Master and Undergrad College Admission Testimonials in Dubai JLT Sharjah Abu Dhabi.

Ghaleb, Jordanian Accepted to INSEAD and Richard Ivy, Canada

Ghaleb , Jordanian Accepted to INSEAD and Richard Ivy, Canada

Ghaleb is Jordanian who was born and raised in the UAE. Before going to INSEAD Ghaleb completed his undergraduate degree from American University of Sharjah and worked in his family business for 3 years.

Ghaleb’s Journey with Brighter Prep in his words…  I remember stumbling upon Brighter Prep after my MBA plans were about to go in fumes. My GMAT prep has stagnated and the hopes of getting into a top school seemed miniscule at that moment. Then I met Varun who seemed unusually upbeat about my chances. I followed his suggestion and attended the GMAT prep course and simultaneously started working on what schools to apply to. And what a journey it has been. We looked at which schools would suit my unusual profile and deliberated what would be the ideal GMAT score to push me into these schools. Throughout the application process, I constantly got cold feet, but I had Varun to talk some sense into me.

I particularly remember one day after we started the INSEAD application; after going through the essay questions, i went to Varun and told him this is not happening. He would take none of it though. I soldiered on, put my head into it and with much hand holding I cracked the GMAT with a 700 and got accepted at INSEAD! It would not have been possible without Varun. With his help I managed to get into INSEAD with a sub par GPA. I would not have been able to do it if it was not for Brighter Prep.

I have already recommended Brighter Prep to most of my friends and would not hesitate to do it again. Brighter Prep has given me a chance to pursue something I have long dreamt of.

Hisham, IMD Switzerland

Hisham, IMD Switzerland

I would like to thank each and every one of you for your efforts and dedication in helping me pursue my MBA dream. I started with a keen interest in joining either INSEAD or IE business schools.

However, I ended up joining IMD Switzerland and that was mainly based on a recommendation from your admissions team. After visiting the school in Lausanne and spending the whole day there during my assessment day, and after researching a lot about the school, I am confident that IMD will be the right schools for me.

I cannot express my gratitude enough, you were all instrumental in the entire process. I must add that the mock interview with Emilio was spot on. The real interview was to a great extent similar in terms of content to what Emilio simulated. In my own opinion, the interview on the assessment day went very smooth and successful.

Joe Frem, Lebanese Accepted to INSEAD and IE

Joe Frem, Lebanese Accepted to INSEAD and IE

 “My name is Joe and I got accepted in INSEAD Business school class of December 2013. In October 2011, I was considering this fact a dream. But when I met Varun for a first consultation, he showed me that this dream is makable and worth fighting for.

We started with the GMAT courses where highly skilled teachers conveyed the know-how to crack the test. Quantitative and Verbal classes, at very convenient hours, were made of rules, tips and many many examples.

After a good follow up from both the teachers and Varun, I was able to score a 680 on my GMAT, nailing 5.5 on AWA, 85% on Quant and 69% on Verbal. (When I first took my gmat I scored 5 on AWA, 80% on Quant and 33% on Verbal). In parallel, I was working with Varun on my applications.

He helped very much in underlining aspects- both professional and personality- in my life very relevant to the Adcom. And with his help, I was able to secure a place in INSEAD.  I would like to thank him very much because without his help, my dream would have never come true.”



As a child and even as late as a year ago, names like Kellogg, INSEAD, Cornell, Harvard were all names I revered and often dreamt about. Varun Jain was the “god sent angel” who connected the dots between me and these top B Schools. You will find many career management institutes boasting of their strategies & past successes, but very seldom you get to see a person that actually comes closer in implementing his strategies “strategically” according to the profile of every client.

There are institutes available in the market, where you have a first level meeting with the proprietor and then you are delegated to one the executives who gives you guidelines and fixed templates to write your essays. Very rarely does one find a mentor/counsellor/owner who takes time out understanding your life and then gives insights based on your life experiences. It does not end there !!! Every B School has a certain “ideal profile” that they look for in candidates.

I think Varun will help you narrow down to that profile, by giving you advice that will help shape your career for the good. I mean we all are like polished uncut diamonds – we need someone to sharpen and broaden our skills, smoothen the rough edges and further polish our profiles to match the requirements of B Schools. Varun is exactly such a Diamantaire. The main criteria for choosing an admission consulting firm is its potential to invest time into you. I don’t remember how many times I called Varun to clear my doubts and had more than an hour lasting calls.

And to my surprise, he never showed any disinterest or frustration while clearing my stupid and naive doubts. Although I was miles away from his location, he never made me feel like it. Also, his connect with alumnus of almost all the top B Schools further strengthens the comfort level of clients. I remember interacting with over 10 alumnus from various schools including INSEAD, LBS, Kelloggs and Cornell.

