The QS World Grad School and MBA Tour will be in Beirut on 23rd September giving Lebanese students an opportunity to meet with institutions like INSEAD, HEC-Paris, Imperial, London Business School, NYU, Thunderbird, Warwick, IE, McGill, and many more at the Four Seasons Hotel.
For many prospective students, attending a university fair is an essential part to determine the right university, and making a successful application. University fairs allow you to get personal answers to your questions, discover completely new opportunities, share ideas with peers, and get expert advice on admissions tests, applications, funding, and more.
For many students, the main benefit of attending a university fair is the opportunity to get their questions answered in person, in an informal discussion with admissions staff. This is a great way for you to get a feel for the ethos of the institution(s), and tailored advice on what you need to do next.
Some participating universities will also bring current or former students to this event, so you can get direct feedback from peers. And if you meet a school you’re interested in, you’ll have the chance to exchange contact details, so you can easily follow up afterward.
2. You gain test prep advice from industry experts
Do you need to take an English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL, or a graduate admissions test such as the GRE or GMAT? Like many university fairs, this QS Masters and MBA event will offer students unique opportunities to attend seminars and presentations about these exams and to speak directly to representatives of the organizations that run the tests.
Whatever your question -even if you think it’s ‘silly’!- could be asked and you better do so. This is your chance to clear up any confusion and make sure you’re on track to pass all the exams you need. So, go for it!
In between discussions with university representatives, you’ll have the chance to attend talks and panel discussions on a range of topics. This could be useful in helping you decide which course to apply for, or which country to study in, as well as giving you practical tips on how to put together a successful application.
Admissions’ officers will share what they look for when assessing applications, what common mistakes to avoid, and how to go the extra mile to make yourself stand out. These sessions are likely to be particularly useful if you use the opportunity to ask any remaining questions you have, so don’t be shy!
4. You get to better understand admission requirements
While all universities list admission requirements on their websites, these often leave some space for confusion. Have you studied the required subjects to a high enough level? Which standardized exams are preferred? What exactly is meant by ‘work experience’?
And if you’re applying to study abroad, what additional requirements must you meet? The university fair is your opportunity to note down answers to all these questions, ensuring that you fully understand the requirements for your chosen program and location.
Finally, attending this QS World Grad School and MBA’s university event can help you find out about scholarships and other funding opportunities –including some which are exclusive to the attendees of this event.
Once you’ve established a personal connection with a school, you’ll be able to continue the conversation afterward, and if you’ve really made a strong impression on an admissions officer, he or she may suggest various funding schemes you should apply for.
Additionally, all attendees of the QS World Grad School and MBA Tour are also eligible to apply to the QS Scholarships scheme, worth US$7 million per year. So, if you’re considering an MBA or a Masters soon, then this is a must-attend event!
We highly encourage our Lebanese students to grab this great opportunity and explore MBA and master’s programs, get the best advice from admissions’ directors, and network with alumni at the event to learn from their experience.
The event will take place on Sept 23rd, from 4 PM to 9 PM, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut (1418 Professor Wafic, Sinno Avenue).