- Application Requirements
- Conditional Admission
- Student Status and Degree Conferral Policy
- Selecting an Academic Option / Our Partner Institutions
Transcripts, GRE score, TOEFL, IELTS or Taiwan's GEPT score, letters of recommendation, the applicant's statement of purpose and professional experiences (if any) are carefully weighed during the evaluation process. The Admissions Committee may also evaluate research papers, publications and other original work.
Please read the instructions below carefully.
In general, applicants must have earned a Bachelor's degree and/or a Master's degree by the time they apply for admission to the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP). Applicants who have only completed the Bachelor's degree are normally admitted into the Master's Program and then advanced to the Ph.D. program upon completion of Master's courses.
Formal transcripts from all enrolled colleges or universities should be sent to the TIGP Admissions Office. Transcripts may be sent directly by the Registrar of each institution or submitted with the application in sealed envelopes. Please provide an explanation for any non-standard grading system. Transcripts or records of all courses, seminars and examinations, including grades, scores, grading scales, and conferrals of degrees, must be in English. All translations must be complete versions of the original records.
Students from non-English-speaking countries are expected to read, write, comprehend, and speak English in order to be admitted for graduate study. Applicants whose first or native language is not English are required to take a test of English proficiency as part of the application procedure. One of the following language test scores must be provided for application. Please note that test scores submitted must be taken within the past two years. Applicants should ensure that the test score(s) be sent to the TIGP Admissions Office prior to the university registration day. We cannot return these documents to you.
Although the English proficiency requirement for admission may vary in respective programs, the recommended requirements are as follows:
- TOEFL: A total TOEFL score of 79 on internet-based or 550 on paper-based is strongly recommended as the minimum admission requirement for all programs. Please note that neither institutional TOEFL nor TOEFL-ITP will be accepted; only ETS International TOEFL iBT or PBT will be accepted.
A minimum overall Band Score of 5.5 on the Academic Test of International English
Language Testing System (IELTS) taken within the past two years is required. (*The minimum IELTS requirement for Bioinformatics Program is 6.0.)
- GEPT: In addition to TOEFL and IELTS, applicants in Taiwan may take the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), administered by the Language Training and Testing Center. Under this option, applicants must submit their high-intermediate level certificate with the application.
|Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT)||
*The minimum IELTS requirement for Bioinformatics Program is 6.0
The test of English proficiency can be exempted for applicants who graduated from universities where English is the primary language of instruction, if the applicant provides an official certification issued by the university's office of registrar. The eligibility of exemption is subject to each program.
GRE General test (requirements vary by program)
Please refer to the specific requirements of your program; a list of possible GRE substitution options, by program, is available here.
Please provide a file brief statement of your scientific and professional interests and objectives, as well as your career goals. Include a description of your past accomplishments that are not evident from the examination of other documents submitted. Report your results, if applicable, on any research in progress. List the memberships in scientific, professional, or honorary societies. This statement must be written in English by the applicant. It must not be written in another language and translated for the applicant by another person.
You have to provide us 3 referees whom will receive your request to evaluate and recommend your performance and potential. One of the letters is preferably provided by the applicant's thesis advisor.
*For CBMB, MBAS, MM, ESS, and BIODIV programs, 3 letters of recommendation are the minimum requirement; for all other programs, at least 2 letters are required.
*When an applicant fills in his/her referees' information in the online application form, the referees will be immediately notified by email and guided to TIGP's Online Recommendation portal. All letters of recommendation have to be filled out online directly by the referees. If a referee wishes to send the letter by post mail, the envelope has to be sealed and signed across by the referee, and the enclosed information should not be revealed to the applicant.
In assessing your academic background, the Admissions Committee will find it useful to have additional information about your professional experience, publications and other original work. On a separate sheet of paper, briefly describe the professional experiences most relevant to your field of study. Also, please submit copies of any paper, publications, or other materials that may serve to support your application. Make sure that your name and the program to which you are applying are listed on any such documents. As noted previously, we cannot return these documents to you.
In addition to the general TIGP application requirements outlined here, please be sure to review the program-specific requirements for your option, as described in the corresponding program Website.
Important note: Concerning the standardized exams listed above (TOEFL; GRE general, GRE subject), our institution CODE is 7142 and NAME is Academia Sinica.
TIGP office may recommend a student for conditional admission if the prospective students meet all other TIGP requirements except for the minimum English proficiency requirement. Conditions placed on admission may include:
- Submission of a score report of English Proficiency test which meets the admission standard before the University registration day.
- Admission admitted upon recommendation of the TIGP admission committee.
The application deadline is March 31, 2018 for both online submission and post-mail delivery; all application materials should be received by TIGP before the deadline.Student Status and Degree Conferral Policy
Based on the Regulations of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, students will officially register with our partner universities. Upon completion of the program, each student will be conferred a Ph.D. degree by the partner university and a certificate jointly signed by the President of Academia Sinica and the Director of TIGP.
In the 2018 fall semester TIGP will offer twelve Ph.D. programs in cooperation with key national research universities. Below is a list of our partner universities and the Academia Sinica institutions with which they are associated:
|No.||Programs||Academia Sinica institutions||Partner universities / Associated Institution(s)|
|One applicant can ONLY apply for one program from the following ten programs.|
|1||Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics||
National Taiwan University
|2||Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences||
National Chung Hsing University
|3||Bioinformatics (Attention: Make sure to enclose "Self-Evaluation form" in the last page of your Statement of Purpose when uploading the file (The form is available via BP WebPage under Prospective Students)||
National Yang-Ming University
|4||Molecular and Cell Biology||Institute of Molecular Biology||
National Defense Medical Center
|5||Molecular Medicine||Institute of Biomedical Sciences||
National Yang-Ming University
|6||Earth System Science||
National Central University
|7||Biodiversity||Biodiversity Research Center||
National Taiwan Normal University
|8||Interdisciplinary Neuroscience||Neuroscience Program of Academia Sinica (NPAS)||
National Yang-Ming University
|9||Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology||Institute of Chemistry||
National Chiao Tung University
|10||Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing||Institute of Information Science||
National Tsing Hua University
One applicant may apply for one or two of the following two programs.
If applying for both programs, please send two separate application materials/documents. (Note: Regardless of whether you are applying for one or two programs, it is only necessary to send three recommendation letters in total.)
|1||Molecular Science and Technology||
National Tsing Hua University
|2||Nano Science and Technology||
National Taiwan University (NTU)
If you have any question about your application, please contact TIGP admission at +886-2-2789-9696 (between 8:30-18:00 (GMT+0800), Monday through Friday), fax to 886-2-2785-8944, or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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