If you want to study internationally as a postgraduate, you need to understand what universities are looking for and how you can stand out from the crowd. This is especially true for top international universities where there are many more good candidates than places available. This process is very different from undergraduate applications, especially the gaokao, China’s national college entrance examination. In fact, it’s more like applying for a job.
This session explains the differences between graduate study in the U.S. and the U.K. at both master’s and doctoral level; why you need to focus on the program you are targeting; how applications differ between universities (taking MIT and Cambridge as examples); and why your grades aren’t the most important part of your application.
Professor Martin Lockett is dean of Nottingham University Business School China at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. During his career, he has worked at Oxford University, Cambridge University and Imperial College. He has extensive experience in transnational higher education that includes the U.K., U.S., China, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Singapore.