Filling out the University of Minnesota Graduate School application
All students applying to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience should fill out the application form provided by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Graduate School. In order to simplify completion of this form, we hope the following instructions will be useful to you.
The general application form requests two "applicant statements" and a statement of extenuating circumstances if applicable. Relative to our program, the first is the most important.
Extenuating Circumstances (if needed)
While the University of Minnesota Graduate School asks that the first two statements be completed, Statement 1, describing your research experience, why you are interested in our program specifically, as well as your long term goals, are of primary importance to our program and our selection process. Statement 1 (research experience and goals) will be weighted most heavily in the admissions process and should be written accordingly.
The Graduate School uses a common
application form. We would like to make it clear that all
matriculated neuroscience PhD students receive financial support
during their graduate career, including a generous stipend,
fully-paid tuition, and health care benefits. Therefore, please
just check "yes" to the first question on the Financial Aid section
(that you have applied for a fellowship). You do not need to fill
in any of the other questions in this section.