Current Student

Every MCB student should read the PDF which is a very good reference for the good practice in graduate education especially for the incoming students.




Once admitted, each TIGP student will receive a monthly stipend of NT$34,000 (around USD$1,133) for the first year. After the 1st year, all MCB students will be evaluated for the fellowship level received according to the requirements below.

  Criteria Outcome
In the second
academic year
1. Fail to pass two of the three required course (MCB and two seminars) in the first year.
2.Fail to have a thesis advisor by August 31st. (If the student has rotated through 3 labs and can’t find a lab, the student is exempted.)
Students who fails to meet either one of the requirements, the committee shall reduce the student’s fellowship level to NT$31, 000 for 6 months from September to February.
From the second year and thereafter Fail to finish the annual progress report before the end of each Fall semester. The curriculum committee shall implement a cumulative 10% monthly deduction (i.e. 20% for 2 months…etc.) in fellowship until the report is done.
In the third year Fail to pass the qualifying examination at the end of 2nd year. The thesis advisor has the right to reduce the student’s fellowship to NT$31, 000 until the students pass the qualifying exam.
From the third year and thereafter After each progress report, the thesis committee concludes that the student has not made reasonable progress in the past year. The thesis committee can recommend a reduction in the student’s fellowship level.
Starting from
the fourth
academic year
to graduation
The thesis advisor is responsible for the MCB student fellowship and the amount of money received may vary depending on the advisor’s source of funding and academic performance.

Tuition Information

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

TIGP-MCB Student Travel Grant for International Conferrence

The grant is designated to assist TIGP-MCB students traveling abroad to conferences not for attending classes/workshops/summer schools or research purposes. The grant can only be used to reimburse the following expenses: air fare, conference registration fee(s), board and lodging and travel insurance. In general, each student may receive only one grant during the course of his/her study in TIGP. For more information, please click here. Application Form [DOC] [PDF]
***Application Deadline: 2/15

IMB Student, Technician and Postdoc Traveling Fellowship

To encourage students, technicians and postdocs at IMB to attend professionally relevant international meetings. For more information, please click here.
***Application Date: 1/1-1/10; 4/1-4/10; 7/1-7/10; 10/1-10/10.

Other Traveling Information (members only)

Income Tax.

First 3 year is tax free. Foreigners who work legally in Taiwan are required to file an income tax return in May each year. The deadline is May 31. For guidelines on how to file taxes as a foreigner, please go to the :
  1. Taxation Agency, Ministry of Finance :
  2. Taipei National Tax Administration :

Medical & Life

AS Medical Service

Before having NHI, students can go to see the doctor in Academia sinica. An infirmary (as mentioned in "Medical Cares") is located on the 1st floor of the gymnasium building to provide basic medical consultancy and minor ailment treatment. On call doctors are volunteers from prestigious teaching hospitals. A part time pharmacist and full time nurse for medicine dispose. The service hours are Monday to Friday from 14:00 to 16:00. For moreinformation and appointment reservation, please call 2789-9437.

National Health Insurance

The National Health Insurance Act stipulates that international students can apply to enroll in the program through the partner school after a continuous residence within Taiwan forsix months.
  • Fee NTD $826 /per month
  • Payment is calculated separately from the tuition fee.
  • 2nd Generation of NHI
    The students not taking TIGP fellowship have to pay supplementary fee to the government. more information

Hospital Information

Academia Sinica Counseling Center (ASCC)


Government Regulations

Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

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.
  • When to apply
    You should apply for an ARC within 15 days after entering the nation or switching status to resident visa.
  • Where to apply
    Please go to National Immigration Agency County
    - Taipei City Service Center (No.15, Guangjhou St., Jhongjheng District, Taipei City)
    - New Taipei City Service Center (1F., No.135, Min’an St., Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City 235, Taiwan(R.O.C.))
  • Required document
    Two Copies Completed Application Form
    Passport, Resident-visa or Certificate of Re-entry
    Recent One-inch photo (2 for first application, 1 for renew application or lost card)
    Application Fee: NTD $1,000
  • Report to National Immigration Agency County where you live within 15 days you move.
  • Extent the ARC one month before the expired date. >>> more information

