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Support and Expense

Fellowship Support and Stipends

The TIGP will provide full fellowship for all incoming graduate students during the first year of their enrollment at about NT$34,000 (about US$1100) per month. The support will be extended for another two years upon evidence of satisfactory progress towards the degree. In subsequent years, the financial support will be provided by the student’s thesis advisor(s). The amount of the support will be at the discretion of the advisor.
 

Tuition Fee

Payments of tuition fees are due upon registration each semester. Academia Sinica will partially subsidize the tuition fees and credit fees for TIGP international students.
Take year of 2022 for example, after subsidizing, TIGP students in NCU should pay basic tuition fees about NT$ 12,850, and the credit fees is NT$1,570 per credit. For TIGP students in NTU, the amount of is about NT$28,890 including the basic tuition fees and all credit fees.
The subsidy will take effect only for 5 consecutive years from the first registration year. If students apply for suspension anytime during those 5 years, the subsidy cannot be delayed for later use.
Student are asked to purchase the private health insurance for the first semester (6-months length), it costs around NT$3,500. National Health Insurance fee will be charged starting from 2024 spring semester. The NHI fee is NT$826 per month.

 

Medical Insurance

Six months after the student receives the Alien Residence Certificate (ARC), the student will be qualified for Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Program. The students are expected to pay the same premium (about NT$826/US$28 per month) as all the Taiwan citizens and will be entitled to the same medical coverage. The medical insurance will be added in the tuition bill.
 

Living and Housing Cost

Options include on-campus housing and off-campus housing. On-campus self-catering student dormitory providing single study bedrooms is available to TIGP students at reasonable costs (for details please visit our website at https://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/pages/3102). Off-campus private housing is generally more expensive. Rents for off-campus apartments range from NT$8,000-15,000 per month.

Meals are available at modest costs at various eateries within the campus of the Academia Sinica.

The Sport Center on campus, which is equipped with indoor jogging track, gym, swimming pool, aerobic court, and so on, is also available to students at modest costs

 

Banking

There is a Post Office near Academia Sinica campus that offers a full range of banking services to students. If students wish to open an account, they must bring their passport, and ARC to the on-campus branch to arrange their account.