The application for fall 2019 is now closed.
Applications will be accepted beginning in September 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Please see the Graduate School website for details on Department Admissions Deadlines.

To apply, a completed web-based application is required, including:

  1. Official transcripts of your grades
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. For students whose native language is not English and who have not received their undergraduate education at a U.S. college or university: official TOEFL exam scores from ETS

Applicants are required to take the GRE examination from ETS and to request that scores be sent directly to Princeton. This test can be taken all over the world. All applicants must submit scores for the GRE General Test. Many applicants also submit scores for one of the Science Subject Tests.

Application Information

All applications for graduate study are processed through the Graduate Admissions Office, which provides an online application. Our school code for GRE and TOEFL is 2672. No department code is required.
Requests for application fee waivers will be considered for U.S. citizens or permanent residents on the basis of significant financial hardship, or if you have participated or are currently participating in one of the several eligible programs (see Fee Waivers). Proof of program participation will need to be uploaded along with your application. The fee waiver option is accessible through the payment section of the admission application. If you choose that option, the fee waiver application will become part of your admission application and must be submitted by the application deadline. Applicants will be notified of a fee waiver decision within one week after the applications are submitted. Please email gs[at]princeton[dot]edu with any questions. Participants in the National Institutes of Health's Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE) program may request fee waivers by emailing Ed Clayton at ec12[at]princeton[dot]edu.

Financial Support

All admitted students receive full financial support for the duration of their Ph.D., including tuition, a competitive stipend, and health benefits. This support is made possible through a combination of funds from Princeton University, federal grants to PNI, generous private donations, teaching assignments, and grants to faculty members. For complete details, refer to the Graduate School at Princeton University.

Princeton University Graduate School

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Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-3030
Fax: (609) 258-7262
Regular Office Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.