A graduate scholarship awards advanced academic degrees (e.g., master’s, doctoral degrees, Post graduate diplomas, graduate certificates etc) with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree.

When Is The Right Time To Apply?

Some courses have different deadlines, and many are a long time in advance of the start of the course. Find out which deadline applies to you, and what you need to do by that deadline.

Deadlines For On-Time Applications

For courses starting date, your application should be with us by one of these dates listed on the programs page depending on what courses you apply for. If your completed application – including all your personal details and your academic reference – is submitted by the deadline, it is guaranteed to be considered. This gives them enough time to read your application, check you’ve entered your qualifications correctly, write and attach your reference, and submit your application to us. Some course providers require additional admissions tests to be taken alongside the our admissions Center application, and these may have a date.

How To Choose The Right Course

How do you choose the right postgraduate course? Many are similar so, if you are unsure, here are some ideas on how to choose the right one for you.
First, decide on:

1. subject matter

2. length

3. if it’s taught or research-based

4. if it’s full-time or part-time

5. Online,, Class Base,, or blended learning

If you’re clear about those decisions, and you’ve checked the entry requirements, the differences between similar courses may be in the four areas below.

Which Course Is Most Helpful To Your Career Aspirations?

What are the employment levels of previous postgraduates and what types of jobs are they doing?

1. Which course has the strongest connections to employers?

2. What is the reputation of the course among employers?

Recruiters are often not willing to comment, but you can get some idea of how they rate particular courses from their willingness to take on work experience students or hire from it. The biographies and trainee profiles on company websites are a good source of information here. Also, you might want to search for ‘name of employer postgraduate’ to see which courses an employer sponsors.

Qualification Type

Masters Degree

Master’s degrees (MA/M.A./A.M., MPhil/M.Phil., MSc/M.S./SM, MBA/M.B.A., LLM/LL.M., MAsc, etc.) are the traditional formal form of master’s degree, where the student already holds an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree on entry. A master’s degreeis an academic degree awarded by universities or colleges upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.] A master’s degree normally requires previous study at the bachelor’s level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course. 

Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate (GradCert, GCert, GradC) is a short course of study that is designed to meet the supplemental needs of professionals. They are a form of specialized training at the university level. Graduate certificates generally focus on a particular industry or job title and, as such, there are dozens of options available to those who are interested in earning one. Graduate certificates are normally taken by those who have already graduated with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline (hence the name). This qualification should not be confused with postgraduate certificates or postgraduate diplomas. Graduate certificates are available in a limited range of subjects that are typically work-related. The graduate certificates is designed with working professionals in mind, helping these learners acquire knowledge and skills essential for their workplace

Graduate Diploma

A graduate diploma (GradD, GDip, GrDip, GradDip) is generally a qualification taken after completion of a first degree, although the level of study varies in different countries from being at the same level as the final year of a bachelor’s degree. Depending on the institution and country, a graduate diploma in Canada may be at graduate level or bachelor’s level. A graduate diploma should not be confused with a postgraduate diploma, which is a master’s degree-level qualification. In the UK, a graduate diploma is a short course, with a value of 80–120 UK credits.

Postgraduate Certificate

A postgraduate certificate (abbreviated as PGCert, PgCert, PG Cert, PGC, or PgC) is the shortest commonly available postgraduate qualification. It educational credential that provides students advanced skills in a specific area of specialisation. Basically, a postgraduate certificate gives you the eligibility to practise a profession. Postgraduate certificate can take from a few weeks to one or two years to complete. Just like graduate diplomas, students who enrol in a postgraduate certificate will need to hold a Bachelor’s degree. Some schools allow students to be enrolled in a postgraduate certificate programme and a Master’s or doctoral degree course simultaneously.

Postgraduate Diploma

A postgraduate diploma (PgD, PgDip, PGDip, PG Dip., PGD, Dipl. PG, PDE) is a shorter qualification than a masters degree, although at the same academic level. Whereas a masters degree is made up of 180 credits (taken from exams, assignments, and so on), a postgraduate diploma is 120 credits. There is a shorter version of this too – a postgraduate certificate, which is 60 credits. There are a variety of courses that come under the heading of a postgraduate diploma – it can be a vocational course, such as a legal practice course, or an academic course.