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What is the difference between a resume and CV?

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 by ReachIvyOutreach

For academic purposes the two words are interchangeable and used based on which part of the world you are in. They both should provide a complete snapshot of your academic, professional and other relevant activities unless the school provides you with specific instructions/requirements.READ MORE

What financial aid options does my university offer?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

As each university has its own policies for international students, it is strongly recommended that you: • Speak to the right contact at the university – it might be the International Student Services Department or Financial Aid Office. It is important to be in contact with specific colleges of interest to determine whether each college has..READ MORE

Where and how can I get funding?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

1. Personal Funding – This is one of the most popular ways. It generally involves funding through family, relatives or your own savings. 2. Company Sponsorship – Some organizations may fully or partly sponsor individuals for their postgraduate education. 3. University Aid – This includes: a) Merit-based scholarships, which are granted on the basis of..READ MORE

How much will a Masters degree cost?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The average cost at a top university for a Master’s degree in the 2015 academic year was: US$60,500 /year. A number of factors influence this number, including: • Tuition fees, which vary depending on the program duration (1 year vs 2 year), location (campus vs city) and type of institution (public vs private). • Living..READ MORE

How do I prepare for the admissions interview?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The interview is a critical final step in the application process. This is when you really have the chance to “wow” your interviewer. The interview will be conducted by either the admissions board or an alumnus of the school, depending on the interview process of each school. The interviews can take place on campus, in..READ MORE

Whom should I ask for a letter of recommendation?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The program of study will determine whom you should ask for your letter of recommendation (LOR). For example, if you are applying for a Masters degree that does not require any professional experience, then the program may stipulate all your LORs come from academic sources. If you are applying to a program that strongly advocates..READ MORE

How many letters of recommendation do I need?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

In general, most universities ask for two letters of recommendation, however there are a few that ask for either 1 or 3. Make sure that you check the college website to determine exactly how many are required.READ MORE

Why are letters of recommendation important?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

Your letters of recommendation can reveal a number of things about you to the admissions office, including your success at work, leadership skills, academic strengths, areas of interest, personal qualities, emotional intelligence and community service. They offer insights that indicate who you are, your potential and whether you are a right fit for the department..READ MORE

Why do I need a statement of purpose?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The statement of purpose provides you with the opportunity to share with the admissions team insight into who you are as a person, and demonstrate that your skills and qualities strongly align with the vision and philosophy of that particular institution. It provides a comprehensive overview of who you are as a person and your..READ MORE

Why are essays important?

Posted on Jul 07, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The admissions committees at top schools are looking for an impressive and multi-dimensional applicant who will be able to maximize what he/she gains from and contributes to the school. Essays provide you with the opportunity to showcase who you are and how you think. By articulating your achievements (and sometimes your failures), and what you learned..READ MORE