DEGREE PROGRAMS

Knowing the Schools

Universities and Colleges
The curriculum at most universities focuses on academic studies and research, while universities of technology focus on practical and specific skills training. Depending upon the requirements of each school, students with a distinguished academic performance could apply for promotion to a higher level.

University undergraduate programs require four years of study; however, students who are unable to fulfill their requirements within the designated time may be granted extensions up to two years. Specialized undergraduate programs such as dentistry or medicine require six to seven years, including an internship period of one year.

Qualification for Admission
•  Graduation from senior secondary (high) school or equivalent

Documents for Submission
•  Application forms
•  Photocopies of the original diploma (If not in English or Chinese, student should give English or
        Chinese translations of the original diploma)

•  Financial statement
•  Statement of purpose
•  Letters of recommendation
•  Application fee
•  Other documents as required by the universities and colleges

Qualification for Graduation and Completion
•  Earn at least 128 credits

Graduate Schools
Students are awarded a master’s degree upon completion of their postgraduate study. Master’s programs usually require 2 to 4 years of study, and a doctorate program (PhD) requires 2 to 7 years of study.

Qualification for Admission
•  Master’s Program
•  Graduation from undergraduate program or equivalent
•  Pass the master’s degree program entrance examination
•  Ph. D. Program
•  Graduation from master’s program or equivalent
•  Pass the Ph. D. entrance examination

Documents for Submission
•  Application forms
•  Photocopies of the original diploma (If not in English or Chinese, student should give English or
        Chinese translations of the original diploma)

•  Financial statement
•  Statement of purpose
•  Letters of recommendation
•  Application fee
•  Other documents as required by the universities and colleges

Qualification for Graduation and Completion
•  Master’s Program
•  Earn required credits, produce thesis and pass a final examination
•  For master’s degree programs in the arts, applied sciences and technology, the thesis may be
        replaced by an exhibition or performance plus a written or technical report

•  Ph. D. Program
•  Earn required credits, pass the Ph. D. candidate qualification test, produce a dissertation, and
        pass the oral examination

To see a complete list of English-language programs in Taiwan or find out more, please visit: http://www.studyintaiwan.org.