Ready for research? Looking for a collegial and supportive environment where you can challenge yourself to do your best? This may be the place for you! On this page we outline the application procedure and direct you to links to more detailed information.

Applications are normally accepted for admission to the Fall semester only.

The deadline for us to receive complete applications is Friday, December 1, 2017 for admission for the Fall 2018 semester.

Application review begins in November, and early application is encouraged.

The NSP is committed to recruiting highly qualified students, including underrepresented minority students and international students. No fixed number of students in any category is admitted during any given year.

Communication with faculty members about their research is strongly encouraged.

If you plan to apply to the UIUC Neuroscience Program for the Fall 2018 semester, please send an e-mail to and let us know to expect your application materials.

The new application system is now live!

The Graduate Admissions application instructions are here.

To go directly to the online application, click here. Be sure to select Fall 2018 as the term for which you are applying!

For more information about applying, follow the links to the right.

Questions? Send an e-mail to us at, or call (217) 333-4971.