Applying to TIGP

Applying to TIGP

Application deadline   2015

All application materials (please see checklist below) must reach TIGP by March 31, 2015. No application fee is required. Please send completed application to:

Admissions Office
Taiwan International Graduate Program
128 Academia Road, Section 2
Nankang, Taipei 115
Taiwan, R. O. C.

If you have any question please E-mail to:

Apply online to TIGP  new!

TIGP now also offers the option to apply online for admission to the program. If you wish to learn more about our online application system, please [read on »] below.

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Requirements for admission

  1. Bachelor and/or Master of Science degree
  2. English proficiency, as demonstrated per
    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. IELTS - generally, IELTS test score is accepted by all TIGP Ph. D. 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; a list of possible GRE substitution options, by program, is available [Here »]
  4. GRE Subject test (requirements vary by program)
    please refer to the specific requirements of your option, which can be found on the individual program site, via the [Programs portal »]
  5. Academic transcript for coursework completed beyond the high school level
  6. Three (3) letters of reference
  7. Statement of purpose

In addition to the general TIGP application requirements outlined here, please be sure to review the program-specific requirements for your option, as described in the corresponding program Website:
[To programs portal »]

∗Please note: concerning the standardized exams listed above (TOEFL; GRE general, GRE subject), our institution CODE is 7142 and NAME is Academia Sinica

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Financial information

Tuition, Fees & Fellowship Information

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.

Once admitted, each TIGP student will receive a monthly stipend of NT$34,000 (around USD1,133) for the first year. Additionally, the support will be extended to two more years for students who perform well academically. All stipends should be granted within 4 years. In subsequent years (from the 4th year), financial support will depend on arrangements made with the thesis advisor.

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Apply online to TIGP

TIGP now offers an online application option, via our Website. If you wish to submit your application online, please proceed to the TIGP online application portal ».

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. Contact information is available on the programs [contact list »].

These references are also available for download (MS Excel and MS Word format):

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Application materials

Download TIGP application instructions & forms

All forms which you will need to apply for admission to TIGP are available for download below. In addition to general application materials, please check your option for program-specific requirements [here »]

  1. Application Form  [MS Word]  [PDF]
  2. Recommendation Letters [DOC] [PDF]

Alternatively, forms may be obtained via post by writing TIGP at the mailing address provided [above ˆ].

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Conferral of TIGP Certificate

When a student completes his/her PhD program at Taiwan International Graduate Program, a TIGP Certificate can be issued in addition to the PhD Diploma conferred by the partner university. The application for a TIGP Certificate is entirely free of charge; a certificate will usually be conferred within 3-4 weeks if all required documents (listed below) are submitted.

To apply, please submit the following documents to TIGP Office:

  1. Student Separation/Clearance Form [MS Word]  [PDF] (hard copy)
  2. A Copy of Ph.D. Diploma (hard copy)
  3. List of Publication (journal papers) (sample) (hard copy)
  4. The first page of your journal papers (with TIGP affiliation) (hard copy and electronic copy)

When a TIGP Certificate is prepared and ready for pick-up, the student will be notified by email. The student is most welcome to drop by TIGP office to pick up the Certificate; alternatively, TIGP Office.can also send it to a designated address by post.

For further inquiries regarding TIGP Certificate, feel free to contact Ms Katie Chen at 02-2789-9696.

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