What and How to Prepare for Masters Degree Abroad

In order to apply abroad, a graduate applicant needs to prepare the following:

Standardized Tests

  • GRE (General + Subject)

Academic Transcripts

  • Semester wise marks card + Consolidated marks card (if offered by the university) of candidate's Bachelor degree's coursework

Application Forms

  • Applicants should fill the application carefully and with correct information
  • Education systems in different countries vary; hence the language on the application form should be read carefully before form filling.
  • Get the completed form proof read prior to final submission

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Shows overall development of the student in varied interests
  • Community Service however not essential, but can help a lot
  • Display your ability and experience in management, organization and working with teams

Recommendation Letters, Essays/SOP & Resume

  • Must Show Distinctiveness
  • Diversity
  • Intent in applying for a particular course

Financial Documents

  • To assess the financial capability of the applicant.
  • These documents are required by the universities for issuing the I20.
  • Universities ask applicants to show amounts equivalent to 1 year’s tuition fees and living expenses


Getting a Visa is not easy; any of the following can lead to rejection:

  • Incomplete application
  • Wrong information
  • Improper documents
  • Insufficient proof of funding
  • Criminal activity
  • Possible intent of immigration

Tests to take:

  • GRE