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What financial aid options does my university offer?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

As each university has its own policies for international students, we strongly recommend 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 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

1. Personal Funding – this is one of the most popular ways. It generally involves funding through family and relatives. 2. University Aid – This includes: a) Merit-based scholarships, which are granted on the basis of special skills, talents, or abilities. b) Need-based scholarships, which are awarded based on financial need. You will be required..READ MORE

How much will it cost to study in Singapore?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The itemized average costs at a top university in Singapore for the 2015 academic year are: Cost Item ( In USD ) Tuition: 12,000 Room & Board: 10,600 Transportation: 600 Other (entertainment, insurance, books): 3,400 Average Total Cost (Per Year): 26,600 The numbers can significantly vary based on your chosen degree, location and personal lifestyle.READ MORE

How do I prepare for the admissions interview?

Posted on Jul 01, 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

Why are letters of recommendation important?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

Your reference letter or letters can reveal a number of things about you to the admissions office, including your academic strengths, leadership skills, areas of interest, personal qualities and community service. It offer insights into who you are, your potential, and indicates whether you are a right fit for the course and college that is..READ MORE

Why is the statement of purpose important?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The statement of purpose, if required, 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 their particular institution. It provides a comprehensive overview of who you are as a person..READ MORE

Why are essays important?

Posted on Jul 01, 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. Through the application, you need to showcase that you have gathered informed opinions on a wide range of subjects, in addition to those within your area..READ MORE

How do I write an effective resume?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The main objective of the résumé is to be able to provide a snapshot of your academic accomplishments, with regard to both personal and professional interests. 1. Organize your content chronologically 2. Quantify your achievements 3. Identify accomplishments and do not just list descriptions 4. Begin your statements with action words 5. Don’t make things..READ MORE

Why are extracurricular activities important?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

Engagement outside of the classroom is an important aspect of the college application process. While the universities’ first points of focus are grades and academic strength, extracurricular activities allow you to distinguish yourself from other applicants and reinforce your skills and interests. You can showcase traits that grades alone are not able to demonstrate. For..READ MORE

What are the TOEFL And IELTS?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) and the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are two popular choices of English proficiency tests, and are accepted by most universities. Most colleges require international students to have completed one, with the grade requirements and preference (if any) clearly stated on the website, as part..READ MORE

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