Fully-Funded PhD Positions in 13 Cutting-Edged Fields at Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s Top Academic Institution

Fully-Funded PhD Positions in 13 Cutting-Edged Fields at Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s Top Academic Institution


Why Taiwan?

To experience a safe, democratic society and friendly people with the best healthcare and world-class technology, plus remarkable cuisine and landscapes.

Why Academia Sinica (AS)?

To enrich your research capacity in the government-funded and all-English institute that enables you to connect the best scientists worldwide.

Fully-Funded PhD Positions in 13 Cutting-Edged Fields at Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s Top Academic Institution

Academia Sinica’s Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP@AS) provides over 100 funded Ph.D. scholarships in 13 interdisciplinary programs ranging from physical sciences, life sciences to social sciences and the humanities.

The 2024 fall semester will open to applications worldwide from 1st November 2023 to 1st February 2024 (GMT+8).

  1. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  2. Molecular Science and Technology
  3. Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences
  4. Bioinformatics
  5. Molecular and Cell Biology
  6. Nano Science and Technology
  7. Molecular Medicine
  8. Earth System Science
  9. Biodiversity
  10. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
  11. Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology
  12. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing
  13. Artificial Intelligence of Things
Thriving with Academia Sinica: Fully Funded PhD Scholarships Available in Taiwan’s Leading Academic Institution



Top Research Communities

TIGP@AS is a joint-effort between Academia Sinica and top research-leading universities in Taiwan. It integrates first-class facilities with outstanding faculty to offer interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs across a wide range of disciplines. All courses are conducted in English. After completing the graduation requirements, students receive certificates from Academia Sinica and degrees from the partner universities. TIGP@AS also periodically accepts applications to funded International Internship Program, which provides an opportunity for young talents to experience Academia Sinica’s research environment.

Financial Support

TIGP@AS offers competitive financial support for its students. All admitted students enjoy a monthly stipend of NTD 34,000 (about USD 1,100) 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 Ph.D. candidates or students who have passed their qualifying exams with distinction are eligible to apply for the TIGP@AS Research Performance Fellowship. Awardees can receive an additional NTD 6,000 per month for one year.

Smooth Transition

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

Global Vision

Through Academia Sinica’s substantial connections with first-rate institutions worldwide, TIGP@AS can make arrangements for students to visit and conduct research in renowned laboratories around the globe. The yearly Travel Grant Award of TIGP@AS 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 Meeting. 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.

Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, A Vibrant Hub with Over 100 Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships

How to Apply?


The application is entirely free of charge and should be completed through the TIGP@AS Online Application System from 1st November 2023 to 1st February 2024.

Application Requirements (Some requirements vary by program):

  1. Bachelor and/or Master of Science Degree
  2. English Proficiency (Tofel iBT 80, IELTS 5.5 or TOEIC 785)
  3. Academic Transcript (For coursework completed post high school)
  4. Three Letters of Reference
  5. Statement of Purpose

You can find more details in the below TIGP introduction video.


One of our 2021 outstanding graduates, Dr. Ching-Han Lee, is sharing his TIGP journey in the below video. Feel free to check it out.