Washington University’s MSTP welcomes applications from all individuals interested in physician-scientist training, regardless of their citizenship status. While we have the largest NIH training grant in the country, we also have access to non-government resources that can be used to fund international students. Washington University is able to offer full funding to an unlimited number of international students who hold F-1 visas. Currently, 17% of students within the program are neither US citizens nor permanent residents. In addition to being outstanding scholars, international students greatly enrich the diversity of the training environment and bring different perspectives to the MSTP community.

Admissions requirements for international students are identical to those of US citizens and permanent residents:

  • Superior academic preparation, including at least two years of full-time study at a college or university in the United States or Canada
  • A minimum of two semesters of research experience (most competitive applicants have two or more years of lab work)
  • Completion of AMCAS, Criminal Background Check, and WUSOM Secondary Application
  • MSTP and Medical School interview in St. Louis

International students receive the same financial package as US citizens and permanent residents: full tuition remission for MD and PhD phases, free health coverage, and a stipend of $37,000 per year. This support is guaranteed for the duration of the student’s training program.

The MSTP application deadline is October 31, though early application is encouraged.