The kind of holistic review comments I got in my essays didn’t only change the face of my essays but also made them more sensible, logical and precise. Today, Varun is one of the few people I know who have actually changed the lives of many. Going to admission consultants with a 700 + GMAT score with over 3 years of work-ex in a Consulting firm and then getting into the top B Schools is a “NORMAL” scenario which we hear of most of the times.

We seldom here of consultants who achieved success with clients having scores between 600-700 and less than 4 year of work-ex. This is what Varun brings on table – an application that not only gets you interview calls but also admission into the top B Schools. I would definitely recommend Varun Jain to all without a single thought of hesitation. It is only and only because of him that I got accepts from INSEAD, Kelloggs and Cornell.

Sarah GMAT -710, Harvard

Hi Vinod,

Was just about to email you! 🙂

Unfortunately, the GMAT didn’t go as well as expected 🙁 Only got a 710, which is far lower than the 760 I was getting before. The test felt a LOT trickier than the GMATPrep, to be honest. The breakdown was Q44, V44.

While I’m quite disappointed with the overall score, I’m still hoping that the rest of my application (essays, recommendations, resume, etc.) will be strong enough to carry me through.

Thanks again for all your support!


Hi Vinod,

Just writing to update you regarding business school. I got interviews with Harvard, Wharton, and MIT, and was accepted into all three. I chose Harvard and will be attending that in the autumn for my MBA.
My husband, Mohammed, got into Columbia for MPA, which was his top choice. However, he will be deferring it while I’m at Harvard so that we can both live in the same city for at least the first year. He will most probably do the MPA the following year once I’m more settled in Boston.
Thanks again for all your help during the prep phase!

Dear Vinod,

Thanks again for everything! Will keep you posted once I hear back from the business schools.

Divyang GMAT-710

Hi Varun

It gives me great pleasure to share some good news with you. I gave my GMAT yesterday and I scored 700!! The score breakdown was 46 in Quant, 40 in Verbal and 7 in IR. This was my 3rd attempt and it feels really good to close my GMAT pursuit with this score. In my previous 2 attempts, I had scored 600 (Q46, V27) in March’14 and 560 (Q42, V26) in April’13, respectively.

It has been an extremely long journey but it feels good that my hard work finally paid off. I thank you all for all the help and support throughout the past 1 year.

I look forward to meeting you today at the center.



Tarek GMAT-690 ( improved from 480 to 690)

Dear Varun,

I want to extend a big THANK YOU to Brighter prep for your assistance in getting me ready for GMAT exam within 8 weeks. I went from a 480 to a 690… the results speak for themselves. My biggest improvement was on Quant, which will be looked at closely in my applications. Credit goes to Mr. Vinod who worked hard to get me there.
I am applying to some nice colleges for a Masters in Accounting that starts in the fall. Namely GW, Virginia, and Maryland. All schools have requested a 500 word statement of purpose. I’ve written one for GW, but of course I’ll be sending essentially the same essay to all schools.
Please review this essay and let me know what you think.
Tarek Sawaf

Dhiraj GMAT-700

Hi Varun,

I attempted the GMAT this morning (10 June 2014) and scored a 700 (Q47, V39).

While 700 certainly isn’t a bad score, I can’t say I’m entirely happy with my performance, as my scores in two previous practise tests were higher (720 on 2nd June and 750 on 7th June). In fact, the 750 score was on the official GMAT software test number 4. In both practise tests, my verbal score was 42, dropping to 39 in the actual test this morning.

Based on your B-school admissions experience, can I go ahead with my score (700) for MBA applications to Tier 1 (HBS, Stanford, MIT, Haas) schools? Or do you suggest I attempt again in a months time?


Ahmed GMAT-750, MBA- Wharton

Hi Vinod,

It went well I got 750 and got accepted into Wharton. I am currently in the US.
Hope all is well with you.


Farrukh GMAT-710 (improved from 580 to 710)

Dear Vinod

Thanks a lot for your concern. I am done with my GMAT. I got a 710! . As you know, I started with 580.

Thank you so much for all your help. I came to the institute today, unfortunately, could not meet. I have left a small token of appreciation for you at the desk.

Thanks again! 🙂

Aya Hamoodi, Studying Industrial Engineering at the University of California Berkeley

Aya Hamoodi,

Studying Industrial Engineering at the University of California Berkeley

Student of The British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi

“I aced my SAT and subject tests, and with the guidance for my applications and essays from Brighter Prep, I reached my dream – UC Berkeley… Thanks a loooooot”

Agnay Mohindra, Studying Economics at the University of Chicago

Agnay Mohindra

Studying Economics at the University of Chicago

Student of The British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi

“I thought a 4.0 GPA and a 99th percentile ACT score wasn’t enough, but when I received the hand written letter appreciation my common app essay from my dream college- UChicago I had tears in my eyes. Thank you Brigher Prep for helping me with everything ranging from college choice to profile building… I happily declined my LSE offer for this one.”

