The Fall admission process begins September 1st of the previous year of matriculation.
Late applications for Fall admissions may be considered until March 15th.
The Spring admission process begins of September 1st of the previous year of matriculation.
Please note that we admit very few students for spring semester due to faculty and space availability.
How to Apply
Please read carefully through these step-by-step instructions before sending questions to the GR/UG Program Administrator. For frequently asked questions regarding admission, click here.
Please do not send official transcript(s) from your college or university unless you're accepted to the Materials Science and Nano Engineering program at Rice University.
The Test of English as a foreign languege (TOEFL) is required of any student whose native language is not English. The TOEFL and the IELTS are not required for U.S. citizens, nor for international studetns who earned a degree from a University in which English is the official language. Scores must not be older than TWO years, and an official copy must be sent to the Graduate School directly from ETS. Students must score at least 90 on the iBT(internet-based) TOEFL, 250 on computer-based, and 600 on paper-based test. For students who choose to take the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL, the minimum score is 7.
If you need financial support from Rice (fellowships or assistantships) and you are applying to one of our research programs, please answer "yes" to the question "Do you need financial aid from Rice?" found in the online application form. Your application will be considered for any applicable fellowships and assistantships available at Rice University.
The fellowship award consists of monthly stipends provided by the department and a full tuition waiver offered by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Generally, the award is offered to applicants who are seeking full-time admission for the Ph.D. degree.
Applicants seeking the MSMSNE as their terminal degree, if offered admission, are usually offered admission only.
Rice University Policies and Procedures:
Rice University policies and process regarding admissions requirements may be found in the General Announcements.
Notification of Application Status
You will receive an email upon receipt of your application. The message will indicate if your application is missing an item or items. Only complete applications are reviewed and considered. We will contact the top candidates by email to make offers of admission in mid-March to mid-April. A final application status notification will be sent to all other applicants to whom offers are not make by end of May.
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