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TIGP-Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing Program (SNHCC)

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About TIGP-Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing Program (SNHCC)

The TIGP on Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing is a new program established jointly by National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), National Cheng Chi University (NCCU), and Academia Sinica. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing are new important applications and technologies that have been rapidly developed in recent years. Therefore, this TIGP can cultivate Taiwanese and international talents in the field of the industry, strengthen innovative potential, and enhance academic research level. NTHU, NCCU and Academia Sinica will co-play leading and supervising roles, and provide research resources and equipment. Additionally, the participating scholars of these three units will be jointly responsible for teaching activities, supervising research, and guiding international graduate students.

This TIGP program hopes to attract domestic and foreign outstanding young students. In the scope of social networks and human-centered computing, this program gives priority to computer science and engineering, and takes social and behavioral sciences as subsidiary to provide students with the training across multiple fields. The curriculum contents will probe into various fields, including the natural language processing and information retrieval, data mining, multimedia, human-centered computing and human-computer interaction in computer science, and sociology, communication and psychology in society and behavioral sciences. This program hopes to attract doctoral students who are interested in related fields and provide research training for them.

In TIGP on Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing, the cooperative universities and institutes will support the required laboratory equipment and instrument for teaching and research. With equipment and various expertise of researchers from cooperative institutes, this program can provide young students with a good educational opportunity to cultivate their research interests in related areas. This TIGP will focus on theory and practice to provide students with a great theoretical basis and technical capacity of solving practical problems. The degree granted is Ph.D of Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing.

Fellowship and Stipend

TIGP provides fellowship support of NT$34,000 (about US$1,133) per month for all graduate students during the first year of their enrollment. The support will be extended for another two years upon evidence of satisfactory progress towards the degree. In subsequent years, the financial support will be provided by the studentメs thesis advisor. The amount of the support will be at the discretion of the advisor.

Eligibility and other criteria
Master's degree in computer science or other related areas, or equivalent qualification based on the regulation of the Ministry of Education of Taiwan. Unless the diplomas are issued in English by the institution, the official records in their original language must be submitted with an authorized, complete and exact English translation.


1. Bachelor's and Master's Degree
2. English Proficiency Test Score: TOEFL, IELTS or GEPT (for local applicants) scores
3. GRE Score (optional)
4. Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Transcripts
5. Three Letters of Recommendation
6. Statement of Purpose
7. Programming skills demonstrated by courses or projects completed
8. Supporting Documents (ex. publications, original papers)

Application deadline
* March 31, 2015

Additional information, and important URL

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) is now accepting applications for 2015 fall admission. You are most welcomed to apply on-line through our online application portal ( http://db1x.sinica.edu.tw/tigp/ ) before March 31st, 2015. No application fee is required.

For more information regarding Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing Program (SNHCC), please visit the program's website at: http://tigpsnhcc.iis.sinica.edu.tw/

To check out all 12 interdisciplinary PhD programs offered in TIGP, please visit TIGP website at: http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/

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