Anything is possible

STUDYing Abroad

Anything is possible

Dear Madam,I am currently in my 2nd year of BBM and want to do MBA in the future. I have always wanted to study abroad but I can hardly afford my college fees right now. Moreover, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to secure a seat in a good college abroad since my marks have been average. I scored 77 per cent in my 10th and 86 per cent in my 12th. My average in college has been 74 per cent (in the past 3 semesters). My mother is trying to convince me to write UPSC examinations. While I understand that it is a prestigious position and it guarantees job security, I want to pursue a management career. My questions to you are:a)Are there any good universities in the UK, Canada, or USA that I can apply to considering my marks?b)Can you tell me about some scholarships and loans I can avail if I get placed in a foreign university?c)Are there any universities that are cheaper in any other country while providing quality education?A concerned Student

Dear Student,Don’t worry. There are enough and more universities for all budgets that will accept you. Your scores are not so bad. You are just being harsh on yourself. All universities offer scholarship, research assistantship, graduate assistantship and teaching assistantship opportunities. Take the GMAT and the IELTS exam. Get good scores in both these exams.  Entry to most MBA programmes would require two to three years work experience. If you wish to pursue an MS or MSc in Management or any other Business related subject you could apply soon after your BBM. Many UK and Canadian universities offer courses that have study and work options. In UK for instance, all Masters programmes are for one year except in Scotland where the duration of the programmes are for two years. If you pick a sandwich programme (work-study) in a university in England you would study for the first year and pay tuition fees for that year alone and in the second year you would work and get paid. Canada also offers similar options but their masters programmes are for two years.

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Dear Madam,I am pursuing my BPharm from Pune University. I wish to obtain my masters degree abroad. Which country provides with the best opportunities for an MS degree related to my field of study? My aggregate percentile score for 3 years is 55.Which entrance exams, should I plan to pursue? My elders have advised me to drop this plan as I don’t have a good aggregate score and the expenditure for studying abroad is too high.Shubam Tiwari

Dear Shubam,I would suggest UK or US since you have a huge option of Universities that will accept your present scores. UK will be cheaper than US since the duration of your programme will be for one year and not two as is the case in the US. 

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Dear Madam,I have finished my diploma in civil engineering this year and interested in going abroad for further studies in bachelors in architecture. Kindly help me where to study. Suggest me where to study. Is it beneficial if I study abroad?Syed Zeeshan

Dear Syed,I would recommend you pursue your Bachelors in Architecture in the UK. Not only do you have world renowned Universities in the United Kingdom but you also complete your Bachelors in a matter of 3 years. If you study an extra year, you complete your Masters. You save on time and money and your BArch is recognised all over the world.

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Dear Madam,My daughter is in the first year of physiotherapy and is enjoying her course well. She wants to pursue her masters in the field of sports and is keenly interested in doing it abroad either in US, UK or Australia.Kindly share with us the details of the requirements in terms of the expectations from the different countries. Do also enlighten us on what are the entry criteria for this course in those countries.
Parent

Dear Parent,Ask your daughter to write the IELTS exam. This is a simple English test and all she needs to study in UK and Australia. To pursue her Masters in US or Canada, she also needs to write her GRE exam. The reason I have included Canada in my suggestion is many good Canadian universities offer Masters programmes related to sports.

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Dear Madam,I have finished bachelors in architecture, but I want to pursue a masters course in writing/psychology/philosophy in Europe. I am currently doing Diploma in creative writing in English through IGNOU. I would like to know from where I should start looking for information as there are many sites which offer information about courses. Also which universities would you suggest with low tuition fees, provides scholarships and/or fellowships as well. And what are the requirements and qualifications that will be required, as I have bachelors in architecture and not in arts. I wish to pursue a masters programme in the arts, psychology or philosophy.
Sanjeetha

Dear Sanjeetha,If you want to study in Europe, I would recommend UK. The universities there are quite flexible and will accept you into any programme, in spite of your back ground being in an unrelated subject. Pick a university outside London where the living expenses would be low. Nottingham Trent University, which is a public university, offers a range of courses in the areas that interest you. They also offer study and work options. Another university that would be reasonably priced is Sheffield Hallam. For more on these universities and scholarship options please visit www.umaaswani.com.

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