Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) Scholarship 2021, Taiwan (Fully Funded)

Looking for an exceptional PhD program to accelerate your academic career? Academia Sinica, the preeminent research institution in Taiwan, announces that its Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP@AS) 2021 fall semester is now open to applications around the world from now on to February 1st 2021. TIGP@AS provides 12 interdisciplinary and funded programs ranging from physical sciences, life sciences to social sciences and the humanities.

In order to continuously attract the top academic talents, TIGP@AS provides superior scientific training coupled with cutting-edge facilities and leading technologies to ensure its PhD candidates are well supported both academically and socially. All PhD programs are conducted in English so that candidates can be fully engaged in the learning and discovery process. Further, the program works very closely with Taiwan’s leading universities to make certain candidates have access to the best minds in their chosen field.

TIGP offers twelve Ph.D. programs in 2021:
    The 12 interdisciplinary programs within TIGP@AS are in cooperation with 10 top domestic universities, which include:

    • Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    • Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences
    • Molecular and Cell Biology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Molecular Medicine
    • Earth System Science
    • Biodiversity
    • Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
    • Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing
    • (Joint Admission Program) Molecular Science and Technology
    • (Joint Admission Program) Nano Science and Technology
    • (Joint Admission Program) Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology The application deadline is the 1st of February 2020, and no application fee is required.

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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. 
    • Additionally, every year, TIGP@AS also holds Travel Grant Award for encouraging students to join competitive global symposiums as well as several Distinguished Lectures inviting academic and entrepreneurial masters including Nobel Laureates. 
    • To facilitate first-year students’ quicker adaptation to local environments, TIGP@AS provides them with free Mandarin language courses at the entry level, and a convenient and affordable fully-furnished dormitory. 
    • Furthermore, through Academia Sinica’s substantial connections with first-rate institutions around the world, TIGP@AS is able to make arrangements for students to visit and conduct research in renowned laboratories. 

    General Requirement:

    • Bachelor and/or Master of Science degree
    • English proficiency, as demonstrated per
      • 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)
      • 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
    • GRE General test & Subject test (requirements vary by program)
    • Academic transcript for coursework completed post high school.
    • Three letters of reference.
    • Statement of purpose.
    Please note: For standardized exams listed above (TOEFL; GRE general, GRE subject), our institution CODE is 7142 and NAME is Academia Sinica.

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