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Application Opens September 8th, 2021

Application Closes December 1st, 2021

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Competitive

Admission to UC San Diego's Biological Sciences (BioSci) Ph.D. Program is highly competitive, with only 35-40 students joining this world-class research training program each Fall.

Competitive applicants must demonstrate excellent undergraduate training in the biological sciences and a strong commitment to research.

Diverse

Students with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. See more about the Division's commitment to diversity.

Approximately 30% of the program's incoming class consists of international students. Qualified international applicants are encouraged to apply.

Fully Funded

Full financial support is provided to all students in the program.

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Holistic

The Admissions Committee evaluates applications holistically, based on many factors.

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Program Overview

Including Academic Requirements

BioSci Ph.D. Program Overview

Programs Comparison

Compare Biological Sciences (BioSci), Biomedical Sciences (BMS) and Neurosciences (NGP) Ph.D. Programs

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please consult FAQs before contacting Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Contact

Email the Ph.D. Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator at biophdadmissions@ucsd.edu.