Entering U.S. Univ as foriegn student

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In summary, the individual is asking if GRE or TOEFL are the only requirements for entering a US university for a PhD. They are currently pursuing a Master of Science in Physics in India and are interested in research in nanotechnology at a reputable US university. They also ask if professors can select students without GRE and TOEFL and if there is a procedure for this. One person suggests checking if transcripts need to be evaluated to US standards and recommends a company for this. The website for the company is provided.
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Can anyone in the forum please direct me to know whether GRE or TOEFl is the only criteria to enter into the US universities for doing a Ph.D.
I am doing my masters in physics in the degree 'Master of Science(Physics)' in India.
I want to do research on nanotechnology in any of the reputed universities.

Can US professors select students on their own without required GRE and TOEFL. Is there a procedure of this sort?

Thanking YOu in advance.
 
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As far as I'm aware, the GRE and TOEFL are necessary; even if you are say, transferring from the Tata Institute (or something similar).
 
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Make sure all your transcripts are in English and check whether you need to have the transcripts evaluated to US standards.. there is a company on the internet that has a good reputation for doing this, but I lost the address.

Found it already.. it is International Academic Credential Evaluation http://www.wes.org/
 
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Thank you Monique, the website was very helpful.
 
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I'm glad I could help :approve:
 

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