• Ph.D. Program in Global Health and Health Security

    For Domestic Students










    1. More information and regulations from OGE 
    2. Taiwan ICDF Scholarship
      Taiwan ICDF Scholarship from OGE
      P.S: Students applying for ICDF scholarships must apply for both forms
  • Students with international degree


    Applicants must satisfy one of the following eligibility criteria:

    1. Individuals who have obtained an MoE accredited Master degree OR are graduating by July 2024 from MoE accredited Master degree programs.

    2. Individuals who have obtained MoE accredited diploma of M.D. degree and received at least two years of documented clinical training with publications equivalent to a master’s thesis.


    Program Specific Requirements

    Two recommendation letters in English submitted via the online admission system by two
    independent referrers


    Supporting Documents(optional)

    Academic examination scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, Chinese proficiency test), professional
    licenses, publications or awards.


    Evaluation Criteria

    Document review (40%) / Interview (60%)

    *Candidates who have passed the document review stage will be selected from the applicant pool for an interview.



    Students applying for ICDF scholarships must apply for both forms.

    For more information, please check these links:




    Contact Person

    • Dr. Tuo-Yu (Tim) Chen 陳拓宇老師
    • E-mail: timtimtim@tmu.edu.tw
    • Telephone: +886+2+6620-2589#16036


    1. Eligibility

    (1) Identity and Nationality

    A foreign national who has never held Chinese overseas student status prior to application, and who complies with the Taiwan Ministry of Education (hereinafter referred to as “MoE”), “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan”, and other applicable regulations. Please refer to Appendix 1 for more details.


    (2) Educational/Academic Qualifications

    Applicants with evidence of a Master’s degree (or equivalent educational level) accredited by MoE or students graduating by July 2024 from MoE accredited Master degree programs.


    Lists of recognized foreign universities published by the MoE

    2. Enrollment quota for Ph.D. students

    Enrollment quotas for the 2024 intake are determined by MoE.


    3. Length of Study

    According to Taipei Medical University (hereinafter referred to as “TMU”) regulation, Ph.D.
    programs shall be completed within 2 to 7 years from the initial year of enrollment; however,
    an approved leave for absence will not be counted towards the total duration of enrollment.


    4. Admissions Timeline

    The 2024 admissions process is expected to run as scheduled. Any changes will be announced on the Office of Global Engagement Website: https://oge.tmu.edu.tw/admission/. The time listed below is based on the Taiwan Time Zone (GMT+8). Failure to comply with these procedures will result in disqualification.



    November 15, 2024

    Online application start date
    Application link: https://oge.tmu.edu.tw/admission/graduate/apply/

    March 15, 2024

    Deadline for submitting the application


    April 15 to April 23, 2024
    Online interviews for shortlisted applicants
    (Interview schedule will be announced on the TMU admission system)


    Mid-May 2024

    Application results will be available on the TMU admission system


    By May 31, 2024

    Admitted students will confirm their acceptance


    From the confirmation of acceptance date up to July 2024

    Students who have accepted the offer of admission must submit all authenticated documents by the ROC (Taiwan) embassy/representative office
    (e.g. diplomas, transcripts and an official financial statement)


    September 2024




    Application Procedure

    (1) How to Apply

    A. APPLY ONLINE within the application period via the TMU admission system


    B. Each applicant may apply for up to TWO programs. Where an applicant receives
    more than one admission offer, the applicant must accept ONLY ONE offer to enroll in.

    C. Please note the important information below:

    • Only applications submitted via the TMU admission system will be accepted.
      Any application or document submitted via email, post or hand-delivered hard copies will not be accepted.
      Please complete all the necessary procedures and submit by the deadline. Failure to follow the instructions will result in disqualification.
    • Remember the email address you used for applying. You will need it to log in to the system to modify application information, upload documents, check your application status and find out the results of admission and scholarship awards.
    • Applicants must read these guidelines (program-specific requirements) carefully to avoid disqualification in the admission application process.


    (2) Required Documents

    Applicants should submit required documents A to H (as listed below), and have uploaded them to the TMU admission system before the deadline. In addition, all submitted documents should be in English or Chinese.

    A. Academic credentials

    1. Master’s degree (or above) graduation certificate, or documents of equivalent educational level
    2. Full transcript of Master’s degree (or above) including explanation of grading system
    3. Documents required by your intended program/department for academic review



    • Applicants whose degree is expected to be conferred by July 2024 must submit the “Certificate of Expected Graduation” issued by their institution if they have not received diploma status before submitting their application. However, they shall, upon admission, submit their academic credentials on the registration day for enrollment. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the admission offer.
    • Academic credentials are not permitted to change during the application review and enrollment process.

    B. Proof of nationality with English name, date of birth, gender and photo (e.g. passport)


    C. Photograph: a close-up color shot of the head and shoulders (no hats) within the last 6 months in JPG format. This photo will be used for TMU student ID card.


    D. English proficiency

    • All applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency in English for admission. You will need to submit an English proficiency certificate at CEFR B2 (Vantage) or above to satisfy the required competence level for your intended program.
    • English-Language Test Waiver
      Applicants will be exempted from submitting English-proficiency scores if you hold a bachelor’s Master’s degree completed in its entirety in an English-speaking country. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada,Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.

    D. We strongly encourage you to take an internationally recognized test and also send your scores electronically from the testing service for us to be considered official. It is important that you use the correct code when sending your official scores to TMU.
    TOEFL(https://www.ets.org/toefl): Institution Code 3225
    IELTS(https://www.ielts.org): Taipei Medical University International Admission


    E. Statement of Purpose


    F. Resume and personal statement


    G. Applicants shall provide a financial statement, obtained within the last three months, reflecting at least USD4,000. It does not need to be authenticated at this stage.


    H. Other supporting documents listed as program-specific requirements

    (3) Application Fee

    No application fee is charged for international student admission.



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