Program Application and Admissions Requirements

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 is the deadline to submit your application.

All applications to the Stanford graduate studies in the Biosciences Programs must be made through Graduate Admissions by the deadline.

Candidates who are selected to visit Stanford and interview will be notified in January.         The selected applicants will be invited to the Biosciences Interview Session, Wednesday, March 4th- Sunday, March 8, 2015.  This is our only interview session.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General test is required.   The subject test ( that can be taken in Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics) is encouraged but not required  For more information on registering for the Graduate Record Examination, you may call 1-609-771-7670 or review the online information at Our institution code is 4704.

Application Fee

The Application Fee is $125.00 for all applicants. Acceptable form of payment is by credit/debit card (Visa or MasterCard only.) Stanford University does not accept electronic check payments or checks by mail. The application fee is non-refundable and must be received by the application deadline. 

 Selecting Home Program(s)

Applicants should apply to the Biophysics home program as described on the Biosciences web page and select  Biophysics Program.

All recommendations must be submitted using the online application system. Three letters of recommendation are required.  As part of the online application, you will be required to register the names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, of your recommenders. Recommenders will then receive an e-mail with directions on how to proceed. Letters of recommendation cannot be emailed or faxed.

Please send original transcripts and all supporting documents to:
Biosciences Ph.D. Admissions
Stanford University
1265 Welch Road, MSOB X2C34
Stanford, CA 94305-5421
Tel: 650-723-2460
Fax: 650-725-3867

If you have any questions please contact:
Kathleen Guan
Biophysics Program
Fairchild Building, D118
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5126
Tel: 650-723-7576
Fax: 650-723-8464

Please Note: Winter Closure is December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015

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