“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

 World Top 50 university in computer science in 2017

Rank #1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

For admission into Computer Science at MIT. Degree offered is Electrical Engineer or Engineer in Computer Science.

For International Applicants English language proficiency is required.

IELTS Minimum score required: 7.0.  TOEFL Score Minimum:100 (iBT) 600 (PBT).

IELTS exam is preferred over the TOEFL.

GRE is not required.

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Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Website: http://web.mit.edu/

Rank #2: Stanford University

The department of computer science at Stanford University offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Test Required – GRE and TOEFL scores required for admission into computer science department at Stanford University.

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Location: 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.

Department Website: https://cs.stanford.edu

Rank #3: Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon is a research university with a proud heritage of outstanding graduate and undergraduate education. Deadlines for admission at Graduate Courses Carnegie Mellon university Spring admission: October 1, Fall admission: December 15.

GRE General Test is required. A minimum of an overall score of 84 on the TOEFL test is required of all international applicants whose “native” language is not English.

Location: Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213412-268-2000

Department Website: http://www.ece.cmu.edu

Rank #4: University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) offers two graduate programs in Computer Science: the Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

For admission into computer science, GRE test is mandatory. For English Proficiency Toefl (IBT): min 90. Toefl(PBT): min 570.

Location: Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Department Website: https://eecs.berkeley.edu/

Rank #5: University of Cambridge

The university of Cambridge offers one year MPhil in Advanced Computer Science. This assist in admission to Ph.D. study in computer science. Ph.D. offered by the university is a three-year program and is taken in the computer Laboratory.

International applicants test required: IELTS Academic, TOEFL, CAE & CPE.

Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Website: https://www.cam.ac.uk/

Rank #6: Harvard University

Harvard university offers computer science degree in Ph.D. Computer science is part of a dynamic hub that connects research throughout SEAS with the rest of the University, drawing from fields such as electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as Harvard’s professional schools in medicine and business.

Admission into Ph.D. Test Required – GRE General & GRE Subject Recommended.

English proficiency requirement – TOEFL is required.

Location: Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Website: https://gsas.harvard.edu/

Rank #7: University of Oxford

For admission into MSc in computer science at Oxford, one must have to clear the interview which is held as part of the admission process.

For International applicants, English proficiency is required.

Any of the test with min requirement, IELTS Academic 7.5, TOEFL iBT 110 -[ Listening: 22, Reading: 24, Speaking: 25, Writing: 24], Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 191 (min 185/comp), Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 191 (min 185/comp)

Location: Oxford OX1 3PA, UK

Department Website: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/

Rank #8: Princeton University

Princeton University offers the graduate education in computer science. Princeton University offers two-degree programs Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) & Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

GRE general exam is required for admission.

To meet the English language proficiency requirements TOEFL/IELTS test scores required.

Location: Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Department Website: http://www.cs.princeton.edu/

Rank #9: ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

The Master of Science in Computer Science at ETH Zurich offers an in-depth education in several core areas of computer science.

English/German proficiency required. IELTS Academic, Toefl, German, CPE, CAE.

Location: Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: https://www.ethz.ch/

Rank #10: National University of Singapore (NUS)

Asian university ranking: #1

The National University of Singapore offers Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.) & Master of Science (MSc).

Admission is held on the basis of a candidate passing the qualifying examination.If the candidate passes the Qualifying Examination (QE) he is eligible for pursuing Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.) otherwise he is allowed to complete Master of Science (MSc).

GRE Test is Required.

English Proficiency requirement: IELTS & Toefl test. The minimum TOEFL scores for Internet-Based Test (IBT) is 90, or IELTS score of 6.0.

Location: 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119077

Website: http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg

Rank #10: University of Toronto

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto offers MSc Computer Science.

For International applicants English proficiency requirement is mandatory. IELTS 6.5 band, with no band below 6.0. TOEFL (ibt) Total Score:100 minimum. Writing – 22. TOEFL(pbt) Total score : 600 + 5.0 on TWE.

GRE is also mandatory for admission into MSc Computer Science.

Minimum score Required is GRE Verbal: 80 %ile Quantitative: 95 %ile. PhD-GRE Verbal: 80 %ile Quantitative: 95 %ile.

Location: University of Toronto 27 King’s College Circle Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Canada

School of Graduate Studies Website: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/

Rank #12: Imperial College London

Imperial College London Offers MSC in computer science. Duration: 1 year.

Imperial College London is one of the largest computer science departments in the UK.

Location: Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/

Rank #13: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA’s Graduate Program in Computer Science offers the two-degree program. Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

For admission, GRE test is required.

For International Applicant whose English is not a native language. IELTS overall band score should be at least 7.0. 7.0 is the minimum required. (TOEFL iBT) minimum required is 87 – Writing: 25 Speaking: 24 Reading: 21 Listening: 17. (TOEFL pBT) test scores must be at least 560.

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Website: http://www.ucla.edu/

Rank #14: The University of Melbourne

Master of Science (Computer Science) at the University of Melbourne is 2 years full-time.

Graduate English requirements/English language proficiency Test is required for international applicants: IELTS (Academic English only), TOEFL (Paper-based and internet-based tests), Pearson Test of English (Academic) and Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

Location: Parkville VIC 3010, Australia

Website: http://science-courses.unimelb.edu.au/

Rank #15: Tsinghua University

BRICS Rankings #1

The Tsinghua University Computer Science (CS) Program is ranked among the top in China.

The program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study, including the completion of the course study and a master thesis.

Location: 30 Shuangqing Rd, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China

Website: http://www.cs.tsinghua.edu.cn

Rank #16: Peking University

BRICS Rankings #2

Location: 5 Yiheyuan Rd, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100080


Rank #16: University of Washington

University of Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering Offers Full-time PHD program(with integrated Master’s degree), Part-time Professional Master’s Program, Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program.

GRE Test is required.

English Language Proficiency Test Requirement: TOEFL/IELTS.

Location: Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Website: http://www.cs.washington.edu

Rank #18: The University of Tokyo

Asian Ranking #13

Department of Computer Science offers Master of Information Science and Technology & Ph.D. (Computer Science).

Entry requirement Summer Entrance Examinations or Winter Entrance Examinations mandatory.

English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL score required 90 (iBT) or 577 (PBT) minimum.

Location: Japan, 〒113-8654 Tokyo, Bunkyo, Hongo, 7 Chome−3−1

Website: http://www.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Rank #19: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Asian Ranking #4

Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Computer Science and Engineering & Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science and Engineering.

English Language requirement – TOEFL(iBT) – 80, TOEFL(pBT) : 550, IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

Location: Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong

Website: www.ust.hk/

Rank #20: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Asian Ranking #3

School of Computer Science and Engineering offers MSc in Digital Media Technology, Embedded Systems, Information Systems. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) & Master of Engineering (MEng).

GRE is mandatory for admission in Computer Science.

TOEFL/ IELTS mandatory.

Location: 50 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639798

Website: http://scse.ntu.edu.sg/

Rank #21: Cornell University

Cornell University offers Computer Science (M.S.), Computer Science (Ph.D.).

GRE general test required for both MS and Ph.D. program.

English Language requirement for Non-native English speakers TOEFL. Scores on the Writing, Listening, and Reading components must be 24 or higher and 28 or higher for the Speaking component.

Location: Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Website: http://gradschool.cornell.edu/

Rank #21: The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh offers MSc Computer Science Full-time, Part-time.

English Language Ability required. IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component. TOEFL-iBT: total 92 with at least 20 in each section. PTE(A): total 61 with at least 56 in each of the Communicative Skills scores. CAE and CPE: total 176 with at least 169 in each paper. Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components.

Location: Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK

Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/

Rank #23: University of British Columbia

The university of British Columbia offers Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (Ph.D.).

TOEFL (iBT) overall score requirement 100, ibT Reading 22, ibT Writing 21,ibT Listening 22,ibT Speaking 21. IELTS overall score requirement 7.0, IELTS Reading 6.5, IELTS Writing 6.5, IELTS Listening 6.5, IELTS Speaking 6.5.

GRE: Not required.

Location: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Website: https://www.ubc.ca/

Rank #24: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The university of British Columbia offers Master of Science in Computer Science (MSC) & Doctor of Philosophy IN Computer Science (Ph.D.).

TOEFL (IBT) Overall Score Requirement: 100, ibT Reading 22,ibT Writing 21,ibT Listening 22,ibT Speaking 21 IELTS Overall Score Requirement 7.0, IELTS Reading 6.5, IELTS Writing 6.5, IELTS Listening 6.5, IELTS Speaking 6.5.

GRE: Not required.

Location: Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Website: https://www.epfl.ch/

Rank #24: The University of Hong Kong

Asian Ranking #2

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG FACULTY OF ENGINEERING offers Master of Science in Computer Science in Four Streams (General Stream), (Information Security Stream) (Multimedia Computing Stream) (Financial Computing Stream).

TOEFL: a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test).

IELTS: a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5.

Location: Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

Department Website: http://www.cs.hku.hk/

Rank #26: University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin offers both MS and Ph.D. degrees.

Official Test Scores required (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS).

Location: Austin, TX 78712, USA

School of Information Website: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/

Rank #27: California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Caltech Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences offers M.S. degree in Computer Science & Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

GRE, TOEFL/IELTS Test Required.

Location: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Website: http://www.cms.caltech.edu/

Rank #28: Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech Computer Science Degree Type Offered M.S & Ph.D. in computer science.

Test of English as a Foreign Language — or TOEFL. Minimum Score Required:- Paper-based: 600, Computer-based: 250, Internet-based: 100.

GRE- General Test: Required *The GRE is NOT required for the Online Masters in Computer Science.

Location: North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

Website: http://www.gatech.edu/

Rank #29: Columbia University

Columbia University offers MS in Computer Science Program.

TOEFL score required minimum 101. For IELTS, 7 is the recommended score for admission.

GPA minimum of 3.3 (out of 4) is required.

Location: 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA

Website: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/

Rank #30: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Master of Science (M.S.) in computer science is a research-oriented degree that requires 28 credit hours of coursework and 4 credit hours of thesis.

