About us

The Baby Boom generation (1946 - 1964) will reach an age range between 51 and 70 as of 2016. “Ageing well” has since become a global priority as described by the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to an increasing demand and growth of the biomedical industry. The biotechnology sector therefore needs well-trained personnel who are skilled in bench-to-bedside research and commercialization, which is currently in a short supply. The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) was established in August, 2012 under The College of Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Our mission is to inspire and prepare students with solid cross-disciplinary skills from an engineering perspective, thus bridging the gap between basic and clinical research for immediate application in the biotech industry. Our Institute enrolls 15 MSc students, and accepts 3 to 5 PhD student (co-hosted PhD Program with the Institute of Nano Engineering and MicroSystems) per academic year. Independent PhD and PhD/MD Programs will be established in the near future.

The Institute aims to develop novel materials for biosensors, disease diagnosis and tissue regeneration by focusing on three main fields: nanobiosensors, biomaterials and biomechanics. The Program offers well planned graduate courses in these fields with an emphasis on hands-on laboratory trainings. Students are highly encouraged to explore and select courses that best train his/her cross-disciplinary skills. Our Faculties actively collaborate with institutes including National Taiwan University Hospital (Hsinchu Branch), Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Linkou Branch), Veterans General Hospital (Taipei and Taichung) and Industrial Technology Research Institute. Further, the Faculties continue to publish their work in top-tier international journals and establish industrial collaboration, thereby receiving recognitions such as the New Faculty Research Award (NTHU), Young Investigator Awards (ABMC5), as well as prestigious awards including Wu Ta-You Memorial Award (Ministry of Science and Technology) and National Professorship (Ministry of Education) of Taiwan.

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Fellowship

:: National Tsing Hua University ::
NTHU International Student Scholarship

● Doctoral. students: NT$ 10,000 per month
● Master Students: NT$ 5,000 per month
● Bachelor students: NT$ 5,000 per month
● tuition waived Division of Continuing Education at NTHU

:: Government Agencies ::
Taiwan Scholarship
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
● NT$ 30,000 per month

Ministry of Education
● Doctoral students: NT$ 20,000 per month
● Master's students: NT$ 20,000 per month
● Bachelor students: NT$ 15,000 per month

Taiwan Embassy or Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
Academia Sinica International Graduate Student Scholarship
Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Scholarship NT$ 15,000 per month

:: Private Organizations ::
National Synchotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) International Doctorate Program

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Graduation Requirement (Master program)

Duration: 1~4 years

Minimum Credits: 24 credits in total (Excluding Dissertation/Thesis credits).

Required courses: None; Mandatory courses: seminar, 3 credits.

Pre-Oral: Students should submit a research report and invite thesis committee to do pre-oral before drafting dissertation. The research report must be approved by the thesis committee. After completing pre-oral, students should submit evaluation form to NTHU BME office.

Oral Exam/Thesis Defence: Students can take the oral exam 6 months after passing the pre-oral. On applying for oral exam, students should submit an exam application form 2 weeks before oral exam. Exam committee should consist of 3-5 professors (assistant professor and above including thesis advisor and co-advisor from student’s registered university). Chair of the committee will be nominated by the committee members . Committee will grade the candidates based on the content of the thesis and the performance of the oral exam.

For information specifically related to the BME, please contact the Chairman/Director :

Dr. Hsing- Wen Sung

email: hwsung@mx.nthu.edu.tw