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Report
Postgraduate
Study in the
United States
Why Study in the USA?
QUALITY
Excellence in education.
• U.S. has the most top-ranked schools.
• Earn a degree that is recognized and respected
world-wide.
• #1 for research - $23 billion annually
• Facilities and faculty are considered best.
• Accreditation systems and strong financial base
ensure high standards.
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Why Study in the USA?
CHOICE
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5,000+ higher education institutions
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1,700 universities offer graduate study
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Over 819,000 international students studying in
the U.S. – largest number from Asia.
Why Study in the USA?
FLEXIBILITY
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Work collaboratively with other departments
and universities
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Gain practical experience in your field.
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1 or 2-year MBA programs
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Design your own certificate program.
Find the Right Fit!
University of Illinois
University of Maryland
Occidental College
Elizabethtown College
Program
Structure
All U.S. graduate programs (Master’s level
and PhD level) include classroom work –a
set number of course modules AND written
work – an extended report, thesis, or
dissertation.
What is Graduate Study?
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Master’s Degree: 1-2 years beyond Bachelor’s
• MA = Master of Arts
• MS = Master of Science
• MBA = Master of Business Administration
• MPP/MPA = Master of Public Policy/Public Admin.
• LLM = Master of Law
Doctoral Degree: 3-5 years beyond Master’s degree
• PhD = Dr. of Philosophy
• EdD= Dr. of Education
Selecting a Program
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Decide on your field and specialization define your goals and objectives.
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Get an overview of all the programs in your
field.
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Identify professors researching your area of
interest.
Define Your Criteria
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Quality, reputation
Competitiveness
Admission
requirements
Funding availability
Class demographics
Living environment
Opportunities
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Faculty profiles
Potential
supervisors
Faculty publications
Research facilities
Curriculum
structure
Professional
accreditation
Application Components
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Application forms
Curriculum Vitae
Transcripts
Statement of Purpose
Letters of Recommendations
Standardized Test Scores – GRE, GMAT,
TOEFL
Certification of Finances
Admissions Process: 2 Steps
STEP 1: School admissions will check to see
that all documents are in order and that you
meet the minimum standards for university
admission.
 STEP 2: Your application will be assessed by
the department to ascertain your suitability
and compatibility with department
professors.
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Timeline
• April-July: think, read, research, select schools
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and programs. Plan essays and cultivate your
recommenders.
August-November: take GRE/GMAT/TOEFL, write
essays, get transcripts and recommendations, fill
out applications, and communicate with
professors.
November – January: Complete applications.
March-May: Notified of decisions.
August – Fall academic year begins.
What Are They Looking For?
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Complete picture of you:
 Motivation, focus, goals
 Academic ability
 Communication skills: reading, writing, speaking
 Potential for success
 Personal qualities: readiness for graduate study,
self-discipline, work habits, teamwork,
independent study, commitment, originality of
ideas, maturity, adaptability, initiative
Admissions Interviews
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Establishes relationship with alum or
admissions team
Allows you to explain in your own words why
you selected the program
Provides the opportunity to explain why they
should admit you
Telephone, Skype, DVC
University Funding
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Very competitive, awarded only to top
students.
Demonstrate the relevance of your
proposal to the professors.
Research carefully to find universities
which can give you the money you need.
Financial Aid Sources
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Fellowships or
Tuition
Scholarships:
awarded by grad
school, based on
academic merit.
On-campus jobs: 20
hours/week, lowpaying.
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Internships: Offcampus, payment
varies, good
experience.
Assistantships
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Teaching (TA):
Awarded by
department. Must
demonstrate spoken
English and teaching
experience.
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Research (RA):
Awarded by
professors.
Contributes to your
thesis research or
a project with the
professor
Scholarships - LPDP
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AGE: < 35 years old for master’s; < 40 years old for PhD
GPA: 3.0 from Bachelor/Sarjana/Diploma IV; 3.25 from Master’s/Magister
TOEFL: 550 in the TOEFL PBT or Letter of Acceptance (LOA)
Disciplines
 Engineering
 Agriculture
 Law
 Religious Studies
 Science
 Accounting and Finance
55 U.S. universities
Go to www.beasiswalpdp.org
Scholarships: USAID PRESTASI II
• Disciplines
• Economics
• Democracy and governance
• Environment
• Health
• Education
• GPA: 2.75 from bachelor degree
• ITP TOEFL® score of 450 or IBT TOEFL® score of
45 or IELTS™ score of 5.0
• Proof of leadership capability
• Minimum 2 years working experience in field
• Indonesian citizens. No dual citizenship.
Scholarships - Fulbright
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Various programs for Master’s and PhD
Requirements vary
www.aminef.or.id for more information
Scholarships - Other
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Pepperdine University School of Public Policy (Seiji Masuda Endowed
Scholarship in Public Policy for International Students)
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Deadline to apply is May 1, 2014
Based on merit and need
Visit www.educationusa.or.id
for more information about
Indonesia-specific scholarships

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