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Study abroad tips: How to apply for scholarship

October 17, 2015 10:53 IST
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"Most scholarships for MS comes into play only after securing admission.

"If your application is strong and they like you as a student university might offer a scholarship on entry."

International education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international course and college.

How to apply for scholarshipIn an online chat with readers every Friday, international education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to choose a good international career.

For those who missed the chat on October 16, here's the unedited transcript:


gpandit: Sir, my son is in Class 12 PIO card holder educated in India.

There is confusion about the options available to pursue engineering in India as sending him to US for under graduation is unaffordable.

Some colleges replied that they'll treat him on par with Indian citizens others say he falls under NRI category.

The NITs and the IIITs say it should be through DASA. Plz. clarify.

NNS Chandra: Pandit, I know. Things are getting clearer now in terms of admissions Indian schools for dual citizens.

When compared to previous years.

General rule is to consider years of residency along with status of citizenship.

Please send me all the details of years he studied in Indian systems etc, I will respond in detail. 


Nitin Patil: My daughter age 24 years has done her MS in Mechanical Engineering from Florida University, USA after completing her BTECH - Mechanical from Sardar Patel - Mumbai University.

She is presently employed in a leading engineering firm in US ( INDIANA STATE ).

Kindly advise which studies can she pursue further.

NNS Chandra: Wow, where is she working now in Indiana? Great place to work.

She should and can definitely push towards doctoral studies. Securing spot with great school and under top faculty is key.

Depends mostly on her work now, and research education/experience. Some of my students study.

Management and international relations and this way they can get into consulting. Globally. Please ask her to write to me.


Tayyab Ghaffar: My son scored 290 in GRE and 100 in TOEFL. She has 4 years of work experience with SITEL after her graduation (BTech IT- 79 per cent).

What are her chances in getting MS course in MIS in USA and it would be a great help if you could give me some list of universities.

NNS Chandra: Hi Tayyab, listing university requires additional data. ECS, scores, grades, and I want to review SOP also.

Securing spot with top schools can be a challenge with data you gave me. Absolutely many schools are possible.


Siraj Memon: Sir I have done BDS and I am very much interested to do my PG from the United States, Is it possible ?

NNS Chandra: Of course yes, siraj, route is slightly different. Please email me your credentials and grades, and university. I will write with more data.


Vineet Khare: My daughter who is studying in class x now wants to pursue her studies in medicine. Please guide to study in U.S.

NNS Chandra: Dear vineeth, I did answer a similar question. Please refer. I will explain in detail in a sec.

But I am so glad so many Indian students are seriously considering American medical schools.

It is a challenge. But really worth every bit of time. And resources that goes in. I will write in detail.


Roshan Parkar: Sir can you help me with the procedure for applying scholarship for MS course?

NNS Chandra: Hi Roshan, most scholarships for MS comes into play only after securing admission.

If your application is strong and they like you as a student university might offer a scholarship on entry.


Bala Chander Misra: Hi, this question is for my son who is currently studying in Class 10, and he is interested in pursuing his career in medicine, can you give me info to the US universities which has the same field.

NNS Chandra: Dear mishra, there are only a few universities in the USA which offers and admit international students for their integrated medical programme.

Like brown or BU. Most universities take pre-med route. Say like John Hopkins or Cornell. And take international students.


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