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TIGP-Sustainable Chemical Science & Technology Program (SCST)

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About TIGP-Sustainable Chemical Science & Technology Program (SCST)

There are three main research areas in the international Ph.D. program of Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology (SCST), namely sustainable materials, sustainable life science, and sustainable catalyst & synthesis. Ph.D. students who are interested in the following topics are strongly encourage to apply SCST: the development of optoelectronic materials and their applications related to sustainable energy; the construction of supramolecular materials for recognition, self-assembly, and identification of chemical species; new drug development related to human diseases; the understanding of disease mechanisms; the study in cell structure and function; the development of biosensors; green technology of organic synthesis; energy related catalysis; and technology for environmental monitoring and therapy. Academia Sinica provides this program in collaboration with National Chiao Tung University. Students can undertake their thesis research with faculty whose principal appointments are either at Academia Sinica or at National Chiao Tung University. Like all other Ph.D. programs in TIGP, a reasonable level of English proficiency is necessary for all applicants including foreign students (up to 20 people per year) and Taiwanese students (up to 10 people per year).

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:
(1) Formal undergraduate and graduate academic records or transcripts
(2) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in General Test
GRE is highly recommended. However, an applicant who fails to meet this requirement may submit additional criteria for committee evaluation. The GRE Subject Test is optional and one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Biology is strongly recommended.
GRE substitution: If under special circumstances the test is not taken, some proof of applicants competency might be considered. This proof should be more than just recommendation letters and transcripts, for example, documents like the award records, exam scores of national or international level, scientific publications, etc. will be helpful.
The admission committee will decide whether the proof is strong enough to support the application.
(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):
Internet-Based TOEFL: 79
Computer-Based TOEFL: 213
Paper-Based TOEFL: 550
IELTS: 5.5
GEPT: High Intermediate Level
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
Each letter comments on the applicants personal character, and qualifications for independent study, including intellectual ability, research potential, and scientific motivation. One of the letters should be

(5) The admission for Students with a B.S. degree
First, students should have five or more years of work experience related to their undergraduate study. Second, any publication of which content is comparable with the thesis of M.S. should be included in the application package. Otherwise, a written report of achievement from previous working job(s) is

(6) Statement of purpose (plan for graduate study) in English
Specifically, we would like to see following items/ questions being addressed.
a. What area/topics do you want to study and research?
b. Why do you want to study and research in this area/ topics?
c. How can SCST program help you pursue this research area/topics?

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 Sustainable Chemical Science & Technology Program (SCST), please visit the program's website at: http://tigp-scst.chem.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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