(If you have a Taiwanese passport, please use the link above. The information below is for International Students only)
GIMBC now offers both Masters and Ph.D. programs. The application procedures are the same. We encourage you to start preparing your application materials for TMU and scholarships now.
For 2024 Fall admission, online application is now open, and the deadline of application is March .
The application website is: https://oge.tmu.edu.tw/admission/apply/.
Note 1: This website is good for both admission and TMU scholarships (though we require all our students to try at least one non-TMU scholarship, please see our scholarships section)
Note 2: Please do plan to apply at least one day before the deadline since Taiwan’s time zone (UTC+8) is ahead of most places
Here are the things you will need to complete the online application:
1) Online application (linked above)
2) A recent 2-inch identification photo
3) Scanned copy of your passport
4) Diploma (of highest degree so far), and official transcript (if you are expecting your undergraduate degree in June/July, your transcript will suffice for the application for now)
Please note that your diploma and transcripts will need to be attested by your local Taiwanese Consulate before you come to TMU. Please scroll down to know more.
5) A copy of English proficiency test (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, or others).
All applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency in English for admission. You will need to submit an English proficiency certificate at CEFR B1 (Threshold).
If you hold a bachelor’s degree completed in its entirety in an English-speaking country, you will be exempted from submitting English-proficiency scores.
7) Personal statement (about your background, motivation, research interest, why GIMBC…etc)
8) Financial statement, obtained within the last three months. If you are self-sponsored, provide your bank statement(s) in English or Chinese with the $USD amount equal or exceed $4,000 USD or $NTD amount equal or exceed $120,000 NTD. Authentication is not required at this stage.
9) Optional: letter(s) of recommendation (1 for MSc; 2 for PhD; your recommender(s) can submit the letter online, or you can upload a copy to the online application system for them)
10) Other supporting materials that you think will help (e.g., awards, publications, proof of scholarship application from governmental agencies…etc)
A few more things to keep in mind:
1. Everything in GIMBC is taught in English: this includes lectures, seminars, and lab meetings. No knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is required.
2. To be eligible for GIMBC scholarship (this is different from TMU scholarship), all students must apply to at least one non-TMU scholarship, such as the Taiwan Ministry of Education or Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any opportunities in your home country (e.g., Fulbright). Please save a copy of proof of application for your record, GIMBC will consider you for monthly stipend scholarship if you have applied elsewhere first.
3. Before coming to TMU, you will need to have your diploma (highest degree) and transcript attested by your local Taiwanese Consulate. Attestation is not required when you are applying online, but is required prior to your arrival and registration. Because attestation can take a long time (2 months), especially due to the covid situation, we highly recommend all applicants to start the attestation process as early as possible, perhaps immediately after you have completed the TMU online application or upon graduation.
4. If you are a Taiwan Ministry of Education or Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarship applicant, please apply to GIMBC via the following link: https://ogeadmission.tmu.edu.tw/foreign/index/index/applyForeignSn/74
5. If you are a Fulbright applicant, please apply to GIMBC via the following link: https://reurl.cc/OEdX5A
6. If you have any questions, we recommend that you contact the Institute Secretary, Ms. Frannie Han ( email@example.com ), or director Dr. Tzu-Yu Hsu ( firstname.lastname@example.org).