Q: Are Scholarships or Financial Assistance available? On What basis?
Ans: Yes, Considerable amount of need-based / merit-based scholarships are available. Many factors are considered for securing funding (scholarship/ financial aid/ assistantship) such as standardized test scores, academics, work experience, etc.
Q: What is the best time to start with the application procedure?
Ans: Although many universities follow rolling admissions system, there are a selected few which have early deadlines. It is recommended to apply atleast 8 to 12 months prior to the start date.
Q: How often is the standardized entry tests conducted?
GRE : Every working day (Monday to Friday)
GMAT : Every working day (Monday to Friday)
SAT : Six times in a year (January, May, June, October, November, December)
TOEFL : Approximately 4 times a month (Over the weekend)
IELTS : Twice in a month
Q: How long are the entrance exam score valid?
GRE : 5 years
GMAT : 5 years
SAT : 5 years
TOEFL : 2 years
IELTS : 2 years
Q: How important is the entrance exam score for admission and Scholarship?
Ans: Very Important!
Q: can I work during my studies?
Ans: Most of the countries allow students to work 15-20 hours a week along with studies.