Applications for Admission and Financial Aid are made to the UConn Graduate School.

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Applicants are required to take the GRE General Examination prior to applying. Also taking the GRE Physics Examination before applying is strongly recommended, but not required. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted with the application. International applicants from non-English speaking countries should also include evidence of proficiency in the English language. You may submit results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or (preferably) the test administered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). These are UConn Graduate School admission requirements. See UConn Graduate School admission requirements for details. Note that a minimum score of 22 (TOEFL) or 7.0 (IELTS) on the speaking portion of these exams is required for financial support as a teaching assistant. See UConn’s English Proficiency Policy for TAs and Testing Procedures for details.

Applicants are advised to have their application complete by January 15 for admission in the following Fall semester. Although applications are accepted year-round, practically all decisions concerning admission and financial aid are made early in the spring semester.

International students for whom it is not possible to obtain the U.S. currency required for the application fee, may apply informally by sending all application materials, including the application form and all official transcripts, recommendation letters, test scores, and personal statement of research interests, to the Physics Department:

Attn: Carrie Cichocki
Department of Physics
University of Connecticut
196 Auditorium Road, Unit 3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046

In exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Admissions Committee may contact particularly strong informal international applicants and may make arrangements for loaning the application fee.

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