13 Nov MS in US: Scholarships | Are you eligible for a masters scholarship?
Everything about Scholarships for MS in US
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What are the different types of scholarships for MS in US?
Am I eligible for scholarships for Masters in US?
How can I apply for master scholarships in US?
Do you have questions like these running through your mind?
Expert answers coming in your way!
Today we’re going to be tackling one of the biggest things when it comes to pursuing your masters abroad – SCHOLARSHIPS!
So coming to scholarships for MS in US, every so often, we hear this word being used for masters. But, what exactly is it?
scholarships for MS in US are often used interchangeably with funding, which is a way to finance your Masters abroad.
In this video, we’ll speak about the various types of scholarships for MS in US, how to apply, when to apply and the key steps that you can take to boost your chances at getting one.
There are 2 expenses that you’ll face – Living costs + tuition fee!
Your tuition fee or other course related costs are all dependant on the university that you choose.
Your living costs will vary according to the cost of living in each state.
That was the breakup of the finances, with scholarships for MS in US mostly being used to cover the tuition costs of your Masters.
No, let’s take a look at the various types of scholarships for MS in US that are available!
Tuition fee waivers:
With a tuition fee waivers, you simply get to study, almost for free.
Or at least, part of your tuition fee – you don’t have to pay.
To get more clarity, let’s look at a profile that has received a tuition fee waiver, from our loooong list of students from the GREedge Admissions Wall of Fame.
Here we have an example of Sujita who got not 1, but 2 tuition fee waivers – $14000 from TAMU – & $50000 from UTD She had a 321 in her GRE, a 7.5 band score in IELTS and a GPA of 8. She’s pursuing her masters in management information systems. She had no internships or work experience, but had a couple of projects and some research work in her portfolio.
Overall, to apply for a tuition fee waiver, have strong academics, a good GRE score, and a high IELTS/TOEFL score as well. But, this does vary from profile to profile, depending on your research experience, work experience, or projects you’ve conducted.
So, what varying kind of profiles can get scholarships for MS in US? Check out our other video, where we speak about how you can get scholarships for MS in US, for different profiles!
Speaking about the application process, to apply for a tuition fee waiver, fill out the same application form as regular admissions. Some universities may specifically want you to fill in a scholarships for MS in US application form from the financial aid section of the university website and submit it alongside your online application.
And that’s tuition fee waivers for you.
Second on our list, assistantships:
Assistantships mean that you work for a department or under a faculty, and earn a stipend in return for specific tasks mentioned as part of the assistantship.
There are mainly 3 types of assistantships:
If you have a GA, then you’re expected to have a diverse role, with the ability to work in any department. Your roles may differ from department to department, with an opportunity to interact with many students and faculty. An example could be working at the International Relations office of the university.
If you’re a Research Assistant, you’re expected to assist the professor with their research work. You get an opportunity to write your own research proposals and work under a professor who has a similar field as yours. You’ll also conduct in-depth analysis, measure progress of the research, report findings and compile detailed research projects.
If you’re a teaching assistant, you’ll be helping out a professor with multi-dimensional activities such as grading assignments, teaching undergraduate courses, clearing student doubts, conducting exams, and so on.
To get an RA/TA, approach your professor and request for the same. The most probable time of receiving an assistantship is after the 1st semester of study. You can even request for it in your SOP, and get a chance to receive it before enrollment.
Protip: Research about the universities and the faculty to include it in your Statement of Purpose. This displays that you truly want to get into that university, and have a deep interest in it. Thus, your chances of getting an admit will also be higher.
Check out how you can write a compelling Statement of Purpose! We’ve included an exclusive ebook that has samples, steps, and strategies on framing your SOP.
So, those were the most popular types of funding!
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