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, (currently) in 12 fields that span the natural and physical sciences, as well as computational linguistics. TIGP students 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.
As the foremost research institution in Taiwan, Academia Sinica strives for much more than the pursuit of in-depth academic research. Among our goals are the promotion of international cooperation and scholarly exchanges, and the cultivation of an intellectual environment for the nurturing of young scholars. In light of these goals, and in recognition of current trends in international education, Academia Sinica established the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in 2002. The program is designed to attract young scholars from around the globe to its campus for Ph.D. studies.
We currently offer 12 program options, including:
● Chemical BIOlogy and Molecular BIOphysics
● Molecular Science and Technology
● Molecular and BIOlogical Agricultural Sciences
● Molecular and Cell BIOlogy
● Nano Science and Technology
● Molecular Medicine
● Earth System Science
● Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
● Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology
● Social Network and Human-Centered Computing
Every TIGP student receives a full fellowship (through Academia Sinica) for the first three years. In subsequent years, financial support will come from the thesis advisor.
Stipend levels are about USD 13,600 per year, and will be awarded for the first three years. Thereafter, students who perform well academically will continue to receive financial support from their thesis advisors (for two additional years).
Once admitted, TIGP candidates receive a stipend of NT$34,000/month (approx. USD1,130) 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. How much are the tuition and credit fees?
Payment of tuition fees are due upon registration each semester. Tuition amounts vary among partner universities. For more information please contact your program of interest. On arriving at Academia Sinica, students will also face reasonable living and housing costs.