Kirti Ahluwalia

How to Apply for Top Universities in USA with Kirti Ahluwalia (Video)

I sat down with Kirti Ahluwalia to talk about her F1 Visa interview experience, how to get apply for top universities in USA and several other topics (see summary below)

Here is a brief introduction about Kirti

  • Bachelors – Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Work Experience  – 2 Years
  • F1 Visa : Approved
  • University – Washington University at St.Louis
  • Degree – Masters of Urban Design (1 year program) with 45% Scholarship

Watch the Full Interview

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Quick Summary

  • Introduction – Kirti Ahluwalia
  • How to Apply for Top Universities in USA
    • University of Texas at Austin
    • University of California at Berkeley
  • Admission Received for Fall 2012 – Deferred to Fall 2013
  • How to get I-20 without bank statement or liquid cash
  • She was offered 30% scholarship, but she found a way to increase it to 45%
  • F1 Visa Interview Experience
  • F1 Visa Interview questions and answers
  • Tips to handle F1 Visa interview
  • GRE, TOEFL Scores
  • Why application to Top Schools?
  • Why study in USA?
  • Much More.

Do you want to share your experience ( F1 Visa Travel,  Job Search, Internship, Work, Lifestyle, etc)? Send me an email.   I will make it easy and work around your schedule.


  1. chandni on July 11, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    hi, chandni here… i recently gave my Gre and got a score of 299 out of 340. i wish to apply for masters in healthcare administration next yr for fall. i have yet to give my toefl… kindly suggest some good universities i can apply to. i can assure that i have a good profile… but the main confusion is the university selection… kindly help!

  2. Isha on July 4, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Hi Guys! Is there any link in this blog where I can post my queries about the courses and universities. I am about to give GRE in few days and wanted to apply for MS in Management or Marketing and Sales. Could anyone suggest how effective these courses are as compared to MBA. Also which all universities to apply for them and are best and better. How are NYU Stern and University of Manchester for these courses? Any help will be really appreciated.

  3. Swetha on July 2, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Can any one please inform how to Book my Slot for the GRE as all the dates are booked for the AUGUST, SEPT and my plan is to take the test by AUGUST end both GRE and TOFEL and apply for SPRING jan 2014 intaken……… so please help me…………

  4. Sreekumar Menon on July 2, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Great to listen to you Kirti. I had a friend, Gita Shah, thousands of years ago, who did architecture at Washington University, St. Louis. She worked in the U.S. for a couple of years and returned to Gujarat to work in urban slum clearance projects (She was an idealist, you see.) Things went wrong, I don’t know quite how or why. If I can find a contact address or e-mail, I shall pass it on to you. Washington University is a great intellectual center. The philosophy department publishes two major journals of philosophy and social theory, TELOS and the New German Critique. It is a lovely city, full of echoes of Mark Twain’s Mississippi river. You will have a great time. Study hard and come back and save our cities. Good Luck.

    • DEV on July 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      Things went wrong??? means??? after coming back to India or while in America???

      • Sreekumar Menon on July 3, 2013 at 1:00 AM

        After coming back to India. It had more to do with her personal life than work, which is why I didn’t go into details.

        • Kirti Ahluwalia on July 17, 2013 at 10:44 AM

          Thanks! It would be great if you could pass on her contact details to me. Always good to connect with alumni.

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