How to Apply

In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford reaffirms its commitment to perform an 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 the 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

Thank you for your interest in the 14 Biosciences PhD Programs at Stanford University! The application for Autumn 2022-23 has closed and we are not accepting any late applications. The application requirements for the Autumn 2023-24 should be finalized by mid-July and the application will open in September 2022.

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.

The 14 Stanford Biosciences PhD Programs only accept applications once per year for the Autumn quarter entry only. The application deadline for Autumn 2022-23 is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 11:59:59 pm (PST). Late applications will not be accepted.

The Admissions Committees 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.















The Biosciences Admissions Office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 through Friday, November 26, 2021 and Monday, December 20 through Friday, December 31, 2021.