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Applying to Stanford Engineering

Undergraduates - Apply Through University Admissions


Undergrads apply to University Admissions, not to the School of Engineering.

Undergraduate Handbook

Review Stanford Engineering’s majors, minors and specializations.

Financial aid

 All aid is based on need.

Stanford believes strongly in the benefits of a broad-based education, so students are encouraged to sample widely from the abundant array of course offerings. Students are not required to declare a major until the beginning of junior year.

All engineering majors require a substantial amount of math and science, so don’t put off taking these courses. The Engineering Fundamentals courses provide a good way to learn about specific engineering fields. Check out our introductory seminars to get a feel for hands-on engineering problems.

Graduates - Apply to Your Department

  • Graduate Admissions. University home for graduate admissions.
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowships. These support 65-70 engineering graduate students. Note that all offers of financial aid to grad students are included in the department's offer of admission. No separate application is required or accepted.

Apply to the department where you would like to study.

Many admission requirements are common to all departments, but specific requirements, deadlines, and contacts vary. Prospective graduate students are evaluated and admitted by each program. The most important criterion for admission to a Stanford Engineering graduate program is merit — superior academic achievement and the potential to make a contribution to technology, business or society as a whole. 

Coterminal Programs

Coterminal programs allow Stanford students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in parallel. Undergraduates apply directly to a master's department to enroll in a coterm program.

International Students 

Everybody who applies to Stanford follows the same process, regardless of home country or citizenship status.

Professional Development

  • Stanford Center for Professional Development. SCPD offers non-degree, lifelong learning courses including online classes, summer courses and executive education programs
  • Honors Co-Op Program. Allows industry engineers and scientists to pursue graduate degrees on a part-time basis.
  • Free online classes. These help professionals gain knowledge and update their skills. Enrollees do not receive Stanford credit for their work.