MS Electrical and Computer Engineering

Admission Requirements

GT-Shenzhen accepts applications on a rolling basis, first-come, first-served. Admission decisions are made only after all application materials (online applicationrecommendation lettersIELTS or TOEFL scores, etc.) have been received by Georgia Tech.

Students wishing to participate in the Georgia Tech (GT)-Shenzhen MS degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) must apply online to GT and meet the current GT ECE admission requirements.

Georgia Tech requires proof of English proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English. Please do not self-report scores if your university is not required or may be exempt  (see Graduate Studies for exemptions). Doing so will cause system errors and delays in processing. We find leaving the self-reported section blank prevents delays.

If you expect an English proficiency waiver from a co-op or dual-degree program, you must provide information from both schools separately and upload transcripts individually.

If an applicant holds a degree at the time of their application (and were admitted), they must submit their final documents one month before they enroll, or their application will be cancelled/moved to another term. GE will only allow students to submit final documents during their first semester IF they did not complete the degree at the time of their application.

Official TOEFL score report sent from the ETS:
– The TOEFL institution code for Georgia Tech is 5248
– The TOEFL department code for ECE is 66

The minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission by Georgia Tech is 577 paper-based or 90 internet-based (on a single test), with minimum section scores of 19. ETS must send the complete set of scores from each testing session, as MyBest Scores are not accepted. The Home Edition is acceptable. 

Exam results older than two years old are invalid. Exams may be taken multiple times, with only the highest score considered. 

Official IELTS Academic test score report:
-Overall minimum score of 7 with minimum section scores of 6.5 in reading, listening, speaking, and 5.5 in writing
-At the time of testing, search “Georgia Institute of Technology” and “Graduate” to request Georgia Tech as a recipient
-If you did not select Georgia Institute of Technology as a recipient at the time of testing, see and submit your scores
The IELTS Academic home version is acceptable

Exam results older than two years old are invalid. Exams may be taken multiple times, with only the highest score considered.

Official GRE score report sent from the ETS is recommended for GT-Shenzhen applicants from lesser known universities:
-The GRE institution code for Georgia Tech is 5248
-The GRE department codes for ECE are 1201-1204 (any of these codes are valid)

If you take the GRE multiple times, Georgia Tech will use the highest section scores for admission decisions. For this reason, we highly recommend that you provide information on all of your GRE test scores and not just the GRE test with the highest total score. The ETS home version is acceptable. 

Online Application Procedures
  • Apply through the GT online application interface.
  • Throughout the application process, you will be able to upload documents, submit recommendation requests, and enter test scores. You will also have the opportunity to upload additional information and documents after applying. We cannot review applications until all required materials are received. You must enter each university of attendance, including schools related to a dual-degree or co-op program.
  • For “Program Selection”, select “Electrical & Computer Engineering” under “, select “Master’s” under “Degree level”, and select “Shenzhen” under “Campus”. Next, select the enrollment term (spring, summer, or fall).
  • For “ECE Supplemental”, please indicate your first choice and second choice of Technical Interest Areas and your second choice of interest for your graduate study and research.
  • The section of “Documents and Materials Upload” is for you to upload any application materials/documents such as your resume, certificates, test score, citizenship verification, and personal statement. You can type or copy/paste your personal statement in the text box under “Personal Statement”.
  • Georgia Residency Application is NOT required for GT-Shenzhen Application
  • Before submitting the application, refer to the Review page to make sure all required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete this application in one sitting and may access your application and edit your answers as often as you need (prior to submission). You will not be able to change your application after you click “Submit”. 
  • After completing your online application, you will be permitted to check the status of your application by logging in as a returning user on the online application interface.
  • We encourage accepted international students to submit final documents to one of the verification companies listed here (fees apply).  Although not required, this verification will accelerate the final verification process with Graduate Studies.

It is imperative that you fill out the online application form correctly. Once submitted, you will not be able to go back and change the information online. Please contact the GT-Shenzhen office as soon as you realize that you have made an error in the online application.


The following deadlines are for graduate admissions at GT-Shenzhen, ECE program only

Fall Admission
May 1
Spring Admission
October 1

For problems with online recommendation letters, please search the Graduate Studies FAQs for your specific issue. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please email

To report other problems with your GT-Shenzhen ECE graduate application, please write an email

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