A substantial number of students wish to go abroad to study further. Some countries like Singapore and Germany allow admissions to Postgraduate Engineering courses based on GATE scores.
Foreign universities accepting GATE score:
|No.||University||Country||GATE score (required average)|
|1||National University of Singapore (NUS)||Singapore||90 percentile|
|2||Nanyang Technological University (NTU)||90 percentile|
|3||Technical University of Germany||Germany||90 percentile|
|4||RWTH ACHEN||Not available|
1- National University of Singapore (NUS)
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a public research university in Singapore. Founded in 1905 as the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States Government Medical School, NUS is the oldest higher education institution in Singapore. It is consistently ranked within the top 100 universities in the world and the top 3 universities in the Asia-Pacific. NUS is a comprehensive research university, offering a wide range of disciplines, including sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. NUS’s main campus is located in the southwestern part of Singapore, adjacent to Kent Ridge, accommodating an area of 150 ha (0.58 sq mi). The Duke-NUS Medical School, which is a postgraduate medical school in collaboration with Duke University, is located at the Outram campus. It’s Bukit Timah campus houses the Faculty of Law and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The Yale-NUS College, which is a liberal arts college created in collaboration with Yale University, is located at University Town. NUS incorporates 4 national-level institutes, honoured as a research centre of excellence in Singapore, which includes the Mechanobiology Institute. NUS has a Nobel Laureate (Konstantin Novoselov) on its faculty.
NUS is ranked 1st in Singapore & the Asia Pacific, and 22nd in the world according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 11th in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings. NUS was named the world’s 4th most International University. In the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, an annual ranking of university graduates’ employability, NUS was ranked 30th in the world.
The QS World University Rankings 2019 ranked NUS 11th in the world and 1st in Asia. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed NUS at 22nd in the world and 1st in the Asia Pacific; while, its 2018 reputation rankings placed it at 24th globally. In 2019, it ranked 27th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.
- IT and Computing Services
The IT facilities and network are generally provided by its central IT department, Computer Centre. NUSNET is used in research, teaching, learning and administration. In 2004, a campus-wide grid computing network based on UD Grid MP was deployed, connecting at least 1,000 computers. This becomes one of the largest such virtual supercomputing facilities in the region.
NUS used Internet2 Technology to make distance learning possible. Students from Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology were able to learn and interact in one virtual classroom.
- Library services
The NUS Libraries comprises 8 libraries, namely, the Central Library, Chinese Library, CJ Koh Law Library, Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, the Medical Library, Music Library, Science Library and East Asian Institute Library. Its primary clients are NUS and NUS-affiliated research institutes, students, teaching faculty, research and administrative staff members, as well as a sizeable group of external members. Its’ collection encompasses subjects in architecture, building and real estate, business, dentistry, engineering, computer science, the humanities and social sciences, law, medicine, music, nursing and science. As of June 2017, there are 2,354,741 unique titles, and 26,074 microform resources in the collection.
- NUS University Town
The NUS University Town (UTown) opened in August 2011. Located across the NUS Kent Ridge campus, it was built on the site of a former golf course. This is where 2,400 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students and 1,000 researchers work, live, and learn nearby. There are four residential colleges: Cinnamon College, Tembusu College, College of Alice & Peter Tan, and Residential College 4 – initially named Cinnamon, Tembusu, Angsana and Khaya, respectively. An Education Resource Centre, the Stephen Riady Centre and a Graduate Residence are also located here.
Several internal shuttle buses run throughout NUS: A1, A2, D1, D2, B1, B2, C, BTC1, BTC2, A1E, A2E, and AV1. Information on bus routes can be found in the NUS NextBus app. The Kent Ridge campus can be accessed by taking a shuttle bus from the Kent Ridge MRT station (CC24). The Bukit Timah campus is located close to the Botanic Gardens MRT station (CC19).
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) is the second oldest public autonomous research university in Singapore.
With a population of 33,500 students and 10,000 faculty and staff, NTU is the second-largest university in Singapore. The University is organised into 8 colleges and schools, including the College of Engineering, College of Science, Nanyang Business School, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. NTU is also home to several autonomous institutions such as Singapore’s National Institute of Education, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Institute on Asian Consumer Insight, and the recently launched NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity. NTU’s main campus covers 200 hectares (490 acres) of land, making it the largest university campus in Singapore. The primary campus grounds are located in the western part of Singapore, along 50 Nanyang Avenue. It also has two other campuses in Singapore’s healthcare and start-up districts, Novena and one-north respectively.