Resident Visas for Foreign Students

>>> more information


  • Form201-Lab Rotation Evaluation Form [WORD] [PDF]
  • Form202-Lab Rotation Form [WORD] [PDF]
  • Form301-Thesis Advisor Agreement [WORD] [PDF]
  • Form302-MCB_Progress Report Cover [WORD]
  • Form304-MCB_Thesis Advisor Change Form [WORD]
  • Form305-TIGP_Separation/Clearance Form [WORD] [PDF] (new)
  • Form306-MCB_Suspension of schooling [WORD]
  • Form401-MCB_Qualifying Exam Application [WORD] [PDF]
  • Form604-MCB_Student Appform leave [WORD]
  • Form605-MCB_Student Normal leave [WORD]
  • Form606-NDMC_All certificates application form [LINK]
  • Form607-NDMC_Diploma and Transcript application form(alumni only) [LINK]

Current Student

Yu-Wen Liu(劉鈺文)
2012 National Defense Medical Center
Microbiology and Immunology
Mentor: Huey-Kang Sytwu
Arvind Chandra Shekhar (亞文德)
Bangalore University
Mentor: Hung-Ta Chen
Ramanan Devaraj (拉曼能)
Bharathidasan University
Mentor: Li-Jung Juan
Robert John Sinoro Lamis(賴羅伯)
The Philippine Women's Univ.
School of Environmental Science
Mentor: Yu-Chan Chao
Ahmed Alnazear Abdalla Amine Mergani (艾邁德)
University of KhartoumMolecular Biology
Institute of Endemic Diseases
Mentor: Jun-Yi Leu
Adnan Muzaffar (牧當那)
University of the Punjab Lahore
Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology
Mentor: Su-May Yu
Karen Gutierrez Rosal(羅凱倫)
Okayama Unviersity
Cell Signaling
Mentor: Bon-chu Chung
Rakesh Kulkarni(芮卡許)
Osmania Univ.
Mentor: Wen Chang
Thando Wizzy Shabangu(棠督)
Kaohsiung Medical University
Mentor: Shen-Ju Chou
Ting-Hung Lin(林庭弘)
National Taiwan University
Life Science
Mentor: Yi-Fang Tsay
Yu-Hsuan Cheng(鄭又瑄)
National Taiwan University
Mentor: Yi-Fang Tsay
Sahana Shankar (沙哈娜)
Amity Univ
Mentor: Kuo-Chiang Hsia
Hsiang-Ting Lee (李相霆)
National Chiayi University
Mentor: Su-May Yu
Wei-Syuan Wang (王唯萱)
National Taiwan University
Molecular Medicine
Mentor: Sue Lin-Chao
Ee Shan Liau (廖于缃)
Univ of Malaya
Biological Sciences
Mentor: Jun-An Chen
Tzu-Li Yen (顏資儷)
National Tsing Hua University
Mentor: Yi-Ping Hsueh
Ching-Han Lee (李京翰)
National Tsing Hua University
Mentor: Yen-Ping Hsueh
Suktika Chandra(曾舒婷)
National Inst of Technology
Biotechnology and Medical Engineering
Mentor: Wen Chang
Chia-Lo Ho (何佳珞)
Kaohsiung Medical Univ
Life science
Mentor: Huey-Kang Sytwu
Danh Cong Nguyen (阮功名)
Kyung Hee University
Mentor: Su-May Yu
Ching-Ju Lin(林靖茹)
National Taiwan Ocean University
Bioscience and Biotechnology
Mentor: Chien-Ling Lin
Ying-Chen Chen(陳盈蓁)
National Yang-Ming Univ.
Biopharmaceutical sciences
Mentor: Yi-Shing Shieh
Monika Jain(莫妮卡)
University of Hyderabad
Mentor: Hanna Yuan
Akshi Gupta(艾奇)
Amity University
Mentor: Jun-Yi Leu
Akshi Gupta(廖重淇)
Tshwane University of Technology
Biotechnology and Foodtechnology
Mentor: Kuo-Chiang Hsia
Saumyadip Sarkar(沙馬度)
GITAM University
Mentor: Sue Lin-Chao
Md Saimoon Rahman (西蒙)
Khulna University
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Mentor: Li-Jung Juan
Chih-Yen Kuo (郭芷嫣)
National Changhua Univ of Education
Mentor: Yen-Ping Hsueh
Chiao-Ming Hunag(黃教鳴)
National Yang-Ming Univ
Genomic Science
Mentor: Liuh-Yow Chen
Han-Wen Chang(張瀚文)
China Medical Univ
Biological Science and Technology
Mentor: Yen-Ping Hsueh
Po-Heng Lin(林柏亨)
National Taiwan Normal Univ
Life Science
Mentor: Chien-Ling Lin
Ching Lan(藍 晴)
Fu Jen Catholic Univ
Life Science
Mentor: Li-Jung Juan
Hannah Katrina Chua Co(許碧領)
University of the Philippines
Mentor: Sheng-hong Chen
Yu-Ting Wang(王妤庭)
Univ of Toronto, CA
Human Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Hwei-Jan Hsu
Ming-Hung Chung(鍾明宏)
National Yang-Ming University
Brain Science
Mentor: Hung-Chih Kuo
Meng-Jia Wang(王孟加)
National Taiwan Univ
Inst of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Mentor: Yi-Fang Tsay
Ann Mikaela Lynne Ong Co(許美安)
Univ of the Philippines Diliman, PH
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Mentor: Sheng-hong Chen
Poulomi Adhikari(包柔宓)
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, IN
Bioscience and Bioengineering
Mentor: Yu-Wei Wu
Divya Malathy Ravinath(迪維亞)
Tzu Chi University
Medical Biotechnology
Mentor: Wendy W. Hwang-Verslues
Srimayee Bhattacharjee(淑美)
Univ of Hyderabad, IN
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Mentor: Yu-Wei Wu
Oyundari Amartuvshin(妲瑞雅)
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Applied Science
Mentor: Hwei-Jan Hsu
Athira Saju Puthanpurackal(阿思拉)
Vellore Institute of technology, IN
School of bio sciences and technology
Mentor: Kuo-Chiang Hsia
Sonia Bansal(索妮雅)
Pondicherry Univ, IN
Mentor: Suewei Lin
Venus Marie Abcede Gaela(維娜斯)
University of the Philippines Los Baños, PH
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Chien-Tzu Lin(林千慈)
National Changhua University of Education, TW
Tsung-Yu Huang(黃孮每育)
National Taiwan University, TW
Biochemical and technology
Ferdinand Fegarido Fatiga(范凡帝)
Centro Escolar University, PH
Medical Technology
Xin Le Yap(葉心樂)
Monash University, MY
Hao-Hsin Chang(張顥馨)
Chang Shan Medical University, TW
Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology
Chi-Hung Lin(林祺洪)
Chung Hsing Univ., TW
Po-Yu Lin(林柏毓)
Tatung University, TW
Materials Engineering
Iryna Bilous(伊琳娜)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, RU
Biophysics and Molecular Physiology
Muhammad Zeeshan Shahzad(日山)
Medical School, HU
Immunology and Biotechnology

