Foreign Universities Accepting GATE Scores Instead of GRE for PG Admissions


Cyril Zachariah
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 01:32 PM IST

Along with the growth of Indian student numbers in foreign universities, many institutions are now accepting Indian entrance exam test scores such as GATE for admission purposes. There are several universities that accept GATE scores for graduate programmes offered by universities, specifically in Germany and Singapore.

Foreign Universities Accepting GATE Scores Instead of GRE for PG Admissions

One of the most popular and widely attempted tests in India is called the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE. The exam is organised and conducted by seven IITs, i.e. Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras, along with IISc Bangalore. The entrance test is designed to evaluate an applicant’s “comprehensive understanding” of the different undergraduate subjects pertaining to engineering and science.

Commonly, aspirants attempt the tests to be selected for postgraduate courses offered by Indian institutes. However, recent reports have revealed that universities and colleges in Singapore and Germany also accept GATE scores for admission purposes. Listed here are some of the colleges that candidates can enrol under using GATE scores.

RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

According to the University, candidates interested in pursuing graduate studies at this institution will only be required to provide proof of minimum grade in the school leaving certificate. In addition to this, candidates should have cleared the required entrance examinations and provide valid test scores in the specified languages.

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Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Established in Germany, the Technical University of Munich is one of the more renowned institutions in the country as well as globally. The university is one of the select universities globally that accept GATE scores. In fact, the university allows Indian students to present GATE scores as an alternative to GRE scores. Moreover, the university also excludes the GATE requirement entirely if the applicant has received their degree from any one of the IITs.

The master’s degree programmes available at the Technical University of Munich offered by the Department of Informatics need a GATE score to satisfy the minimum requirements. Among the other programmes where applicants can use the GATE score include the MS Materials Science and Engineering, MSc Mathematics in Data Science, MSc Matter to Life, MSc ESCAPE, MSc Computational Mechanics and MSc Environmental Engineering.

The National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS), allows Indian candidates the flexibility of presenting GATE scores instead of GRE scores, as per the university guidelines. Indian candidates interested in pursuing graduate courses are the only cohort of applicants allowed this flexibility.

Among the courses where the Indian candidates can submit the GATE scores for admission to NUS include Masters in Computer Science, Master of Computing specialising in subject areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Infocomm Security, Information Systems and General Track along with Master of Science in Digital Financial Technology.

Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) commonly accepts GATE scores for admission to a number of postgraduate programmes. However, this criteria has been reserved for Indian applicants who are allowed to present GATE scores instead of GRE and IELTS instead of TOEFL.

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Most international students are required to present GRE and TOEFL scores along with their applications. The official website for NTU states that those using GATE scores for admission should have secured a minimum of 90% in order to be considered eligible. Additionally, students should also ensure that their GATE scores are not older than 3 years from the date of application.

Much like these universities, candidates can apply to a number of universities and colleges across the globe that either accept GATE scores or do not require any entrance test scores. Regardless, the admission requirements to study at any one of these universities or any other in the world are extremely simplified, with most universities only requiring good scores in undergraduate programmes.

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Source: The Indian Express

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