Application Information

Application to the LSSURP

Admissions Process

The LSSURP receives more than 400 applications each year and from that group, around 70-80 students are selected. 

Some LSSURP programs (see list below) admit on a rolling basis, so early submission of your application is encouraged.

Admits on Rolling basis

  • Heart, Lung, and Blood
  • Cancer Research, Education and Training Experience
  • Pre-MSTP
  • PharmacoNeuroImmunology

Does NOT admit on Rolling basis

  • Neural Systems Engineering
  • Neuroscience and Neuroscience Addiction
  • BTI
  • TREM
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Important Dates

Early November

Application Opens

February 1st, at Midnight

Final Deadline for all application materials. 

February 15th – April 15th

Notification of all applicants in one of the following categories;

  1. The applicant has been accepted

  2. The applicant is an alternate for the position

  3. The applicant will not be considered

May 15th 

Final decisions sent to all remaining alternates.

June 6th – August 13th

LSSURP Summer Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 

  • Must be an undergraduate student attending an accredited 2 or 4 year institution full time

  • Must be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in the Life Sciences

  • Applicant must be able to commit full time to our program. All students are required to attend every day of the program and to work for a full 8-hourday. You will not be allowed to take time off during the work week for family vacations, classes, part-time jobs, or other appointments.

  • We strongly encourage students whose backgrounds encompass diversity to apply

Application Deadline

February 1st at midnight is the application deadline. However, we admit on a rolling basis, so getting your application in before then is optimal. 

How to Apply

The online application has 8 sections including demographics, academic, placement preferences, faculty recommendations, a personal statement, a biographical sketch, a diversity statement, and a place to upload an unofficial transcript. Each section must be completed before you move onto the next. You are able to select up to 3 programs to apply to and rank them in order of preference. 

Find a PDF of the online application here.

To begin the application, you must first register at this link. ONLY REGISTER ONCE. Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to the online application.

Complete the online application at this link. You will not have access to your application once submitted, if you login again, you will only see a blank application.

If you have any questions about the application please see the Frequently Asked Questions page, then email lssurp@umn.edu!