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The doctoral program offered by the Department of Industrial Management aims to nurture future academics who wish to pursue a career in a higher education/research or become high-level managers in business and industry.
Admission to our doctoral program is very competitive. While academic credentials are important for a successful application, we also pay great attention to the fit of students to both, the program and the research interests of our academic faculty. The DIM does not offer a fast-track PhD program ("Direct Pursuit PhD program"), i.e. a postgraduate degree is required. Scholarships and/ or tuition fee waivers are available for outstanding applicants.
How does the admission process work?
We wish to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, and welcome applications by all suitably qualified prospective students from different backgrounds. For international applicants, the admission decision is based on written documents, we usually do not hold interviews/ admission exams. The documents have to be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs, but will be reviewed by the DIM admission committee which carefully considers each application on an individual basis.
The DIM admission committee considers:
How to apply?
Admission to the Doctoral Program in Industrial Management is possible both in the fall and in the spring term, please refer to the NTUST Academic Calendar for the admission deadlines. Detailed information on the application process, fee payments etc is offered by the Office of Academic Affairs. Once you have received your Letter of Admission, the Office of International Affairs will assist with the enrollment process and getting settled at Taiwan Tech. The OIA also provides information on scholarship and funding.
What do I need? Application Checklist
|Master’s Degree Certificate
|DIM administered entrance exam
|DIM administered entrance interview
|One recommendation letter
|Statement of Purpose (500 words )
|Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT500 or its equivalent)
|Apply online via NTUST Application Platform
Credit waivers and credit recognition
After enrollment, students can apply for credit waivers to be exempted from taking courses at Taiwan Tech. The maximum of waived credits must not exceed 50% of the credits required for graduation, i.e. not more than 15 credits taken at other institutions can be transferred. Relevant supporting documents, i.e. copies of university transcripts and course descriptions, need to be submitted.
The following conditions apply (for detailed information on credit transfer, please refer to the regulations issued by the Office of Academic Affairs)
Last update: 1 July 2023