GATE is an acronym for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering which is one of the most competitive and sought examinations in which over 9 lakh participants fight to form a part of the most capable engineers in the country. The qualifying percentile is as drastic as 16% or about 1.3 lakh of these aspirants which itself makes the qualifiers deem their honor.  Despite GATE being a national level exam, its scores are considered in handful yet prestigious colleges in Singapore and Germany.

Universities in Singapore:

There are 2  universities in Singapore namely  Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) which are both top Universities in Asia and hence require elite students with a 90% cut-off. The GATE score is valid for about 3 years. Courses in NUS/NTU are divided into Coursework based (Masters/Bachelors program only) and Research based (Masters/Doctoral).

Universities in Germany:

Germany has 2 universities, Technical University of Germany and the RWTH ACHEN which can be applied through GATE score. On the basis of research, TU Munich is a well-reputed university and instills pride with a few laureates. The RWTH Aachen forms a part of IDEA league and has collaboration with Imperial College London, TU Delft, ETH Zürich, and Paris Tech universities of the IDEA league.

Courses offered in Universities:

NTU/NUS of Singapore offer courses in the following engineering fields:

  • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Technical University of Germany offer courses in the following engineering fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

RWTH ACHEN of Germany offer courses in the following engineering fields:

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

Application procedure, Scholarships, and fee structures:

Universities in Germany require an English Proficiency test like GRE which adds extra credentials to one’s application. The average tuition fee per semester is 500 euro. The Singapore University has a student-friendly online application procedure. Beware of the date of application submissions as the GATE results may cause dismay. The university charges a fee ranging from 3 lakh to 5 lakh per semester.