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Masters in Singapore

Postby hagrid_aragog » Tue, 25 Oct 2011 9:31 am

Hey guys...I am doing my graduation from India in Electrical Engineering, and would like to pursue my further-education in Singapore

I have given GRE....got a score 1200.....my aggregate till the third year comes out to be 73.5%

Considering my academics and GRE, what are my chances of getting into NUS or NTU
Are there any other good universities as well??

Also, what would be the job opportunities available for me......would it be the same as in USA??....I have to earn money immediately after the masters...mainly due to the costs incurred abroad(repaying the loans etc.)


Earlier the idea was to go to USA(since majority of people in India who go abroad, go to USA), but I read that Singapore Education could be really valuable and cheap at the same time....both the constraints are really important for me...Thanks in advance

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 25 Oct 2011 9:38 am

Yes, go ahead. Please do contact the admissions office of NUS and NTU to find out about your options and/or registration procedures and requirements.

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Postby hagrid_aragog » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:15 pm

Thanks for the reply, I have gone through the websites of both the universities......But wanted to know whether, considering my academics, there are any chances of my profile being selected???....

.Also, do I need to give TOEFL, since I have completed all my studies to this point in English language only....Thanks

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Postby carteki » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 5:07 pm

AND AGAIN...
nakatago wrote:Yes, go ahead. Please do contact the admissions office of NUS and NTU to find out about your options and/or registration procedures and requirements.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 5:16 pm

You need no Masters, you already act like you have one.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 5:23 pm

:devil:

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Postby hagrid_aragog » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 7:19 pm

x9200 wrote:You need no Masters, you already act like you have one.

Sorry???...What was that supposed to mean???...I am sorry if I have offended someone.... :-|

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 9:19 pm

Go back and read your posts. You seem clueless. This seems to be typical of a larger percentage of sub-continent masters holders. ](*,)

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Re: Masters in Singapore

Postby intellectualsmuse » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:01 pm

hagrid_aragog wrote:Hey guys...I am doing my graduation from India in Electrical Engineering, and would like to pursue my further-education in Singapore

I have given GRE....got a score 1200.....my aggregate till the third year comes out to be 73.5%

Considering my academics and GRE, what are my chances of getting into NUS or NTU
Are there any other good universities as well??

Also, what would be the job opportunities available for me......would it be the same as in USA??....I have to earn money immediately after the masters...mainly due to the costs incurred abroad(repaying the loans etc.)


Earlier the idea was to go to USA(since majority of people in India who go abroad, go to USA), but I read that Singapore Education could be really valuable and cheap at the same time....both the constraints are really important for me...Thanks in advance


1. Your chances depend on the profile of other people who apply to these Universities this year. They could have higher scores and common sense.

2. If the job opportunities available for you here were to be the same as in the USA (considering the current economic climate), I'm wondering why you'd bother investing in a Master's here.

3. If a few people on this forum told you your chances were pathetic would you choose not to apply to these Univs? Alternately if a few people said your chances were very good would you sue them if you didn't get through?
For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

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Re: Masters in Singapore

Postby beppi » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 3:07 am

hagrid_aragog wrote:I have given GRE....got a score 1200.....


The maximum possible GRE score is 800.
You should get your faked score sheet re-done - they cheated you!

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Postby hagrid_aragog » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 2:14 pm

Go back and read your posts. You seem clueless.


Yes I am clueless about masters in Singapore, maybe that is why I sought help!!....and yes, I am l clueless about your joke as well...This seems to be typical of a larger percentage of sub-continent masters holders....what was that???

Your chances depend on the profile of other people who apply to these Universities this year.


what you say is obvious....but what i really wanted to know is the cut-off marks on an average basis


If a few people on this forum told you your chances were pathetic would you choose not to apply to these Univs?


Yes....I might start being skeptic about it.....

Alternately if a few people said your chances were very good would you sue them if you didn't get through


No...:P

please, if possible give me an honest opinion guys!!

The maximum possible GRE score is 800.
You should get your faked score sheet re-done - they cheated you!


come again!!...what was that??...please get your facts correct before a taunt, to avoid humiliation.....

This is very disappointing guys, please reply if you can help me....otherwise let it be..please do not waste your time!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 2:53 pm

Maximum GRE score is anywhere from 340 to 2400 depending on which website you go to. :???: Most seem to think it's 800 per section (x 3 sections).

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Postby beppi » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 4:13 pm

This is the official site of the organisation administering GRE:
http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/scores

The maximum score is 800 in two sections and 6 in another (old system), or 170 in two sections and 6 in another (new system). The sections are not added up, because they are not comparable.
I had above 760 in the first two and a pathetic 3 in the third when I took the test a few years ago (for fun).

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 4:55 pm

I think the problem with the OP is that it asks a question that no one here can answer, whereas the only people in the world who could answer the question are at the end of a phone call that the writer is reluctant to make.

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Postby ausinsg » Sat, 29 Oct 2011 4:12 pm

Step back for a minute. You are asking a question that only you can answer as it is your life.

You want to change your original plan of studying and working in the US because you heard Singapore is good and cheap!

I would suggest you think about the industry you are in. Think of where you want to go. Are you wanting to be a business owner? A specialist engineer? A manager?

Is your branch of electrical engineering in Energy like utilities or renewable energy? Is it construction?

Think about where you want to end up. Then look where in the world those opportunities are, and what qualifications you need.

Getting stressed about whether Singaporean unis will let you and if you can get a job, is putting the cart before the horse. You need to know the kind of job you want. Are there enough locals graduating in this area? Is there a shortage? Are the companies MNCs or SMEs? They will each have different strengths and weaknesses for hiring foreigners.

You need to know what you want, then you can ask the right questions of the universities and of the potential employers.

So go have a think about what you want. Then see if Singapore is the place you can do that. Now, apply to the unis in Singapore. The easiest way to see if you will be accepted is to apply. You can always say "no" or ask to defer for a year!

Finally come back here and let us know how you did.

Cheers!


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