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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 1.83k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Chinese, English
  • Deadline:
  • 3 March
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 702pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    A large number of excellent students have graduated from our department, and the outstanding performance of our alumni all over the world has enhanced the reputation of the department. Our alumni have been active in Earth Science related research frontiers, applied geology, civil engineering, mineral and petroleum explorations, and material sciences. Career options include researchers, applied geology technicians, engineering consultants, teachers at different levels. Career opportunities can be found in various research institutes and industrial companies, including Academia Sinica, Central Geological Survey, CPC Corporation Taiwan, Taiwan Power Company, National Parks, Green Energy and Resources Laboratories, the China Steel Corporation, etc.

    The minimum requirement of credit units is 24 for the M.S. program, and 18 for the Ph.D. A thesis or dissertation is required for both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Students are also asked to take Department seminar courses and to publish at least one paper in SCI journals as a requirement. In addition, the Department also encourages graduate students to assist teaching in class and presents papers annually in seminar courses and in conferences and meetings as well.

    • Advanced Structural Geology
    • Advanced Paleontology Lab.
    • Advanced Paleoclimatology
    • Introduction to Paleoceanography
    • Advanced Seismology
    •  Evolution of Modern and Quaternary Coral Reef
    • Quaternary Environmental Changes
    • Rare Gas Geochemistry
    • Petroleum System
    • Advanced Paleoceanography
    • Advanced Field Geology
    • Advanced Stratigraphy
    • Advanced Stratigraphy Lab.
    • Electron Microprobe Analysis 
    • Seismic Stratigraphy Lab.
    • Geo-analytical Chemistry
    • Seminar on Earth Surface Processes and Environmental Change
    • Introduction to Oil and Gas Resources
    • Introduction of Remote Sensing
    • Engineering Geology Lab.
    • Depositional Systems Lab. 
    • Isotope Geochronology Lab.
    • Gas Geochemistry
    • Environmental Geology
    • Quaternary Dating Methods
    • Seminar on Seismology
    • Teaching Methods and Materials in Earth Science

    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • Online application
    • Chinese or English proficiency certificate/proof required. Chinese proficiency certificate at CEFR B2 (Vantage) or above. English proficiency certificate at CEFR B2 (Vantage) or above.
    • Highest degree's graduation certificate
    • Highest degree's full transcript of records (including explanation of grading system)
    • Receipt of the application fee payment
    • Declaration and Authorization Form
    • Financial statement 
    • Passport (if applicable)
    • Taiwan Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) (if applicable)
    • Photograph
    • Recommendation letter x 2
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    Scholarship for Outstanding International Master's Students

    Applicable Degree: Master

    Awarding Duration: 2 years

    Coverage and Amount: TWD 250,000 /year

    Description: NTU has introduced this Scholarship since 2015 to facilitate academic research and exchanges with the international community by attracting international Master students of academic excellence. New Master students who are admitted from academic year of 2015/2016 onwards are eligible to apply.

    Financial Assistance Grant for International Students

    Applicable Degree and duration: Bachelor 4 years, Master 2 year, Ph.D 3 years

    Coverage and Amount: Tuition waiver + stipend of TWD 6,000/month

    Description: By combining the three old scholarship schemes (International Students Scholarship, International Graduate Students Scholarship and International Graduate Students Support Fund) together, NTU has introduced this Grant since 2015 to attract international students of, and encourage, academic excellence. New international students who are admitted from academic year of 2015/2016 onwards for the first semester (September) entry are eligible to apply.

    MOE Taiwan Scholarship 

    Applicable Degree and awarding duration: Bachelor 4 years, Master 2 years, Ph.D 4 years

    Coverage and Amount: 
    Bachelor: Tuition waiver + Monthly stipend TWD 15,000/ month
    Master and Ph.D: Tuition waiver + Monthly stipend TWD 20,000/month
    *For recipients enroll from 2016/2017 academic year, the cap on tuition waiver is TWD 40,000. The rest of the amount not covered by the Scholarship should be borne by the recipients.

    MOFA Taiwan Scholarship 

    Applicable Degree and awarding duration: Bachelor 4 years, Master 2 years, Ph.D 4 years

    Coverage and Amount: Monthly stipend TWD30,000/month +round-trip economy-class plane tickets

    MOST Taiwan Scholarship 

    Applicable Degree and awarding duration: Master 2 years, Ph.D 3 years

    Coverage and Amount: Monthly stipend TWD30,000/month

    Fulbright Scholarship 

    Nationality limitation: American applying to Agricultural Economics Master's Program

    Applicable Degree: Master

    Awarding Duration: 2 years

    Coverage and Amount: Support by Institute of International Education: monthly stipend USD25,000/year+ Round-trip economy-class tickets+health insurance+fees for cultural activities
    Support by NTU: Tuition waiver+free room provided by NTU IYC Dormitory

    Description: NTU and Institute of International Education aim to establish a new merit-based grant to support American student each year for MA study and research in Taiwan at NTU.

    Global Education Program

    Nationality limitation: Russian

    Applicable Degree: Master, Ph.D

    Coverage and Amount: 2,763,000 Rubbles/ year+Tuition fees+ Travel expenses+Accommodation+Medical insurance+Meals+Academic Literature

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