Top 15 Universities in Canada That Don’t Require GRE for Masters/PhD | By Tunde Omotoye

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools. The GRE is owned and administered by the Educational Testing Service. The test was established in 1936 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Wikipedia
Knowledge/skills tested: Verbal Reasoning, Analytical Writing and Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning.
Purpose of taking GRE: To get admissions in Universities for a Master’s or Doctoral degree programs.
GRE Score Validity: It has a validity of 5 years.

Not sure who needs this but here are some schools in Canada that do not require GRE for Masters/Ph.D.

How To go About it

  • Go to the ‘Graduate’ programs
  • Check program relevant to you
  • Check admission requirement
  • Reach out to faculty for more info
  • Submit IELTS exemption letter
  • Apply

The lists here are the 15 Universities in Canada don’t require the popular GRE before you get admission to do a Masters’ or Doctorate degree. Though not all Universities in Europe or other countries do this because GRE is compulsory before you can proceed with your admission status.

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Top 15 Universities in Canada That Don’t Require GRE for Masters/PhD


These are Universities in Canada that do not need a GRE. 
  1. University of Manitoba
  2. Carleton University
  3. Lakehead University
  4. Brock University
  5. Laval University
  6. Memorial University of Newfoundland
  7. Royal Roads University
  8. Laurentian University
  9. University of the Fraser Valley
  10. University of New Brunswick
  11. Trent University
  12. University of Prince Edward Island
  13. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  14. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  15. University of Winnipeg

We wish you the best of luck as you make your dream to study at one of the Universities in Canada into a reality.

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