TOEFL iBT greater than 102 TOEFL CBT greater than 253 TOEFL PBT greater than 610

IELTS (academic exam) greater than 6.5 with a score of 6 or higher in all sub-sections.

Location: Champaign, IL, USA

Website: http://cs.illinois.edu/

Rank #31: University of Waterloo

University of waterloo offers four MS Program.

MS Program in Computer Science – MMath (Quantum Information), Computer Science – Math Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Computer Science (Quantum Information)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General test.

TOEFL (iBT) 100;writing 25;speaking 26 (minimum).

IELTS (Academic) 7.5;writing 7.0;speaking 7.0 (minimum).

Location: 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada

Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/

Rank #32: New York University (NYU)

Tandon School of Engineering at New York University provides a highly adaptive MS in Computer Science program.

Also offers Ph.D. courses in computer science.

Minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test or an overall band of 7.0 on IELTS.

Location: New York, NY 10003, USA

Website: http://engineering.nyu.edu/

Rank #33: KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

#1 University in Korea

KAIST School of Computing offers academic programs for B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees.

Applicants must meet one of the English proficiency test minimum score requirements: ‐ TOEFL iBT 83 (PBT 560, CBT 220), ‐ IELTS 6.5, ‐ TEPS 599, ‐ TOEIC 720(Listening & Reading) or higher.

Location: 291 Daehak-ro, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Website: https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/

Rank #34: Yale University

The programs available to study at Yale University Computer Science are Master of Science (MS) program & Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.

Location: New Haven, CT 06520, USA

Website: http://cpsc.yale.edu

Rank #35: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Department of Computer science and engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) offers Master in Science in computer science.

TOEFL* (550 pBT; 213 cBT; and 79 iBT; IELTS* (Academic) 6.5 Band minimum required;

Location: Sino Building, Chung Chi Rd, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Website: http://msc.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/

Rank #36: The Australian National University

Location: Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

Department Website: https://cecs.anu.edu.au

Rank #37: UCL (University College London)

MSc Computer Science is Full time: 1-year program. The Computer Science MSc provides a balance between computer science theory and practical software engineering skills, including teamwork for industrial or research clients.

(IELTS) Academic Overall: 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 each sub-scores.

(TOEFL) iBT Overall: 100 reading, writing: 24; speaking, listening:  20/30

Location: Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/

Rank #38: Seoul National University

Seoul National University Master’s Degree Program &  Doctoral Degree Program.

Korean Proficiency Test may be required

Location: 1 Gwanak-ro, Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: http://cse.snu.ac.kr/en

Rank #39: University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) offers a total of six degrees at the masters and doctoral levels.

A total score of at least 100 is expected for the internet-based exam. (IELTS) with a score of at least 7.5. General Test score required.

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Website: http://www.cis.upenn.edu

Rank #40: Technical University of Munich

IELTS/TOEFL mandatory

Location: Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München, Germany

Website: https://www.tum.de/en/

Rank #41: National Taiwan University (NTU)

Location: No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10617

Website: http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/

Rank #42: The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)

English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL Paper-based Test  (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE), Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest).

Location: Sydney NSW 2052, Australia

Website: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/

Rank #43: The University of Sydney

Master of Information Technology program is meant for professionals who want to specialise in a different area of IT.

IELTS: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band. TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing. TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

Location: Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia

Website: https://sydney.edu.au/

Rank #44: University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Computer science is offered in both Master and Ph.D. degree. Majors in Computer science MS plans are available in three:  Thesis Plan, Comprehensive Standard Plan, or Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Plan.

GRE General Test is required.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for English language proficiency.

Location: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Website: http://cse.ucsd.edu/

Rank #45: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Location: 800 Dongchuan Rd, Minhang Qu, China, 200240

Website: http://en.sjtu.edu.cn/

Rank #46: University of Michigan

Location: 500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

Website: https://umich.edu/

Rank #47: University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland provides Computer Science Degree in two: M.S. And P.HD.

TOEFL/IELTS/PTE required for international graduate students.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required.

TOEFL: 100 Speaking 22; Listening 24; Reading 26; Writing:24.

IELTS Overall 7.0 Listening 7; Reading:7; Writing:7; Speaking :6.5 PTE: 68

Location: College Park, MD 20742, USA

Website: www.cs.umd.edu/grad

Rank #48: Lomonosov Moscow State University

Location: ul. Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moskva, Russia, 119991

Website: https://www.msu.ru/en/

Rank #49: Politecnico di Milano

Location: Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Website: www.polimi.it/en

Rank #50: University of Southern California(USC)

Conditional admission for international students is possible through the Pre-Master’s program offered through University of Southern California International Academy. GRE is required which can be provided later. The application may be submitted with the GRE scores section left blank.

The TOEFL iBT or IELTS is a required application material, there is no minimum TOEFL iBT or IELTS score required for admission to the Viterbi School. However, from exemption from additional language requirement course in USC  TOEFL 90 or higher on the TOEFL iBT ( minimum score of 20 in each section). IELTS  6.5 is minimum score (minimum score of 6 in each section)

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Website: https://gapp.usc.edu/

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