The Neuroscience Program of Academia Sinica (NPAS), by teaming up the School of Life Sciences and the School of Medicine at National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) in 2013, the Institute of Clinical Medicine of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in 2014 ,the Department of Life Science of National Taiwan University(NTU) in 2016, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience of National Central University(NCU) in 2018, INS will expand its repertoire to include research in cell and molecular neurobiology, clinical medicine, systems neuroscience, neural imaging and engineering, and cognitive and computational neuroscience. A diversified yet advanced curriculum will be offered from these three campuses to enrich the learning process. In combination with seminars, symposia, and retreats, INS will provide active and flexible training processes to help students reach their highest potential. In addition, students are encouraged to initiate and participate in collaborative research projects among labs of different disciplines. We seek highly motivated and energetic students of various backgrounds to apply the INS program.

How to Apply

Students (either international or local students) with a bachelor or master degree from an accredited institute are eligible to apply for the Ph.D. study of the program. To be considered for fall semester admission, applications must be received by January 31, 2019.

Two ways to apply:

  1. Apply on-line. We do encourage all of our applicants to apply online.
  2. If you have difficulty applying online smoothly, it is acceptable to send your application by post. The INS program's application procedure places responsibility on the applicant for gathering all supporting credentials and submitting them in one envelope (Self-Managed Application Instructions and Forms) [MS Word] [Pdf]. Send the envelope to TIGP Admission Office.

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The following documents are needed

1. Eligibility

Applicants (international or Taiwanese) with a bachelor or master degree from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for the Ph.D. program.

2. English Requirements

3. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

All applicants are strongly recommended to take the GRE General Test. However, if you have difficulty in taking the exam on time, please contact us and provide us with supplementary information (e.g., mater thesis, research publications, and description of research experiences) that can demonstrate your potential in research. Your qualifications will be reviewed by the admission committee.

4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. Applicants are not permitted to inspect letters of recommendation.

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5. Academic Transcripts

Official transcripts of courses, including grades and grading scales, must be sent directly by the registrar of the institutions or submitted with the application in sealed envelopes. An explanation for any non-standard grading system is strongly recommended.

6. Statement of Purposes and Study Plan

The statement of purpose should comprise a brief statement of the scientific interests and career goals, together with a description of past accomplishments that are not evident from other documents submitted. If applicable, the result of any research in progress may be specified.

7. Other Evidence of Scholarly Achievements

Please provide your mater thesis, research publications, and description of research experiences to be evaluated by the INS admission committee.

Please ensure that all application materials are received by TIGP on or prior to the application deadline. All documents should bear the applicant's full name. Once submitted, no materials will be returned to the applicant. Please send all above application materials to:

Taiwan International Graduate Program
Taiwan International Graduate Program
128, Academia Road Sec. 2
Nankang, Taipei 115
Taiwan, R.O.C.

After reviewing all the supporting documents mentioned above, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Local candidates will be asked to come to Taipei for interviews, whereas international students will be interviewed by phone/skype.

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