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About Physiology & Biophysics

Program Information

Program Requirements

Meet our Current Students


Financial Assistance and Housing

University of Washington

Seattle and the Puget Sound Region


current grad students

PBIO Graduate Student Requirements

Graduate School Ph.D. Policies

List of Courses

Fellowships and Training Grants

Molecular Medicine Training Program



campus_photo [taken by Stan Froehner]Financial Assistance

All of our students requiring financial assistance are supported for the duration of their studies with a fellowship that exceeds the NIH predoctoral stipend level and is very competitive with our peer institutions (the current stipend level is $2279/month or $27,348/year). However, applicants are encouraged to apply for National Science Foundation or other fellowships. Health insurance is available to eligible students at no cost, and to their families at a modest cost. Every effort will be made to help place working spouses and partners.


On-campus housing options for graduate students are plentiful and varied. Singles and families are encouraged to contact Housing & Food Services for information.
301 Schmitz Hall

Off-campus housing is also readily available within walking distance of the university. More remote housing can be used even by students without a car since Seattle has an extensive bus system and bicycle paths that radiate in all directions from the university.