How to Apply

The Biophysics Program is one of a group of graduate programs in the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that falls under the umbrella of the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) affiliated programs.  Applications to the Harvard Biophysics Program are made through GSAS via the HILS application portal, and interested students should visit the HILS website for additional instructions specific to applications being made to one of the HILS federated programs.

All applications are now sent electronically (there are no paper applications) through the GSAS Online Application Portal.

More information about the GSAS application process and requirements can be found at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions/ Applications Page.

For questions on the application itself, contact the GSAS Admissions Office for assistance:

Telephone 617-496-6100 (please call between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday), or contact If your question concerns the Supplemental Data Section, please contact the Office of Financial Aid or 617-495-5396.


Please note, the admissions process for Fall 2022 entry is now closed. To be considered for entry into the Fall 2023 incoming class of students, applications, and all supporting materials must be received by December 1, 2022.

All application materials: the Online Application Form (along with the application fee payment), Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Purpose, and TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores (where required) need to be in by 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time on this date.  Late applications will not be considered.  Please see the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions page for additional information.