• Required Courses
    1. Introduction to Neuroscience (3 credits, offered every Fall)
    2. Neuroscience Seminar 1 & Neuroscience Seminar 2 (1 credit per semester, for a total of 4 credits within the first two years)
    3. Laboratory Rotations (2 credits, at least 2 rotations in the first year): One rotation should be in Academia Sinica and the other in enrolled university.
    4. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Lecture (1 credit per semester, for a total of 2 credits in the first year)
    5. Elementary Chinese Course (0 credit; international students from non-Chinese countries are required by TIGP program to take one year course of Mandarin Chinese)
  • Elective Courses
    1. Neuroscience thesis writing and presentation (2 credit)
    2. Introduction of Research Techniques in Neuroscience (2 credits, every two years)
    3. Neural Development and Disease (3 credits, every two years)
    4. Electrophysiology Technique (3 credits, summer)
    5. Neuroimaging Technique (3 credits, every two years)
    6. Clinical Perspectives of Neurological Disorders (2 credits, every two years)
    7. Students are allowed to take courses related to neuroscience as elective courses, offered in affliliated university with prior notice to TIGP-INS office.

    *Students with bachelor degree should take no more then 10 credits for courses that are not offered in English. For students holding master degree, 3 credits are the maximum.

  • Transfer Credits
  • New students who have previously completed Ph.D. coursework with a grade of 70 (B-) or higher at other domestic or international colleges and universities and these credits were not used to fulfill their master’s (or bachelor’s) degree requirement can request to have these credits transferred with the agreement of Curriculum Committee if any one of the following conditions is met:
    1. Courses with identical titles and content (transcript required)
    2. Courses with different titles, but identical content (transcripts and approval by the program director and the corresponding course instructor required)
    3. If the requested transfer credits for the course are more than those awarded by the program, the numbers of credits to be approved will be based upon the credit hours awarded by this program for the corresponding course
    4. If the requested transfer credits for the course are less than those awarded by the program, students will have to make up for the missing credits as determined by the program director before applying for credit transfer
    5. Special circumstances approved by the Curriculum Committee

    Requests for transfer credits should be submitted by the end of the Add/Drop period of the first semester after enrolling in the program. The total numbers of transfer credits cannot exceed 1/3 of the total credits required by the program for graduation (thesis credits excluded). Thesis and seminar credits cannot be transferred.