- Dual/Joint degree program(DDP/JDP) is conducted jointly by two universities based on their existing programs. Students meeting the requirements and regulations from the participating universities and the DDP/JDP will receive recognition of the degree by both universities. Upon completion of the program requirements, students are awarded with two degrees, one from each of the participating universities, or one degree jointly by both universities. Students are welcome to apply Dual/Joint Degree Program at ICST of NCTU. ICST is the single application portal for all DDP/JDP applicants from IIT. Fields open for application includes all departments at NCTU.
India partner universities with ICST of NCTU
|Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IITM)|
Dual PhD Degree
|Study at NCTU: 24 months|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)|
|Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)||Study at NCTU: 18 months|
|Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)||Joint Doctoral Degree||Study at NCTU: 18 months|
- NCTU DDP/JDP Doctoral student: up to NT$ 24,000 ($800 USD) monthly.
- Industry Sponsorship opportunities available additional NT$ 15,000($500 USD)-30,000 ($1,000 USD) monthly.
- Research project stipend available during study at individual institution.
- Taiwan scholarship from Taiwan government.
- Additional national project sponsorship under individual labs/professors.
Ministry of Education(MoE), Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST), FICHET, TSMC, MediaTek, Delta Electronics, Nouvoton, IBM, Applied Materials, Synopsis, etc.
All courses in the program, except Chinese language courses, are lectured in ENGLISH.
Course & Regulations
- ICST-NCTU Academic Regulation for students enrolling in 2018-2019 year in-take students.
- Requirements from NCTU:
- Course work: 2 compulsory courses, seminar in each semester during study, total 18 credits of courses completed in NCTU or partner university;
- Publication: 2 SCI paper published or equivalent
- Regulation and requirements for each participating department differs. For further inquiries, please contact us.
Application for Admissions
Regular Action: Jan. 10- Mar. 10
Regular Action: Mid-May
How to apply
- Step 1:
- Download the DDP application form
- Fill out application forms
- Submit form(word file) and CV to
(1)ICST official email:(firstname.lastname@example.org)
(2)Host supervisor email
(3)Home supervisor email
Under the Title: Application for DDP_Name_(Name of the University).
- Download the DDP application form
For more details of the admission guideline, please download the file here.
Q1. I want to inquire about the process of admission and eligibility for this program(DDP).
A1. More details about DDP application, please refer to the admission guideline.
Q2. My enquiry is that, the guidelines state that we need an English proficiency test score i.e. TOEFL/IELTS for the application submission. However, in India, we do not have these test systems and therefore do not possess the relevant documents. Thus, is there any other alternative to this?
A2. Please refer to the web of Office of International Affairs(OIA) for all required documents.
Q3. When should I start my visa application to visit Taiwan?
A3. Once you get the admission letter(hard copy) issued by Office of International Affairs(OIA), then you can start your visa application.
Q4. Which kind of accommodation will be provided to us? Does it include a kitchen as well? Since I am a pure vegetarian, I would prefer to cook my own food or if there are any vegetarian food points available at NCTU?
A4. Accommodation at NCTU is provided by the Housing department of NCTU. Generally, for International graduate students there are dormitories(Hostels):
1. Graduate Dorm 1, 2 and 3 and Dorm 5.
2. Graduate Dorm 1 have 2 people sharing a room with not attached washrooms and no Kitchen
3. Graduate Dorm 2 have 4 people sharing a room with attached Washrooms and a common Kitchen on the 9th floor.
4. Graduate Dorm 3 have 2 people sharing a room with attached washrooms. Dorm 5 have 4 people sharing a room with no attached washroom and no kitchen.
More information about dorms can be checked at: Link
There is no issue with vegetarian food as you can find some options for local vegetarian food in and around the campus.
If you would like to cook by yourself, you can do that.
Apart from this, there is an Indian restaurant in the campus and other Cafeteria (Taiwanese/Chinese style food) providing vegetarian food.
Q5. Hostel charges will be payable by ICST or from our stipend?
A5. The fee of accommodation will be covered by students. Here is the FAQ for campus life including dorm: Link
If you have any queries, please leave message on the link. We will kindly reply as soon as possible. Link
Besides, you can check your needed information on the web of OIA(Office of International Affairs)
- International Relation Team,
International College of Semiconductor Technology(ICST), National Chiao Tung University(NCTU)
Tel: +886-35712121 #55915, #55903 / E-mail: email@example.com
Address: R301, MIRC Building, 1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan