Physics and Astronomy


Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PHD PHYS Fall December 12, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023
Director of Graduate Admissions Yue Wu (
Graduate Coordinator Maggie Jensen (
Address Department of Physics & Astronomy
CB# 3255, Phillips Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-7173
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3 – (by persons who know your academic and, when relevant, research performance well)
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

We require a Statement of Purpose of at least one page explaining past academic, research, and leadership activities. We’re specifically interested in how you will contribute to our graduate and research program.

We require a Resume/CV. Note that this should contain information about student’s research output (including publications and oral and poster presentations), as well as research activities and their specific duration, and all leadership, outreach, educational/teaching, or other extracurricular activities, and awards or recognitions.