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Foreign Universities Accepting GATE Score 2024 - Check Country Wise List here

Foreign Universities Accepting GATE Score 2024 - Check Country Wise List here

Edited By Hema Gopalakrishnan | Updated on May 20, 2024 02:07 PM IST

Foreign universities accepting GATE scores - One of the most common postgraduate engineering entrance exams in India is GATE. GATE stands for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It paves the way to pursuing Masters in Engineering (ME) and Masters in Technology (MTech) programs in engineering institutes throughout the country. Even though GATE scores are predominantly accepted in IITs, NITs, GFTIs, and various private colleges in India, it has transcended borders to emerge as a globally recognized examination for enrolment in postgraduate engineering courses abroad. While universities in various parts of the world have their unique admission criteria or accept GRE scores, various colleges in Singapore and Germany are known for considering GATE scores for admission into their PG engineering programs. Read the article to discover the foreign universities that accept GATE scores beyond India.

What is the GATE Exam?

The GATE syllabus comprises topics in 29 subjects which covers all the major subject areas in engineering starting from Aerospace Engineering to Textile Engineering, among others. GATE comprises two types of questions - multiple choice questions (MCQs) and numerical questions. Both MCQs and numerical questions carry 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. While there is negative marking for MCQs (For 1-mark questions, 1/3 mark is deducted for a wrong answer and for 2-mark questions, 2/3 mark is deducted.) There is no negative marking for the numerical questions. The exam is conducted online.

Foreign Universities Accepting GATE Score in Singapore

Two of the best known universities in Singapore accept GATE score for admission to their post graduate engineering programmes. They are the highly ranked Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) and are positioned among the 20 top universities in the world according to QS world university ranking.

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Among the foreign universities accepting GATE score, Nanyang Technological University accepts GATE scores in its PhD and M.Eng programmes. However, the GATE score should not be more than 3 years old. NTU accepts GATE scores in the following engineering schools:

  • School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

  • School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • School of Computer Engineering

  • School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • School of Materials Science and Engineering

  • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Among the abroad universities accepting GATE scores, the NTU schools do not have any said GATE cutoff for admission to the engineering programs. However, there has been a preference for students with at least 90 percentile. As in NTU, the National University of Singapore, too, accepts GATE scores in its M.Sc and PhD programs. The majority of the programs covered under the Faculty of Engineering accept GATE scores. Like in NTU, here, too, the preference is for students who have at least 90 percentile in GATE.

Foreign Universities Accepting GATE Score in Germany

Like in Singapore, there are some German universities accepting GATE score. Two most of the prominent among are the Technical University of Germany and the RWTH ACHEN. Both institutes accept GATE scores for their post graduate engineering programmes.

Programs in Technical University of Germany- Listed below are the programs which are available for candidates applying for Foreign universities accepting GATE scores.

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Surveying

  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

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Programs in RWTH ACHEN- Listed below are the programs which are available for the candidates applying for the abroad universities accepting GATE score.

  • Applied Geophysics

  • Automotive Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering,

  • Media Informatics

  • Metallurgical Engineering

  • Physics

  • Software Systems Engineering

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GATE Score Accepted by Foreign Universities

Students who want to apply for foreign universities accepting GATE scores, need to check the GATE cutoff for the university. The GATE cut-off score requirements will be varied for different universities.

List of GATE Accepting Universities and Score Requirements




GATE score (required average)


National University of Singapore (NUS)


90 percentile


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


90 percentile


Technical University of Germany


90 percentile





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Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Universities Accepting GATE Score

Candidates who are applying to abroad universities accepting GATE score can check the eligibility criteria -

  • Students must have a bachelor’s degree (B.Tech or B.E) in the relevant field with the minimum CGPA required by the university.

  • Students should have cleared the GATE exam have the cut-off score in the GATE as mentioned by the university.

  • Students must have taken either the IELTS or TOEFL exam.

These are only the general eligibility requirements. The students must check with the university for specific eligibility requirements before applying.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the GATE score validity in foreign universities?

The GATE score is valid for a period of three years.

2. Is getting a GATE mandatory for studying MS in Germany?

No, the GATE score is not mandatory for doing MS in Germany, however it is considered as a substitute for other qualifying exams.

3. What is the GATE score cut-off for admission to universities in Singapore?

The GATE score cut-off for admission to the two universities in Singapore is 90 percentile.

4. Is GATE score valid in USA?

No, the USA does not accept the GATE score for undergoing any master's degree. Students can apply for US universities through GRE , GMAT, TOEFL, etc

5. Which foreign universities accept GATE score?

Yes , the GATE score are accepted for admissions in some of the universities of Germany and Singapore.


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