TIGP-MCB International PhD 2019
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TIGP-MCB International PhD 2019 Fellowship @ Academia Sinica

Choosing a graduate program is one of the most important decisions you will make. So,
why should you choose TIGP MCB (Taiwan International Graduate Program in Molecular
and Cell Biology)? Because it is a SMART choice.

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Support that encompasses both academic and living needs.

Molecular biology training that is both comprehensive and integrative.

Accessible faculty who strive to train the next generation of scientists.

Resources encompassing everything from technical support in cutting-edge technologies and facilities to assist with scientific writing and communication.

Taipei offers all the conveniences of a global and cosmopolitan city while remaining
accessible and friendly, as well as being one of the safest cities in the world.

TIGP MCB is a multi-disciplinary graduate program, reflecting the trend of integrating the
major fields of modern basic biology. The faculty of the MCB program comprises world-
class researchers. Research interests cover a wide range of biological systems
(Developmental Biology, Chromosome Biology, RNA Biology, Neuroscience, Structural
Biology, Plant Biology, Infection and Immunobiology, Systems Biology and Biomedical
Science. Academia Sinica provides an international environment that is both culturally
rich and intellectually stimulating. Courses, seminars and discussions are conducted in
English. Many students in the TIGP MCB program have published outstanding research
papers in prestigious journals like Cell, PNAS, PLoS Genetics and Nature Communications.
The comprehensive training they have received in this program has catapulted them
towards promising careers in academia and industry.

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PhD Fellowships:

Once admitted, each TIGP-MCB student will receive a monthly fellowship of NT$34,000
(around USD$1,133) in the first year. This support will be extended for two additional
years for students who perform satisfactorily. In subsequent years (from the 4th year),
thesis advisors will be responsible for providing financial support.


The TIGP-MCB Program only admits students in the fall semester. Applicants must have a
background in biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, genetics, anatomy, chemistry or
physics and hold a B.Sc. degree or will obtain their degree within one semester from an
accredited institution.

Admission requirements:

1. Academic transcript and information on course content (in English).
2. English proficiency*:

* Exemption from the English proficiency requirement:
The test of English proficiency can be exempted for applicants graduated from universities where English is the primary language of instruction and if the applicant provides an official certification issued by the Registrar’s Office.
3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or master thesis or publications.
4. Statement of purpose (less than 3 pages).
5. Two letters of recommendation.
6. Additional information to prove your potential in research.


Please complete this application on line and upload all required documents.

Timing and selection:

The deadline for applications is 31 January. An interview will be scheduled for
applicants who pass the first screening (approximately 15 days after the
deadline), and they will be notified of the final decision approximately 1 month after the

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Accommodation and living costs:

An on-campus self-catering student dormitory comprising single study-bedrooms is
available to TIGP students at a reasonable cost (for details, please visit the TIGP dorm
website). The cost of living in Nankang, Taipei is much lower (approximately half) that of
the US and Europe.

For questions related to applications, please contact the Chair of the Admission
Committee or the Program Assistant:

Dr. Yi-Fang Tsay (Chair of the Admission Committee) • [email protected]

Miss Linda Chen (Program Assistant) • [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 31 January


Editor’s Note: TIGP-MCB International PhD 2019 Fellowship @ Academia Sinica, TIGP-MCB International PhD Fellowship (Life Sciences) @ Academia Sinica, TAIWAN, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN Life Sciences PhD Fellowship 2019. Academia Sinica PhD. Make sure to check out the Biotecnika Times Newsletter for more.

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  1. My undergraduation is in dentistry and my post graduation is in medical anatomy. Can i go opt for phd in neuroscience?

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