Yearly, not every scholarship application is accepted in the United States of America, some are rejected not because they lack merit but because they are applied for wrongly.
This article is to simplify the application process by supplying you with all you need to know when applying for a scholarship in the US.
Beyond the information revealed here, you can also check out http://graddecision.org/ for further insights on the application process.
Here’s what you need in a step by step guide:
Step 1: Decide on the course you want to study
Step 2: Search for schools using a)www.msinus.com (open this website with a laptop, you should see a list of schools and rank for some of the most common courses, you can start from there b)www.gradschools.com c)www.google.com(you can just type ‘msc in bla bla in the US in google’ d) www.usnews.com e) www.4icu.org.
Step 3: check up the website of the schools you find, to see the requirements. You want to check the grad school website and the department website. Note that there are department-specific requirements that may differ from grad school requirements. Most schools will require GRE and some will require both GRE and TOEFL. https://leadandmentor.com/important-factors-to-consider-when-choosing-a-school-abroad-or-your-japaa-journey/
Step 4: Register for standardize exam and take it. You can register for GRE as soon as you are ready and prepared to take the exam. It is done online at www.ets.org. You can also get all the information you need about the exam on the website. There are GRE materials online or under ‘files’ on this group. As for the Tuition, if you have good results (GRE, GPA, TOEFL), SOP, and LOR (letter of recommendation); US schools do offer assistantships to graduate students. This can either be Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or Administrative Assistant. Depending on the school, if you get an assistantship, your Tuition will be waived and you will also be paid a monthly stipend that can take care of your living expenses. One piece of advice, once you shortlist schools, send emails to the graduate coordinator of the schools and ask specific questions relating to that course and funding opportunities, be very explicit.
Just before you begin any application, you should know that there are 2 admission sessions in the US, Spring (Jan) and Fall (August). Schools admit more students in Fall, so you should plan towards Fall 2022. If you plan to resume in fall 2022, make sure you submit all your application documents before ending of Dec 2021. You can still shoot for spring admission but you stand a better chance if you apply for fall.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.