Completed application and all supporting materials
must be received by
January 15. Admission
is offered for the fall semester only. NOTE: We are not accepting applications for the 2012 term.
STEP 2. Upload all transcripts
listing the conferral of degrees earned (if applicable) and the coursework taken into the application.
STEP 3. Letters of reference should be from prior instructors or research supervisors who are most familiar with your scholarship and potential for research. These letters should be submitted online only.
Have your Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
scores sent directly from ETS to the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. The institution number is
and the GRE program code is
00. A minumum of an
upper second honours B.Sc. in a relevant life science may be substituted for
the GRE for students from Britain and Ireland. The GRE Subject Test is not
Applicants whose native language is not
English are required to submit TOEFL scores. International applicants
must have a TOEFL score of at least 570 (paper-based test) or 230
(computer-based test), or 89 (iBT) to be considered for admission. The
speaking section score of the iBT test must be at least 24. The TOEFL must be
taken within two years of the proposed term of entry; older scores are
not valid. Request that official TOEFL
scores be sent directly to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The institution number is
and the GRE program code is
Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) is required upon
All application material must be received by
the January 15 deadline. Incomplete applications due to missing
information will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the
applicant to inquire about the status of their application.
Prospective students are encouraged to
e-mail or write faculty members with whom they would like to work. Letters
may be sent in care of the
Physiological and Molecular Plant Biology Program at the
If you have additional questions, contact
Physiological and Molecular Plant Biology Program 286 Morrill Hall,
505 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801; phone: 217/ 333-8208; fax 217/
The Graduate College requires a minimum grade point
average of 3.0 (A=4.0) for the last two years of undergraduate work and
any graduate work completed for admission to the University. While
the program does not require particular course prerequisites, applicants
should have completed a year of college physics, a year of plant science
including an introductory course in plant physiology, and a course in
quantitative analysis, organic chemistry, and calculus.
Financial Support for graduate study is available
on a competitive basis in the form of research or teaching assistantships,
University fellowships, or traineeships. Generally support is
provided by the graduate student's major advisor. Support for
graduate students includes a competitive stipend and a tuition waiver.
Additional information about financial aid is available through the