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Student Life

As a PhD student, you’ll benefit from everything the Stanford GSB community has to offer, as well as the extensive resources of Stanford University.

Your experience extends beyond academics, through an extensive range of intellectual, recreational, and social activities. Stanford offers world-class cultural events, state-of-the-art fitness and athletic facilities, and an almost endless array of activities to suit your tastes, expand your horizons, and satisfy your curiosity.


A wide selection of housing options helps ensure that both single and married students, as well as those with larger families, will find a place they’ll love to call home.

Health Services

Vaden Health Center offers quality medical care for all PhD students. Individual students and couples also have access to a range of counseling and psychological services.

International Student Services

The Bechtel International Center helps internationally oriented students, research scholars, faculty, and visitors integrate into the university and the community. The center can advise foreign students on issues including immigration, housing, practical training, transactions with foreign governments, and financial aid. Counseling also is available for personal matters relating to academic performance, psychological and cultural adjustment, and language.

Athletic Facilities

Our commitment to empowering students to stay active extends to a wide range of athletic and fitness facilities. Whether you enjoy indoor rock-climbing or horseback-riding or serious weight-training, you’ll have easy access to the activities, classes, and equipment that keep you healthy, happy, and motivated.

Explore Student Clubs and Organizations

The PhD Student Association is the elected student body government that acts as a liaison with the school administration and faculty. The association is composed of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Social Chair. The PhD Student Association works to enrich the quality of social and academic life for doctoral students in Stanford's Graduate School of Business.