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Applying

Stanford University's winter close is from December 20 through December 31 and offices are closed during that time.


See Search Degrees for the list of deadlines.

If you have an in-progress application, use that account and proceed. If you are having any issues, submit a ServiceNow ticket

Eligibility for Admission 

To be eligible for admission to graduate programs at Stanford, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.

  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. See minimum level of study required of International applicants.

You may apply to only one degree program per academic year, with these exceptions: within the Biosciences, you may apply to up to two Ph.D. programs within your one application; or you may apply concurrently to one departmental program and to a professional school program, i.e., Law, Medicine (M.D. program), or Business. For instance, it is feasible to apply to a degree program in one department and to the PhD program at the Graduate School of Business simultaneously.