Engineering International Graduate Program (EIGP)
1.Deadline: 15 April every year (Please fill out the application online)
2.Application Fees: Free
-By correspondence: Send by registered mail to: The Office of Research and Development, No. 62, Shenjhong Rd, Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City 82444, Taiwan (ROC). Must be postmarked before the deadline of the application submission period.
-Online: Walk in person to the Office of Research and Development during office hours, Monday through Friday (08:30-12:00, 13:30-16:30). The Office of Research and Development is located at NKNU’s R213, Yanchao Campus, Knowledge Building, No. 62, Shenjhong Rd., Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City 82444, Taiwan (ROC).
-Please see Appendix I for Departmental Requirements. Applicants are required to submit before the due date with the following documents to the university.
a. Two copies of the application form; (print out from website).
b. Two photocopies of the diploma authenticated by the conferring university or by a Taiwan’s overseas representative office (a notarized translation is required for any document not in English or Chinese)
c. Two copies of English transcript of full academic records authenticated by the conferring university or by a Taiwan’s overseas representative office.
d. Two letters of recommendation.
e. A study plan in English or Chinese.
f. Validated financial statement indicating sufficient funding for staying in Taiwan or written notification from a bank as evidence of the applicant’s ability to financially maintain himself/herself while attending NKNU.
g. Affidavit: If unable to provide official authenticated documents during the application process, applicants are allowed to submit photocopies when applying for admissions. The official authenticated documents shall be available and submitted to the University before the date of enrollment.
-Telephone number and e-mail address must be clearly indicated on the application form.
-Unless otherwise specified, application documents submitted shall not be returned.
EIGP Industrial Scholarship
1. Bursary： A total of NT$318,065 for the four semesters, including tuition and fees for four semesters, credit fees for four semesters, Mandarin classes for three seasons and accommodation fee for three semesters
2. Admission requirements： Vietnamese graduates from the Departments which major fields are relative to Science and Engineering of Universities.
3. Scholarship Sponsors： Compal Electronics Inc., Yankey Engineering Co., LTD, Orient Semiconductor Electronics, Ltd.
Academic Regulations for Master of Engineering Degree, V1 (Jan. 7, 2014)
2.Term of Study
3.Course Work and Credits
6.PrologueIf any discrepancy exists between the English texts and the Chinese texts of the academic regulations, the Chinese texts prevail.
1.Admission Criteriaa. According to Article 5 of the “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” published by the Ministry of Education and the “Foreign Student Admission Procedure” of National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), only the students, who are not citizens of the Republic of China and do not possess the legal status of overseas Chinese, are eligible to apply as international students.
b. International students who have earned or will earn a bachelor's degree at accredited universities in Taiwan or other countries are eligible to be considered for admission to the Master Programs offered by the College of Technology at NKNU.
c. A newly admitted graduate student may defer his/her enrollment for one semester with the permission of the director of the enrolling institute. The student must submit a request for deferred enrollment along with documents explaining the reasons for the deferral before he/she registers at NKNU. The request will only be approved if it is justified with compelling reasons.
2.Term of Study
a. The term of study for master degree is one to four years.
b. A student may apply for leaves of absence from his/her enrolled institute. The leaves must be approved by the thesis advisor of the student and the director of the program. The leaves may last one or more semester(s) or academic year(s). The total duration of leaves is normally limited to four semesters or two academic years. Extended leaves of absence those last more than two academic years will be approved only if the student suffers from a serious chronic illness, and the diagnosis is certified by a public hospital. The application of extended leaves of absence must be approved by the Office of Academic Affairs.
a. A student must select a thesis adviser and submit the Thesis Adviser Agreement Form within his/her first semester at NKNU. Student may select his/her thesis adviser among the full-time faculty members of the College of Technology. Student who wants to receive joint supervision from faculty members of other institutes must obtain the permission from his/her thesis adviser.
b. Every student should submit a thesis proposal six months prior to his/her application for a Degree Examination.
c. In order to change thesis adviser, a student must obtain permissions from the original adviser, the new adviser and the director of the EIGP program.
a. Master students who have satisfied the following criteria may take the Master Degree Examination.
(A) Those who have completed the required coursework and the required credit hours within the limit of their study terms.
(B) Those who have passed the required examinations in accordance with the master programs
(C) Those who have submitted their master theses in English.
(D) Students who met the requirements stated above and passed the master degree examination administered by the examination committee will be awarded the master degree.
b. Under normal conditions, students should take their master degree examination after completing all the required coursework. In some cases, with the recommendation of thesis adviser, a student may take the master degree examination before completing his/her courses. The degree will be awarded upon the successful completion of all the courses and the earning of sufficient credit hours. The master degree examination will be deemed invalid if the student fails to satisfy the requirements before the end of the semester.
c. The Master Degree Examination is usually conducted in the form of an oral examination. An additional written examination may be held if necessary. The examination should be conducted according to the following rules.
(A)The oral examination should be held in public with its time, place and thesis topic of the candidate to be announced in advance.
(B)Members of the degree examination committee should attend the examination in person. No substitution or proxy arrangement is permitted. The examination can only be held with at least three committee members in attendance.
(C)Committee of the master degree examination should consist of 3-5 members. The committee members need to satisfy at least one of the following conditions:
(a) Who had been a professor, an associate professor or an assistant professor.
(b) Who had been an academician, researcher, associate researcher or an assistant researcher in ACADEMIA SINICA.
(c) Who possesses Ph.D. degree, and does excellent in academia.
(d) Who has great achievements in special research fields.
(e) (c) and (d) should be recognized by a certain committee of this program. Relatives of the students cannot be the member of degree examination committee.
(D)A chair person (other than the thesis advisor of the student) will be elected within the examination committee
(E)The student is deemed passing the examination if he/she obtains an average score of seventy (70) or above out of one hundred (100). Nevertheless, when the majority of the committee members issue failing scores (lower than 70), a decision of failure will be made without calculating the average score.
(F)A student who passes the examination will receive comments and suggestion for revision as guidelines for the revision of the thesis from the committee. Once the thesis is revised, it shall be reviewed by the committee agree with the revision. The thesis is considered passed if a minimum of 2/3 of the committee will sign the “Oral Defense Committee Review Form” and the grade of the oral defense is final.
(G)The student is deemed failing the examination if plagiarism or fraudulence is found and confirmed by the examination committee.
(H)A student who has failed his/her master degree examination may take the examination one more time in the following semester or academic year. A candidate who fails the examination for a second time will be dismissed from his/her enrolled program.
(I)If a member of the examination committee is physically absent from the examination, he/she is regarded to waive his/her right to serve in the examination committee. He/ she may not ask for a make-up examination nor sign on the Thesis Approval Form.
(J)Conformed to the policies of the national library, students should submit three printed copies of their thesis one to his/her enrolled institute, one to the school library and one for the Ministry of Education for archiving within one month after they passed their master degree examination.
d. Every student must complete the graduation procedures before he/she may obtain his/her diploma.
a. The rules and regulations stated in this document shall be administered after they are approved by the Curriculum Committee of the College of Technology, and the University Academic Office. Any revision to this guideline must follow the same procedures.
b. Any regulation not mentioned above should be processed according to the related rules of NKNU.