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Academic System


Tsing Hua University (NTHU)

Chiao Tung University (NCTU)

Yang Ming University (NYMU)

National Taiwan University (NTU)

1st Year

Find an advisor before the end of 1st year.

3rd Year Candidacy


1.  Complete all requirement courses.

2.  Pass online Ethic Course (Register Here)


*Starting from 2014, students are required to pass Ethic Course

  to be eligible to take QE.


3.   Pass TIGP Qualifying Exam (offers in every Spring Semester)



Pass NCTU’s oral proposal


-Application Form

-Committee Report

-Grading Sheet

-Grading Summary

-Payee Account Info

School online QE Registration

Deadline: 2/05 (print out is required)

School Application Form

Deadline: 2/05 (hard copy is required)

4th Year

Pass NTHU’s oral exam on Research Plan

-Thesis Proposal Evaluation Form

-Payee Account Info



*Students are required to enroll for "Thesis Course" every semester at NTU until graduation

~7th Year




NCTU Students: 2 semesters of Thesis Research Course are required before graduation

NTU Students: 1 semester of "Thesis Research Proposal" is required in one semester prior to graduation



TIGP Bio emphasizes research training and developing one's capability and self-confidence for independent research. Once entering this program, students can choose mentors and thesis advisors for their study according to their research interests.

In this program, we invite faculty from various disciplines to participate. This program adopts a team-teaching system, where each faculty member teaches a subject according to his or her expertise. In keeping up with the international trend, all courses are offered in English.

Time Limitations
-Students are required to advance to doctoral candidacy by the end of the third year.
-Candidates must complete all requirements within seven calendar years after the first registration in the Graduate College.                                                                                                                                      -Failed to fulfill the aforesaid requirements will be terminated from Bioinformatics Program and will loose a valid student status with the registered partner university.

Students need to find an advisor, who is a member of the BP's core faculty before the end of the first year.


Except for National Yang-Ming University, all other 3 partner universities (National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, and National Taiwan University) require a co-advisor who is an official faculty of its university (You do not need an co-advisor if your advisor is a school faculty who is also on BP's core faculty list.)                                                                            

NTHU: A co-advisor can be any official faculty from College of Life Science at  NTHU

NCTU: A co-advisor can be any official faculty from College of Biological Science and Technology at NCTU

NTU: A co-advisor can be a NTU faculty from the BP core faculty list: