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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the 14 Biosciences PhD Programs at Stanford University!  The online application for Autumn 2023-24 will open in mid-September 2022.

Applying and Deadline

In addition to the information below and our FAQ page, please review the Graduate Admissions website and their FAQ page prior to starting your application. When you are ready to apply, please click here to start your online application.

The 14 Stanford Biosciences PhD programs only accept applications once per year for the Autumn quarter entry only. The application deadline for Autumn 2023-24 is Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:59:59 pm (PST). Late applications will not be accepted.

The admissions committees of the 14 PhD programs will promptly begin to review applicant files the day following the application deadline.  It is important that all of your application materials, including letters of recommendation, are submitted by the deadline. We cannot guarantee the review of any materials received after the deadline.

To check your application status, click the Visit Your Status Page button below. (The button only appears when the application period is open.)


The Biosciences Admissions Office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 through Friday, November 25, 2022 and Wednesday, December 21, 2022 through Tuesday, January 2, 2023.