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  • Writer's pictureYuval Atias

Master's Degree Abroad - All the Reasons to Apply

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. Not only for the prestige and academic level of the best universities in the world, but also the connections and friendships you will create with professors and students from all over the world. Unfortunately, many Israelis don't think about the option of studying abroad because of the price, the requirements, and the challenges of moving to another country. We are here to tell you that it is definitely possible and very worthwhile, and here are just some of the reasons why.

You will be exposed to new and exciting experiences

New landscapes, surprising cuisine, unique culture and even different weather - all of these are waiting for you during your studies abroad. Universities overseas do not disappoint in academics as well. Who doesn't want to come across courses that include flights as part of their syllabus, and visits by famous guest lecturers like prime ministers?

Formal dinner at Merton College, Oxford with a friend from the scholarship from China


You will gain a global network

People tend to think that studies only take place within the walls of the classroom, but this is not true. Many of the more significant parts of your studies will actually take place over a glass of beer with a classmate at the neighborhood bar. During a master's degree abroad, you will meet interesting people from all over the world, who came just like you to study their field of interest. Unlike a bachelor's degree, where most students are locals, master's degrees have a particularly large international population. You can find yourself living with people from Germany or Pakistan, and being exposed to ethnic and ideological diversity. And hey, don't forget when you visit one of these countries later on, you'll have friends who can host you.

Thanksgiving dinner with friends from Australia, Germany, the United States, Pakistan, India and South Africa


Your career and aspirations will get a boost

It's no secret that some of the world's most esteemed universities are located in the United States and England, and for us Israelis, they aren't always accessible. A graduate degree from one of these institutions will open doors for you that will not be opened for graduates of Israeli institutions. It is important to note that being awarded an international scholarship - such as the Gates Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship or Rhodes Scholarship - is considered a prestigious addition to your resume. And we haven't even begun to cover the academic level, which is the highest in the world. You can find yourself writing papers with well known professors or working with leading scientists in the lab.


Merton College, Oxford, established in 1264

An opportunity to strengthen your English

It's impossible to avoid the fact that studies abroad are conducted in English. This may deter some of you, if your English isn't at the level of a native speaker. But have no fear, you can improve your English before the degree by studying for the TOEFL, and the degree itself is the perfect opportunity to work on the American accent you always wanted.

And what about the money? Let's talk scholarships

Many people ask us if a master's degree abroad is only suitable for those who have accumulated enough money to pay for it. The answer is unequivocally no! Anyone can set out on the amazing experience called a master's degree abroad, and all you have to do is read about some of the scholarships we covered or go over the Scholarship Database we have created for you. If you are not sure which scholarship is right for you, come talk to us in our Facebook Community.

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