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 up to three years. In subsequent years, financial support will come from the thesis advisor.
Specifically, 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.