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Preview Weekend

October 9, 2020 

The Physics Preview Event is an opportunity for well-qualified prospective PhD students to interact with the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Physics Department, to network with our faculty and current graduate students, and to get personalized advice on how to prepare a strong Physics PhD application. In the past, this event included a visit to our campus. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's event will be conducted entirely online. 
Space is limited. 

The deadline to apply is September 18, 2020. Application review is conducted on a rolling basis and admission is granted as space permits, so it is in your interest to apply as early as possible. All applicants will be notified of decisions by September 30, 2020.

Please direct any questions you have about the preview event to

Eligibility Criteria

Space is limited. To be eligible to attend the Preview Event, individuals must:

  • Be United States citizens, permanent residents, or DACAmented students.

  • Intend to apply to Physics PhD programs in Fall 2020 or Fall 2021 with the intention of matriculating into a Physics PhD program in Fall 2021 or Fall 2022. Preference will be given to applicants planning to matriculate in Fall 2021.

  • Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is traditionally underrepresented in Physics graduate programs, or who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances, are first-generation U.S. citizens, or are the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college.

Preview Event Application Instructions

The application contains five sections. You can access the online application here.