How to Apply

How to Apply

The application deadline for the Fall PhD program is December 1st. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Application for admission to the Neuroscience program at The University of Texas at Austin requires a two part submission. Part 1, an application to the University of Texas Graduate School and Part 2, a submission of supplemental information to the Institute for Neuroscience as outlined below. NOTE: Your application will NOT be considered until both Parts 1 and 2 are completed.

Part I - Application to the University of Texas Graduate School

Instructions for US and International applicants can be found here.

The complete application to the graduate school includes the following components, for details refer to the admissions link listed above:

  1. The electronic application ApplyTexas. The major code to use for the Neuroscience PhD program is 671100. A "Statement of Purpose" is required with this application. This statement should be approximately 500 words indicating why you wish to pursue graduate work in Neuroscience. You will be requested to submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders in the "References" section of the online application. Be sure these email addresses are current and accurate. Your recommenders will be contacted via email and directed to submit their letters electronically via a website link where they complete a questionnaire and submit their letter of reference. 
  2. Transcripts -- please see the instructions for submission on the Graduate Admissions website
  3. Official GRE test scores must be sent by the ETS (the UT school code to use is 6882). However, if known, applicants can report their scores on page 3 of the electronic application. Subject GREs, while not required, are strongly encouraged. Subject GRE scores can be reported on page 7 of the electronic application.
  4. International Students send official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores.
  5. Application fee of $65.00 for US students and $90.00 for International students

To monitor and maintain your application, please go to the status check website. There you can monitor the status of your pending recommendations, resend a Request for Reference email to your recommenders, add a new recommender, submit supplemental information (see below), and revise your FERPA (right to view) status from retained to waived. Online submission of recommendations is preferred, but we will accept paper recommendations if necessary. If you have any questions, please email

Part II - Supplemental Information specific to the Institute for Neuroscience (INS)

The application to the INS includes the following components that must be completed and uploaded to GIAC via the status check website.

  1. Neuroscience Graduate Program application - download fillable PDF version here.
  2. Your resume and/or curriculum vitae including your date of birth and EID. Your EID will be emailed to you 1-2 business days after submitting your GIAC electronic application.

For your reference to ensure all necessary components of the application have been completed, click to download a pdf copy of the INS application Checklist.

For assistance contact:

INS Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 512-471-3640
Fax: 512-471-0390