NTU was ranked 11th in the world and 3rd in Asia in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. NTU also came in overall 1st in the world in the ranking of young universities for 5 consecutive years in the QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings from 2015 to 2019. In 2011, NTU became the 1st university in Asia to receive the maximum of 5 stars under the QS Stars evaluation system and the only 1 in Singapore to date.
- Yunnan Garden Campus
The main campus of Nanyang Technological University is the 200-hectare (2.0 km2; 0.77 sq mi) Yunnan Garden Campus, which is situated adjacent West to the town of Jurong. It is the largest university campus on the island of Singapore, housing Singapore’s largest on-campus residence infrastructure including 24 halls of residence for undergraduates and 2 graduate halls.
The campus grounds were originally donated by the Singapore Hokkien Association to Nanyang University. In 1981, the Nanyang University grounds were granted to the Nanyang Technological Institute, a newly formed English-medium engineering college. With the formation of the NTU through NTI’s merger with the National Institute of Education (NIE), the grounds were then presented to the university.
The former Nanyang University administration building was restored into the Chinese Heritage Centre and was gazetted as a national monument in 1998 – now overlooking the Yunnan Garden. As of 2019, the Yunnan Garden is undergoing major renovations that will be completed in 2021. However, some of it has been partially opened to the public in early 2020 . The Nanyang University Memorial and original Nanyang University Arch were also declared national monuments of Singapore in 1998. The NTU Art & Heritage Museum is an approved public museum under the National Heritage Board’s approved Museum Scheme; benefactors who donate artworks and artefacts to NTU enjoy double tax deductions. There is a small lake between the Chinese Heritage Centre and Hall of Residence 4 called Nanyang Lake. Only members of NTU Anglers’ Club permit holder, the fishing club at NTU, are allowed to fish in this lake.
The campus also served as the Youth Olympic Village for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
- Novena Campus
A third campus, Novena Campus, is situated close to LKCMedicine’s partner teaching hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital in downtown Novena for medical teaching and research at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. The new 20-storey Clinical Sciences Building was completed in 2016. The CSB is home to LKCMedicine researchers, with the laboratories interconnected through collaborative spaces.
- Under graduation hall
NTU has 24 Halls of Residence for undergraduates, each with a capacity of between 500 and 659 residents. They accommodate 14,000 local and international students, with every freshman guaranteed a hostel room. All halls are co-ed by floor or wing and offer single and double occupancy rooms. Double rooms are shared by residents of the same gender. Every hall has communal facilities like lounges, air-conditioned reading rooms, pantries and laundry rooms with washing machines and dryers. Presently, freshmen students will be guaranteed a room for 2 years.
Technical University of Germany
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching, Freising-Weihenstephan and Dover, Singapore. It is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology. TUM’s alumni include 17 Nobel laureates, 18 Leibniz Prize winners and 22 IEEE Fellow Members.
In 2019, TUM secured the title “University of Excellence” for the 3rd time in succession, under the German Universities Excellence Initiative, winning every round since the excellence competition’s inception in 2006. TUM is among the leading technical universities in Germany and Europe.
The Technical University of Munich ranked 7th in 2018 based on the number of top managers in the Germany economy measured by the number of DAX board of management members. In 2019, TU Munich fell by several places and ranked 11th. The top 3 universities in 2019 with the most top managers were the LMU Munich, the RWTH Aachen, the Technical University Darmstadt and the University of Gottingen.
TUM’s academic faculties are divided amongst 3 campuses in the greater Munich area. The Main Campus in Central Munich houses the faculties of Architecture, Medicine, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Economics, Social and Sports Sciences. The 2nd large campus is located in Garching, about 10km north of Munich. Garching is home to the faculties of Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, as well as the Garching research reactor. Over the years, several research institutes, including the Max-Planck Society, the Bavarian Academy of Science and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich have joined TUM in Garching. The 3rd TUM campus is located 35km north of Munich in Weihenstephan, Freising, and is home to the faculties of Biology, Agricultural Science and Horticulture, Forestry and Resource Management, Brewing and Food Technology, Nutrition, and Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture. There are also many institutions throughout Munich and the surrounding area that belong to TUM. These include the hospital Rechts der Isar, used for training medical students, and the Central University Athletic Complex.
The TUM, like many German universities, is a “non-campus” university. However, with further expansion plans for the Garching site, more and more departments are to be placed into new buildings in Garching. The Garching campus, unlike the downtown area, is set up more like a traditional “quadrangle” style campus with a large grouping of buildings. At the moment, university buildings are spread over 4 main and several minor locations.