Here is another list of questions we received for the messages that were sent out 2 days back entitled – "Week 2, Do you have any questions?" We received so many questions that we have to split them up in a set of 15 questions per post.
I’m a computer engineering student & I would like to study M.S. in the U.S.A., but my financial condition is not too good. My parents are both farmers.
What will be the total expenditure including tuition fees for 2 years? Is there any loan or funding facility available? From which field I should have to do MS that should give me a good future? Please give an urgent reply.
Many students with financial situations similar to you are still able to study in the U.S. and graduate. Please refer to following articles to find more info about:
- Total expenditure for studying in the U.S.
- Cost of Living at U.S. Universities
- University of Southern California – Cost of Living and Tuition Fees
After you get admission, you can apply for Student Loan for studying in the U.S.
The field of study depends on your interests. You can make money in any field in the U.S. if you would really pursue your interests.
Can you please send some SOP and LOR samples?
Hello, I came across your site a few weeks ago and it is very informative which is why I have subscribed to it.
I wish to do MS/ME in either aerospace or mechanical. I am a 2nd year mechanical engineering student [my 2nd year had just started!!]. My X and XII marks are 88 % and 81 % respectively.
I cleared my 1st year without any backlogs with an aggregate of 67%. I can definitely improve my BE percentage more to at least 70+.
My question is how to improve my CV more besides the academics. Should I do some internships or projects? Will that help even if I get low marks in GRE, etc.?
Also I wish to go abroad immediately after my final year so when should I start preparing for stuff? One last small question (please bear with me), I was also considering Singapore as another destination, i.e., NUS and NTU.
Is it comparatively easier to get there and what’s the scope of engineering there?
Read the ebook that you should have got access to after subscribing to this blog’s newsletter. It has all the details you are looking, including about steps to improve your CV, projects, exposure, academic profile, and other factors.
There is a proverb that says, You get what you pay for. The same goes to studying in either USA or Singapore.
How much score is better to get an admission in top 20 colleges in the U.S. for doing MS (CSE) academic b.tech – 74%, 12th standard 90, 10th is 89%. I have given points and more sports certificate.
You also need to have adequate research exposure, good recommendation letters, and lot of additional efforts in creating projects apart from course works.
Could you please tell me about the financial aid that foreign students can avail of at U.S. universities? Especially for students wishing to study microbiology or biotechnology?
International students are eligible to get scholarship, research assistantship, teaching assistantship or fellowship and part time jobs of up to 20 hours per week on campus.
However, not every student will get Financial aid at U.S. universities so you may want to get internship using CPT.
Some U.S. universities want a copy of my B.Sc. (Hons) certificate issued by my university. But my university issues only one copy of the certificate while the U.S. university does not accept notarized, scanned or xeroxed copy. What should I do?
Besides my GRE (general score) of 1,440 (V-660,Q-780) and TOEFL of 105, my undergrad marks percentage is 58.125% from the Dept. of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology.
What tier of university is suitable for me? I have no articles/publications. What are the chances?
First you have to find universities in the U.S. that will accept students with 15 years of education.
Since B.Sc. degree in India is 3 years, you may have to get one more year of education before many universities in the U.S. will consider you for admission.
Graduate schools in the U.S. will ask for official transcripts, be it original copies of degree certificates. You have been misinformed about the degree certificate requirements.
I am a regular visitor to your blog. But I have one question which needed to be answered properly. When should one take a GRE to attend Spring semester? Please give a detailed outline of the whole procedure starting from GRE exam up to admission into a U.S. university.
If you need a more detailed, step by step process, you have 2 options:
- The overview of the admission process is explained in the free ebook you should have got after subscribing to this blog’s newsletter.
- Read all the articles in Happy Schools Blog related to GRE, TOEFL, admission to MS. This is a time consuming process, but all the information you are looking for is available. There are over 650 articles in this blog.
Sir, please give me a list of the top 10 U.S. universities offering MS and PhD programs for pharmaceuticals along with their requirements.
Sam, do you have some research experience and a GRE score above 1,400 to get into the top U.S. universities in MS or PhD?
If you ask a student who had just decided to study in the US will likely have the dream to study in the top 10 universities in the U.S. That’s how everyone will start searching for universities.
After they take their first GRE practice test, the then top 10 universities will become a top 50. Having a dream to study at the top 10 universities is good, but knowing one’s actual personal abilities is more important.
I got an H-1B visa approval on accounts and finance. My question is do you have some sample visa interview questions for it?
Here is the link for H-1B Visa Mock Interview.
I just want know about the amount of financial aid U.S. universities typically provide to students. Is it in terms of concessions in tuition fee only or they also provide concessions in lodging and others?
First of all you have to understand how the entire US education system works and the different types of fee structures. Read the following articles to get more information: