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 first have to pass through several stages. These stages mentioned as checkpoints below:
- Select the course of your choice:
Before applying for a masters degree, you should choose one 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 can promise a growing career graph. The clear vision of the course should ease the way for your next steps.
- 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 same course. 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 require the applicants to meet certain criteria. This helps the admissions committee to consider the significance of an individual candidate meeting the requirements and assuring them of the prominence of the candidate. The following are some of the main criteria taken into account
(i) GRE Scores:
GRE is a standardized test that has to be taken by any aspirant who is seeking a masters degree abroad. There is no eligibility for GRE. Once you clear this test, you can apply for management and graduation courses affiliated to science, engineering or humanities. Your admission into the university of your choice is partially dependent on a good GRE score. Therefore every candidate must put in maximum effort for their GRE preparation.
You have to upload all your transcripts on the college website. The transcripts carry all the academic reports and help the admissions coordinator 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 why you would like to pursue 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. Like 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 not to get 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.
You should be aware of the admissions 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. We’re always ready to help you; we’re reachable at 08884544444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.