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Graduate Programs

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Doctoral Program

Course Regulations and Requirements

The PhD in Taiwan Literature requires at least 24 credits plus a dissertation. Competence in English and an additional modern foreign language that will be used in research is required. Areas of specialization must be approved by the Institute’s Adviser(s).

The 24 PhD credits include:
1. 6 credits in Historical Materials and Documents of Taiwan Literature
2. 6 credits in Directed Individual Study (courses taken no earlier than second year of PhD study)
3. 12 credits in Elective Courses (4 of which could be courses approved by the NTU Inter-University Course Selection Program; for further information please consult the GITL Office)
4. Dissertation courses

Several pre-requisite courses are required if the students have not received any relevant courses ahead.
Pre-requisite courses (do not count toward the 24 credits required):
1.Literary Theory and/or Research Methods
2.Introduction to Taiwan Languages
3.History of Taiwan Literature 

Foreign Language Requirements:
1. English:
a) TOEFL ibT score of 81 (or above)
b) TOEFL cBT score of 217 (or above)
c) IELTS score of 6 (or above)
d) FLPT score of 240 (or above)
e) FCE level C (or above)
f) TOEIC score of 800 (or above)
g) Obtained degrees in English speaking universities included in Ministry of Education’s reference list
h) Other English proficiency tests accepted by the Online English Program’s Planning Committee and evaluated by the Common Education Committee

2.
 Students also must pass JLPT level N1 or other secondary foreign language tests (showed in the table below) before dissertation proposal.
 

Language

Level

Test(s)

Grade

Korean

Medium

TOPIK

3

High

5

German

Medium

ZD

B1

High

TestDaf or ZD

C1

French

Medium

TCF

DELF B1

High

Delf C1

Spanish

Medium

DELE

B1

High

C1

Academic Publication Points Requirements:
PhD students are eligible for degree examination after gaining 3 academic publication points. The points are calculated as follows:
1. Publication in A-list NTU approved journals is counted as 3 points each time
2. Publication in B-list NTU approved journals is counted as 2 points each time
3. Publication in C-list NTU approved journals or presenting in conferences with peer review mechanism is counted as 1 point each time

PhD Students may start writing their dissertations only after their prospectus are examined and approved by the Supervisory Committee members. For detailed regulation please refer to the
GITL Regulations of Prospectus Oral Examination.




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