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Will the admission committees in Top Universities of the US value certificates from online courses like Coursera , edX?

Given a student has done ECE engineering and has working experience in Programming for >2years, will the CS-based Coursera certificates help in increasing the likelihood of getting a CS-based Masters in Fall 2021?

Can you show some sample profiles of students getting admits in top 10 universities of canada?

Thank you for your valuable response. It was helpful.

For the benefit of others:

  1. These certificates shows that the applicant is pro-active, self-learning and is well-prepared for the course.
  2. But, it may not be considered equivalent to prerequisites course that needs to be taken as a part of Bachelors.

Whether the competition for Fall 2021 admissions will be higher in the US considering that there are many students who have decided to postpone their plans to 2021?

The competition is always very high for the courses in the US but it should not stop you from trying your best in terms of test preparation or academic preparations. You must try to improve your own performance rather than pondering too much on the competition.

What are the best universities in New Zealand and how are the job opportunities there?

There are some fantastic universities in New Zealand such as the University of Auckland, University of Otago, Auckland University of Technology. New Zealand’s economy is very strong. However, the demands for a course by international students are usually lower that countries such as the USA or Canada. The process is almost same as the other countries. English knowledge is very important so one must focus on improving that in order to qualify. STEM courses from NZ can get you good outcome in terms of job opportunity.

My friend wants to pursue MS in Quantitative Finance from top US university. He has 7.4 GPA, 321 marks in GRE. He is a final year student of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Nirma University. He has scored 112 TOEFL and has done internship from IIM Ahmadabad. What are his chances in colleges like USC or UT Austin?

There are various top programs in the US in which admission acceptance rate is of less than 30 percent. Especially USC is very Asian dominant university so the competition is very high there, especially in Quantitative Finance. The focus should be on the quantitative and verbal skills. Many business programs require a few years of work experience, so check the college’s eligibility criteria before applying.