Ricky Singh, Studying Drama at New York University

Ricky Singh

Studying Drama at New York University

Student of Dubai English Speaking College
“I thought I was good in front of the camera, but the drama portfolios were challenging. All the guidance from Brighter Prep helped me get into my dream college and city… NYC… you guys rock”

Sneha Somaya , Admitted to UC Berkeley

Sneha Somaya

Admitted to UC Berkeley 

Student of Dubai International Academy

“One year with Brighter Prep made me so confident that I was able to not just do well in my ACT, but made it to the college of my dreams… See you soon.”

Hari Prasad , Admitted to Cambridge University for Computer Science with Mathematics

Hari Prasad

Admitted to Cambridge University for Computer Science with Mathematics

Students of Indian High School, Dubai

“35/36 in the ACT and perfect scores in my subject tests got me many offers from the top US colleges, but surprisingly my time at Cambridge on the interview day made me fall in love with the college… Thanks Brighter Prep for guiding/pushing me to apply to this esteemed institution!”

Ashwati Nair , Admitted to King’s College London for Medicine

Ashwati Nair

Admitted to King’s College London for Medicine

Student of Dubai American Academy

“Getting all 4 interview calls from my UCAS choices and making it to all of them after the MMI’s would have never been possible without the guides of all the amazing people at Brighter Prep!! Thanks for the UKCAT roadmap and the personal statement guidance 😉 ”

Ramya Iyer , Admitted to Babson College with 100% scholarship

Ramya Iyer

Admitted to Babson College with 100% scholarship

Student of Jumeirah College Dubai

“The LSE offer was a dream come true as it was! I never expected to get even more than my dream, but it happened thanks to you guiding me to apply to the US colleges. Now, with 100% scholarship, I can confidently go to the US to study without putting extra financial pressure on my parents. Thanks sooooo much, team BP!!”

Joshua Toor, Admitted to London School of Economics for Economics program

Joshua Toor

Admitted to London School of Economics for Economics program

Student of Raha International School, Abu Dhabi

“Wow, the college application process was a daunting affair! Thanks Brighter Prep for making it so much easier for me … I look forward to moving to the financial capital, London, very soon!”

Rohit Khanwani , Studying Computer Science at Cornell University

Rohit Khanwani

Studying Computer Science at Cornell University

Student of Dubai Gem Private School

“The guidance to go to Brown for my summer school and to take ACT instead of the SAT based on my skillset were few of the many tips from Brighter Pre which made my way to Cornell easier. Thanks, Brighter Prep! My younger brother is coming to you soon

Zeynab IELTS Band 8.5

Dubai DIFC Branch Student Zeynab IELTS Band- 8.5

IELTS Abu Dhabi Score Band 8.5

Mahima - IELTS Band 8.5

Mahima – IELTS Band 8.5

IELTS JLT Score Dubai Band 8.5

Manasa -IELTS Band -8.0

Manasa -IELTS Band score 8.0 Dubai UAE.


IELTS Testimonials- Samita IELTS 7.0

From: Samita Panda
Date: Sat, May 23, 2015 at 4:12 PM
Subject: Thank You
To: Marwan Taha

Dear Marwan,

I am glad to inform you that I got through IELTS by achieving 7 band.
Thank You very much for your help, the course was really helpful.

Thank You!


IELTS Success Story - Emmanuel 7.5

Dear Josh,

I am very happy with my performance in IELTS Test, got an excellent score on the IELTS exam today.
I want say thanks to Brighter Prep team, especially Practice tests organizer (Ms. Jessen) and my trainer (Mr. Josh).

I can’t believe it in 4 weeks, i did it, so far in my life never had success in a Month

My Score was as follows:

Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.5
Writing: 7.0
Speaking: 7.5

Overall: 7.5

Thankful to Brighter Prep

Mohsin Saeed - IELTS Band 7.0

Dear Ms Gloria

I am glad to inform you that i have achieved my required band 7 (each module) in my academic IELTS exam(in first attempt). Thank you so much for your guidance and support. I really enjoyed your teaching style which not only helped me to pass my exam but also to improve my English language skills in my daily life. A teacher like you is really a blessing for the students.
Now i need your best wishes for my further immigration process.


Best Regards
Mohsin Saeed

Zeeshan Iqbal IELTS 8.0 Band

Dear Ms Gloria Butler,

Thank you and appreciate your generosity.

I did manage to re appear for IELTS and thankfully have got my intended results this time around. Wanted to share it with you :). Moreover I am surprised with it as this time around I didn’t have time to practice enough.

Listening – 9
Reading – 9
Writing – 7
Speaking – 8.5

I am very pleased, this clears my first step, lets see what the future has for my intent to migrate abroad.
Wish you all the best Ms. butler 🙂 Thank you for everything.

Zeeshan Iqbal