Ph.D. On Campus


National Tsing Hua University

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The PhD Astronomy program from National Tsing Hua University, started from 2009. The purpose of the Institute is to conduct high-quality teaching to cultivate younger generations for astronomy education and research, to perform front-end astronomy research, and to become an internationally well-recognized institution. 


The Institute offers comprehensive fundamental graduate courses and a variety of optional courses on different topics, which include Stellar Astrophysics, Galactic Astronomy, Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, The Solar System, Interstellar Medium, Cosmology, Radio Astronomy, High Energy Astrophysics, Observational Astronomy, etc. The Astronomy program is offfered at National Tsing Hua University.



The Institute also offers, in the Department of Physics, undergraduate courses such as General Astronomy, Basic Astronomical Observation, Introduction to Astrophysics, etc, to form a set of undergraduate astronomy curriculum.

The Institute owns an on-campus observatory for teaching purposes. Besides, several small optical telescopes are stationed at a few sites around the world (the Taiwan Oscillation Network, TON) to conduct helioseismic, asteroseismic, and exoplanet observations. Several faculty members also frequently conduct observations and data analysis with international facility such as large radio telescopes and astronomical satellites. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Stellar Astrophysics 
  • Galactic Astronomy 
  • Observational Astronomy 
  • Astrophysical Radiative Processes 
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Quantum mechanics

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18 alternative credits

For students with a master degree, at least 18 credits are required. Otherwise, at least 30 credits are required.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Proof of English Proficiency (Optional): fulfilling ONE of thefollowing requirements:

  •  Proof of English Proficiency
  •  If you are from countries where English is the official language, please provide a copy of passport.
  • If you have completed your previous degree in an Englishspeaking country, please upload a diploma of the previous degree.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Hsinchu

25033 - 29515 TWD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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