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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the 14 Biosciences PhD Programs at Stanford University!  The application deadline for Autumn 2024-25 has passed and we are not accepting any late applications. The application requirements for Autumn 2025-26 should be finalized by mid-July 2024 and the application will open in September 2024.

The Stanford Biosciences Programs recognizes that the Supreme Court issued a ruling in June 2023 about the consideration of certain types of demographic information as part of an admission review. All applications submitted during upcoming application cycles will be reviewed in conformance with that decision.

The Biosciences welcomes graduate applications from individuals with a broad range of life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds who would contribute to our community of scholars. The review process is holistic and individualized, considering each applicant’s academic record and accomplishments, letters of recommendation, prior research experience, and admissions essays to understand how an applicant’s life experiences have shaped their past and potential contributions to their field and how they might enrich the learning community at Stanford.


The Biosciences Admissions Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 through Friday, November 24, 2023, and Thursday, December 21, 2023, through Wednesday, January 3, 2024.