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Pursuing Excellence: Taiwan’s Academia Sinica Provides Fully-Funded Ph.D. Opportunities in 13 Advanced Disciplines through TIGP Program

TAIPEI, TAIWAN 7 November 2023 – Applications for the 2024 Fall semester for Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) of Academia Sinica. The online application is open from 1st November 2023 to 1st February 2024 (GMT+8).Academia Sinica is the preeminent research institution in Taiwan. Its TIGP provides 13 interdisciplinary programs ranging from mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences to the humanities and social sciences. The all-English Ph.D. Program cooperates closely with Taiwan’s leading universities and provides superior scientific training courses. It is aimed to attract the top talents from around the world with ambition to grow personally and professionally.

TIGP offers competitive financial support for its students. All admitted students enjoy a monthly stipend of NTD 40,000 (about USD 1,200) for the first year. For those who perform well, this stipend will be extended to the 2nd and the 3rd year. In subsequent years, financial support will come from the thesis advisor. Besides, full-time TIGP doctorate candidates or students who have passed their qualifying exams with distinction are eligible to apply for the TIGP Research Performance Fellowship. Awardees can receive an additional NTD 6,000 per month for one year.

Through Academia Sinica’s substantial connections with first-rate institutions worldwide, TIGP can make arrangements for students to visit and conduct research in renowned laboratories around the globe. The yearly Travel Grant Award of TIGP encourages students to join important global symposiums. Other international exposure opportunities include attending seminars abroad, doing short-term research projects abroad, and participating in international meetings such as Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Academia Sinica also invites distinguished scholars, entrepreneurial masters and Nobel Laureates to visit the campus and share their unique stories on achieving success in their respective fields.

To facilitate first-year students’ quicker adaptation to the local environments, TIGP provides free-of-charge Mandarin language courses at the entry-level and a convenient and affordable fully-furnished dormitory. All the students of TIGP will find their experiences at Academia Sinica and in Taiwan not only personally rewarding but also culturally enriching.

Application is free of charge through TIGP online system. For any questions, please visit the TIGP official website or contact Ms. Huan-Yi Shen with the TIGP Admission Office at