Applicants are not required to take the GRE. Applicants whose first language is not English need to take TOEFL.

Official TOEFL test scores TOEFL (http://www.toefl.org)

  • See https://gradadmissions.stanford.edu/applying/starting-your-application/required-exams. Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit an official test score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Stanford accepts only ETS (Educational Testing Service) scores. Our institution code number for ETS reporting is 4704, no department number is required. Test scores may be no older than 18 months, dating back from December 1, 2018.
  • Exemptions are granted to applicants who have earned a U.S. bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association in the United States, or the international equivalent degree from a university of recognized standing in a country in which all instruction is provided in English. Therefore, applicants with degrees from the U.S., Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales) are exempt from taking the TOEFL and do not need to submit the TOEFL Waiver Request form.
  • To be evaluated for a waiver to the TOEFL requirement, applicants with degrees from institutions in countries other than those listed above must submit a TOEFL Waiver Request Form.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet based iBT is highly recommended. A score of 115 is suggested. Evidence of adequate English proficiency must be submitted before enrollment is approved by Graduate Admissions.
  • Applications will be processed using the self-reported (unofficial) test scores. If you submit your online application before you have taken the test, please email or fax your score to us as soon as you have it. iBT test-takers will be able to access their scores online approximately 10 days after the test date. Therefore, we recommend that you take the test no later than early November 2018 in order to meet the December 4 deadline. Offers of admission are contingent on receipt of the official scores.