The Fall 2017 Application is closed.

The application for our class entering in Fall 2017 is now closed. Our application for 2018 will open on August 1st, 2017.

About Admissions

The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at NYU School of Medicine admits full-time students for our PhD or MD/PhD programs. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing, with a strong background in the biological, chemical and physical sciences. Evaluation for admission to our open program is based on:

  1. Previous academic achievement
  2. Letters of recommendation
  3. Assessment of the applicant's scientific potential
  4. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  5. Demonstration of English proficiency through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if applicable

After an initial screening, selected candidates are invited to NYU Sackler for interviews. Application forms and all supporting materials are due by December 1st.


GRE scores are sent electronically from ETS directly to the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science (institution code: 2596, no department code necessary). There are no minimum score requirements, and NYU Sackler welcomes any subject score submission.  An MCAT score cannot be substituted for the GRE requirement.

The TOEFL exam is for applicants whose native language is not English and is required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.  TOEFL exemption is granted for applicants who have earned a degree from an institution where the exclusive language of instruction is English.  This exemption does not apply if some classes were taught in a language other than English.  TOEFL scores are also sent electronically from ETS directly to the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science (institution code: 2596, department code is 45).  

Application Fee

The application fee of $100 is collected upon submission. For applications submitted after December 1st, an additional $50 will be collected.

Students with Disabilities

The Sackler Institute is committed to providing all students with equal educational opportunity and seeks to provide a hospitable working and learning environment for qualified individuals with disabilities. We welcome and encourage prospective students to apply regardless of disability.