Support for Students

Financial support

All Biosciences students in good standing receive a competitive stipend, tuition, health insurance, and a dental care stipend. We also encourage you to seek outside fellowships.


Stanford Biosciences students have access to a wide array of services and support.

When students have questions or concerns, the first resources for help are typically the administrators and faculty of their Home Program. Students also should never hesitate to contact any of us in the Office of Graduate Education.

There are also many university-wide services available to students:

The Office of Accessible Education is the campus office designated to work with Stanford students with disabilities. The OAE provides a wide array of support services, accommodations, and programs to remove barriers to full participation in the life of the University.

The Vaden Health Center also offers counseling and psychological services (CAPS) to all students and is the University’s counseling center dedicated to student mental health and well-being. CAPS helps students who experience a wide array of personal, academic, and relationship concerns.

For further details on support for students, visit Student Life Resources.