The TIGP Graduate Student Association (TIGP-GSA) is the official student body of the graduate students of Academia Sinica's Taiwan International Graduate Program. GSA serves to promote and advocate communication between graduate students and the TIGP academic board members or program committee members regarding academic issues. In addition, GSA serves to be a supportive community for everyone in the TIGP.
Tuition fees for TIGP-MCB students include:
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.
The National Health Insurance Act stipulates that foreigners who are legal residents of Taiwan (including those from Hong Kong and Macau) must either be registered in the health insurance program by their employer starting the day they are employed or enroll in the program on their own six months after the day they obtain legal residency. The following conditions apply:
Foreign students: Foreign students can apply to enroll in the program through their school after a continuous residence within Taiwan for six months.
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. Near the Hu-Sui Park is a vegetarian restaurant. You can also find another one across from the police station if you turn leaf at the main gate and go along the street. The cook uses soy bean, mushroom and vegetables as the main material.
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.
All fees for Residences, as well as most of the associated charges, are payable by Direct Debit (this means that you sign an agreement with your post office account and fees are automatically deducted from your account.) When you are offered accommodation, you must complete the Direct Debit Mandate and return it, along with your Accommodation Agreement, to the dorm manager.
Every international student from TIGP is required to apply for ARC. Foreigners holding resident visas and intending to live (for more than 180 days) in Taiwan can get the ARC.
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