Admission and Onboarding

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We prepare graduate students for distinguished careers in research and teaching, and as leaders in the public and private sectors. Master’s students are trained to assess information and trends and to create original works. Doctoral students perform research at the highest level, advancing knowledge in their fields.

Our commitment to supporting students’ scholarly pursuits is activated in numerous ways, beginning with Princeton's generous funding packages. We guarantee full tuition, fees, and stipends to all regularly enrolled, degree-seeking Ph.D. candidates throughout regular program enrollment, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Explore this section of our site to learn more about applying to Princeton. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.


Learn about Princeton’s 43 degree-granting programs, review our financial support model, and explore our community.

Prepare Your Application

Find guidance to help you prepare an application for admission, from tests and transcripts to the writing sample.


Apply for admission via Princeton’s application and review file upload requirements.

Review Admission Decision

Understand what to expect when it comes to admission offers, and submit your response.

Onboard & Arrive

Get ready to come to Princeton with an outline of essential tasks both before and after your arrival.

Nondegree Programs

Learn about and apply for nondegree graduate programs for students from around the world.