If you want to pursue higher education in a US university (M.S.,
Ph.D), aim at
getting some financial assistantship. When you get financial assistantship, the
University pays for your education either partly or fully.
Types Of Assistantships:
It is not as difficult as it sounds to get some kind of
There are 5 different kinds of assistantships that you can aspire while
applying for admission to these courses:
are generally offered by third parties to bright students. They can cover either
your education or some expense related to education. NeoVeda itself has a
scholarship scheme to encourage students. There are many resources available
where a serious student can recoup most of the money spent on the application
generally given to students, who, the Universities feel will be assets to their
departments. They are paid the money (tuition fee + stipend), without any
strings attached. This is of course the best possible form of assistantship you
can get. However, the competition is usually stiff.
Assistantship (RA), you assist a specific professor
with his/her research, writing papers etc. Here, you are expected to put in 10 - 20
hrs every week, besides your own studies, The RA may partially or
totally cover your tuition fee as well as providing you with a stipend.
A Teaching Assistantship (TA) requires
that you help a professor with his/her teaching responsibilities (conducting
tutorials, correcting homework etc.). Again you have to devote 10 - 20 hrs per
week for this purpose. Generally, professors look for English speaking
proficiency and a good score in TSE (Test of Spoken English) can be a strong
point in your favor.
Earn While You Learn
Sometimes you may get a full or partial tuition fee exemption if you
are a bright student, but the department does not have enough funding to support
you. In such a case, you are expected to find a job in the campus to support
Americans firmly believe in dignity of labor, and you will not be looked down
upon no matter what type of job you do -- Whether it is in the canteen, library, computer lab or any other place. But
even here you are required to put in a given number of hours in addition to your
you can be sure that
financial aid or scholarships to study in a good US
university can be within your reach if your approach is right. This
is where the CD can help you -- and this is just one of the seven
advantages that the CD can give you.
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