Aligarh: Studying abroad is without a doubt, the experience of a lifetime. Living on your own, dealing with situations without the help of parents or anyone else you would typically go to when at home, really makes you grow up in a different way. But, dreams don’t work unless you do.
Reaching overseas for advanced education requires a great deal and to make the intricate process easier, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumni studying abroad elucidated the best ways of writing Statement of Purpose (SOP), preparing Curriculum Vitae (CV), scoring high bands in IELTS, TOEFL and GRE, getting academic transcripts from the University and Letter of Recommendation from teachers in a two-day webinar series on ‘AMU Alumni Studying Abroad’ of the Women’s College, AMU.
Boston, USA based Dr Syed Masarrat Ali explained what needs to be done for applying to study in the USA.
He said: “USA universities that offer undergraduate degrees will require students to submit SAT or ACT test scores prior to submitting their application, while for the postgraduate programs GMAT, GRE or MCAT test scores are required. Generally you will have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score for consideration to academic programs in the US”.
Ayesha Khan (Germany) encouraged students to be sincere and honest while completing the application process and writing their SOPs.
Mohammad Rafay (Turkey) pointed out that apart from providing education opportunities at an international calibre, Turkey offers scholarships to international students from all over the world to study in their most prestigious universities.
Zainab Fatima (Japan) discussed the steps for GRE preparation such as reading a lot of analytical non-fiction, adhering to a regular study plan, taking practice tests, knowing weaknesses, charting progress and trusting gut instincts.
Lubna Arif (France) shared how Indian students can avail scholarships in France, Saba Ameer (UK) discussed the admission procedures of British universities and Benazir Khursheed (France) explained the differences in reading, listening, writing and speaking tests of IELTS and TOEFL.
Prof Naima Khatoon (Principal, Women’s College) spoke about Sheikh Abdullah’s contribution to women’s education and his efforts in establishing the Women’s College.
Prof. Mansoor Alam Siddiqui delivered the concluding remarks.
Saad Hameed (Training and Placement Officer-General) extended the vote of thanks.
A total of 200 participants registered for the webinar series.