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Prepared By

Md. Kamal Hossain Tanmoy Kumar Paul

Assistant Professor Lecturer
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology,
Gazipur, Bangladesh Gazipur, Bangladesh
 Opportunities of Higher Study in Abroad
 Scope in North America

 Preparation Prior to Applying

 Steps Needed for University Selection

 Planning on Proper Timing

 Application Process

 VISA Process

 After Arrival in USA

Why do you need Higher Study??

 Opportunity for higher quality jobs

 Developing higher levels of research skill

 A source of wider innovation and economic growth

 Gaining internationally recognizable qualification

 Pursuing interests in more depth

 Access to advanced equipment and tools

-Margaret Spellings
Lack of
 Sufficient Infrastructures, Instruments

 Necessary laboratories and research environment

 Potential supervisors, Research fund, Graduate student

 Mutual Collaboration with industry and university

 Job scope of Masters/PhD holder

 Canada
 Australia

 UK

 Singapore

 Germany

 Japan

 South Korea

 Malaysia
Quality of education
Research Facility
Cultural diversity
Geographical location
Career opportunities
Facilities to international students
International Recognition
1000 5000 10004
United States of
61 92 167 274 1128 2318 3281
United Kingdom 9 17 42 79 142 198 285
Canada 7 15 25 33 84 163 352
Australia 5 8 22 34 39 65 199
Netherlands 3 6 11 12 32 57 136
Japan 2 3 13 37 264 475 985
Switzerland 2 5 7 11 25 43 101
Germany 2 14 41 61 147 261 454
Brazil 1 1 7 20 180 297 1507
Finland 1 1 6 9 19 36 44
Belgium 1 2 7 8 18 38 84
Singapore 1 2 2 3 10 21 44
Headquarters in USA
Company Name Headquarter
Microsoft Redmond, Washington
IBM Armonk, New York
NASA Washington D.C.
Google Mountain View, California
Facebook Menlo Park, California
Twitter San Francisco, California
LinkedIn Sunnyvale, California
Apple Cupertino, California
HP Palo Alto, California
Intel Santa Clara, California
Dell Round Rock, Texas
Uber San Francisco, California
Cocacola Atlanta, Georgia
Research Assistant
Teaching Assistant

 In each case you have to pass 2 qualifying exams

for receiving fund in the midst of PhD
Preparation Prior to Applying
Statement of Purpose
Recommendation Letter
Hardcopy of Academic Documents for air mail
Canadian University and GRE
Popular universities asking for GRE- Popular universities who might waive off GRE-
University of Alberta University of Regina
University of Calgary Laval University
Simon Fraser University University of Lethbridge
University of British Columbia Kwantlen Polytechnic University
University of Victoria Royal Roads University
McGill University University of the Fraser Valley
HEC Montréal University of Northern British Columbia
Wilfrid Laurier University University of Winnipeg
York University University of Manitoba
University of Waterloo University of New Brunswick
University of Toronto Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of Ottawa Brock University
Ryerson University
GRE Official Site
GRE Analytical Writing
Issue Task
As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the
ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree
or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the
position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you
should consider ways in which the statement might or might not
hold true and explain how these considerations shape your
GRE Analytical Writing
Argument Task
The following appeared as part of a letter to the editor of a scientific journal.
"A recent study of eighteen rhesus monkeys provides clues as to the effects of birth order on
an individual's levels of stimulation. The study showed that in stimulating situations (such as
an encounter with an unfamiliar monkey), firstborn infant monkeys produce up to twice as
much of the hormone cortisol, which primes the body for increased activity levels, as do their
younger siblings. Firstborn humans also produce relatively high levels of cortisol in
stimulating situations (such as the return of a parent after an absence). The study also found
that during pregnancy, first-time mother monkeys had higher levels of cortisol than did those
who had had several offspring.“

Write a response in which you discuss one or more alternative explanations that could rival
the proposed explanation and explain how your explanation(s) can plausibly account for the
facts presented in the argument.
GRE Verbal
Verbal Reasoning Question Types
 Reading Comprehension
 Text Completion
 Sentence Equivalence
GRE Quantitative
Arithmetic Topics: Geometry:
 Properties and types of integers  Lines
 Arithmetic operations, exponents and roots  Circles
 Percent, ratio, rate, absolute value, sequences of  Triangles and other polygons
Algebra: Data Analysis
 Exponents  Basic descriptive statistics
 Algebraic expressions  Interpretation of data in tables and graphs
 Functions, equations and inequalities  Probability
 Linear and quadratic equations, inequalities  Probability distributions
 Word problems  Permutation, Combination and Venn Diagram
 Coordinate geometry
GRE Quantitative
GRE Quantitative
Exams Needed Prior To Applying
Start with a complete GRE test
• GRE words: Word-smart, Magoosh. Barron etc.
Verbal: • Go through Rules: ETS official GRE book
• Practice from books: Manhattan 7-8, 5lb

