I was administratively removed from the UK in 2010 after overstaying my student visa. I had completed my MSC programme in marine engineering.
I am Nigerian and now my state government is sponsoring me for a PhD programme in Strathclyde, Glasgow. I am married now (wasn't then) and this sponsorship covers all our living expenses for 3 years.
What are my chances of getting a visa? How can I be convincing enough that I will be returning back this time after my Phd since I have a job waiting for me?