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Sunday, December 19, 2021

Taiwan International Graduate Program Online Application, 2022

Taiwan International Graduate Fully-funded Scholarship Program Online Application, 2022


TIGP is a Ph.D. degree program jointly organized by Academia Sinica and top national research universities in Taiwan. It provides an all-English and advanced research-orientated environment for educating young academic talents from Taiwan and abroad. It offers twelve sub-programs, and to learn more about a program of your interest, please select it from the list and proceed to the program’s introduction and requirements for admission.



 Entry Semester

 Fall semester (September entry) 

Language of Instruction 

Program taught in English

Applicants whose citizenship don't belong to the English-speaking countries must submit the results of an English test taken within the two years preceding the application deadline. Acceptable test scores are: TOEFL: scores of 550 on the paper-based (or 79 on the new internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT)) or higher; (Our institution CODE & NAME are: 7142 Academia Sinica) Only ETS International TOEFL will be accepted. Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted. GEPT: Instead of TOEFL, applicants in Taiwan may take the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT) administered by the Language Training and Testing Center. Applicants are required to submit their high-intermediate level certificate when applying for admissions. IELTS (International English Language Test System): Scores of 5.5 or higher on the Academic Test are required.​ *Applicants who have recently completed two or more years of study in an English-speaking country are exempt from this requirement by providing an official certification (a waver) issued by university office of register, stating that English is the primary language of instruction in your master study.

​*English-speaking countries: 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, United States

Application documents

 Undergraduate and graduate academic records or transcripts. The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE): General and Subject scores are optional but applicants are strongly encouraged to provide them. Applicants who fail to submit GRE scores for evaluation, should provide supplementary information (e.g. M.S. thesis, research publication, description of research experience, etc) to demonstrate their research potential. English proficiency: Applicants whose citizenship don't belong to the English-speaking countries must submit the results of an English test taken within the two years preceding the application deadline. Three letters of recommendation commenting on the applicant’s personal character and qualifications for independent study, including intellectual ability, research potential and scientific motivation. Statement of purpose (plan, including research interests and reason for graduate study).


Additional notes Applicants are strongly suggested to contact our faculty (PIs at Academia Sinca or Professors at partner universities) directly with your basic CV and related information such as research plan. If you can find a faculty who is interested in your study that will be a plus to your application. For full list of program faculty, please visit Biodiversity Program Faculty.

Further Information 

A student with only a B.S. degree and less than five years’relevant post-graduate work experience prior to the date of application will enroll the program first as an M.S. student in the Department of Life Science of NTNU, but directly enroll as a PhD student in the Department of Life Science of THU. The students enroll in NTNU must subsequently submit an application for “Direct Admission into the Doctoral Program” to complete their entrance to the TIGP Biodiversity PhD Program. Students with an M.S. degree or who have worked in a related research field for at least five years after obtaining a B.S. degree need a minimum of 18 credits for graduation. (NTNU and THU reserves the right to make the final decision on the student’s qualification.)

Note: We will have a 9-day Lunar New Year holiday (starting from 29 January to 6 February) in 2022. All the applicants have to submit the application documents before 27 January 2022.

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