The Program admits students to the fall semester only. Application materials are available in the TIGP web site. The application deadline is March 31.
Students (either international students or students from within Taiwan) with a M.S. degree from an accredited institution will be considered for admission to the chemistry-oriented and physics-oriented programs. Those with a B.S. or M.S. degree will be considered for admission to the engineering-oriented program. Selection of program should be made at application.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate the applicant's qualifications for admission:
(1) Undergraduate and graduate academic records, or transcripts; and course content information
(2) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in General Test is required. However, an applicant who fails to meet this requirement may submit additional criteria for committee evaluation. Subject Test is optional and one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Biology is strongly recommended;
If under special circumstances the test is not taken, some proof of applicant's competency might be considered. This proof should be more than just recommendation letters and transcripts, for example, documents like award record, exam scores of national or international level, scientific publications, etc. will be helpful.
The admission committee will decide whether the proof is strong enough to support the application.**
(3) English proficiency:
Applicants whose first or native language is not English are required to submit one of following English proficiency test report (the listed scores are strongly recommended):
a) TOEFL: Scores 550 on the paper-based (or 213 on the computer-based or 79-80 on the New Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT)) or higher, taken within the past 2 years, is required (Our institution CODE & NAME are: 7142 Academia Sinica),
b) GEPT: Instead of TOEFL, applicants in Taiwan may take the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT) administered by the Language Training and Testing Center. Applicants are required to submit their High-intermediate level certificate when applying for admission,
c) IELTS (International English Language Test System): Score 5.5 or higher, taken within the past 2 years, is required.
Applicants who have completed a degree program in an English speaking country, or who graduated from university where English is the primary language of instruction, maybe be exempted from the test of English proficiency with an official certification issued by the Office of Registrar.
(4) Three letters of recommendation commenting on the applicant's personal character, and qualifications for independent study, including intellectual ability, research potential, and scientific motivation. One of the letter should be provided by the applicant's advisor.
(5) Plan for graduate study (statement of purpose).
The above submitted application materials will not be returned to applicants under any circumstances. The complete application materials must reach TIGP before March 31.
Please send them to:
Taiwan International Graduate Program
No. 128, Sec.2, Academia Road, Nankang, Taipei 11529
Online Application: http://db1x.sinica.edu.tw/tigp/index.php
Fellowship will be granted for applicants who receive admission. The stipend levels are NT$34,000/month (about USD$1,060/month) for the first year. For the second academic year, the student's monthly stipend will be adjusted according to his/her academic and/or research performance. Advisors evaluate students' performance and suggest the stipend level every semester to the Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee. The Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee will decide the student's stipend level for the following semester referring to the suggestions of advisors and mentors. The stipend of NT$34,000/month will be given only to those students who perform up to par. For the student whose performance is less satisfactory, the Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee may reduce the student's stipend level. In subsequent years (from the third year onward), the financial support will be provided by the student's thesis advisor with his/her research grant. The amount of the support will be at the discretion of the advisor.
rules of fellowship support and stipends