National Tsing Hua University

Ph.D. On Campus
24 months
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Department of Photonics (DoP), the first photonic research institute in Taiwan to cultivate numerous optoelectronic R&D talent. Photonics PhD is offered at National Tsing Hua University.


Photonics will play a key role in providing the enabling technology for the 21st century. With this vision in mind, the department of photonics (DoP) emphasizes innovative teaching and cutting-edge research programs in photonics for the new millennium.

NCTU has a long history of academic excellence in photonic science and technology.

 Many pioneering photonic programs in Taiwan, including gas laser, VCSEL, holography, liquid crystal, MO storage, fiber communication, femtosecond laser and THz photonics, were initiated in NCTU.


What are the career opportunities at DoP-NCTU?

The objective of the Photonics graduate program from at National Tsing Hua University, is to create the best conditions for the transfer of knowledge and know-how in photonics. A graduate degree in photonics science and engineering will prepare you for a wide variety of satisfying career paths. 

Programme Structure

Research topics include:

  • photonic science
  • informatics photonics
  • display science
  • energy photonics
  •  nano-photonics and bio-photonics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




18 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of academic excellence (top 30%) with the potential of research capability or other special achievements: transcript of academic performance, papers published;
  • At least two recommendation letters.

Tuition Fee


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