GRE Scores for Canadian Universities

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What is required GRE Scores for Canadian Universities? Is it possible to get admission in Canada without GRE Scores?

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Unlike schools in US, universities have GRE as optional.

GRE Scores for Canadian Universities

GRE Score requirements fall into 3 categories

  • Some universities don’t require GRE scores for grad school admission.
  • Some Canadian universities require GRE scores, but don’t specify minimum scores
  • Some require GRE score and have minimum GRE Scores for admission.

Simon Fraser University – GRE Scores

  • Computing Science Department – We look at the complete application to get an understanding of the applicants suitability to our program. No single criteria exists that uniquely determines this fact. Hence, even if your test scores don’t perfectly fulfill our requirements, we still consider your application to look for outstanding personalities.

McGill University

  • Biochemistry: International students who have received their degree outside North America should submit the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), either the General or Subject test in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. The minimum score is 550. The GRE is not required but is strongly recommended.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering : Applicants who have not completed a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in Canada must provide a GRE score on the General Aptitude Test. Applicants must achieve a combined score of at least 1100 on the verbal and quantitative sections and a minimum score of 3.5/6.0 on the analytical writing assessment section.
  • Biotechnology – GRE Scores Not Required

University of Saskatchewan

  • Computer science – Taking the GRE is not compulsory but GRE results may be submitted with your application.  A strong performance on the GRE will enhance your application.

University of Toronto

  •  Rotman Business School – GMAT/GRE Score: A GMAT or GRE score must be submitted. The GMAT range for the 2011 class was 550-780 and the average score was 663.

University of Waterloo

  • Computer Science, Health Informatics, Pharmacy, Physics, Physics (Nanotechnology), Psychology  – Required

University of Alberta

  •  Chemical and Materials – Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
  • Computer Science – GRE: score of 700 in quantitative portion of the exam and 4.0 on the analytical writing

Additional Universities will be added to this list. If you required required GRE Scores for Universities in Canada, leave the name of the university and department as comment below.


  1. For mechanical engineering
    Mcgill university, university of ottawa,waterloo university

  2. I want to do MS in structure civil engineering. can you help me for good university for structure civil engineering in Canada and Australia with good placement

    1. Your Comment *I will like to know the required GRE score in any university in Canada offering transportation management as a course of study

  3. I got 89 percetae in my 12 and I have completed my with 10 cgpa in chemistry.i want to know abt the admission requirement in toronto and mcgilll university and their gre score requirement for chemistey in both test.and if both gre test are a requirement or not.

  4. My profile 10th with 75% plus two with 78% and (non medical) with 60% . I want to get admission in chemistry in University of British Columbia or University of Victoria.l want to know do they accept gre and give advice me according to my profile. One more thing I have taken admission in chemistry in pau Ludhiana pls give me advice. Thanks in advance

  5. Your Comment *can you tell me the names of universities(canada) which don’t require gre for admission in mph.

  6. My Profile

    10th- 81%
    12th- 80% (Civil)- 73%

    I want to take admission in M.eng in civil in the one of the following universities;
    McGill University
    University of British Columbia
    McMaster University
    University of Waterloo
    University of Western Ontario
    Queen’s University
    University of Ottawa
    Carleton University
    Concordia University
    University of Saskatchewan

    Plzz can u tell me the best university that will give me admission.
    Is GRE required for these universities??
    if yes, what is minimum score??

  7. What’s the minimum to be scored in gre for a PhD seat in the US.

    I’ve my bachelor’s and an MBa here in india..

  8. My profile
    10th- 76.58%
    12th- 61.83%
    BE(cs)- 63.58%
    My GRE score is 294 (v-140, q-154).
    I want to apply for MS in computer science in one of the below mentioned

  9. My Profile
    10th – 83%
    Diploma – 68 % (University second topper)
    B.E (Chemical) – 74 % (University third topper)
    Total experience – 4 years in German based MNS
    GRE Score – Pending

    I would like to apply for MS in chemical engg. in Uni. of Alberta

    will you please enlighten me regarding the admission and probability to get scholarship and after my MS (studies) probability of getting good job (By considering average performance in MS)

    Your guidance and suggestions are high appreciated.


  10. my profile
    10th : 83
    12th: 50
    grad(BE elect): 64%
    i want to do MS in electric
    al from any of top institutes…can you suggest me good university and what what are the IELSTS and GRE scores are require for that institutes… thak you.. 🙂

      1. thnks for your reply MR.Smart. i just asked you this question because i did not find any compared to my Profile and after that i asked you this question. So you have to think about that before replying to anyone. sorry i replied you in this manner but this was necessary. anywasy hoping for relevant reply. thank you. 🙂

        1. You are right and at same time, I’m not providing public service blog. Over half million people come to this site monthly and I’m running a business. You can hire me or join Premium Membership to learn the proper way to select schools. and I still stand by my comments.

          A simple search in Google, should give you enough information to find top program’s GRE and TOEFL Scores.

          If that doesn’t work, simple logic – Top schools require Top scores. GRE Max is 340 and you should be able to guess you need 320 and above.

  11. I want to study PHD in Management (Strategy)

    I have competed MBA 6.32/10 grade

    GRE 298 (Q-157, V – 141)

    Please suggest me the university.

      1. Would a GRE scored of 318 (Q-164 & V-154 & A-5) be enough? Considering my Undergraduate cgpa was 3.48.

  12. what GRE score is required for Master of CS program in University of waterloo?

  13. My profile
    10th- 93.28%
    12th- 88.83%
    BE(cs)- 77.58%
    My GRE score is 296 (v-144, q-152).
    I want to apply for MS in computer science in one of the below mentioned colleges,
    York University
    University of toronto
    Mcmaster university
    Ryerson University
    In which of these colleges I might get admission?

  14. What is the required GRE score for MS in electronics and communication (any specialisation) in University of Calgary? Kindly reply for my comment please.

  15. Could you please update this article with the latest GRE scoring scheme!
    This article talks about the old GRE score scheme.
    Thanks in advance 🙂

  16. I have done Masters of computer science in USA. Now i want to study MIS in Canada, could you tell me which universities will accept me if i dont have GRE scores. Thank you!

  17. Sir , I m doing Bsc biotechnology(hons) 4 year programme in India. Please tell me what is the criteria to get admission and in which courses can I should apply GRE necessary to get admission or ILETS is enough ?which is the best college for masters in biotechnology in canada .

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