Admission of international degree students at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Studying abroad is a huge decision in a student's career. It involves significant social, academic and financial efforts. 

In order to help international students in deciding whether studying at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University (UGent-FEA) fits their profile and background, the faculty has set up an advising system based on the results of a GRE-test. 

GRE scores assist application processing and are strongly recommended.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

GRE is a standardised test on verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing that measures readiness to pursue graduate-level programs. The GRE is available in two categories: the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Tests. More info can be found on the GRE website

UGent-FEA advises prospective students to take the Quantitative Reasoning component of the General Test and to add the results to their application. 

Admission to UGent-FEA

GRE scores are not binding, and adding them to an application is not obligatory, but it is highly recommended. It will assist application processing and a more specific advice on an applicant's file. 

To make a decision on the applicant's eligibility to be granted admission to the FEA study programmes, the relevant study programme committee will take the GRE scores into consideration, but only as an element, not as the sole decisive factor. The study programme committee will take a final decision based on all components in an applicant's file, including but not limited to the study record, CV, motivation letter, certificates and diplomas etc. 

Indicative GRE scores for FEA applicants

Based on thorough research, FEA has decided to base the evaluation of an applicant's GRE score for the Quantitative Reasoning component of the GRE General Test on this scale: 

  • GRE score of 163 or above: Provided the applicants adopt an appropriate study attitude, this scores gives a positive indication of their chances of success in the study programme. 
  • GRE score between 158 and 162: Provided the applicants put in sufficient effort, they have acceptable chances of success in this study programme. 
  • GRE score of 157 or below: The GRE score is insufficient and suggests the applicants will have considerable difficulties in successfully completing the study programme in the foreseen timeframe.