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100 Fully-Funded PhD Positionsfor International Students in Taiwan, 2020

Academia Sinica is now accepting applications for 100 Fully-Funded PhD Positionsfor International Students. The program grants scholarships every year for pursuing PhD study at partner universities.

The Taiwan International Graduate Program is a Ph.D. program, started in 2002, by Academia Sinica, the foremost research institution of Taiwan. In cooperation with top universities in Taiwan, Academia Sinica offers advanced, inter-disciplinary Ph.D. Programs, in nine fields that span the natural and physical sciences, as well as computational linguistics.

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TIGP students will learn in all-English teaching and research environments and enjoy access to world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities at Academia Sinica and partner universities.

Why at study Academia Sinica? Apart from creating new areas of intellectual endeavor, Academia Sinica is also taking a leadership role in launching new initiatives to meet a broad spectrum of challenges that Taiwan is currently facing.

Brief Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Course Level:PhD degree
  • Study Subject: TIGP offers twelve PhD programs in 2019:
    1. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Molecular Science and Technology
    3. Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences
    4. Bioinformatics
    5. Molecular and Cell Biology
    6. Nano Science and Technology
    7. Molecular Medicine
    8. Earth System Science
    9. Biodiversity
    10. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
    11. Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology
    12. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing
  • Award: The stipend levels are about US$ 12,720 per year. Additionally, the support will be extended to two more years for those students who perform well academically.
  • Number of Awards: Various opportunities are available.
  • Nationality: International students
  • The award can be taken in Taiwan

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: International students can apply for these endowments.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: TIGP offers twelve PhD programs:
    1. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Molecular Science and Technology
    3. Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences
    4. Bioinformatics
    5. Molecular and Cell Biology
    6. Nano Science and Technology
    7. Molecular Medicine
    8. Earth System Science
    9. Biodiversity
    10. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
    11. Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology
    12. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing
  • Admissible Criteria: Candidates 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).

How to Apply

  • How to Apply:  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). All candidates can apply through the TIGP Online Application. For copies of the TIGP application form, please check with the application form. [MS Word]   [PDF].
  • Supporting Documents: Academic transcript and Course content information Formal transcripts from all enrolled colleges or universities should be sent to the TIGP Admissions Office.
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have to accomplish the admission requirements of the university.
  • Language Requirement:  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 the 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. These documents will not be returned to you. Although the English proficiency requirement for admission may vary in respective programs, the recommended requirements are as follows:
    (1) TOEFL: A total TOEFL score of 79 on internet-based or 550 on paper-based test 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. (2) IELTS: 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. (3) 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.

Benefits:

[email protected] offers students a monthly stipend of NTD $34,000 (about USD $1,100) for the first year. For students who perform well, this stipend will be extended in the 2nd and the 3rd year.

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