Since you have not mentioned your target country, it would be difficult to give a specific answer. However, I am taking 3 countries - US, UK, and Canada - to give you a general idea regarding your MA in English from an abroad university.
Top universities for MA in English
- University of California, Berkeley -
- University of Chicago
- University of Virginia
- Northwestern University
You can expect the tuition fees to be near about US$ 31,000 per year. This is an estimated figure and does not include living expenses.
Top Canadian Universities for MA in English
- University of Toronto
- University of Ottawa
- Simon Fraser University
- McGill University
- University of Waterloo
The average tuition fee is CAD 25,000 to CAD 35,000 per year.
Top universities in the UK for an MA in English
- University of Oxford
- University of London
- University of Durham
- University of Birmingham
- University of Cambridge
The average tuition fee is GBP 25,000 to GBP 30,000 per year.
The general requirement for the course is a Bachelor’s Degree with either a First division or a strong upper Second Division. TOEFL and IELTS are also a requirement as the course is language intensive and requires proficiency in English. The cut-off for the same is varied depending on the college/university.
Each university that I have mentioned offers internal scholarships to international students. There are also fellowships available in the form of Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, etc.
I am also listing some external scholarships that you can research about -
- Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships
- Inlaks Scholarship
- National Overseas Scholarship Scheme by the Indian Government
- Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
- KC Mahindra Postgraduate Scholarships
- JN Tata Endowment Scholarships
- GyanDhan Postgraduate Scholarship
- Chevening Scholarships
- Commonwealth Masters Scholarships
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship
- Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation Scholarships
The scholarships mentioned here have different eligibility criteria. Make sure you fulfill the criteria before applying the same. You can apply for as many scholarships to increase your chances of winning one. However, I should remind you that some scholarships do not allow the student to hold any other grant or aid.
I would suggest you to narrow down your search by first finalizing on a country. After which you can list down your target colleges. Each college/university offers merit-based scholarships or need-based financial aid. There are also partial or full tuition fee waivers in the case of an excellent student profile. However, it might be dificult to cover the entire cost of education with the help of scholarships or grants. You might have to apply for an education loan. To check whether you’d need an education loan, make a schedule of expenses and check whether the scholarship amount will cover these expenses or not.
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I hope this answer helps you. If you have any further doubts, do reply on this thread.