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Admission PhD

The doctoral program of Business Administration, offered by the Taiwan Tech Department of Business Admnistration (DBA), 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.

• Applicants for the PhD-program in Business Administration should hold a postgraduate master's degree from an accredited institution in Taiwan or overseas, showing evidence of above-average academic achievement
• Applicants should have completed a master's thesis in business, finance, economics, psychology, or other relevant programs

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 DBA admission committee which carefully considers each application on an individual basis. 
The DBA admission committee considers:

• your academic results in your postgraduate studies (i.e. the transcripts of your Master's degree)
• the quality of your Master's thesis (only research-oriented Master's thesis in a relevant area are accepted)

• your Statement of Purpose (500 words) where you have explain your academic background and the specific reasons why you wish to join our department's PhD-program in Business Administration

• your video-recorded self-introduction (max. 5 minutes) about your personality and motivation, the reasons why you choose our program, and why we should accept your application

• the level of endorsement expressed in the recommendation letters 


How to apply? 

Admission to the Doctoral Program of Business Administration is possible both in the winter and in the spring term, please refer to the NTUST Academic Calender 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 enrollment and getting settled at Taiwan Tech.

What do I need? Application Checklist  

 Master’s Degree Certificate  ü
 DAB administered entrance exam   Ø
 DAB administered entrance interview  Ø
 Two recommendation letters ü
 Statement of Purpose (500 words)    ü
 Curriculum Vitae    ü
 Video-recorded self-introduction (3-5 minutes, MP4) ü
 Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT71 or its equivalent ü
 Apply online via NTUST application platform ü

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 12 credits taken at other institutions can be trasnferred.
 Relevant supporting documents 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)

• The name of the course and the number of credits that you wish to waive has to correspond to the name of the DBA-course and to its number of credits 
You have to submit relevant documents, i.e. university transcripts and course descriptions

The courses which you submit for credit transfer must have been completed successfully,  the credits may NOT be included in the credit requirements of your master's degree

• The minimum period of study of the PhD-program of Business Administration is one year, i.e. if you are granted credits waivers, you will still have to enroll at Taiwan Tech for al least one year within which you have to fulfill all requirements for graduation 



Last update: 29 June 2022