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GRE for PhD: Policy and Requirements per Academic Unit:

General information

Most departments will not require a GRE test as part of the application process from applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. The intended advisor interviewed the applicant, read his MSc thesis and wrote a supportive recommendation letter.
  2. The applicant provided three additional recommendation letters, one of them from the previous advisor, regarding his academic and research abilities.
  3. The applicant graduated from a highly ranked university (Shanghai ranking) – the department may consider an exemption to this condition based on the recommendations.


List of Departments that will exempt applicants from the GRE test:

Biomedical Engineering

Biotechnology & Food Eng.

Chemical Engineering – the applicant must provide a copy of the thesis in English

Chemistry – final decision regarding the GRE will be made after an interview by the advisor and the department acceptance committee

Civil Engineering (all programs)

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering





PhD applicants must present a GRE (general test) score as part of the application process:


Mechanical Engineering


GRE code

4213 Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (China)