Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP)

The Taiwan International Graduate Program is a Ph.D. program, started in 2002, established 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 ten fields that span the natural and physical sciences, as well as computational linguistics. 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. All applicants who are admitted to TIGP will receive a fellowship from Academia Sinica. Fellowship will be granted for applicants who receive admission. The stipend levels are about US$ 13,600 per year. Additionally, the support will be extended to two more years for those students who perform well academically. For more details, please visit the TIGP website at: http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/

TIGP currently offers 12 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:

1.  Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics

in Drug Discovery and Biotechnology http://www.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/

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/

11. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing http:// tigpsnhcc.iis.sinica.edu.tw

12. Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology


No application fee is required.



For more information, please contact TIGP Admissions Office: Ms. Huan-Yi Shen

Tel: +886-2-2789-8050 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Taiwan time GMT+8) Fax: +886-2-2785-8944

E-mail Address: tigp@gate.sinica.edu.tw

TIGP website: http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/applying.html

Before you start, please read the following statements carefully.

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.


Application Deadline

1. The deadline for all applications is March 31 every year. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

2. TIGP offers admissions for the fall semester only.

3. Applications can be submitted through the on-line application system (recommended) http://db1x.sinica.edu.tw/tigp/ or by post to TIGP Admissions Office (No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Road, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan)

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