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


Six ways you can fund your master’s degree

Six ways you can fund your master’s degree

There's a lot you have to do once you receive that letter of acceptance and decide to enroll in a postgraduate program. One of the biggest concerns for many graduate applicants is how to secure or supplement financing for higher studies abroad. Here are six ways to...

The Statement of Purpose – Your Voice in a Master’s Application

The Statement of Purpose – Your Voice in a Master’s Application

If you are applying for a master’s degree to a university abroad, you will be busy preparing your application package over the next couple of months - organising letters of recommendation, preparing an up-to-date resume, sitting for your GRE/GMAT and writing your...



I chose The Red Pen after speaking to one of the co-founders, she sounded very helpful and well aware about how to guide me through this process. The one thing that stood out for me was the way The Red Pen helped me understand my capabilities and build my resume. The Red Pen helped me discover my field of interest, took me through each stage and helped me make it to my dream college!... Read More The team was just a phone call or email away – they always answered my questions and understood my concerns. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Red Pen for helping me turn my dream into reality.

-London School of Economics Class of 2019

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

The Red Pen really helped me push the bar for my essays. They were critical in their feedback and were very clear in articulating the implications of certain SOP topics and how they would impact my overall application. The team helped me troubleshoot all my problems within a matter of hours. I could have never imagined getting into all the colleges I applied and I am super excited to attend Columbia University.

-Columbia University Class of 2020


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