Discover UChicago

October 8 - 10, 2015

The University of Chicago is offering talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education at the University of Chicago. Join us for a weekend of graduate admissions workshops, presentations by world-renowned faculty and their graduate students, and informal socials. Receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn how to develop your own career as a scientist, academic, or professional.

Participating Programs

Unless otherwise specified, participating programs are only accepting applications for Discover UChicago from prospective PhD applicants.


Ecology & Evolution

Molecular Pathogenesis and Molecular Medicine

Art History



Astronomy and Astrophysics

English Language and Literature

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Evolutionary Biology


Biophysical Sciences

Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology



Geophysical Sciences


Cancer Biology

Germanic Studies

Physical Sciences (MS - Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biophysical Sciences, Chemistry, Geophysical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics)

Cell and Molecular Biology


Political Science


Human Genetics


Cinema and Media Studies


Public Health Sciences


Integrative Biology

Religious Studies (MA, MDiv, PhD)

Comparative Human Development

Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program

Romance Languages and Literatures

Comparative Literature


School of Social Service Administration (MA or PhD)

Computational Neuroscience


Social Thought

Computer Science

Medical Physics


Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science


South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology

Molecular Engineering

Statistics (MS or PhD)

East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition


Instructions to Apply

The application consists of three sections, and will require you to upload several documents. Before beginning the application, you should make sure that you have each of the required documents available and saved as Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF files, as you will not be able to save your work and return later. If you are unable to upload the required documents at this time, you may submit the application form, and then email us at for specific instructions to upload the additional material.

Required documents for the application are:

  1. A personal statement describing your current academic and professional goals, as they relate to your interest in graduate study. This statement should specifically mention the programs of study at UChicago that you are interested in, and two or three of our faculty members whose work is of particular interest to you.
  2. A copy of your most recent transcript.
  3. Your current resume or CV.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. Specific instructions will be sent to your recommenders to submit a letter electronically.

Deadline: The application and all supporting documents must be received by August 15, 2015.

Apply for Discover UChicago 2015