Application Deadline

Prospective graduate students may apply for admission to the Ph.D. programs. 

Applications are accepted for fall quarter admission only, and should be made as early as possible. 

Program application deadline is January 5, 2020. Applications must be submitted for consideration by this date.

Application Process - What You Need to Know

  • The application fee may be paid by credit card. The appropriate fee must be paid before the application will be considered complete, and a fee must be paid for each application submitted.
  • Letters of Recommendation must be submitted electronically through the online application.  Do not have recommenders send letters in hard copy, but rather to submit all recommendations online once the online service is available.
  • UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended. You will be instructed to upload scanned copies of your transcripts after you have submitted your online application. For more details visit
  • Please use the Institutional Code 4834 for reporting electronic scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test.  Note: current students in, or recent graduates of, a US or Canadian MD/DO degree program may submit MCAT scores in lieu of the GRE providing these were taken within 10 years of application.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students. Institution code: 4834 and Department code: 49.

Visit Grad Studies website to begin the application process

The graduate group cannot review an application until all of the above components are received. Inquiries concerning application procedures or any other aspects of the program should be directed to the address below:

College of Biological Sciences Dean's Office
Biophysics Graduate Group
227 Life Sciences
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5294