Course of study
1. Admission and Registration
Welcome to join the Institute of Plant Biology (IPB), National Taiwan University. Whether you are enrolled through any channels, e.g., Admissions Examinations, Entrance Committee For Overseas Chinese Students, Entrance Committee for Mainland Chinese Students, International Admissions, Direct Admission, Transfer to IPB, etc. The first thing to do after receiving the offer letter and completing the registration is to select the laboratory advisor.
The teaching goal of the IPB is to train scientific research and development talents to solve biological-related problems, emphasizing experimental evidence, and completing a dissertation.
Therefore, all graduate students need to find an advisor who will provide experimental guidance and necessary materials in his/her laboratory.
Freshmen are asked to browse the research expertise of our faculties, and use emails or on-site visiting the faculties in person. Once you and the faculty agree to be your advisor. Please sign at the "Research Advisor Selection Form"plan A, and return to the office of the IPB (Room 307).
In case there is no agreed laboratory, please use the plan B of the above Form, and fill in the wishes of the three advisors and assign them to the office (Room 307).
2. Study Plan
National Taiwan University provides a liberal environment to accommodate various opinions and encourages students to discuss study (course plan) with their advisors. Basically, graduate-level courses can be recognized as graduation credits by our institute. The graduate-level courses refer to the course identification code (see National Taiwan University Course Website ). The English characters of the fifth to last digit are U, M, D. For example, "B42 U 0100", "B42 M 0020", and "B42E D 0030" these three courses are all courses of graduate-level or higher.
Freshmen must also complete the < Research Ethics Course > , please read the regulations carefully.
Credit transfer application must be completed by the above deadline. Please check the website.
The length of study is one to four years,
At least 24 credits must be taken
Include 4 credits for Seminar, 4 credits for Research Training, and 2 credits for Advanced Topics in Plant Science (in the second semester).
Direct Admission to PhD for New graduates of Bachelor's degree
or Master System of National Taiwan University
At least 30 credits must be taken
Include 8 credits for Seminar, 8 credits for Research Training. After passing the qualification exam, you will need to take 4 credits of Advanced Topics in Plant Science (Doctoral Program is held in the first semester, with summer report).
Reward consistent for Direct Admission, please follow the < Grants > of Office of Research and Development
Before the end of the second academic year of Direct Admission to the PhD program, a doctoral qualification examination is required (documents required)
The length of study is two to seven years
At least 18 credits must be taken
Include 6 credits for Seminar, 6 credits for Research Training. After passing the qualification exam, you will need to take 4 credits of Advanced Topics in Plant Science (Doctoral Program is held in the first semester, with summer report).
Before the end of the second academic year of the PhD program, a doctoral qualification examination is required (documents required)
3. Course Advanced Studies
Please refer to the course planning nautical chart (update to be released)
4. Necessary items
Students in the master and doctoral program are required to attend the doctoral program progress report at the end of each summer (end of August and early September), and those who have obtained the qualifications of doctoral candidates (pass the qualification examination) must report on the stage every year.
Before graduating, you must participate in the dissertation poster contest organized by the College of Life Sciences (end of May)
5.1 Eligibility for application
Master Program: study for more than one semester
Doctoral Program: study for more than three semesters
Those who pursue a Direct Admission PhD must study for more than three semesters when they are in the doctoral Program
Have completed the required courses and required credits, and participated in the poster contest of the academic paper of the College of Life Sciences.
Completed the manuscript of the thesis
Doctoral students should pass the qualification examination first
5. Degree Examination
5.2 Application period
In the first semester, start from the new semester start date of University's Calendar to November 30th.
In the second semester, start from the new semester start date of University's Calendar to April 30.
If you want to cancel the degree examination, you must sign the " Degree Examination Revocation Application Form " before the end of the semester and hand it over to the IPB office (Room 307). The office will send it to the Graduate Academic Affairs Division. Those who have not revoked or held the examination at the end of the semester will be considered as one failure.
※NTU does not accept the documents after deadline. This will result in the delay of your graduation, so please submit them to the office before the deadline.
5.3 Information required
Before the deadline, please go to the National Taiwan University (myNTU webpage) " Application for Master and Doctorate Examination " to apply. After print out the oral test application form, please submit it to the IPB office with the signature of your advisor.
5.4 Process before the oral test
At least two weeks before the degree exam (oral defense), students need to submit the list of oral defense committee members to the office. The IPB office will issue the appointment letters, receipts, score reports, etc. At the same time, please provide the date and location of your exam to facilitate the appointment of classroom assignments.
Three to five oral committee members are required for the Master Degree
Five to nine oral committee members are required for the PhD Degree
Information needed on the day of the oral defense:
(1) National Taiwan University, Master / PhD exam papers (Oral Defense Record Sheet)
(2) Master and Ph.D. oral defense score sheets *
(3) Receipts of payment for oral defense committee members *
(4) National Taiwan University oral defense committee appointment letter *
(5) Oral defense of degree approval form (in the "Thesis Format and Degree Oral Examination Approval Form-Students" file, self-editing)
The above documents (1)–(4) will be issued and delivered to the advisor or the examinee. Please confirm that the documents are complete before the oral defense
* the number should be same as oral defense committee members' number
5.5 Need to pay back after the oral test
National Taiwan University, Master / PhD exam papers (Oral Defense Record Sheet)
Receipt of payment for oral defense committee members ( with the correct bank account information and signature before returning)
6. Graduation and Leave School Application
Thesis/ Dissertation submission to the Library
Please submit the thesis/dissertation in accordance with the library regulations: please log in to the school’s electronic thesis service system by yourself, enter the basic information of the thesis, upload the electronic file of the full text, and sign the authorization letter, and then go to the campus library to submit the thesis and the original copy of authorization. < Library Guideline Link >
The uploaded file can be a PDF file, etc.
After the file is uploaded, the library will complete the review in about two business days. After the review is completed, the system will automatically send an e-mail notification.
The authorization letter will be sent to the graduate e-mail box along with e-mail. Please print and sign the authorization letter by yourself, and then bring the original copy of authorization letter and the thesis/ dissertation to the library to go through the University leaving procedures.
In the case of failure to pass the review, the system will also automatically send an e-mail notification. Please correct the wrong item as soon as possible or upload the electronic file again. For detailed assignment instructions and frequently asked questions, please refer to the library's electronic thesis/dissertation service webpage.
The electronic paper submission deadline is Feb 15 in the first semester and Aug 20 in the second semester.
Before leaving school, please hand in 2 hardback or paperback copies of your graduation thesis to the general drawing and go through the procedures for leaving school.
※If you cannot submit all the requirement before the deadline, please fill in the " Application for not graduating this semester after passing the degree exam " before the deadline. You should still register in the next semester, and graduate in that semester after you submit your thesis/dissertation.
7. Documents required by the office
1. Please go to National Taiwan University myNTU " Graduate Leaving Procedure System " online to apply. No paper exit procedures are required.
2. Before leaving the school, the consent form should be signed by the advisor, and then sent to the Office of the Institute of IPB (Room 307) for processing.
3. At the same time, submit the contact information for the Alumni Association.