Most Trusted and Genuine Study Abroad Guidance

by GRADS from UIUC, NYU and other TOP schools in USA

Our students are going to Harvard, Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, UPenn, UT Austin, UCSD, UIUC, CMU etc.
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Main Benefits of our Program

We are India’s best & most cost effective online application counseling service.



We know what it takes. We did it ourselves by graduating from:

  • UIUC (world's 4th best CS pgm)
  • NYU (world's 10th best MBA)
Nistha has authored the single most useful resource on MS admissions - Smart Engineer's Guide to MS in USA

Global Network


By joining us, you can access:

  • Our global network of mentors hailing from Columbia, Booth, Purdue, CMU...
  • Our global network of alumni hailing from Harvard, UPenn, Gatech, Columbia, CMU...
  • By enrolling, you join our CLOSED FB group where current and graduated students discuss most relevant topics

Save time and money


We are an online service, saving money on physical space. Hence,

  • We are more cost effective than local counselors
  • No commute time wasted, reach us online!
  • No appointments, talk to us at your convenience

We are a team of successful students who have done the process ourselves. We know the ins and outs of the admission process for MS, MIS, PhD and MBA programs and provide more genuine advice than local counselors.

Our advice includes complete strategy for getting into the best school you deserve. We do NOT recommend low quality schools where your admission is guaranteed. We do NOT give you SOP templates that make you look like thousand other applicants. We provide high quality strategic resources for application complimented with customized brainstorm and counseling sessions and document reviews (SOP, LOR, Essays, CV etc.) No bullshit.

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Our Testimonials

Scholar Strategy has great raves from happy students.

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Our Packages



One Review of your shortlisted universities
Three Reviews of SOP only
Fall OR Spring Validity
NO Visa Advice
NO extra essays for MIS



Guidance in Shortlisting Universities
Guidance + Five reviews SOP & LORs
Fall OR Spring Validity
Financial Doc Templates for Visa
2,000 extra for MIS



Personal help in Shortlisting Universities
Personal brainstorming in SOP & LORs
Consecutive Fall and Spring Validity
Full Visa Counseling
2,000 extra for MIS

Meet Our Founder

Study Abroad Founder

Nistha Tripathi


I am Nistha Tripathi, founder of Scholar Strategy, a Computer Science graduate from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 2007 and MBA-dropout from New York University 2011. I worked successfully at Wall Street and New York Internet startups before moving back to India to start my own Internet ventures. From doing BE in India to studying MS and MBA from top universities, working with top employers in USA and starting something from scratch in India, I was exposed to diverse academic and professional challenges that helped me come up with the concept for Scholar Strategy.

I also love writing and am a published author. My novel Seven Conversations has received great feedback from readers and was covered in Femina and Indian Express. My second book, MS Book: Smart Engineer's Complete Guide to MS in USA, is a reference book for Engineers and why they should study abroad. It is filled with my own experiences, lessons and the interviews of successful professionals and is touted by the readers as 'most authentic advice out there'. See full reviews here

Why you should work with us?

We are not counselors, we are more like mentors. And we are building a network community between successful students and aspiring students. We believe that current students and graduates can offer best advice to prospective students – so why not build that community itself? Our closed FB group has evolved into a powerhouse of kickass advice and tips between past and current students. With more Scholar Strategy students getting into top schools every year, this group is becoming the most important reason why you should work with us!
When you take any package with us, you automatically become a part of this FB group and can access our contacts and resources. We would like you to avail these resources and once you come out with flying colors, give back to the community by being a mentor!
Rest, our results speak for themselves. We transparently post which student is going where and what their profiles were like. Check it out here.

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Our Students have received admits from

Georgia Tech
UC Berkeley
UT Austin
UMass Amherst
John Hopkins
UC Santa Cruz
UC Irvine
Ohio State

...and many more. Read our success stories here.

"What the mind can conceive, it can achieve"

- Napolean Hill