Honors of current and former trainees

2020 Ching-Han Lee, Tzu-Li Yen, Chih-Yen Kuo and Sahana Shankar The award winner list of 2021 AS-TIGP Research Performance Fellowship
Pu-Yun Shih, Tzu-Lun Huang, Ching-Han Lee, Chih-Hsuan Tsai NDMC Excellent Thesis Award
Ching-Han Lee Sensory cilia as the Achilles heel of nematodes when attacked by carnivorous mushroomsPNAS March 17, 2020 117 (11) 6014-6022; first published March 2, 2020
Pu-Yun Shih, Ching-Han Lee, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Ee Shan Liau The award winner list of 2020 AS-TIGP Research Performance Fellowship
Pu-Yun Shih The honorable mention of Chien-Tien Hsu Award Presentation at 2020 35th annual Conference of Biomedical Science
2019 Bhagyashree Senapati TIGP Travel Grant Award
2018 Yu-Tzu Shih Postdoctoral Fellowship for conducting research aboard, MOST, TW
Yi-An Chen 28th Wang Ming-Ning Award for Medical Ph.D. Thesis, TW
Chung-Jung Li The honorable mention of Chien-Tien Hsu Award Presentation at 2018 33rd annual Conference of Biomedical Science
2017 Yu-Tzu Shih 2017 Young Investigator Awards for Pediatric Neuroscience
Chung-Jung Li 27th Wang Ming-Ning Award for Medical Ph.D. Thesis, TW
2016 Yu-Tzu Shih 26th Wang Ming-Ning Award for Medical Ph.D. Thesis, TW
2015 BB