​The Application


The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) uses ApplyWeb, a web-based system that enables students to submit and organize all of their application materials, monitor the status of any required supporting documents, and check their application status and decision. 

In an effort to assist students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during these difficult times DBBS will waive both the application fee and, if necessary, the GRE requirement.  Applicants from these locales should email DBBSPhDAdmissions@email.wustl.edu to obtain a fee waiver code and discuss any issues that may impact the submission an application.

Begin your DBBS ApplyWeb application for next year on or after September 1st, 2018.  Create your account anytime by visiting https://www.applyweb.com/wustl/index.ftl.


DBBS application fees:

$20.00 for applications submitted on or before October 31st.
$45.00 for applications submitted on or after November 1st.

Fee waivers are available for:

-Washington University undergraduates
-Participants in Washington University summer bioscience research programs
-Students mentored by a DBBS alum
-Applicants with financial need

Fee waivers are also granted to applicants from the following programs:

MARC, McNair, RISE, IMSD, INRO, LSAMP, PREP, BUILD, PPIA, DACA students, IRT-Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, Target Hope, Fulbright Scholars, AmeriCorps, Vista/Peace Corps, Teach for America, Gates Millennium Scholars, Mellon Mays Graduate Initiative, Ron Brown Scholars, Vietnam Education Foundation

If you think you qualify for a fee waiver, please email DBBSPhDAdmissions@email.wustl.edu.​

Having problems or difficulties with the application system?  E
mail help@applyweb.com for help.

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.   

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