Tips from Graduate Admissions Directors

Tips from Graduate Admissions Directors

QS Staff Writer

Updated January 28, 2022 Updated January 28

Admissions directors share their top tips for successful application to a graduate degree.

1. Prepare yourself thoroughly. Be  enthusiastic and motivated. Keep in touch with the institution. Leave your contact details and make sure you are easy to contact (one clear e-mail address and phone number).
- Carla Fluhr, Director of Recruitment for the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

2. Plan ahead. With time and effort, you can find the right course for you and your future, without the stress.
- Aleksandr Voninski, International Director at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

3. Be yourself. Show us why you are choosing IE to develop your career and why we should choose you to represent IE in the future. Remember, there are no perfect candidates, but pieces of a perfect and diverse puzzle that we try to build up for each intake.
- Cayetana Aranzadi, Associate Director of Admissions, IE Business School, Spain.

4. Applying to graduate school is a major step in your life; you should evaluate your options carefully and go through this process well prepared. The documents you send are your 'visiting card'. We at Bocconi do the same when reading it and evaluating your candidacy.
- Christiane Roth, Director of International Recruitment Services, Università Bocconi, Italy.


This article was originally published in October 2012 . It was last updated in January 2020