Does GATE Score Help You Study Overseas?

  • 16 May, 2022
  • Sandhya S
Does GATE Score Help You Study Overseas?

Many students aspire to higher education overseas, and the common question they have is whether they'll be able to pull up their aspirations with the GATE score. This blog helps you understand the humongous opportunities that you have in countries like Germany and Singapore.

GATE is one of the popular competitive examinations conducted in many international organizations. Read the complete blog to know more details.

1. Opportunities through GATE

Students desiring to study overseas can take the GATE exam. Below are some of the benefits of cracking the GATE exam:

  • Pursue Higher Education

    If you have cleared the GATE exam with great scores, you can opt for higher education overseas. There are a number of renowned universities like the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological university (NTU), Technical University Munich of Germany, and RWTH AACHEN University that accept the GATE score and offer various programs in many of the Engineering branches.

  • Job Placements

    Besides the admissions of M. Tech, Ph. D courses, the GATE score also gets you a job in eminent PSUs like NTPC, IOCL, BARC, BHEL, DRDO, NHPC, IAF, and much more. They recruit eligible applicants for executive posts, trainees, etc. In addition to that, PSUs offer lucrative salary packages above 50,000 per month and other benefits.

  • Fellowship Program

    GATE applicants can also apply for the fellowship program at IIM. The applied candidates can obtain a monthly scholarship and yearly contingency allowance for this program. The following will provide the financial details for the different IIMs.

  • IIM Ahmadabad

    Monthly Scholarship: 25,000/- to 30,000/-

    Annual Contingency Allowance: 25,000/-

    Last Date to Apply: Last week of January

  • IIM Calcutta

    Monthly Scholarship: 20,000/- to 24,000/-

    Annual Contingency Allowance: 20,000/-

    Computer Allowance: 30,000/- (One time)

    Last Date to Apply: Last week of January

  • IIM Bangalore

    Annual Scholarship Including Contingency Allowance: 2,88,000/-

    Computer Allowance: 50,000/- (One time)

    Computer Allowance: 50,000/- (One time)

  • Research Fellowship

    In addition to the above fellowship programs, one can also acquire Junior and Senior Research fellowships in the industries like Bhabha Atomic Research Centre with advanced technology and better stipends.

  • GATE Scholarship

    A qualified GATE score is crucial for the scholarship. The scholarship will be given to the eligible applicants of grant 12,400 per month for the complete course. As far as the duration is concerned, MTech students' duration is for 2 years. The scholarship is extended for Ph.D. students, and the grant is 25,000.

2. Eligibility Criteria to Get Admission at Foreign Universities

To get admission at foreign universities, the candidate must meet the following criteria

  • The candidate must have cleared the GATE and scored a minimum of 90 percentile
  • The candidate must have appeared either in IELTS or in TOEFL and secured top scores to determine the language proficiency.
  • Among these criteria mentioned, candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in B.E/B.Tech in a relevant discipline with the minimum percent, mentioned by the accredited university.

3. International Universities that Accept GATE score

With the GATE exam, one can study M.E and MTech courses across the country. The GATE score is accepted by IISc Bangalore and a few organizations in Singapore and Germany to get admission to their post-graduate courses.




GATE score

National University of Singapore (NUS)




Nanyang Technological University (NTU)




Technical University of Germany




RWTH Aachen




3.1 National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is one of the eminent academic institutions in the world. Asia's leading research university offers degree programs for various disciplines to undergraduate and postgraduate. They have set the minimum GATE cutoff at 90%. NUS tuition fees range from SGD 10,000-17,220/year (5-8.5 lakh)

  • Closing Date



Due date

Semester 1


15 November

Semester 2


30 June

Applications received after the due date will be taken into account in the next intake.

  • Application Fees

For each application, the non-refundable fee is S$50.00 (3900) should be paid online via the Graduation Admission System.

  • Educational Qualifications

It is essential to have a degree certificate and an official transcript of your academic records. Candidates can request the transcript from the relevant universities. You need to submit the consolidated mark sheet till 7th semester before the due date.

3.2 Nanyang Technological University Singapore

NTU is one of the eminent national research universities in Singapore and the second-oldest autonomous university in the country. To pursue higher degrees like ME and Ph.D. programs, the candidates application will be collected in August and January. NTU tuition fees range from SGD 10,000-17,220/year (5-8.5 lakh).

  • Eligibility

The candidates must hold a bachelors degree and have the ability to pursue research in advanced study. They must have secured the GATE score at a minimum of 90%.

NTU accepts the GATE score from the listed 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

3.3 Technology University of Munich

The Technology University of Munich is one of the best German institutions that accept GATE scores. The university is specialized in Engineering, Technology, Medicine, and Natural Science. TU tuition fee is 500/semester (38,000).

  • Educational Qualification

Candidates must hold a bachelors degree in the relevant field. The one who has secured a qualified GATE score can apply on the official website.

  • Minimum GATE score

Candidates aspiring to get admission in TU Munich should have gained the minimum GATE score of 90%.

3.4 RWTH Aachen

RWTH is the largest technical university in Germany and is one of the few institutes that accept GATE scores. Candidates having bachelors degree with a qualified GATE score can apply to this institute. The university has set the tuition fee of 240/semester (18,000).

The following are the various programs offered by RWTH Aachen

  • Applied Geophysics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Media Informatics
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Software Systems Engineering

Take Away

So, these are some international universities that take in candidates based on GATE scores. Although these universities are keen on taking in candidates with qualifying yet top GATE scores, the career opportunities they provide are humongous.

Do you want to pursue higher education internationally? At VISHWA, we offer GATE online courses with 800+ hours of lecture videos, subject-wise practice tests, and more which helps you to get a high score. Visit us today to know more!

Pursue Education Abroad with VISHWA

Register Now!
Quick Enroll
Free Counselling

OTP sent to given Mobile no.