If you feel like UCSF's Neuroscience Graduate Program would be a good fit for you, you are warmly invited to apply. Please review all steps before proceeding.


Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Neuroscience program, our students have diverse backgrounds in physical and/or biological sciences. The program has as prerequisites undergraduate courses in biology, physics, inorganic and organic chemistry, and calculus (although students not trained in one or more of these areas may make them up after enrollment).


The deadline for receipt of the complete application package for 2018 fall admission is December 1, 2017.

The application form, all academic transcripts, GRE scores and letters of recommendation should be received by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Consideration of late applications is subject to the discretion of the admissions committee.

Application Materials

All of the following must be turned in by December 1, 2017, 11:59pm:

  • GRE: All students who apply must take the Graduate Record Examination. MCAT scores may not be submitted in lieu of the GRE. TOEFL: See “Information for Foreign Students” below. Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical tests are required. A GRE subject test is not required. Official GRE scores must be received by the December 1 deadline. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING CODES FOR SUBMITTING YOUR OFFICIAL GRE SCORES:

    Institution code: 4840
    Department code: 0213
    TOEFL code: 30

  • TRANSCRIPTS: The applicant should download a copy of official transcripts directly to the online application. A hard copy transcript will be required for applicants who are invited to interview.
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Two letters of recommendation are required. Additional letters will be accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to invite recommenders to submit letters - and to follow up with your recommenders to ensure that letters have been written and will arrive by the December 1 deadline.

Mailing Address

Please send all test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation to the following address:

Patricia Veitch
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF MC 2811
Rock Hall, Room 484C
1550 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-2811

Questions or Comments:
Patricia Veitch
Program Administrator
Phone: (415) 476-2248
Fax: (415) 476-2098