National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Ph.D. Program

Program Objectives

  • Providing education and training for students to cultivate the capacity to approach public health problems, and to design and carry out public health programs.
  • Providing the platform for mutual learning and collaboration among international and local students.

Program Objectives

  • The curriculum is based on the courses jointly offered by seven graduate institutes and includes courses such as Public Health; Health & Welfare; Environmental Health; Healthcare & Hospital Administration; Health Information & Decision Making; and Nursing, and Clinical Medicine. Other departments and institutes at Yang Ming University, such as Social Medicine, Tropical Medicine, may also offer relevant courses.
  • A minimum of 18 credits in courses and a Ph.D thesis must be completed.
  • Students will earn the "Doctor of Philosophy" degree from the Graduate Institute of Public Health after completing their studies.


Completion of a doctorate in medicine or dentistry or its equivalent; or a master’s degree in public health, medicine, or other health sciences or related fields at public or registered private universities and independent colleges; the diploma must be approved by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.


Application Deadline & Procedure: usually before the end of March every year, please click HERE for online application.

  • Application Form (Applicants must complete an online application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Study and research plan (Please TYPE in English)
  • Purpose of study: Delineating the reasons for studying in Taiwan
  • Plans of study: Stating specific area of interest, and proposed subject of current or future research objectives
  • Anticipated results: Stating how the intended study will help fulfill personal and scientific goals
  • One official copy of the highest-level diploma/certificate (or equivalent academic attainment) AND one original copy of transcripts issued by the institution (with translation to English or Chinese, if in other languages)
  • PhD program applicants: Master's (or above) degree diploma/transcripts
    ※NOTE: The graduation diploma/certificate of foreign educational institution and transcripts shall be subjected to validation by the R.O.C. (Taiwan) embassy /representative office (in applicant’s country) in accordance with requirements of the Ministry of Education, R.O.C.
  • English proficiency: For international applicant whose native language is not English, TOEFL (a minimum score of 80 above on the IBT ) or IELTS (above 6.5) is required, taken within the past five years. Other appropriate proofs of English proficiency provided by the R.O.C. embassies are also acceptable.
  • Financial statement shows your financial support during the study period.
  • Personal Information and other supporting materials

* For TaiwanICDF scholarship application, applicants MUST successfully complete two application procedures - One for IHP and the other for TaiwanICDF  scholarship.

* TaiwanICDF scholarship applicants MUST contact the R.O.C. (Taiwan) embassy/representative office in your country for further interview process or your application will be considered as incomplete.