International Ph.D. Program in Gerontology and Long-Term Care

Admission Info

2024 FALL ADMISSION-International PhD program in Gerontology and Long-Term Care

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TMU Ph.D. Programs Admissions Guidelines for International Students Fall 2024

We strongly encourage you to submit your authenticated documents (degree certificate, transcript and financial statement authenticated by Taiwan embassy/representative office) as early as possible when preparing the application.

Requirements for applicants with a specific background

We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and relevant practical and research experience in healthcare for older people to our program. In fact, our faculty members come from various professional backgrounds, including gerontology, public health, rehabilitation, psychology, management, and nursing, all of whom have academic prestige. You can find more information about our faculty’s backgrounds and expertise on our website: Full-time Professor – International Ph.D. Program in Gerontology and Long-Term Care (

Details about the application process and key deadlines

Please refer to the TMU website for the most up-to-date information on application requirements, deadlines, and the selection process: Apply -Office of Global Engagement ( Additionally, please see TMU Ph.D. Programs Admissions Guidelines for International Students Fall 2024 for some important information.

Information on potential funding opportunities

There are three scholarships that our students commonly apply for and receive:

Type A Scholarship: Every international student at TMU receives a partial scholarship that covers a monthly stipend of NT$16,000 and a tuition waiver for two years.

Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) Elite Scholarship: If you are from a New Southbound or African country and hold a university lecturer position in your home country, you may apply for the MOE Elite Scholarship in the first month of your semester. This scholarship provides a monthly stipend of NT$25,000 for three years, but you will be responsible for paying the tuition fees (NT$50,000 per semester).

NSTC Graduate Research Fellowship (NSTC-GRF) Pilot Program: This program is open to first-year Ph.D. students enrolled in the first semester of their current year. Each fellowship recipient will receive a monthly stipend of NT$40,000 for up to three years.

Please note that you can apply for all three scholarships simultaneously, but you can only receive one. You can find more information about the scholarship in the links below.

Type A: Fees and Scholarships – Office of Global Engagement (

MOE Elite: MOE/TMU Elite Scholarship – Office of Global Engagement

NSTC-GRF: 31336bff-fdf4-4f6a-9167-19550aa1896c (

Length of study

According to Taipei Medical University regulation, Ph.D. programs shall be completed within 2 to 7 years from the initial year of enrollment; however, in general, we expect doctoral students to graduate within 3 to 5 years based on students’ research progress.

If you have any questions regarding the admission or program, please feel free to contact Administrative Professor Dr Gong-Hong Lin:

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