Neuroscience Graduate Group Admissions





We are no longer accepting applications for Fall, 2019. Applications were due December 1, 2018.

The Neuroscience Graduate Group (NGG) is the University of Pennsylvania’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in neuroscience. The NGG is part of Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS), an umbrella organization administered through the Perelman School of Medicine that includes the NGG and other biomedical-related graduate groups. All NGG students receive fellowships that cover tuition and fees, as well as a stipend of $32,000 per year as of Fall, 2018.

The NGG is committed to its mission of selecting and training top students from a diversity of educational and personal backgrounds. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, our admissions committee is not looking for a particular set of skills or educational path. Instead, we value highly motivated and talented students who have demonstrated an ability to thrive in a cutting-edge, research- oriented field. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, particularly from members of ethnic, cultural, educational, and socioeconomic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in neuroscience.

Application requirementsArtist: Greg Dunn

To apply to the NGG, you must use the BGS online application located at See the BGS application FAQ for more details. We require:


For additional information or questions about the application process, please contact the NGG Coordinator, Christine Clay (215-898-8048).

Neuro images courtesy of NGG graduate Greg Dunn (