Quantitative: •Background: Manhattan 1-6

•Practice from books: 5 lb, Nova Math Bible

• Study English grammar if you have lacking

Analytical: • Practice : ETS official GRE book, 5 lb
• Read English newspapers

Magoosh Account: A great tool for practice

Online Practice Test for GRE
1.ETS PowerPrep
Exams Needed Prior To Applying

Reading Listening

Speaking Writing

 Reading and listening:

YouTube tutorials and practice tests of ets and notefull
 Speaking: Notefull and Mobile apps
 Writing: Same as GRE
Exams Needed Prior To Applying
Materials Needed Prior To Applying
• Help reviewers better understand your academic objectives and
evaluate whether you are a match

What to include:
 Length and Format((1-2 single space pages in 12 point font)
 Introduce yourself, your interests and motivations
 Summarize your undergraduate and previous graduate career
 Academic Performance
 Research
 Important paper or thesis project
 Elaborate on your academic interests
 Mention your vision about higher study
 Indicate 3 to 5 Professors’ name with a short description of their works
 Address particular questions (if any)
Materials Needed Prior To Applying

 Collect at least 4-5 samples
Demonstrate everything by example
Write in an active, not a passive voice
Proof-read after completing
Materials Needed Prior To Applying

Academic Background
Course Work
Software skills
Extra Curricular Activities
Honors & Awards
Materials Needed Prior To Applying

Contact 3-5 persons

Must include thesis supervisor
Describe a story
Do not use similar words
Do not write an unrealistic story
Steps Needed for University Selection
Select University based on your profile

Web: https://www.usnews.com
Steps Needed for University Selection
Select University based on your profile
Website: https://www.timeshighereducation.com
Steps Needed for University Selection
Select Department(s)
Steps Needed for University Selection
Select the professors in desired field of interest
Steps Needed for University Selection
Select the professors in desired field of interest
Steps Needed for University Selection
Go to research group page
Steps Needed for University Selection
Find specific method of contact (if any)
Steps Needed for University Selection
Find Contact email
Steps Needed for University Selection
Prepare a concise well-written email

Subject Line: Prospective Graduate Student Fall 2019

 Mention the last name of Professor
For example: Dear Prof. Banerjee (Be careful of spelling)
 Mention the name of the intended university
 Brief description of your academic and research background
 Try to mention something that will attract the professor
 Attach your CV in each email

Send email even if he/she does not respond

Steps Needed for University Selection
Select Universities to apply
Steps Needed for University Selection
 Select University
 Select Department(s)
 Select the professors in desired field of interest (Expand your interest)
 Go to research group page and Google scholar page of each professor
 If interest matches, find specific method of contact (if any)
 Prepare a concise well-written email
 Select Universities to apply (Apply even if you do not get any reply)
 Apply 15 days at least before deadline
Planning on Proper Timing

Application Deadline: December to April

Documents Preparation: November
TOEFL: October
GRE: September
Preparation for GRE: March/April
Multiple Admission Offer
Consider both university ranking and your interests
 Graduate Admission offer and Financial support (RA/TA/Fellowship) offer
 Request for I-20 (VISA documents)
 Pay SEVIS fee via Form I-901 www.fmjfee.com
 Manage a 2×2 inch color photo (within six month)
 Apply for U.S VISA application via https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/default.aspx
 Pay VISA Application fee with collecting payment slip
 Take VISA Interview Schedule via
 Confirm your Air ticket
 Contact with School Assistant, ISSS office
 Prepare your necessary luggage
 Rent an apartment nearby your campus
 Try to contact with Bangladeshi student (if any/possible)
 Read thoroughly website and your Form I-20.
 Sign your Form I-20.
 Obtain medical insurance for at least 30 days. Be prepared to pay for
medical insurance for the length of your visit after you arrive.
 Apply for your F-1 visa
 Enter the U.S. in F status no earlier than 30 days before your start-date on
Form I-20.
 Obtain an International Driver’s Permit while in the home country.
 On your flight to the U.S., make sure to complete a Form I-94
(Arrival/Departure Record)
 Report in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office for Check in
-Passport with your current F-1 Student Visa
-Original Form I-20, Admission and funding offer
-Your original I-94 stamp Arrival/Departure record (You can print out after reporting in
 Report in Specific School/Department and Your Supervisor (if any)

 Signup for Orientation Program and attend

 Immediately Issue student ID card

 Creating a bank account ( Important Issue)

 Reporting in Bursar office with Bank account information

 Complete the online course registration with consulting your advisor
 Enrol in Health Insurance Plan as soon as possible
 Collect State ID Card and prepare application for Social Security Number as quick as
 Obtain USA driving license for getting permission to drive car

 Any changes of your academic program must be reported and updated on your I-20

 Must follow the rules and regulations in order to maintain your F-1 student status

 Attend the Training Program organized by different department (i.e Health &
Environment, Safety in workplace, Religious Issue, Sexual Harassment etc).
 Check In at ISSS office. Bring your passport, I-20, I-94, and check-in information.
 Contact ISSS if you will be arriving after the program start date on your I-20.
 Attend mandatory F-1 orientation (part of your general orientation program)
 Ensure that you are registered for a full-time course load of 9 credits