The Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) of Academia Sinica

About TIGP

In 2002, Dr. Sunney I. Chan, former Vice President of Academia Sinica, with the support of former Academia Sinica President Dr. Yuan Tseh Lee, and former Minister of Education Dr. Ovid J.-L. Tzeng sowed the first seeds of the TIGP program in Academia Sinica. They envisioned a program through which young scholars could start their research / academic career in the best possible environment and be transformed into future leaders.

The program was established to cultivate interdisciplinary research, and enhance Taiwan's visibility in the world's academic arena. From the outset the program has not only provided rigorous interdisciplinary training, but also placed equal emphasis on the cultivation of scientific reasoning, high ethical standards, a global outlook, and effective communication skills.

Since his inauguration in 2006, Academia Sinica President Dr. Chi-Huey Wong has fully supported TIGP. To facilitate better program management, Dr. Wong supported the establishment of the International Affairs Office that takes charge of global academic collaboration and the promotion of higher education at Academia Sinica.

TIGP Vision, Mission and Educational Goals

(1) Vision

To become an internationally recognized, highly acclaimed interdisciplinary Ph.D. program noted for its excellent faculty,
superb teaching, research resources, intellectual environment, and continued insistence on sound scientific principles.

(2) Mission

Recruit top students from around the world
Create a high-quality global learning environment
Develop cutting-edge research areas
Provide a strong curriculum

(3) Educational Goals

Research integrity
International outlook
Independent learning
Excellent communication skills
Critical thinking and intellectual curiosity

TIGP programs

(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     


All applications for enrollment are due no later than 31 March. Candidates may now apply online, or send all application
materials to the TIGP admissions office. You will need the following documents: