How To Apply

Domestic | International

Domestic Applicants

We are pleased that you are interested in the Graduate Training Program in Biomolecular Structure and Design (BMSD Program). The information below should help you to begin the application process.

We encourage you to complete your application before the January 1st deadline. Although late applications will be considered, you would be at a disadvantage because we begin our review of completed applications in early January, and take positive action as soon as an applicant is judged to be highly qualified.

Please complete Graduate School Application online using the WWW Graduate Application. The Online Web Application Fee is $75 (payable only by credit or debit card). Applications without a fee or need-based waiver will not be processed by Graduate Admissions or reviewed by the department. To apply for a need-based waiver, a citizen or Permanent Resident of the US must complete the waiver application form available from the Office of Graduate Admissions. The BMSD Admissions Committee begins reviewing a student's file only after the student's file is complete. A complete file contains:

Applicants should be certain to take GREs early enough so that test results will reach us by the application deadline. Exams taken after October may delay the processing of your application. Our institution code is 4854.

International Applicants

We are pleased that you are interested in the Graduate Training Program in Biomolecular Structure and Design (BMSD Program). The information below should help you to begin the application process.

We encourage you to complete your application before the January 1st deadline. Although late applications will be considered, you would be at a disadvantage because we begin our review of completed applications in early January, and take positive action as soon as an applicant is judged to be highly qualified.

Please complete Graduate School Application online using the WWW Graduate Application. The Online Web Application Fee is $75 (payable only by credit or debit card). Applications without a fee or need-based waiver will not be processed by Graduate Admissions or reviewed by the department. To apply for a need-based waiver, a citizen or Permanent Resident of the US must complete the waiver application form available from the Office of Graduate Admissions. The application fee cannot be waived for international applicants.

Personal Interview
If you are applying from overseas, you should be aware that those who achieve high scores in our highly competitive admissions process must visit the University of Washington for interviews before a decision will be made to recommend admission into the program. Due to limited funding, we are unable to pay overseas travel expenses. If you are invited to visit, you must pay your own travel expenses to the University of Washington. An invitation to visit does not guarantee an offer of admission.

English Proficiency
Complete and fluent mastery of spoken and written English is absolutely essential to success in our program. International students lacking adequate fluency in English have experienced serious delays in student progress, and may have difficulty obtaining funding for the full duration of their study. For this reason, international applicants who are not native English speakers must meet all requrements in Graduate School Memo 8 for admission as well as all requirements in Graduate School Memo 15 for TA appointment.

Complete Application File
Because of extra and time-consuming processing required for international applications, the recommended deadline for receipt of international applications is December 1 each year. Our Admissions Committee does not review applications until the student's file is complete. A complete file contains:

International students should take TOEFL, GRE, etc. exams early enough so that test results will reach us by the application deadline. Exams taken after October may delay the processing of your application. Our institution code is 4854.

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