Ph.D. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

Stanford University

60 months
Tuition fee
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Our research-intensive Electrical Engineering program at Stanford University cultivates the next generation of leaders in academia and industry. 


Electrical Engineering doctoral students from Stanford University work alongside faculty, fellow students, and researchers who are leaders in their disciplines.

Did You Know?

  • A master's degree is not required prior to applying to the PhD program in Electrical Engineering.
  • Applications are reviewed on an annual basis for autumn quarter start only.
  • December 1, 20120 is the application deadline for Autumn 2021-2022.
  • Typical completion time for the PhD degree is 5-7 years.

Programme Structure

  • The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is designed to build an interdisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. 
  • The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars and separately apply to the Electrical Engineering department.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




135 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require unofficial transcripts be uploaded to your application from every college/university you have enrolled. If you have accepted admission to Stanford University, official transcripts from each College or University you enrolled should be sent to the department. 
  • Test Scores (if applicable)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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