How To Apply

Applicants interested in SCILL need to:

  1. Apply to graduate studies at San Jose State University through CSU Mentor.
  2. In CSU Mentor, apply to SJSU Biology Department Master degree (Molecular Biology and Microbiology) or Master in Biotechnology (MBT) programs.
  3. Complete SCILL application package. This is in addition to University requirements.  
    • SCILL Online Application
    • Three completed recommendation forms or letters.
    • A statement of purpose, specific to SCILL
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • GRE scores (GRE is currently being waived) 
    • TOEFL/IELTS or Duolingo – if applicable
    • Transcripts from all universities- can be unofficial

Due Dates

Please note: you must apply to the university before we can consider you for SCILL.  Please make sure you submit your application to the university before the university's deadline which may be different from the SCILL deadline. Applications to SCILL may be submitted anytime before March 1st prior to the Fall academic year of interest. Applications will be accepted until spots available are filled. Decisions for the new SCILL cohort will be made by May 1st.

Application Procedure for SCILL

For additional inquiries and information call (408) 924-4872 or email Tzvia Abramson or Salma Farid

Frequently Asked Questions