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TIGP-Molecular Medicine Program (MM)

Important description
About TIGP-Molecular Medicine Program (MM)

The Molecular Medicine Ph.D. program is administered jointly by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica and the School of Life Science, National Yang Ming University. This program offers over 100 faculty members specializing in both fundamental research and advanced technological development. The Molecular Medicine program utilizes its very close collaboration among the research community at various institutes of Academia Sinica as well as its close ties with clinicians at major medical centers throughout Taiwan. The program is designed to offer specific trainings and research opportunities to Ph.D. students who are interested in working at the frontier of biomedical science.

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:
Individuals (either international students or students from Taiwan) with a B.S. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution are eligible to apply. Information provided in the following documents will be used to evaluate the applicants qualification for admission.
1. Two official copies of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) academic records or transcripts. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate or graduate study is preferred.
2. TOEFL (or equivalent) score: all applicants whose first language is not English must submit a TOEFL (or provide evidence to show that they have recently completed two or more years of study in an English- speaking country. Applicants in Taiwan may take the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT) administered by the Language Training and Testing Center. A minimal score of 550 on paper-based, 79 on internet-based TOEFL test is required for admission to the program.
3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: All applicants are highly recommend to submit a GRE General Test Score. An advanced Subject Test in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, or biology is highly recommended. The GRE test can be waived in exceptional situation. Please contact the MM program office if you are unable to meet this GRE requirement. A high GRE score will significantly enhance the chance of admission to the program.
4. Three letters of recommendation commenting on the applicants personal character, and qualifications for independent study, including work ethics, intellectual ability, research potential, and scientific motivation.
5. Statement of purpose and plan for graduate study (in English)
6. Other evidence of scholarly achievements
7. The evaluation process also includes an interview. Local candidates will be asked to come to Taipei for interviews, and international students will be interviewed by phone.

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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