easier for all parties (and possibly cheaper, in my own case) if you have a very good case and have prepared key documents as taught in this course. Importantly, we can suggest legal representation that will save you lots of money. More information on this in the course.

  • Is the NIW only available for those in STEM fields?

    No. Many non-STEM students may qualify if they can duly demonstrate their UNIQUE position, argue their future plan and how it serves the U.S. national interest. If you understand what it takes and duly plan to hit all milestones as a student as recommended in this training, you may qualify regardless of your field. In the next few weeks, a non-STEM scholar who got the NIW would create a course designed specifically for non-STEM scholars. Check out the "all courses" page to see if the course is live or subscribe to our website ( for details when it launches.

  • I am already on OPT, I'm on another VISA, or I'm from India or China. Is this course still useful for me?

    Sure! This training will still be beneficial to open your eyes to what it takes and how to plan the next step (that's if you don't already qualify).  If you are on another visa (e.g H1b, O-1...), you can get a green card through the NIW for you and your family in lesser time. Even if you are from India and China with long priority dates, you may still benefit from getting the NIW, including the chance to get an employment authorization card (EAD) for you and your family. And if you believe you are ready to apply, this training will detail how to draft all supporting evidence and your future plan with the chance to get templates from a successful NIW application. We also suggest legal representation that may save you lots of $$$ compared to most firms.

The most successful NIW recipients are intentional about it

The earlier you start planning, the better and easier it will be for you