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Why can't I access GAMES?

During holidays or winter shutdown (12/24/16 – 1/32/17), students may not have access to GAMES. Please allow extra time for your application to be processed.

What are the deadlines for Fall and Spring Semester admission?

For Domestic Students or International Students currently attending a college or university in the United States these are our priority deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: January 15
  • Spring Semester: September 30

For International Students:

  • Fall Semester: January 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15th

The UNL Department of Chemistry encourages you to send your application materials as soon as possible. Early registration will increase your opportunities to 1) get into the area you desire to study and 2) be awarded one of our premium fellowships.

Late Applications: The UNL Department of Chemistry prefers to receive applications by the deadlines listed above but will consider applications received after those dates depending on the availability of assistantships.

Click here to apply for the UNL Department of Chemistry Graduate Program.

 

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Are late applications acceptable?

The UNL Department of Chemistry prefers to receive applications by the deadlines listed below but will consider applications received after those dates depending on the availability of assistantships.

For Domestic Students or International Students currently attending a college or university in the United States these are our priority deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: January 15th
  • Spring Semester: September 30

For International Students:

  • Fall Semester: January 15th
  • Spring Semester: September 15th

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What are the minimum requirements of GRE scores?

The UNL Department of Chemistry requires GRE scores; additionally, we strongly encourage students to submit GRE subject scores with their application. The GRE is an important exam score to submit, and we ask that students please include raw scores, percentiles, and exam dates when submitting scores with their applications. High GRE scores may encourage the UNL Department of Chemistry to act on an application. We generally look for very strong GRE quantitative and analytical scores as well as a GRE verbal score at or above the 35th percentile. Again, GRE subject scores are not required, but if provided, are used as part of the overall admissions and premium fellowship decision making process along with other criteria.

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What are the minimum requirements of TOEFL scores?

TOEFL scores above 550 (paper), 213 (computer based), 79-80 (internet based), or IELTS scores above 6.5 are desirable. These scores are used as part of the overall decision-making process along with other criteria.

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What is the minimum GPA required for admission?

The UNL Department of Chemistry does not have a minimum GPA score required for admission to our program; however, GPA scores are considered as one part of the information necessary to make admission decisions concerning applicants. We prefer GPA scores of 3.0+, but will consider other scores based on letters, publications, references, and other application materials.

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Do I have to take the Subject GRE?

To strengthen applications, the UNL Department of Chemistry especially recommends taking the GRE chemistry subject exam in addition to the standard tests.

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How do I order official GRE or TOEFL reports?

You may request additional reports of GRE and TOEFL Scores from ETS online:  GRE Scores  TOEFL Scores. Our school code is 6877.

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What is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institutional Code for ordering official GRE and TOEFL reports?

Our Institution Code is 6877.

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What is the fee for submitting a graduate application?

The UNL graduate application fee is $50.

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What opportunities are there for financial assistance during the graduate program?

Applicants may request financial support to pursue graduate study in Chemistry. Financial assistance includes both full tuition payment and a yearly stipend through a Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantship. In addition, particularly well-qualified applicants will be considered for available Graduate Fellowships. For additional information, please see:

Click here for additional information on financial support opportunities.

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How do I fill out the Financial Resource Form if I am an international student?

Complete only Section 1 of the Form, sign, and send to Graduate Studies.

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How do the living expenses in Lincoln compare with graduate student stipends offered for international students?

UNL Graduate Studies estimates that the typical international graduate student requires a stipend of approximately $17,061 ($1422/month) for living expenses in Lincoln, however the Chemistry Dept. pays well over that with a monthly stipend of $1,860 or $22,320 per year. Further information is available on the Financial Resources Form. This form needs to be completed online as part of the application process.

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What application materials are needed to apply for the Ph.D. graduate program?

Click here for application materials needed

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Who should I ask to complete letters of recommendation?

The most useful letters of recommendation are those from professionals able to comment specifically on your academic and technical ability in chemistry.

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What type of research is being done and who are the professors involved?

Research is ongoing in Analytical, Physical, Biochemistry, Organic, Chemical Education and Inorganic Chemistry. Click here for specific information about individual professor's research work.

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How do I apply for a United States Visa?

An official source of information about United States visa policies and procedures can be found at http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html.

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Where do I find more information about the UNL health and dental student insurance?

The University Health Center (UHC) is your first stop on campus for all your healthcare needs. Services at the UHC include: medical clinic, specialty clinics, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, counseling and psychological services, dental, and health education.

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Where do I find more information about entertainment, housing, climate, etc., in Lincoln?

For more information about Lincoln, NE, please visit the following Web sites:

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