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TIGP-Molecular Science and Technology Program (MST)

Important description
About TIGP-Molecular Science and Technology Program (MST)

The purpose of this program is to deepen the pool of available researchers in contemporary multidisciplinary fields important to the future economic and social development of Taiwan. The program has enhanced both innovation and academic research standards in all related fields.

The MST program encourages students_ independent research capabilities by promoting problem-solving skills and individual self-confidence through building self-reliance. In this program, faculty members take turns mentoring first-year students until they formally join a research group and undertake their thesis study. Students should begin their theses programs within the first two semesters after admission into the graduate program. Students are asked to complete a series of requisite courses before embarking on their research. A team-teaching system forms the core of the MST program, whereby faculty members teach according to their areas of expertise. Students are expected to undertake both required and elective courses. All courses are delivered in English.

Fellowship and Stipend
TIGP provides fellowship support of NT$34,000 (about US$1060) 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_s thesis advisor. The amount of the support will be at the discretion of the advisor.

Eligibility and other criteria
Admission Requirements:
TIGP offers admissions for the fall semester only. Detailed admission requirements and application materials are available on the website of TIGP ( http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/ ). The application deadline for MST Program is March 31 every year.

Either international students or domestic students from within Taiwan with a B.S. and/or a M.S. degree from an accredited institution will be considered for admission to NTHU and NCU. For the NTU MST program, an applicant must be a M.S. degree graduate from an accredited institution. The applicants qualification for admission will be based mainly, but not exclusively, on the following certified/notarized documents provided by the applicant:

(1) Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) academic records or transcripts.
(2) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: Subject Test is optional (but highly recommended).
(3) English Proficiency: Applicants whose first or native language is not English are required to submit one of following English proficiency test report (the listed scores are strongly recommended):
(i) TOEFL: scores 550 on the paper-based (or 213 on the computer-based or 79 on the New Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT)) or higher (Our institution CODE & NAME are: 7142 Academia Sinica);
(ii) GEPT: 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 admission;
(iii) IELTS (International English Language Test System): score 5.5 or higher is required.
Applicants who have completed a degree program in an English speaking country, or who graduated from university where English is the primary language of instruction, maybe be exempted from the test of English proficiency with an official certification issued by the Office of Registrar.
(4) Three letters of recommendation commenting on the applicants personal character, and qualifications for independent study, including intellectual ability, research potential, and scientific motivation.
(5) A statement of purpose or plan for graduate study.

The above submitted application materials will not be returned to applicants under any circumstances. The complete application materials must reach TIGP before March 31 every year.

Application deadline
* March 31, 2017

Additional information, and important URL

The Program admits students to the fall semester only.

You are most welcomed to apply on-line through our online application portal ( http://db1x.sinica.edu.tw/tigp/ ). No application fee is required.

For more information regarding Molecular Science and Technology Program (MST), please visit MST website at: http://tigp.iams.sinica.edu.tw/

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

Addional information may be obtained be sending an email to tigp@gate.sinica.edu.tw

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