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TIGP-Bioinformatics Program (BIO)

Important description
About TIGP-Bioinformatics Program (BIO)

The TIGP Program on BIOinformatics (BP) is a joint-degree program sponsored by Academia Sinica (Institute of Information Science, Institute of Statistical Science, and Institute of Biomedical Sciences), National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, National Yang-Ming University and National Taiwan University. Additional teaching support is available from other major research universities in Taiwan. Unlike most Bioinformatics programs offered in other universities that adopt existing courses in various departments, our courses are specifically designed for BP students and taught by active and experienced researchers in Bioinformatics. The program provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities that seamlessly integrate related areas so that students are well-prepared for independent research in new and fascinating areas of Bioinformatics. We focus on genomic and proteomic studies with an emphasis on data transfer, data analysis, biological information and biological feature extraction, as well as knowledge management using advanced computation methodologies and computer science technology.

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:
The following documents and qualification are required to complete admission application:
1. Bachelor or Master degree in biology, computer science, statistics or other related areas. Note: Students who only have Bachelor degree can only register at NYMU after admission
2. Fluency in English: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 on computer-based), or IELTS score of 6. Applicants in Taiwan can take the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT ) instead. Applicants are required to submit their High-intermediate level certificate when applying for admission. However, this can be waived for those who have obtained bachelor or master degrees from English-speaking countries.
3. GRE score from the general exam: For the Bioinformatics Program, an applicant may submit one of the following materials in place of a GRE general test score:
_ Any evidence of research ability, such as papers published in international conferences or journals.
_ Satisfactory highly-esteemed per formance in any course or project work related to computer a l gorithms or statistics , such as discr et e mathematics, algorithms, computational complexity, data structure, probability, computer architecture, compiler, and computer programming.
4. Evidence of basic programming skills
5. A Statement of Purpose that includes a research plan
6. Official transcripts from academic institutions attended after senior high school
7. Three letters of recommendation
8. GRE score from related subject exam (highly recommended, but not mandatory)

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 and Cell Biology Program (MCB), please visit MCB website at: http://www.imb.sinica.edu.tw/mcb/

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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