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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 1.83k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English, Chinese
  • Deadline:
  • 3 March
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 663pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Situated at the National Taiwan University main campus, the Institute of Oceanography was established in 1968. The Institute has endeavored to promote integrative and interdisciplinary research and education of marine sciences in Taiwan. The faculty and staff are committed to academic excellence and social responsibility by studying and protecting the marine environment, promoting the sustainable utilization of marine resources, and conserving marine ecosystems.
    The Institute offers both M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The education is being conducted in four divisions: physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, marine biology and fisheries.
    The Institute maintains a research vessel, the Ocean Researcher I. The vessel is equipped with advanced navigation equipment and research instruments. The operation is coordinated by experienced administrators, and is further supported by the crew, marine technicians and the vessel’s Regional Instrument Center.

    • Introduction to Physical Oceanography
    • Introduction to Marine Biology
    • Introduction to Marine Geology
    • Introduction to Marine Chemistry
    • Fundamentals of Oceanic Statistics
    • Paper Readings (biology)
    • Seminar (biology) (Ⅱ)
    • Field Work in Marine Biology

    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • Onlina application
    • Proof of one year study of Chinese, or equivalent ability
    • English proficiency certificate/proof (no specific level)
      For applicants who are non-native speakers of English or who have not completed a degree in an English-speaking country: TOEFL transcript or other equivalent English proficiency certificate.
    • 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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