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Admissions Policies, Procedures, and Deadlines


Candidature is open to both local and International students with a BSc or MSc degree in the appropriate field from an accredited institute.

Note: Applicants admitted to the programme with a bachelor・s degree are only eligible for the Chemistry department, National Tsing Hua University. Students have to complete the same requirements set for students with a Master・s degrees (course and qualifying exam requirements) and apply for a status transfer (Master to Ph.D.) with all the required documents for evaluation. A student・s status will be changed to that of a Ph.D. student upon completion of the above mentioned requirements and outstanding academic performance.

Required documents

The required materials listed below must be in English. Original documents will be returned only upon request and must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope.

  1. Bachelor's degree or Master's degree with signature of the registrar and seal of the issuing institution
  2. Official Academic Transcripts
    Official transcripts with grading scales must be sent directly by the registrar of the institutions or submitted with the application form in sealed envelopes. An explanation for any non-standard grading system is highly recommended.
  3. Statement of Purpose
    The statement of purpose should comprise of a brief statement of the candidates' scientific interests and career goals together with a description of past accomplishments that are not evident from other submitted documents. If applicable, the result of any research in progress may be specified.
  4. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  5. GRE score (optional)
    General and Subject scores of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are optional but applicants are strongly encouraged to provide such documents. Applicants who do not provide a GRE result will instead be evaluated using the supporting documents submitted along with the application.
  6. Supporting documents
    We highly recommend applicants provide supporting documents relating to their professional experiences, publications, and other original works.
  7. Proof of English competency is required for applicants from non-English speaking countries. With regard to the English proficiency requirement, CBMB applicants will be assessed in accordance with the following policies.
    • Applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit a proof of English proficiency that meets the minimum requirement in one of the following standardized tests as part of the application procedure.
      1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
      2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
      3. GEPT (General English Proficiency Test) (locals only)
      4. TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
      Internet-Based TOEFL 79 5.5 High Intermediate Level 785
      Paper-Based TOEFL 550
    • The test must be taken in the last 24 months.
    • Applicants who have completed a bachelor・s or master・s degree from an accredited college or university in native English speaking countries (United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales) are exempt from the standardized test requirement. If your country is not listed above, please provide supporting documents or certificates to prove that all courses were taught entirely in English. It is still highly recommended that the score of one of the above English proficiency tests is submitted for evaluation. If your country is not listed, we cannot guarantee that your petition for the English language waiver will be granted, which might place you at a disadvantage compared to applicants who have provided proof of English proficiency.
    • Applicants with degrees from countries where English is spoken, but not all courses are provided in English, are not exempt from submitting an English proficiency test result.
    • Citizenship from native English speaking countries does not automatically qualify an applicant for exemption from the English proficiency test requirement if the applicant's first language is not English.

Selection process

  1. Applications are assessed through a split between a student's academic record (degree certificates etc.) and interview.
  2. The method of admission Interview
    • International StudentsV Skype interview
    • Local Students V face to face interview


July 31 for International Student's conditional materials (TOEFL/IELTS/GEPT score, degree diploma...etc.)

Under special circumstances applicants who have difficulties in submitting English results and other supporting documents such as degree diploma before the application closing date but whom have been evaluated as qualified for the graduate programme with regard to other areas of their application may be conditionally admitted to the programme. Such applicants should submit their English test results and all of the required documents to the Admission Office of the Taiwan International Graduate Programme (TIGP) prior to July 31 each year.

August 20 for local Student's late TOEFL/IELTS/GEPT score and all required documents

Applicants who are not admitted must re-apply in order to be considered for admission in a later year.

Check-In Dates

All new students are required to check in with the TIGP-CBMB office by the end of August!


All new students are required to attend both the TIGP new student orientation and the CBMB new student orientation! Dates for the orientation and registration will be mail out to new students once it is set.

For more information (fellowship, tuition, financial aid, etc), please refer to the
"student information" section.