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

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GRE scores are not required for admission consideration for the Fall 2024 cycle. Three letters of recommendation and a personal statement should be submitted with the application. A personal statement can provide biographical background information, describe the applicant’s motivation for pursuing graduate studies in Physics, or recount any research experience the applicant may have. Any other information that helps the Admissions Committee to get to know the applicant is also welcome.

International applicants from non-English speaking countries should also include evidence of proficiency in the English language. You may submit results from the following as the UConn Graduate School admission requirements:

Please note that a minimum score of 22 (TOEFL), 7.0 (IELTS), or 62 (PTE) 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 10 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:

In exceptional cases, the application fee may be waived, depending on available funds and the discretion of the Department Head and Graduate Admissions Committee.

Graduate admissions questions: