Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP)

Location
Taiwan (TW), Taipei
Salary
TIGP offers graduate fellowships NT$34,000/month (~US$1,060/month)
Posted
February 09 2017
Position Type
Full Time

To keep up with the pace of today’s fast evolving scientific and technological world and to promote the internationalization of higher education in Taiwan, Academia Sinica established the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in 2002, in collaboration with a consortium of key national research universities.

The interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs offered by TIGP are designed to provide advanced scientific training and research environments for those who wish to do advanced research, to think critically and experience a mature international academic setting.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs offered in 2017:

  1. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics 

    http://proj1.sinica.edu.tw/~tigpcbmb/

  2. Molecular Science and Technology 

    http://tigp.iams.sinica.edu.tw/

  3. Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences 

    http://abrc.sinica.edu.tw/mbas/index.php

  4. Molecular and Cell Biology

    http://www.imb.sinica.edu.tw/mcb/

  5. Bioinformatics 

    http://tigpbp.iis.sinica.edu.tw/

  6. Nano Science and Technology

    http://www.phys.sinica.edu.tw/TIGP-NANO/

  7. Molecular Medicine 

    http://www.ibms.sinica.edu.tw/mmp/

  8. Earth System Science 

    http://www.rcec.sinica.edu.tw/tigp-ess//

  9. Biodiversity

    http://biodiv.sinica.edu.tw/TIGP-BP

  10. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

    http://npas.programs.sinica.edu.tw/ins/index.html

  11. Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology

    http://tigp-scst.chem.sinica.edu.tw/

  12. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing

    http://tigpsnhcc.iis.sinica.edu.tw/

    Why TIGP?

  • TIGP is under the supervision of Academia Sinica, a government-funded research institution with a proud tradition and international recognition
  • TIGP, in cooperation with top research universities in Taiwan, offers highly specialized, inter-disciplinary Ph.D. programs at the cutting-edge of science and technology
  • TIGP offers an all-English teaching and research environment with world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities
  • TIGP offers graduate fellowships NT$34,000/month (~US$1,060/month) for the first year. For students who perform well, this stipend will be extended for a further 2 to 3 years. Post the stipend allowance period, further financial support is dependent upon individual thesis advisors.

Requirements and Admission Criteria

  1. Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree (Some programs only accept applicants with Master’s degree, please check each program’s admission requirements)
  2. English Proficiency Test Score: TOEFL, IELTS or GEPT
  3. GRE Score (Requirements vary by program)
  4. Transcripts (Please provide an explanation for any non-standard grading system)
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation
  6. Statement of Purpose

In addition to the above general TIGP application requirements, please check out program’s website for program-specific requirements.

Application

  1. TIGP offers admissions for the fall semester only.
  2. The official application deadline is March 31, every year.
  3. The application may be submitted through the on-line application system (recommended) (http://db1x.sinica.edu.tw/tigp/index.php) or by post to TIGP Office of Admission:

No. 128, Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang District, Taipei City, 115, Taiwan

For more detailed information, please visit the TIGP website at http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/