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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 2023-24 has passed and we are not accepting any late applications. The application requirements for Autumn 2024-25 should be finalized by mid-July and the application will open in September 2023.

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 start your application, click here to Apply Now.

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 here to Visit Your Status Page. There you will find the most current status of your application materials.


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.