Degree Programs


PHD program

Courses offered by DEAS are designed to enable students to advance their studies in their areas of interest and to have fundamental interdisciplinary knowledge and views.

There are two different groups from which students can choose:

group ACulture and Its Application

group BPolitics, Economics and Regional Development

In the courses of the Culture and Its Application group, students are expected to understand international East Asian sinology, culture, and thinking from a cross-cultural perspective. In the courses of the Politics, Economics and Regional Development group, students are expected to understand international politics, the economics of East Asia, and the structure and development of the primary East Asian countries.


I. Program Information


Doctoral Program

Degree Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.

Admission Evaluation

Document Review and Interview

(either in person or by video-conferencing)

Language Proficiency Requirements for Application

Choose one among below

Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL, Level 5)

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK, Level 6)

or any other equivalent Chinese proficiency certificate

Semester of Admission

Both fall-term and spring-term are available.

For more information about courses, admission, tuition, or scholarship, please find following links for reference:


Admission】【Course information for Ph.D. program】【Scholarship】【Tuition & Miscellaneous Charges


II. Course Works & Program Requirement: Ph.D. Program

Credits Needed for Graduation: Ph.D. Program

Minimum Credit Requirement: Ph.D. Program


Academic Year

Required Credit

Elective Courses

Minimum Credit Requirement




6 credits

21 credits

(Major group: 12 credits,

Minor group: 6 credits,

Free credits: 3 credits)

27 credits


III. Details about the Course Works

We may have 1~2 courses instructed in English in each semester, but most of our courses are instructed in Chinese. Therefore in order to meet the requirements of listening comprehension in class, we highly recommend students to have Chinese language proficiency higher than designated level.

(Chinese language proficiency for Ph.D. program: TOCFL Level 5 or New HSK Level 6)

Curriculum Structure: Ph.D. Program】      Course Introduction

Courses taught in English offered by College of International Studies and Social Sciences



Course Name


Offered by




Introduction of Intercultural Competence


College of International Studies and Social Sciences

Huei-Wern Shen



Selected Reading of Outstanding English Scholarship on Chinese Studies


Department of East Asian Studies

Yi-Ting Zheng



Qualitative Research


Graduate Institute of Mass Communication




Advanced Social Statistics


Graduate Institute of Social Work

Huei-Wern Shen


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In 2006, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and National University Preparatory School for Overseas Chinese Students merged to establish the College of International Studies and Education for Overseas Chi...

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