I am currently pursuing my B.E in civil engineering and have my sight on pursuing a master’s degree in the US. However my family cannot support me financially. I would like to know if there are any scholarships available and how do I go about it.
Funding in the form of graduate assistantships (GA), scholarship, tuition waivers or loans are available at most universities in the US. However they are very competitive. A university looks at various factors while shortlisting students for a scholarship. These include entrance tests, previous academics, application documents and additional achievements. If you have a strong profile, you have a good chance. US schools require entrance tests such as the GRE and TOEFL for admission. Take the GRE before June 2011 and start applying by October 2011 for the Fall 2012 semester.