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

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

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?

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

Academia Sinica’s Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP@AS) provides over 100 funded Ph.D. scholarships in 12 interdisciplinary programs ranging from physical sciences, life sciences to social sciences and the humanities.

The 2021 fall semester will open to applications worldwide from November 2021 to February 2022.

TIGP@AS’s 12 PhD programs

TIGP@AS currently offers 12 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. To learn more about a specific academic field, please proceed to the program’s website as follows:

  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 Network and Human-Centered Computing
Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, A Vibrant Hub with Over 100 Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships

Why TIGP@AS? (TIGP Introduction PDF Flyer).

  • TIGP is under the supervision of Academia Sinica, a government-funded research institution as the national academy of sciences and the policy think tank.
  • TIGP, in cooperation with 11 top research universities in Taiwan, including National Taiwan University (Rank #1 in Taiwan), provides all-English teaching and research environment, superior scientific training and cutting-edge facilities and technologies.
  • TIGP offers a stipend about USD 1,100/month (NTD 34,000/month) to each student admitted to the program for the first year (For students who perform well, this stipend will be extended in the 2nd and the 3rd year. In subsequent years, financial support will come from the thesis advisor). Full-time TIGP Ph.D. candidates or students who have passed their qualifying exams with distinction are eligible to apply for the Research Performance Fellowship. Awardees can receive an additional NTD 6,000 per month for one year.
  • TIGP regularly holds Travel Grant Award for encouraging students to join competitive global symposiums as well as Distinguished Lectures inviting academic and entrepreneurial masters, including Nobel Laureates.
  • TIGP provides free-of-charge Mandarin language courses at the entry-level, as well as a fully-furnished and affordable dormitory, to facilitate first-year students’ quicker adaptation to local environments.
  • TIGP also periodically accepts applications to funded International Internship Program which provides opportunities for young talents to experience Academia Sinica’s research environment.
Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, A Vibrant Hub with Over 100 Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships

How to Apply?

  • 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. GRE (General test & Subject test).
    4. Academic Transcript (For coursework completed post high school)
    5. Three Letters of Reference
    6. Statement of Purpose

FAQ & Contact

Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to visit our website, contact TIGP@AS Office (Email: or some of the above 12 PhD programs. You are also welcome to refer to TIGP@AS Introduction PDF Flyer and visit our Admissions FAQ page.

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