Admission

 

The MCB Program admits students to the fall semester only. Students with backgrounds in biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, genetics, anatomy, chemistry, physics and related fields are welcome to apply.

Applicants holding a B.S. degree from an accredited institution, or who will obtain the degree within one semester, can apply for admission.

"WHEN" and "HOW" to apply

  • January 15th: early decision
  • March 31st: application deadline
  • Mid April: notification of interview
  • Early May: preliminary admission notification
  • Late June: official admission notification
  • Late August or early September: registration

Two ways to apply:

1. Apply on-line. We do encourage all of our applicants to apply online.

2. If you have difficulty applying online smoothly. It's acceptable to send your application by post to TIGP Admission Office.

Requirement application material:

1. Cetificate of Bachelor degree
Official records are defined as original documents issued by the institution that bear the actual signature of the Registrar and the seal of the issuing institution.

2. Academic Transcripts
A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all college work (4.0 = A) is preferred.

3. English Requirement
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 native language is not English must submit the score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please note that institutional TOEFL will not be accepted, only ETS International TOEFL will be accepted. Applicants in Taiwan may take the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT) administered by the Language Training and Testing Center. Applicants are required to pass both two parts of the test and submit their High-intermediate level certificate when applying for admission.

The recommended requirements of TOFEL, IELTS and GEPT are summarized as follows:

English Tests Minimum Requirment Score Latest Test Date Registration Time
TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
79(iBT) more>>
Early Registration: 7 days before test
Late Registration:3-7days before test
IELTS
(International English Language Testing System)
5.5 more>> 7 days before test
GEPT(General English Proficiency Test) Pass the High Intermediate level -- --

*Exemption from the English proficiency requirement
The test of English proficiency can be exempted for applicants graduated from universities where English is the primary language of instruction, if the applicants provide an official certification issued by the Office

4. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
We encourage the applicants to take GRE's General Test. Alternatively, the applicants should provide us with supplementary information (e.g. M.S. thesis, research publication, description of research experiences) that can demonstrate your potential in research. Your qualification will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

5. TWO(2) Letters of Recommendation

6. Statement of Purpose and Study Plan(Less than three pages)

7. Other Evidence of Scholarly Achievement

After reviewing all the supporting documents mentioned above, candidates passing the first screening will be invited for an interview. Local candidates will be asked to come to Taipei for interviews, whereas international students will be video interviewed.

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Costs and Funding

Once admitted, each TIGP student will receive a monthly stipend of NT$34,000 (around USD$1,133) for the first year. Additionally, the support will be extended to two more years for students who perform well academically. In subsequent years (from the 4th year), the thesis advisor will be responsible for the financial support.

Funding

1. Fellowship for Doctor of Medicine & Doctor of Dental Surgery

    (1)Please read Fellowship Information and Eligibility Guidelines first.
    (2)The Application Deadline is July 24.
    (3)Please submit your application before the deadline. We will not accept any overdue applications.
    (4)You may submit your application only once, and once it is submitted, you cannot make any changes. The list of Fellowship recipients will be announced around early September and will also inform you the result via e-mail.

Tuition and Costs

1. Tuition fees:

  • Tuition and Schooling NTD $12,078
  • Credit Fee NTD $1,342/per
  • Students Group Insurance NTD $799/yr

Tuition payments for the MCB Ph.D. program are made twice a year. You will be notified to pay at the appropriate time. It is your personal responsibility to complete payment on time.

2. Health Insurance
All international students can apply to enroll in the Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Program through the partner school after a continuous residence within Taiwan for six months.

  • Fee NTD $749 /per month
  • Payment is calculated separately from the tuition fee.

3. Living and Housing Cost
Meals are available on campus at the Activity Center Cafeteria, the Café, the Chinese Restaurant, and the Western Restaurant at modest costs. Various types of local cuisines are also available at off-campus cafeterias and restaurants within walking distance and at affordable costs.

There are traditional markets and supermarkets around the academia sinica. We also have a mini grocery store (open hours: 09:00-16:30) on the 2nd floor above the post office in the academia sinica. If you are a vegetarian, there are several choices for you.

Options include on-campus housing and off-campus housing. On-campus self-catering student dormitory providing single study bedrooms is available to TIGP students at reasonable costs (for details please visit TIGP dorm website). Off-campus private housing is generally more expensive. Rents for off-campus apartments range from NT$ 5,000 - 15,000 per month.

The cost of living here is much lower than those at US and Europe, which is approximately twice the living expense in Nankung, Taipei. Most students are supported by their thesis advisors in subsequent years.