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So, What's Next? Master Programmes Abroad

Key steps for those who plans to do a master’s abroad.

So, What's Next? Master Programmes Abroad

Higher education abroad is understood in Russia as unconditional standard of quality. It is not a secret that employers highly value a foreign diploma. It is mistakenly believed that only wealthy people can afford to study at foreign universities.

In fact, this is not true. On a world-wide basis higher education is free for foreign citizens, and a student visa gives you the opportunity to work. Various scholarships and grants allow you not to think about financial issues.

So, where to begin?

Take a decision about the country and specialization

The list of the most popular countries among foreign undergraduates – the USA, Canada, Great Britain and European states. This is a result of recognition of high quality Western education.

Learn the university rankings

It is important to make sure that you choose an institution which quality of education is better than domestic, and that its diploma will be highly appreciated by native country employers.

Create your own Top 5

Documents should be submitted at least to 3 - 5 universities. Thanks to this, the probability of getting the admission will increase. Of course, this list will include the university you would like to enter the most, but you always need to have alternatives.

Find out about scholarships

Scholarships vary by source of funding – national, private, and university scholarships. There are also international scholarships, as well as financial aid provided for certain social or national groups of students.

Learn the requirements for applicants

The list of entry requirements and necessary documents can be changed in each individual university, but, as a rule, you will need the following:

  • Application for admission
  • Diploma and its translation
  • TOEFL or IELTS results; for most financial and business programs - GMAT exam results
  • Motivation letter or resume

In addition, remember that a master's program abroad opens up the widest opportunities for studying foreign languages, and also allows you to understand the features of mentality and lifestyle. Upon graduation, you will receive a diploma that does not require confirmation in other countries. Receiving it, you will have the opportunity to build a successfully career not only in Russia, but also abroad.

Text by
Maria Kulagina