Application Requirements

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is extending the application deadline for those who wish to join the MSECE Program in Fall 2020. New applications received by June 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, first come, first served. Admission decisions can be made only after all application materials (online application, recommendation letters, IELTS 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.

Official GRE score report sent from the ETS is recommended for GT-Shenzhen applicants:
-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.

Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose native language is not English.

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 (with minimum section scores of 19).

Official IELTS score report sent from:
-Overall minimum score of 7 with minimum section scores of 6.5 in reading, listening, speaking, and 5.5 in writing
-At 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 to submit your scores
Exam results more than 2 years old cannot be considered.

Online Application Procedures
  • Apply through the GT online application interface.
  • For “Program of Study”, Select “Masters” under “Organization Name”, and select “Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering” under “Program Name”. This is currently the only degree program option at GT-Shenzhen. Next, select the enrollment term (spring, summer, or fall). For “Planned Campus”, select “GT-Shenzhen”.
  • Later in Part 4: Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Application, please discuss your interest in the Georgia Tech – Shenzhen program in the “Statement of Purpose” section.
  • Georgia Residency Application and Proof of financial support are NOT required for GT-Shenzhen Application
  • After completing your online application, you will be permitted to check the status of documents sent to GA Tech.  You may follow the progress of your application by logging into Status Checking found on the online application interface.

It is imperative that you fill out the online application form correctly. Once submitted, you will not be able to go back and make changes 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
Online application & official test score reports received by:
May 15
Spring Admission
Online application & official test score reports received by:
October 15
Summer Admission
Online application & official test score reports received by:
January 15


For problems with online recommendation letters, submit an ApplyWeb Help Request.

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

To:  GT-Shenzhen

Subject: ##GT-Shenzhen Application

FAQ on the Application Process