General Information

The Computer Science online application for Autumn entry quarter 2023-24 is now closed. The deadline to apply for 2024-2025 academic year is TBA.

We have only one admissions cycle for the PhD program. For answers to commonly asked questions, please visit our FAQ page at: FAQ | Stanford Computer Science.

All application deadlines are final. Application materials such as letters of recommendation, transcripts and TOEFL scores (for international applicants) must be uploaded by the deadline. Applications will NOT be accepted after the deadline.

Student-Applicant Support Program

The Student-Applicant Support Program  SASP is an optional program intended to give application feedback to underrepresented students in advance of the department deadline.

The Student-Applicant Support Program aims to assist underrepresented students as they apply to Stanford’s CS PhD program. To be eligible you must be applying for the CS PhD program at Stanford this year and self-identify as underrepresented in Computer Science.

Applicants may receive one round of meaningful feedback on their resume and statement of purpose from a current PhD student (capacity limited). Participation in the Student-Applicant Support Program is separate from the admissions process and does not guarantee admission.

The application for  SASP is now closed.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) application deadline is now closed. KHS is an optional scholarship program. 

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including the M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. 

Application Fee Waiver

The Computer Science department offers application fee waivers to diversity candidates. We especially encourage such applications from first-generation, low-income students, and students from systematically marginalized backgrounds who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The process for requesting a fee waiver can be done by filling out this form. 

The Computer Science department is unable to offer a traditional fee waiver.

The School of Engineering also offers fee waivers.  Please refer to the website for more information.