Obtaining a fully funded scholarship in the United States in the absence of GRE, TOEFL/IELTS may seem like an impossible task. But it is only impossible without the necessary information to go about it.
The Covid 19 pandemic that hit the world a few years back can well be likened to a blessing in disguise in this case – because, the pandemic brought about restructuring in some university’s admission requirements.
In this respect, below are the universities that these waivers apply to.
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
This government-sanctioned test is a major prerequisite for some Master’s level universities in the United States. Listed below are universities that waive GRE.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
University of Minnesota
University of Washington – Seattle
Florida State University
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Wisconsin
University of North Carolina
Texas A&M University
University of New Hampshire
University of Illinois
George Mason University School of Business
UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Kent State University
Loyola University of Business
University of Memphis School of Public Health
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College.
This English Proficiency test is also a very important prerequisite in getting fully-funded scholarships in the USA. However, if you have a Bachelor’s degree in English, then IELTS is not necessary.
If you do not, you can always request an English competence certification from your previous institution verifying you’ve studied in an English-speaking country.
List of universities that waive IELTS for international students
California State University
University of Dayton
University of Iowa
Drexel State University
University of Texas
University of New Orleans
University of Delaware
University of Colorado
State University of New York
University of Arkansas
Note that these aforelisted schools are open to international students who have graduated from a secondary school or university in which English is the primary mode of communication.