Admissions

MS Electrical and Computer Engineering

Admission 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.

Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose native language is not English. Please see Graduate Studies for exemptions.

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. Please have ETS send us the full set of scores from each testing session. MyBest Scores are not accepted.
Exam results more than two years old cannot be considered. Exam may be taken multiple times, with only the highest score being considered.

Official IELTS score report:
-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 www.ielts.org to submit your scores
Exam results more than two years old cannot be considered. Exam may be taken multiple times, with only the highest score being 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.

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 submitting the application. Applications will not be reviewed until all required materials are received.
  • For “Program Selection”, select “Electrical & Computer Engineering” under “, select “Masters” 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 approval 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 make changes online. Please contact the GT-Shenzhen office as soon as you realize that you have made an error in the online application.

Deadlines

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

Fall Admission
Online application & official test score reports received by:
May 1
Spring Admission
Online application & official test score reports received by:
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 grad.ask@nullgrad.gatech.edu.

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

To:  GT-Shenzhen

Subject: ##GT-Shenzhen Application

FAQ on MS ECE