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Is GRE Required for Masters in Canada : Useful Details

Updated on 13 April, 2023

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The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is universally recognized and conducted annually. It is owned by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It includes an assessment of three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Analytical Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning. 

GRE scores are an important admission criterion for admission to graduate-level courses. Let us read on to find out if GRE is required for masters in Canada.

Is GRE Required for Masters in Canada?

GRE may form an important admission requirement for international students interested in pursuing an MSc or MS program in Canada. However, several top Canadian universities accept students in their MS programs based on their IELTS or TOEFL scores. 

So, to answer your question if 'GRE is required for master's in Canada', it will be safe to say that it depends on the course and the university. 

List of Canadian universities that accept students without GRE: 

·       The University of British Columbia

·       Concordia University

·       McGill University

·       University of the Fraser Valley

·       University of Toronto 

·       Trent University

·       Lakehead University

·       Thompson Rivers University

However, the value of GRE scores in helping students to earn admission in Canadian universities can't be undermined. GRE scores supplement low graduate scores and help students pursue their chosen MS, MSc, or MBA program. 

The minimum GRE score required to study PG courses in Canada ranges between 280 to 300. 

The GRE score is valid for five years and can be taken at the cost of USD 205 (INR 15,400 approximately) in India.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For admission in MS, does the GRE score matter?

If you are applying to a university that asks for a GRE score, you would be required to have a minimum score. However, if it is not a compulsory part of the eligibility criteria, you don't need to appear for it.

Is GRE similar to IELTS?

IELTS is very different from GRE. While IELTS is for international students looking to pursue graduate and post-graduate courses in an English-speaking country, GRE is required only for a master's.

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