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Gateway for New Graduate Students

Explore the Grad Gateway. Find the resources you need to begin your graduate career at Stanford. Check your school and degree program websites for important information, too.

Haven’t applied yet? Visit the Prospective Student Gateway to learn more about the application process.

Read the Vice Provost's welcome letter to 2021-22 grad students. 

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Before Arriving | Upon Arrival | Settle in & Thrive | General Resources

International Students

Learn about visa and other requirements. Get answers from the Bechtel International Center. Explore language courses.

Admissions Checklist for International Students

Bechtel International Center

Visa Application Information

Immigration Issues and Resources

Health Insurance Information

English Language Courses



Apply for on-campus housing in spring. Or explore off-campus housing resources.

Application Information

University Housing Options

Main Housing Site

Off-Campus Housing Resources



Understand your Stanford bill and the billing cycle. Learn about funding and other financial matters relevant to your graduate studies. 

Student Financial Services

Financial Aid Basics

Graduate Student Budget

Emergency Aid Fund

Mind Over Money


Student Life

Get involved. Meet other students. Find and expand your community at Stanford. Contribute to a vibrant and diverse graduate community.

Graduate Life Office

Graduate Student Council

Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership

Bechtel International Center

Student Organizations

Office for Military-Affiliated Communities

Office for Religious & Spiritual Life


Health and Wellness

Learn about campus health services and insurance options. Submit medical documents before arrival. Explore campus recreation and wellness resources.

Must-Do Requirements

Vaden Health Center

Health Insurance

Well-Being Resources

Stanford Recreation


Important Policies

Learn about Graduate Academic Policies, Honor Code, Fundamental Standard, and Title IX policies.

Graduate Academic Policies & Procedures

Honor Code & Fundamental Standard

SHARE Title IX Office

Copyright Agreement

Responsible Conduct of Research


Academic Support

Use Stanford's academic support services to expand your skills and ease the transition to graduate school.

Office of Accessible Education

Stanford Learning Lab

Center for Teaching and Learning

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Lathrop Learning Hub

English Language Courses


Getting Around

Get around campus and the Bay Area by foot, bike, or shuttle. Explore Stanford Transportation's resources. 

Searchable Campus Map

Stanford Transportation

Marguerite Campus Shuttle

Campus Access Guide

Bay Area Public Transportation


Family Life

Settle your family in the Stanford community. Learn about housing, insurance, childcare, schooling and other services.

Campus Family Housing

Dependent Health Insurance

Palo Alto Unified School District

Campus Child Care

Stanford parent-net Mailing List

Worklife Office


Career Centers

Find out what Stanford's five career centers offer. Begin planning and preparing for your career.

Stanford Career Education

Stanford EdCareers

BioSci Careers (Medicine)

Career Management Center (Business)

Office of Career Services (Law)