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Biomedical Sciences Program

About the Application Process


The admissions committee of the Biomedical Sciences Program seeks students who show intellectual competence, independence, and strong motivation to become successful scientists. Applicants are ranked following a composite review of completed applications, and the most competitive applicants are invited to campus for interviews.
When you fill out your application, you will want to select two programs you are interested in, in order of your preference. These selections will not limit your research choices if admitted as a BSP student, but rather your selections will help us to find out more about your interests and ensure that when you interview, your visit will be as productive as possible.
We hold two interview weekends in February for invited applicants to meet with faculty and students in the Biomedical Science Program. We also organize a series of social events and information interactions to help each applicant decide if our program and school if right for them.
We begin accepting applications to the Biomedical Science Program on September 1 until December 1 of each year. All parts of the application must be received by the Program Administrator by December 1. Early completion of applications is highly recommended in case additional information is required by the Admissions Committee.
Access the application here

Financial Aid

Students admitted to the Biomedical Sciences Program receive support in the form of a full stipend of $31,000 a year (effective July 1, 2019), health and dental insurance coverage, and a full tuition and fees waiver. Outstanding students are eligible for a HIRS Merit Award which provides an additional one-time award of $5,000. The award money can be used for approved research related expenses during your tenure as a graduate students at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. After the first year, out-of-state students are expected to become Colorado residents and complete their graduate work in no more than seven years.
Support and funding comes from a variety of sources, including your advisor or departmental training grants. Students are allowed and encouraged to apply for additional support in the form of pre-doctoral grants which will be added as supplements to their stipend.
Students who demonstrate a greater financial need may apply for aid through Financial Services.

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