Chemistry and Biochemistry

International Student Information

International students have long played an important role in our graduate program. They currently represent about 16 countries from all over the world and compose approximately of 46% of the total graduate student body in our department.

All students, domestic and international, are guaranteed to receive full financial support through our annual stipend($25,000), program tuition paid in full, and an additional needs-based scholarship for the students and through teaching and research assistantships as long as they are in good standing.

The Provo/Orem area has been ranked as one of the "Best Places to Live in America" based on the quality of health care, low crime rate, economy, housing, education, transportation, weather, leisure activities, and the arts. It provides students a safe and family-oriented environment with an abundance of cultural and recreational attractions. International students are often pleasantly surprised with the remarkably friendly atmosphere at BYU and in the surrounding communities. It is also noteworthy that BYU has an exceptionally large number of students who are fluent in second languages. In fact, 75 percent of our students speak a second language.

We encourage all qualified international students to apply to our graduate programs. Your application will be given personal attention and fair consideration. Please visit for the online application.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department