How to Apply

In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford reaffirms its commitment to perform individualized, holistic review of each applicant to its graduate and professional programs. We recognize that students may have faced significant challenges during the period of disruption caused by the pandemic, and we will take such individual circumstances into account during application review. Importantly, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/No Credit and other grading options during this unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruption, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students. Our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are excellent and encompass a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that enrich the graduate educational experience.

Applying and Deadline

The application requirements for the Autumn 2021-22 will be finalized in mid-July and the application will open in September 2020.

Applications to the Stanford Biosciences PhD Programs must be made through Graduate Admissions by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (11:59:59 pm PST). All supporting materials must be submitted by the deadline in order for your application to be considered in the review process.  In addition to the information below, please review the Graduate Admissions website prior to starting your application. When you are ready to apply, please click here to start your online application.  Late applications will not be accepted.















Thank you for your interest in the Biosciences at Stanford University!