International Students

Future International Students

The international student population in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering makes up about one-third of the total student body. We welcome students from more than 45 different countries into our global community. Information specific to the School can be found further down the page. For general information on admissions, visas, and other Institute-wide resources, please visit the links below:


Admission Requirements

Admission to Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is very competitive. We seek students with outstanding undergraduate records and excellent test scores. In general, applicants should be in the top 5 percent of their class in a recognized school of electrical and computer engineering. This can be measured by class rank, as well as by a relative reporting of your grade point average (e.g. 3.6/4.0 or 18/20).

If an applicant's degree is not from a U.S. school, or if English is not the native language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will be required. Generally, a score of 550 (213 for computer-based tests) is required.

Financial Support

Financial assistance may be available for students with an outstanding academic record. However, this is not guaranteed. Students who are not offered financial assistance at the time of admission must have sufficient funds to support themselves (and their accompanying families) through completion of the program for which they have applied. 

Graduate Professional Communications Program

An all new Graduate Professional Communications Program (GPCP) is being developed during the 2015 - 2016 academic year and will be launched in fall 2016. The program is developed in collaboration with the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Georgia Tech Language Institute. The GPCP will be geared toward second year Ph.D. students. The new GPCP will consists of two phases: one skill assignment in the form of a short reading and writing test, followed by a number of 6-8 week classroom instruction sessions that will address the needs identified by the skill assignment test. Additional information about the GPCP courses for international students will be available soon.

Last revised November 9, 2015