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Electronic Application for Biomedical Informatics

This program is temporarily closed to new applications.

Most programs begin accepting Fall applications again by September 1. If you have further questions, please contact the office of this program directly.

There are 4 steps to follow to complete your application:

STEP 1: Complete Page One. At this point your application information will automatically be entered into our database. You will then receive your unique user ID and password via email.
Please keep this information to use when logging back into your application.

STEP 2: Complete all Required Information. If you have logged off before completing all required information, use your password and ID to access your application again. Complete pages 2 and 3. You may log off and on as often as you wish until all required information is completed. Be sure to scan and attach your unofficial transcript(s) on page 2 of the application.

STEP 3: Officially Submit Your Application. Go to the bottom of page 3 to review the checklist of which required fields are completed and those which are not. Then, click the button at the bottom of page 3, “Submit Final Version for Review.” By officially submitting your application, you will let us know it is ready for formal review.

STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documents. The following documents are required to make your electronic application complete:
    Test Scores: GRE scores are required for all applicants; TOEFL scores are required for international applicants only. Official scores are required; however, unofficial scores may be entered on page 2 of the application and are sufficient until the official scores arrive. Your scores should be sent to institution code 1871. The GRE Department code for this program is: 5199

    Letters of Recommendation
    (minimum of 3, maximum of 5) may be submitted electronically. When you enter your recommender’s email address (page 2 of the application), we will notify them via email and provide instructions on how to complete their recommendation.

    Do NOT send your transcripts by mail. This will delay the review of your application. We will request your official transcripts only if an offer of admission is extended to you.
If you have applied previously to Vanderbilt University and wish to reapply,
you must access your previous record in order to create a new application,
under the "Re-Apply" heading of your Applicant Menu page.


For more information on graduate studies in Biomedical Informatics,
visit the Biomedical Informatics Department website

For specific questions about the program, please contact Rischelle Jenkins at (615) 936-1068
or e-mail: rischelle.jenkins@vanderbilt.edu

Important Note to International Applicants:

The Department of Biomedical Informatics appreciates the interests from international applicants in our training program. However, the department currently has very limited funding available to support international students. Therefore, the department requires that international applicants not requesting financial assistance should provide proof of funding in the form of an original, current bank statement that (1) indicates the amount of money available in U.S. dollars; (2) reflects an average balance of 3 months or more; (3) is signed and dated by a bank official; and (4)if the account is not in your name, the account holder must write a letter of permission for use of funds to support your study in the U.S. Currently, the total cost of tuition, academic fees, living expenses for one student, health insurance, books and supplies for one year is $37,261.

If applicable, paper letters of recommendation *only* (No Other Paper Materials) may be sent to:

Rischelle Jenkins
Dept. of Biomedical Informatics
4th Floor Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave
Nashville, TN 37232-8340

For technical questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 615-936-1068 or via e-mail to rischelle.jenkins@vanderbilt.edu



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