GRE Scores – Optional
If choosing to submit, GRE scores must be directly reported from ETS to UW (use institutional code 4854; department code 1603). GRE scores must be valid and five (5) years old or less on the date the application is submitted.
Applicants may submit self-reported GRE scores up until the day of the deadline. Official GRE scores should be submitted and properly uploaded into a candidate’s application by January 1 if they would like to be considered.
Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended must be uploaded into the Graduate School online application. Paper transcripts will not be accepted. Applicants should not submit official transcripts unless explicitly requested.
Three letters of recommendation
Each applicant must designate three (3) people who will write letters of recommendation. Each writer will immediately receive an e-mail directing him/her to a secure website to submit the letter of recommendation online and complete an evaluation form of the applicant.
Typically, mentors who have seen you in a lab environment, as a researcher, and can speak to your research experience, content and progress will provide your strongest recommendations. We ask recommenders to talk about your research experience, strengths, and your ability to overcome obstacles.
The official Ph.D. application deadline is December 1, 2021. All letters must be received by the deadline in order for an application to be considered complete. Applicants should track the status of the letters of recommendation by logging back into the online application.
Statement of Purpose
Please answer each of the following questions in your statement of purpose, broken out separately or addressed in a single essay. Submit as a single document.
1) What research area would you like to pursue for your graduate studies, and why? What have you done in the past, and how has your past experience shaped these interests and passions?
2) The graduate student experience and life in general can involve a range of challenges. Describe an example of how you have shown resilience and/or perseverance in the pursuit of your academic goals or in your personal life and how you have grown as a result.
3) Why do you seek a graduate degree in Bioengineering at the University of Washington? What do you hope to gain from your graduate studies that will be useful for your long-term career goals?
4) If you have a background that might particularly contribute to the enrichment of the program, please describe it. Examples include unique educational or cultural opportunities, social and economic obstacles that you may have had to overcome, and interesting or unusual influences on your intellectual development.
5) [OPTIONAL] Provide any additional information you would like in support of your application.
List of faculty of interest
Applicants must provide a ranked faculty list, of 3 (minimum) to 5 (maximum) faculty whose research interests them and with whom they would want to complete their graduate work. Only core and adjunct BIOE faculty may be selected as PI/advisor for our graduate students. For a list of faculty and a description of their research, see our faculty directory
List of fellowships, scholarships, and awards
If you have received a fellowship or grant for your graduate studies, please respond with the name and also attach any associated documentation with additional information about the award.
If you are in the process of applying for grants or fellowship, please respond: I am in the process of applying for X, Y, and Z.
If you did not apply for any grants or fellowships for your graduate studies, please respond: “N/A” or “not applicable”.
Up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae