國立中興大學物理學系

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International students

Overview
The physics department offers bachelor, master, and ph. D degrees. The Ph. D. and master degree programs will be instructed in English. International students are expected to have a good command of English to attend the Ph. D. and master degree program. The bachelor program is not recommended for students who are not familiar with Chinese.
Ph. D. students are required to have 30 course credits and two papers published in international journals (SCI papers) before apply for a defense for dissertation. It takes on average 4 to 5 years to obtain a Ph. D. degree in our department. Most Ph. D. students can have scholarships from National Chung Hsing University and research assistantship from the research funding of their advisors. Within the first two year period, the student must pass the Ph. D. qualify examination to become a Ph. D. candidate. The opportunity for whom finished his/her Ph.D. program to work as a postdoc for one or two years in our department or other institutions in Taiwan is very high. For the master degree program, students are also required to have 30 course credits (including 6 credits for master thesis). There is an oral examination for the master thesis.

Ph.D Courses
All candidates for the Ph. D. degree must complete 30 points of credit (18 in lecture courses at the Graduate School level and 12 for Ph. D. dissertation). Several seminar courses are also required to help students to keep updated with the recent developments across the full spectrum of physics research.
Core Course Requirements
The Ph.D. program is designed to prepare a student for carrying out research in physics at the frontier of science and technology. A flexible set of course requirements are aimed for adapting individual needs in the diverse context of contemporary physics. Nevertheless, students are required to pass at least four of the following ten courses:
Classical Mechanics I
Statistical Mechanics I
Electrodynamics I
Quantum Mechanics I
Quantum Mechanics II
Condensed Matter Physics I
Condensed Matter Physics II
Mathematical Physics
Mathematical Physics Biophysics I
Biophysics II

Admission
For those who are interested in apply our department, please contact professors who open the PhD or master studentship first:

Recruitment website:https://www.phys.nchu.edu.tw/en/news/ins.php?index_m_id=4&index_id=34

For general admission information and the online application website, please visit:
http://www.oia.nchu.edu.tw/english/03_exchange/01_exchange.php

Financial Support
We are looking for talented, highly motivated, and hardworking Ph. D. or Master-degree students to join our family (Institute of Physics or Institute of NanoScience, National Chung-Hsing University).
Normally, our Ph. D. students will receive 10,000-14,000 NT stipend every month and Master-degree students will gain 8,000 NT stipend every month. Moreover, successful applicants will also receive attractive compensation and benefit packages provided by NCHU, please refer to: 
http://www.oia.nchu.edu.tw/english/03_exchange/01_exchange.php?MID=4.

For more detail, please contact Prof. Watson Kuo at wkuo@phys.nchu.edu.tw

Living in Taichung
On campus:
Library: One of best University library in Taiwan. Open hours: 8:00-21:00 for weekdays, and 9:00-18:00 for weekends.
Gym: swimming pool, basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton, archery, rock climbing, skating, etc.
Wireless network: Wireless connection to internet is available almost everywhere on campus.
Chinese program: Language Center provides free one-year Chinese course for new students. (http://cp.nchu.edu.tw/en_index.php )
Off-campus:
Taichung city
National Museum of Natural Science

Accommodation
Accommodation in the dormitory is offered without charge to all newly admitted international degree-seeking and exchange students. Students still have to pay for food, cleaning, electricity, etc. New foreign students can stay temporarily for a week in the dormitory before they decide to choose off-campus apartments.
There are quite a lot of apartments and rental houses close to NCHU. The rent for off-campus accommodation ranges from NT3,000 to 8,000 per month