Academia Sinica offers the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) for International students. It provides inter-disciplinary PhD Programs in nine fields, i.e. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Science and Technology, Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences, Bioinformatics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Nano Science and Technology, Molecular Medicine, Earth System Science and Biodiversity. The fellowship covers a monthly stipend of NT$32,000 (around USD 1050) for the first year and extended for two more years for students who perform well academically. The application closing date is March 31, 2013.
Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided in Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Science and Technology, Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences, Bioinformatics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Nano Science and Technology, Molecular Medicine, Earth System Science and Biodiversity
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing PhD level.
Scholarship Provider: TIGP Academia Sinica
Scholarship can be taken at: Taiwan
Eligibility: 1. Bachelor and/or Master of Science degree
2. English proficiency, as demonstrated per a. TOEFL score of at least (select one):
-550 on the paper-based
-213 on the computer-based -79-80 on the new Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT)
For more information about the TOEFL exam, please visit TOEFL Home on the Web
b. GEPT – instead of TOEFL, 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 For more information about the GEPT, please visit The Language Training & Testing Center online
c. IELTS – generally, IELTS test score is accepted by all TIGP PhD. programs as an indication of English proficiency. A minimum overall Band Score of 5.5 on the Academic Test, taken within the past 2 years, is required for admission to programs that accept IELTS score (please refer to the specific admission requirements of your program) For more information about the IELTS, please visit International English Language Testing System online
3. GRE General test (requirements vary by program) please refer to the specific requirements of your program.
4. GRE Subject test (requirements vary by program) please refer to the specific requirements of your option.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The International students can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: TIGP offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary education at an affordable price. The payments of tuition fees are due upon registration every semester. The amount of tuition will be varying from partner universities’ standard. Please contact each program you would like to study. On arriving at Academia Sinica, students will also face reasonable living and housing costs. To apply for admission, there is no set requirement for research experience. In some cases, however, demonstrated research experience (e.g., in publications or other supporting documentation) may be an acceptable substitute for GRE exam scores and, generally, may serve to strengthen a candidate’s application profile.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award(s): All stipends should be granted within 4 years.
What does it cover? Once admitted, each TIGP student will receive a monthly stipend of NT$32,000 (around USD1050) for the first year. Additionally, the support will be extended to two more years for students who perform well academically.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post and online. Before logging into the system, please see to it that you have assembled all of the required information and materials; for your convenience, you may wish to refer to the [TIGP application checklist »] in preparing to apply. At any point, if you should have any questions about the application process, need forms or other materials, please get in touch with the contact person for your program before the application deadline,March 31st, 2013. Contact information is available on the programs [contact list].
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application closing date is March 31, 2013.