How to Apply

Prospective Students 

The Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Home Program is one of fourteen Biosciences PhD programs at the School of Medicine. We welcome applications from students with a variety of scientific backgrounds and believe that diversity of previous experiences enriches our multidisciplinary environment.

Qualified applicants will have completed a bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related fields. All applicants are considered equally regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, or gender. Applications are reviewed based on standard criteria (academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and prior research experience)), but intense engagement in laboratory-based research or related activities with a strong emphasis on prior research experience is of primary interest to us. Therefore, your application should pay particular attention to the statement of a Significant Research Project in which you participated, and the Interesting Biological or Biomedical Problem section, where you can express your interest in future research opportunities that align with our mission. Students lacking significant prior research experience should explain circumstances (socioeconomic background, lack of opportunities, or other extenuating circumstance) that prevented the pursuit of research activities in the Interesting Biological or Biomedical Problem section, along with a statement to reflect interest in specific areas of research.

Please visit the Biosciences PhD Admissions page for detailed information on the admissions process and requirements.

Applications are due by Tuesday, December 3, 2019.


Any questions or concerns about the application process should be addressed to: 

Application Status 

To check the status/activity of your application materials, please log into your application account. There you will find the most current status of all your application materials. You will also be able to send reminders to those recommenders who have not yet submitted their letters of recommendation.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program awards full funding to Stanford graduate students from all disciplines, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields.