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International Applicants

International applicants receive the same tuition and stipends as domestic students throughout their graduate studies. However, we encourage international applicants to seek outside fellowship support if possible. Because we often do not have the opportunity to interview international students, we strongly urge international applicants to submit subject GRE scores in order to fully evaluate the candidate’s potential.

We look for applicants with an exceptionally strong academic background and a strong commitment to laboratory research. Typically, between one and three international students are admitted into the program each year from an extremely competitive applicant pool.

International applicants should apply online.

In addition to completing the online application, all international applications must include:

  • Official copies of grade transcripts (uploaded to your application)
  • Graduate Record Exam scores (The general test is required; the subject test is strongly recommended. Most commonly taken subject tests include chemistry, biology, or biochemistry)
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (see guidelines for domestic students)
  • TOEFL scores