Admissions > Requirements


  1. Bachelor and/or Master of Science degree
  2. English proficiency, as demonstrated per
  3. TOEFL score of at least (select one):

    • 79 Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT).
    • For more information on the TOEFL exam, please visit: TOEFL Home on the Web
      TOEFL institutional Testing Program (Toefl-ITP) is not the option of english proficiency.

    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 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

    GEPT - instead of TOEFL. Applicants in Taiwan may take the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), administered by the Language Training and Testing Center, National Taiwan University. Under this option, applicants must submit a high-intermediate level certificate (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) with their application.

    TOEIC - a minimum score of 785. For more information about the TOEIC exam, please visit TOEIC on the web.

    All above test scores must be taken within the past two years.

    English proficiency can be waived if applicants are from English-speaking countries* or their previous degree is from either English-speaking countries* or a university primarily taught in English.

    *Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and United States

  4. GRE General test & Subject test (requirements vary by program)
  5. Academic transcript for coursework completed post high school.
  6. Three letters of reference.
  7. Statement of purpose.
  8. In addition to the above general TIGP application requirements, please check out program's website for program-specific requirements.

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