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New Graduate Student Gateway: Before Arriving

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.

Incoming 2021-22 grad student? Read the Vice Provosts' welcome letter.

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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


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

Wellness Resources

Stanford Recreation


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