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  • GREs are no longer considered for admission into our program and applicants will not be requested to submit scores on the application.

  • The online application system will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2020, and we encourage you to apply.
  • Deadline to submit an online application is December 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

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Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the BIMS Graduate Programs are rigorous, as it is our goal to recruit the very best students who will go on to be leading scientists in academia, industry, and other areas. All applicants should have earned or should be in the process of earning an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution. Although strong weighting is given to a student’s grade point average, the most important criterion for admission is a student’s passion and commitment for research and aspiration for a professional career conducting pioneering biomedical research.

The application form must be completed online. The following materials must accompany the application in order for it to be considered complete.

Please Read Before You Begin The Application Process

Make note of any differential between your time zone and the Eastern time zone on which our application deadline is based and allow ample time in advance of the deadline for uploading materials and submitting your application. Any number of unforeseen circumstances affecting electronic, web-based access to the online application system could cause the application process to take longer than anticipated and lead you to miss the deadline. Once the application system closes after 11:59pm Eastern time, you will not be able to submit your application, even if you initiated completion of the application prior to the deadline.

Application review will begin in mid-November, so early applications are highly encouraged. After review of the application, competitive applicants will be invited by one of our Admission Committee Chairs for an expense-paid interview and recruiting visit. The applicant’s choice of research interests, as indicated by selection of up to three research interests on the online application, will be used to coordinate interviews with faculty from the BIMS Graduate Group.

If you have questions about the BIMS Graduate Programs during the admission process, please feel free to contact bims@virginia.edu. If you have questions about the online application or admission requirements, please contact bimsadmission@virginia.edu.