Admissions FAQs

If I have questions, who should I contact?

Please send your questions to

When is the application deadline and when can students start the program?

The application deadline is December 1st for the following Fall.  Applications are accepted for matriculation in the Fall quarter only.

Is financial support provided?

All admitted students receive generous financial aid packages that will support them throughout their PhD studies assuming they are making progress and in good standing in the program.

Do I have to take the TOEFL?

Any applicant whose first language is not English must certify proficiency in English when applying to UCLA.  Such applicants must submit scores received on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as part of their application. The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). IELTS is administered by local IELTS test centers throughout the world. Applicants should consult IELTS for the nearest test center.

How will I be informed of the admissions decision?

Computational Medicine may send a courtesy e-mail with a recommendation of admission, which will be followed by the official notification from the Dean of the UCLA Division of Graduate Education. The Dean’s email will direct you to the Division of Graduate Education’s application site to check their “Decision Status.”  Applicants should sign-in to their account to read the official decision letter.  If admitted, the conditions of admission and information and instructions concerning registration (via a link to the Statement of Intent to Register – SIR) will be included as part of the offer of admission letter.  Admission letters are only available electronically and are not mailed to applicants; however, you may print it from the Division of Graduate Education site.

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