GRE and GRE Subject

The GRE General Test measures analytical, quantitative, and verbal skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and are not related to any specific field of study. It consists of three scored sections and may be used as a selection criterion for graduate students.

Test content and structure

Analytical writing

  •  two writing tasks: a 30-minute Analyze an Issue and a 30-minute Analyze an Argument task.

Verbal reasoning

  • measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your resoning skills.
  • Two sections, approximately 20 questions/section, 30 minutes time/section.

Quantitative reasoning

  • measures your ability to understand, analyze, and interpret quantitative information.
  • Furthermore, it measures your ability to solve problems using mathematical models as well as your ability to apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics.

10 minute break approximately in the middle of the test (optional).

The test starts with the Analytical writing section, while the other sections may appear in any order.

GRE test in Finland

GRE tests are organized in Helsinki. For information on test dates, times, and seat availability, please see the online registration system, your My GRE account.


Online through your GRE account.

or to the European Regional Registration Center (RRC) in the Netherlands by phone.

By telephone: +31-320-239-540 (Mon-Fri 10-19)
At its fastest it is possible to receive the test date 3 working days after the phone call, provided there is room in the test center. The test date will be confirmed over the telephone. Applicant should also request an e-mail confirmation of the test date.

Rescheduling or cancelling the test appointment

You can change or cancel your test appointment online through your My GRE account, or by calling the Registration Center in the Netherlands at least 4 working days prior to the test.

If the registration date is changed within this time limit, a fee will be charged.

If the registration is cancelled, half of the original test fee will be refunded, provided the cancellation is made within the required time frame.

Bring your ID to the test

Finnish citizens taking the GRE must prove their identity by presenting a valid passport, driver's license, national identity card, European ID, or military passport.

International test takers must prove their idetity by presenting a valid passport.

Test scores

A preliminary score is visible on the test taker's computer display immediately following the test. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will send the official score report to as many as 4 institutions or agencies. These may be chosen after taking the test. When selecting the recipients, the student will need to know the name and location (state or country) of each. If the name of an institution is not found in the institution catalogue on screen, the necessary contact information may be written on a special form after the test. For this reason, it is important to bring the names and addresses of chosen institutions to the test center.

You can view your final score report  Online after approximately 15 days from the test through the View Scores Online service, whcih you can access throufgh your My GRE account, through which the score report can also be printed. ETS does not mail score reports to test takers.

GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

Prepare for the GRE

You can download a GRE practice test, POWERPREP II Software, from the GRE website. GRE practice books  are available at Fulbright Finland Foundation for 50€ cash/book deposit. Please call Fulbright Finland Foundation (tel. 044 5535 286) to schedule an appointment for borrowing books.

GRE Subject tests

GRE Subject -testit ovat yliopistojen maisteri- ja tohtoriopiskelijavalinnoissaan käyttämiä alakohtaisia testejä, jotka mittaavat tietyn aihealueen hallintaa: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, English literature, and psychology.

League for Finnish American Societies SAM  organizes GRE Subject tests in Finland.