You may apply to our program through the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS).
As a PhD applicant, regardless of which biomedical field you pursue, you will apply through our gateway PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS). You will spend your first year in this interdisciplinary program, experiencing various options before committing to a research lab. After your year of exploration, you will officially join your chosen department in your second year.
Your application must be completed and supporting documentation must be received by Jan. 10.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the program.
You must submit the following credentials to apply:
Effective with the Fall 2019 admission cycle, we no longer require GRE scores of PPBS applicants.
Strong consideration is given to students who majored in chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or psychology. Recommended undergraduate courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physiology, physics and mathematics, including calculus and statistics.
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 TOEFL or IELTS 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.