The PPBS application is currently open.
Your application must be completed and supporting documentation must be received by December 15.
You must submit transcripts for every college or university you have attended. At the point of application, please only submit unofficial transcripts. If admitted, official transcripts will be required in order to matriculate.
Three letters of recommendation are required. You will enter contact information for letter writers when you fill out the application, and they will be notified automatically and will be sent a link to submit their letter. In your portal, you can check the status of your letters, send reminders, or edit recommenders.
You will submit both of these items in your status portal after you have submitted your application. Your personal statement should state your career objectives and research experience. There isn’t a word or page requirement, but most statements are 1 to 2 pages in length.
Once you submit your application, you will have access to your status portal, which will include a link to pay your $85 application fee.
Participants in the following programs only will be approved for a fee waiver once there is confirmation of your participation. Participants in the following programs must submit verification of program participation, such as a letter bearing the original signature of the program director or adviser, or a copy of the current contract.
You can submit verification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We cannot grant fee waivers for any other reasons, including for international applicants.
If you are applying from outside the United States, apply as early as possible to ensure time for application and visa processing. Regardless of your program’s deadline, it is recommended that you apply at least 6-9 months prior to the term start date (depending on your country of origin). Check with your program’s application coordinator for specific guidelines.
As one of the United States’ most global universities, the University at Buffalo is home to more than 4,500 students from 110 countries.
We value international students as members of our community and will provide outstanding support services for you and your dependent family members, if they accompany you to Buffalo.
Our resources that will help you succeed at UB include:
In addition to being an affordable, friendly and fun city, Buffalo welcomes and respects international students.
International applicants must present a valid English Language Proficiency test score. It is university policy that test dates be no older than two years when students enter a program.
The minimum score that we accept is:
|Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT) ||100|
|Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT)||600|
|Computer-based TOEFL Test (CBT)||250|
You do not need to fill out the financial section of the online application. All accepted students receive a full-tuition scholarship and stipend.
Because your goal is to be a research scientist, we provide the financial support that sets you on the path to the career of your choice.
We provide you with the financial freedom to focus on your research. As a PhD candidate, you will receive:
Our doctoral students often also successfully apply for awards, fellowships and other supplemental funding from organizations such as the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
As part of UB’s PhD Excellence Initiative, the university will support the cost of broad-based fees for doctoral students who are full time and fully funded, starting in the 2021-22 academic year. Covered fees include the Comprehensive fee, academic excellence and success fee, student activity fee, and the international student fee, where applicable.
|Application Opens||July 15|
|Application Deadline||December 15|
|Response to Admissions Offers Deadline||April 15|
Strong applicants will be invited to interview. The interview serves two purposes: