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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, 02:59
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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Status: Ross MBA/MS (SNRE) class of 2014
Joined: 19 Dec 2010
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Location: USA
Schools: Ross (admit after WL), Foster (admit), Wharton (ding), Thunderbird (admit)
WE 1: US Army logistics
WE 2: Client management & business development (Russian Auditing & accounting firm)
WE 3: Sales for renewable energy firm
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Re: A Student From Middle East [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2011, 17:30
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It sounds like some work experience may be helpful before determining these questions. One weakness you didn't mention is the apparent lack of work experience. If you could get 2-3 years of finance-related experience in Kuwait or Dubai (assuming finance is what you're interested in), it would significantly improve your profile. As for your questions:

1. What universities should i apply to? ( I'm indifference between universities' location )

Before you determine that, you should clarify what your goals are, then make a short list of schools that would be most helpful in bringing you closer to those goals.

2. When to apply ? (regarding that I'm seeking a scholarship)

I would say round 1 is always the best time to apply.

3. What are the scholarships that are available for me, and when to apply for them ?

That's a question which can't be answered until you narrow down your schools list.
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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
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 88 [0], given: 94

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Re: A Student From Middle East [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2011, 23:24
thank you for your time and advices
regards
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Re: A Student From Middle East   [#permalink] 10 Jul 2011, 23:24
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