Now that you have completed your GRE, received your GRE scores the next step is to start applying to the universities of your preference. If you’re considering your masters abroad, perhaps you’ll know how long and tedious the process is. If you have applied for a masters degree in an International college, you will have to pass through several stages. These stages are mentioned as checkpoints below:
- Select the course of your choice:
Before applying for a masters degree, you should choose a course in which you want to acquire a degree with a specific specialization. You should also account for the value of the course and how it could promise an uprising career graph. The clear vision of the course enables you to follow through with the next steps in a smooth way.
- Make a list of the colleges:
Once you have decided on the course you want to pursue, the very next step is to create a list of colleges which offers the course which you prefer. You can evaluate several colleges based on many aspects such as name, quality, research facilities, faculty, course structure, fee structures, post-graduation job opportunities, funding etc.
- Meet the requirements:
The International colleges ask the applicants to meet few criteria, which helps the admission committee to consider the significance of an individual candidate. These criteria also assure the prominence of candidature which helps the candidate to stand out from the crowd. The following are some of the main criteria which are taken into account
(i) GRE Scores:
GRE is a standardized test that has to be taken for seeking any masters degree abroad. Once you qualify this test, you can apply for management and graduation courses affiliated to science, engineering or humanities. The test score describes your intelligence level and interest for the specific course. There are several standardized tests being conducted for facilitating the same such as TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS, SAT, etc.
You have to upload all your transcripts on the college website. The transcripts carry all the academic reports and help the admissions committee to ascertain that you are a student in good academic standing. It is an indirect indicator of your skills and knowledge in a particular subject.
(iii) Statement of Purpose:
The Statement of Purpose (SoPs) describes your need of pursuance of a Master’s degree in an International college. You should be very precise in writing that. Your SOP should represent a clear vision for your future career aspects. An emotionally charged SOP clearly stating your purpose can make it more effective.
(iv) Letter of Recommendations (LORs):
Letters of Recommendation are used to describe you from the perspective of a third person. For example what are your attributes as a professional, how can you contribute to an organization to meet a common objective? Recommendations from a highly qualified person such as a Head of Department at your college or a manager at your workplace will have higher weightage.
It is important to not be demoralized and drop your application to a particular University if one or more of the above mentioned criteria are not as you expected them to be. For example, if your academic standing is not very great, then you can make up for it with strong SOPs, LORs and a great GRE score.
- Application Deadline:
You should be aware of the admission deadline. It is advisable to fully prepare your application package by the time.
The final BYJU’S mantra is to be calm and conscious about the applying norms for a masters degree abroad. BYJU’S will be glad to help you in your GRE preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GRE from us by just giving a missed call at +918884544444, or you can drop an SMS. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org