The Doctor of Finance Program of the Graduate Institute of Finance aims to nurture future academics who wish to pursue a career in a higher education/research or enter the finance industry to become drivers of financial technology and innovation.
Admission to our doctoral program is very competitive. While academic credentials are important for a successful application, we also pay great attention to the fit of students to both the program and the research interests of our academic faculty.
How does the admission process work?
We wish to recruit PhD students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, and welcome applications by all suitably qualified prospective students from different backgrounds. For international applicants, the admission decision is based on written documents, we ususally do not hold interviews/ admission exams. The documents have to be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs, but will be reviewed by the GIF admission committee which carefully considers each application on an individual basis.
The GIF admission commitee considers:
► your academic results in your postgraduate studies (i.e.transcripts of your Master's degree)
► the topic and quality of your Master's thesis (only research oriented Master's thesis in a relevant area are accepted)
► your motivation letter or Statement of Purpose (where you have explain why you wish to join the GIF Doctoral Program of Finance)
► your level of English (English Language Certificate is required)
How to apply?
Admission to the Doctoral Program of Finance is possible both in the winter and in the spring term, please refer to the NTUST Academic Calender for the admission deadlines. Detailed information on the application process, fee payments etc. is offered by the Office of Academic Affairs. If you receive your Letter of Admission, the Office of International Affairs will assist with enrollemnt and getting settled at Taiwan Tech.
What do I need? Application Checklist
|Master’s Degree Certificate||ü|
|GIF administered entrance exam||Ø|
|GIFadministered entrance interview||Ø|
|Recommendation letter (at least one)||Ø|
|Motivation letter (Statement of Purpose)||ü|
| Other supporting documents (Certificates, proof of
work experience, internships etc.)
|Proof of English Proficiency (at least TOEIC 785 or its equivalent)||ü|
Credit waivers and credit recognition
After enrollment, students can apply for credit waivers to be exempted from taking courses at Taiwan Tech. The maximum of waived credits must not exceed 50% of the credits required for graduation, i.e. not more than 16 credits taken at other institutions can be recognized. Relevant supporting documents need to be submitted.
The following conditions apply:
Last update: 14 Jan 2022