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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Alisha Mashruwala is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics

I am interested in the D.Phil Zoology program at Oxford University. Do I need a Master’s level degree to apply? Also do I need to submit a GRE score for applying?    
—Deepani Basu

Admission to DPhil in Zoology at Oxford University does not normally require a master's level qualification. Evidence of genuine interest in biology and sometimes other relevant fields of research (mathematics, engineering, and statistics) are beneficial to the application. This might be demonstrated by having undertaken independent field work or research, relevant vacation employment, or having already made research publications or presentations. The GRE or GMAT score is not needed for applying.

I am planning to apply for the MS Oceanography program to UCSD for Fall 2018. Can you please send me the list of documents needed for applying along with the deadline for application?    
—Kinneri Patel

The application deadline for MS Oceanography program to UCSD (University of California, San Diego) for Fall 2018 is December 14, 2017.

The following documents are required for a successful application:

  • Statement of Purpose: Submitted with electronic application, Maximum 2 pages, and 2500 word limit, no smaller than 10-point font. State and justify your interest in research areas and Scripps faculty. Discuss why you are interested in these areas and how your experiences (academic or otherwise) are relevant to your continuing academic studies. Include any research experience or publications you have and list any skills not otherwise noted in your application. Explain why you choose to become a graduate student and why you choose the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
  •  Official transcripts of all college-level work uploaded directly into the application as a PDF.  Do not mail hard copies at this time.
  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted electronically, via the online application
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test score report
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report
  • Application fee ($105 for U.S. Citizens and $125 for International Applicants)

My son is currently studying in Grade XII, IBDP curriculum. His main interest is applying for BSC Information System at SMU, Singapore. He will be appearing for IB exams in May’ 2018. What is the deadline for sending the predicted score to SMU?     
—Sumeru Vinayak

Graduating students taking the IB diploma examinations in May 2018 may apply by submitting their IB predicted scores, as attested by their schools. Self-declared predicted scores will not be accepted.

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