Can I get a scholarship in the USA based on my GRE Score?Should I choose the USA over Germany?I have completed my graduation in electrical and electronics engineering?

Asked by Abhijith C Prakash almost 2 years ago

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Tejaswini Malik

Tejaswini Malik

MentR-Me Team

Study Abroad Expert

The GRE is the test of choice for American university applicants to postgraduate engineering programmes. A high GRE score helps obtain a scholarship in the USA.

You did well on the GRE if your combined verbal and quantitative reasoning scores are above 165 and your analytical writing score is five or above. This is regarded as an excellent result. There are numerous USA institutions with a GRE score between 310 and 320.

The GRE score, your TOEFL/IELTS results, and an undergraduate degree will be a critical factors in evaluating whether or not you will be awarded a scholarship.

GRE scores are essential, but they are not the only determinant of your scholarship eligibility. Other elements that are taken into consideration when your scholarship application is reviewed include:

  1. The calibre of the other applicants who submitted scholarship applications.
  2. The total number of scholarships offered during that particular semester/year
  3. The typical GRE and IELTS results for that particular test.
  4. The calibre of the recommendation letters you submit and your statement of purpose.
  5. Your application will benefit from any additional research projects you completed while pursuing your undergraduate degree.

Lately, countries like the US and Germany are becoming more popular choices for those looking to further their education. However, the location has conquered this challenge and continues to work on inspiring international candidates.

Technology: Germany has had a reputation for technological ingenuity from the beginning of modern engineering. Germany is known for having some of the leading technology in the world. Internationally and nationally, German businesses are booming.

Top universities: TU Darmstadt, TU Karlsruhe, RWTH Aachen, and many others are on the list of "World ranking for the top technological institutes."

International Degree: Previously, the only obstacle keeping international students out of the programme was that the instruction was solely offered in German. The institutions have quickly shifted to English-taught courses in response to the growing demand and massive influx of international students, which has increased the number of international applications.

Course Duration: Due to the division between "practical, focused" and "industry-oriented" study in the educational system, several German institutions offer a three-semester Master's programme (1.5 years). As an alternative, several technical institutions provide Masters-level courses across four semesters (2 years). 

World-class Facilities: Due to the recent surge in applications from abroad, the laboratories and research facilities are up to par.

Subsidized Tuition: The "highly subsidized tuition charge" is among the numerous benefits of studying in Germany. German higher education was once free (every student received a complete waiver of the tuition fee), but recently the institutions have begun to charge a meagre tuition fee. Another desirable option for overseas applicants is the DAAD scholarship.

Future Prospect: German industry is renowned for providing excellent employment prospects (Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover, Bonn, etc.) Regardless of their country, many well-known German corporations, including Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Siemens, Bosch, SAP, etc., provide fantastic employment prospects.

I hope this has cleared your doubts to some extent.


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