The Department of Computer Science wants to ensure that students have the necessary resources to be successful in their undergraduate and/or graduate journey.
The Computer Science Department offers application fee waivers to diversity (broadly defined) candidates. We especially encourage such applications from first-generation, low-income students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The process for requesting a fee waiver can be done by filling out this form. The Computer Science Department is unable to offer a traditional fee waiver, however, the School of Engineering offers fee waivers.
The Student-Applicant Support Program (SASP) is an optional program intended to give application feedback to low-income and first-generation students in advance of the department deadline as they apply to Stanford’s CS PhD program. Applicants may receive one round of meaningful feedback on their resume and statement of purpose from a current PhD student (capacity limited). Participation in the Student-Applicant Support Program is separate from the admissions process and does not guarantee admission.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) is an optional scholarship program. Designed to build a multidisciplinary 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 MS and PhD in Computer Science.