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A Student From Middle East

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Status: Trying to survive
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 186
GMAt Status: Quant section
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
Schools: WBS (D)
GMAT Date: 12-30-2011
GPA: 3.2
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A Student From Middle East [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2011, 02:58
hello
I'm a student from Syria, which is a developing country in the Middle East .
I'm in the last year of my bachelor degree in banking and finance .
I'm willing to take a master in finance in a good reputation university (Warwick, St.Gallen, Manchester, ....)
Here is my details:
strengths:
1. My position in my class is the first (I have the highest GPA in the university in term of my major).
2. My average is around 85% (with very high scores on finance courses)
3. All courses in the university are in English ( which is a competitive advantage and something unique here :-D , because people speak and study in Arabic here).
4. I'm gonna take GMAT and TOEFL IBT in the next few months.
Weakness:
1. My degree from one of the best universities in Syria, however, it's a Syrian degree.
2. Limited financial resources (I spent a lot of money on my bachelor degree, because my university is private).
3. I can invest no more than 30,000$ for the tuition ( I'm gonna borrow money :cry: )
My questions are :
1. What universities should i apply to? ( I'm indifference between universities' location )
2. When to apply ? (regarding that I'm seeking a scholarship)
3. What are the scholarships that are available for me, and when to apply for them ?

thanks for your time
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Re: A Student From Middle East [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2011, 07:49
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Hi Silver89,

I hope the following is of help:

1. To answer your question, before you identify schools to apply to, you should first seriously consider the reasons for pursuing a masters degree. After you have identified these goals (be as specific as possible), you can then look at programs which align to your goals.

It is difficult to recommend programs because different schools will provide differing opportunities, and I am not sure what your goals are post-graduation and what you are looking for in a program.

2. You should apply when you feel your application is most ready. The only exception to this is you should not apply in the last round.

3. Unfortunately scholarships are less common and more competitive in Master's programs. I recommend you look for scholarships locally, as well as at the school's programs.

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Manager
User avatar
Status: Trying to survive
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 186
GMAt Status: Quant section
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
Schools: WBS (D)
GMAT Date: 12-30-2011
GPA: 3.2
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 89 [0], given: 94

Re: A Student From Middle East [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2011, 14:14
Thank you a lot for your time. i really appreciate that.
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