Saturday, January 12, 2019

[PhD Degree] Taiwan International Graduate Program Scholarship 2019, Taiwan (Fully Funded)

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, in nine 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. Stipend levels are about USD 12,500 per year, and will be awarded for the first three years.  

TIGP offers twelve Ph.D. programs in 2019:
*Please note that the Self-Evaluation form is required for applying to Bioinformatics program. [Self-Evaluation Form]

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All applicants who are admitted to TIGP will receive a fellowship from Academia Sinica. Stipend levels are about USD 12,500 per year, and will be awarded for the first three years.

Application Requirements
  • Bachelor and/or Master of Science Degree
    In general, applicants must have earned a Bachelor's degree and/or a Master's degree by the time they apply for admission to the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP). Applicants who have only completed the Bachelor's degree are normally admitted into the Master's Program and then advanced to the Ph.D. program upon completion of Master's courses. 
  • Academic Transcript
    Formal transcripts from all enrolled colleges or universities should be sent to the TIGP Admissions Office. Transcripts may be sent directly by the Registrar of each institution or submitted with the application in sealed envelopes. Please provide an explanation for any non-standard grading system. Transcripts or records of all courses, seminars and examinations, including grades, scores, grading scales, and conferrals of degrees, must be in English. All translations must be complete versions of the original records. 
  • English Proficiency
    Students from non-English-speaking countries are expected to read, write, comprehend, and speak English in order to be admitted for graduate study. Applicants whose first or native language is not English are required to take a test of English proficiency as part of the application procedure. One of the following language test scores must be provided for application. Please note that test scores submitted must be taken within the past two years. Applicants should ensure that the test score(s) be sent to the TIGP Admissions Office prior to the university registration day. We cannot return these documents to you.
    Although the English proficiency requirement for admission may vary in respective programs, the recommended requirements are as follows: 
    • TOEFL: A total TOEFL score of 79 on internet-based or 550 on paper-based is strongly recommended as the minimum admission requirement for all programs. Please note that neither institutional TOEFL nor TOEFL-ITP will be accepted; only ETS International TOEFL iBT or PBT will be accepted.
    • IELTS: A minimum overall Band Score of 5.5 on the Academic Test of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken within the past two years is required. (*The minimum IELTS requirement for Bioinformatics Program is 6.0.) 
    • GEPT: In addition to TOEFL and IELTS, 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. 
  • The test of English proficiency can be exempted for applicants who graduated from universities where English is the primary language of instruction, if the applicant provides an official certification issued by the university's office of registrar. The eligibility of exemption is subject to each program. 
  • Graduate Record Examination
    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
  • Statement of Purpose
    Please provide a file brief statement of your scientific and professional interests and objectives, as well as your career goals. Include a description of your past accomplishments that are not evident from the examination of other documents submitted. Report your results, if applicable, on any research in progress. List the memberships in scientific, professional, or honorary societies. This statement must be written in English by the applicant. It must not be written in another language and translated for the applicant by another person. 
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    You have to provide us 3 referees whom will receive your request to evaluate and recommend your performance and potential. One of the letters is preferably provided by the applicant's thesis advisor.
    *For CBMB, MBAS, MM, ESS, and BIODIV programs, 3 letters of recommendation are the minimum requirement; for all other programs, at least 2 letters are required.
    *When an applicant fills in his/her referees' information in the online application form, the referees will be immediately notified by email and guided to TIGP's Online Recommendation portal. All letters of recommendation have to be filled out online directly by the referees. If a referee wishes to send the letter by post mail, the envelope has to be sealed and signed across by the referee, and the enclosed information should not be revealed to the applicant. 
  • Additional Information
    In assessing your academic background, the Admissions Committee will find it useful to have additional information about your professional experience, publications and other original work. On a separate sheet of paper, briefly describe the professional experiences most relevant to your field of study. Also, please submit copies of any paper, publications, or other materials that may serve to support your application. Make sure that your name and the program to which you are applying are listed on any such documents. As noted previously, we cannot return these documents to you.
    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. 

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