10 Fully Funded Scholarships-PhD Program of Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry and Life Sciences (MC&LS)Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan

Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU)-Taiwan, College of Life Sciences, Department of Medicinal and Chemistry, launched a new graduate program titled   PhD Program of Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry and Life Sciences (MC&LS)-2018" to welcome International students to pursue PhD degree in KMU, Taiwan. This PhD Program of Frontiers in MC&LS at Department of Medicinal & Applied Chemistry, KMU is funded, and approved by MOE (the Ministry of Education, Taiwan), and offered by KMU, Taiwan.

KMU was the first private medical university in Taiwan, established in 1954 and has a multicultural and bilingual environment with international students from more than 50 countries. The Department of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry was established in 1990 and possess more than 21 professors in 5 research areas covering all chemistry domains. And, the department Ranked No#1 for medicinal and applied chemistry field in Taiwan since 2015 and possessing a large number of degree-seeking international students and have great research interaction with medicine (4 affiliated KMU hospitals with high-tech facilities).

This PhD Program of Frontiers in MC&LS@KMU scholarship includes full tuition fee waivers, free international students dormitory accommodation, a generous monthly stipend for living expenses, health insurance, etc. This new PhD Program@KMU is specially designed for international students to experience and explore the advanced researches in the areas of medicinal chemistry and life sciences at KMU.

This PhD program@KMU program highlights fully English teaching curriculum and advanced research facilities include (1) exploring and experiencing to various advanced research techniques/equipment at different fields of medicinal chemistry and applied chemistry research areas (2) great research interaction with medicine and learning to advanced medicinal chemistry and life science courses, (3) students will also experience various field/industries visits, attending international seminars/conferences and possible job placements opportunities after graduation at Taiwan. In addition to gaining professional knowledge and skills, this program also offers excellent opportunities to students to continue to pursue post-doctoral research at KMU and to learn Chinese, improve their language proficiency, and gain/understating of Taiwanese cultures.

PhD Program of Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry and Life Sciences, Kaohsiung Medical University-Taiwan


PhD Program of Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry and Life Sciences (MC&LS) 


Medicinal Chemistry and Life Sciences


Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan


Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan

Funded by

MOE (the Ministry of Education, Taiwan)

Scholarship duration:

·         3 Years

Total PhD Positions:

·         10

Application period:

·         2018/09/10 ~ 2018/11/15

Result Announcement:

·         2018/12/15

PhD Program starts on:

·         Spring Admission at KMU (February 1, 2019)

This scholarship covers:

1) Full tuition fee waivers

2) Free accommodation is provided.

3) A stipend up to NTD 10,000 per month is available for a generous living cost.

4) Free access to Research facilities.

5) Attending Conferences and Special Lectures are available.

Dormitory Information:

International Dormitory at KMU (4 students/room)

Contact Information:

For general information and program application, Please contact Ms. Lo at peggielo@kmu.edu.tw or call +886-7-312-1101 ext.2215. https://chem.kmu.edu.tw/

For further academic and research related questions, Please contact Professor Kumar (kumar@kmu.edu.tw)

Department of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry

Degree Conferred

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Duration

2~7 years

Language of Instruction


Enrollment Semester(s)

Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Basic Requirements

1.          Holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related life sciences and natural sciences from a local or foreign university which is recognized by M.O.E. and verified by Taiwan R.O.C. representative office.

2.          Holds a Master Degree (in Chemistry/Natural Sciences/Life Sciences) which is verified by Taiwan R.O.C. representative office 

3.          A minimum GPA of B or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (a notarized Chinese or English translation of transcript is required).

4.          Applicants whose native/official language is not English must provide official proof of English proficiency. Acceptable test score of English language proficiency includes TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE, CPE, and etc. Official scores must be taken no more than two years before submission of the application.

Additional Documents Required

In addition to the application, other required Documents as below:

1.    Autobiography and CV

2.    Research Proposal

3.    Related Academic Publications

4.    Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from the candidate’s supervisor or head of the department)

5.   English Proficiency Requirement form for international students

Evaluation for Admission

All documents submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs will be assessed by the Committee of Department of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry for the initial screening. Official interview will be conducted via telephone or Skype. Accepted applicants will be notified individually after the evaluation is completed.


1.      Requirements for Graduation please refer to:


2.      Doctoral degree students must to provide at least one English Proficiency pass test score before to their PhD dissertation exam.


1. Please finish the internet apply process for spring semester, first. ( KMU Application  Guidelines for International Students Academic Year (Spring Semester)

2. Fill the attachement and send to Ms. Peggio’s e-mail: peggielo@kmu.edu.tw  ( Requires appication form word )


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