Program strategy and application guidance in support of your professional goals.

A Postgraduate degree is a great way to increase your subject area expertise or gain insights into an industry for your future career success. We provide end-to-end services for Postgraduate applicants, where we work with you from helping you plan and strategize programs that align with your professional objectives, statement of purpose to the preparation of application components


Our advisors will help you develop a strategy after reviewing your profile, which includes undergraduate performance, test scores, project work, volunteer and/or work experience. We will help you fine-tune your resume.


Once we understand your intended field of study, we help you select programs that align with your qualifications, achievements and goals.


The SOP helps the admissions committee determine if you are suited for their graduate program. It is your voice in the application process – an opportunity to position your education, experiences and achievements vis-à-vis your intended course of study. Our advisors will help you from the brainstorming and drafting stages to the final presentation of the SOP.


The LOR helps the admissions committee put together a more complete picture of you as an applicant, and can corroborate other materials in your application. We will provide high-level inputs on letters of recommendation required for admissions.

Admissions Highlights 2018-19

200+ Applications Submitted

20+ Diverse programmes

Public Health | Real Estate | Experience Design | Data Science | Entrepreneurship and Innovation | Accounting | Fashion Marketing | Publishing

Diverse destinations

US | UK | Ireland | Spain | Canada | Singapore


Harvard University | Columbia University | Oxford University | London Business School | HEC, Paris | University of Toronto | University of Melbourne | Singapore Management University

London School of Economics | University of Pennsylvania | University of Texas, Austin | University of Sydney | New York University | University of Chicago | Imperial College London

95% Applicants Successful


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Applying for education abroad can be complicated, and I am grateful I had the professionals at The Red Pen for guidance. From ironing out the kinks in my resume and determining suitable universities, to polishing my Statement of Purpose, the team helped me find a narrative that helped me stand out from other applicants. I would definitely recommend The Red Pen to other prospective students. Thank you so much!

-University of Southern California, Class of 2021

I was in the process of starting my Master’s applications and was generally asking around for college advisors. During this time, I met with some team members of BCG, who spoke very highly of The Red Pen. Their recommendation combined with my initial conversation with the team helped me choose The Red Pen; I felt I was in good hands. What stood out most was the fact that they made me feel relevant.... Read More The whole process was tailored to my goals and I wasn’t “just another applicant.” As a result, I felt my application stood out and was unique to me. I was working in the strategy department of a B2B company and I was looking to transition into the sports world through a Masters in Sports Management with absolutely no experience of working in the Sports Industry. They helped me tailor my resume and SOP to reflect how the business skills I’ve developed so far would make me an asset in the sports world and this helped me get into the top 5 sports programs in the world!

-New York University, Class of 2020

I have submitted my application to Sciences Po, it wouldn’t be possible without The Red Pen. I would like to thank the team for always keeping it together every time I gave short notice. Thanks to the team for all your detailed inputs, suggestions and the infinite edits that they did for me!

-Sciences Po, Class of 2020


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