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The deadline to submit applications: February 29th, 2020

Announcement of Results: Last week of March or first week of April 2020

Duration: 2~3 months from 1st May – 31st August 2020

Online Applications for 2020 Taiwan International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP) is now open. The duration of the Taiwan Internships is 2-3 months. The paid internships in Taiwan will be starting from 1st May – 31st August 2020. There is no application fee is required for the TIGP- IIP Summer Internship Programme.

The qualified intern will be hosted by the PI of his or her choice. At the end of the internship, interns are required to submit a report and/or give a presentation about their research projects. Upon completion of each intern’s project, an evaluation report will be filed by the host scientist, which may later serve as a supportive document towards application for admission to TIGP.


The TIGP-IIP welcomes applications from overseas candidates of the following status:

  • Undergraduate students who will have been conferred a B.S. degree by August 2021.

  • (Or students who will have been conferred a B.S.+M.S. dual degree by August 2021.)

  • Students pursuing a Master's degree and holding a B.S. degree.

  • Individuals holding a B.S. or Master's degree (student's pursuing a PhD degree are not eligible for this category)

  • Students/ Individuals who have attended TIGP-IIP program before are not eligible to apply again.

Financial Support

  • TIGP and the hosting PI will together offer NTD 30,000/month-tax free (~USD 1000) for two months. (TIGP will provide a monthly stipend of NTD 20,000/months and the sponsoring faculty will provide an additional monthly stipend of NTD 10,000/ month).

  • In addition, half of the cheapest round-way airfare at economy class of the batch (max. NTD 15,000) will be provided to participating interns upon completion of the training program.

Note: Stipends will be given after the 15th of every month in cash. Airfare will be reimbursed only upon successful completion of the internship. (Please check the airfare comparison websites before you purchase the ticket.) Only the cheapest routes will be reimbursed. If the interns are from the same location in the same batch, only the cheapest airfare price will be reimbursed. The amount of airfare reimbursement will be made according to Academia Sinica’s regulation. The airfare reimbursement will be given 1 week before the internship ends.


  • Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics

  • Molecular Science and Technology

  • Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences

  • Bioinformatics

  • Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Nano Science and Technology

  • Molecular Medicine

  • Earth System Science

  • Biodiversity

  • Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

  • Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology

  • Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing

Program Highlights

  • Orientation—Introduction to Academia Sinica and Taiwan International Graduate Program

  • Visits to TIGP partner institutions and sightseeing/field trips

  • Basic or fundamental Chinese language classes: free, classes can be waived if the intern has a basic knowledge of Mandarin/Chinese or upon request by the mentor.

  • Internship Report/Poster Presentation

  • Certificate awarding ceremony


To complete the online application, you will need to…

  • Upload your CV on the research interests page.

  • Upload your Statement of Purpose on the research interests page.

  • Upload your original academic transcript on current Status of Applicant.

  • Complete all the required information on the online application form.

  • Two letters of recommendation in PDF format upload directly from your referees to IIP website before the deadline.

Once you complete the referees’ information page on your online application, your referees will be immediately notified and guided to IIP online recommendation portal. It is strongly suggested that you need to fill in the referees’ information page as soon as you start IIP online application. In case of any technical problems, two of your recommendation letters should be uploaded by your referees 2 weeks before the deadline..

** Please note the Selected PI and your referees cannot be the same person.

You are also required to post your original academic transcript to TIGP office two week before the deadline. If you would like to post a photocopy of your academic transcript, you are required to authorize by Ministry of Foreign Education of your country before you post it.



Please click Create account button on the IIP website and fill in the application form online. Please make sure you to submit your application as soon as you complete it.



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