Admission to the program is highly competitive. Successful applicants generally present strong undergraduate training, with concentrations in mathematics, physics, or engineering, and high scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), both on the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test in physics. Students accepted to the program are normally offered research assistantships, which include tuition expenses and a generous stipend. Prospective students are encouraged, however, to apply for any outside fellowships for which they may qualify.
- One transcript from every college or university from which you have earned, or expect to earn, a degree must be uploaded with your electronic application in the space provided.
- Three electronic letters of recommendation written in English are required from faculty members or others well-acquainted with your academic work.
- Valid GRE General Test and GRE Physics Subject Test scores submitted from Educational Testing Service (ETS). Princeton University's institution code is 2672. Department codes are not used at Princeton and are not required by ETS.
- A statement of purpose and a resume/curriculum vitae.