SchoolApply, in partnership with Credila, hosted a “Master your Graduate Studies” webinar on 27th May. We discussed key aspects to consider when deciding to pursue a Master’s in the US, UK or Canada. The overall study experience in each of these countries differs greatly; from tuition cost and course duration to career development options and networking opportunities. Our Education Team Experts, Miti, Akshata, and Azurra covered these aspects in detail. Some highlights include:

Choosing the Right School: Studying Master’s abroad is a whole new experience, so it is advisable to make an informed decision before you pick the right school and programme. It is important that you factor in criterias like:

  1. Relevant programmes on offer
  2. Programme/school ranking
  3. Cost of studying and living
  4. International work exposure

Investing in a Master's abroad is also a gateway to living life abroad in a foreign culture. In that context, you may want to consider schools in locations with easy immigration policies after graduation, for e.g, Canada, US, and Ireland. Whereas, if you don’t have long-term plans of staying in the county then UK is also a good option. By taking into account all these aspects,  you will better informed on selecting a school that fits you and sets you on right career path.

Graduate Study - Return On Investment

Investing in a Master’s abroad entitles you to long-term career benefits in many ways. You can sharpen your professional skills during and after the course, with various resources at your disposal. This can be through Career Development clinics, Alumni Associations, or even networking opportunities. In-course interaction with top-notch mentors can also give you an edge, and connections with influential peers can keep you at the top of your game outside the classroom. 

Prerequisites for masters study in US, UK, and Canada

           
  Transcripts/Score sheet(individualized required) Academic Tests - IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT/GRE Personal Statement Reference letters - 2 Academic, 1 Professional Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  Transcripts/Score sheet(individualized required) Academic Tests - IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT/GRE Personal Statement Reference letters - 2 Academic, 1 Professional Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  Transcripts/Score sheet(individualized required) Academic Tests - IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT/GRE Personal Statement Reference letters - 2 Academic, 1 Professional Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Cost and Application deadline Summary

  Intake Duration Entry Exams Min GPA Fees Application Deadline
  September & January 12-20 months IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL(80) GMAT/GRE 75% Tuition: ~9 Lakhs
Living: ~6 Lakhs

Jan 15 - Feb 1

  September & January 2 years IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL(80) GMAT/GRE

75%

Tuition: ~15 Lakhs
Living: ~6 Lakhs
April 1 Some accept until June
  September 1 year IELTS for UKVI(6.5) 75% Tuition: ~10 Lakhs
Living: ~7 Lakhs
No strict  deadlines

 For more info on how to apply for graduate programmes visit SchoolApply

About the Author: Mustafa Sutarwala is an all-round creative marketing graduate from Amity University Dubai, and is currently working in Dubai. He's inclined to digital communications and works as the Creative Ninja for SchoolApply.