[Above: 2020 TMU-STEP students (Minerva Schools at KGI, U.S.A.) at Pharmaceutical lab.]

About TMU STEP (Short-Term Exchange Program)

TMU Short-Term Exchange Program (TMU-STEP) provides an opportunity for students from universities around the world to study at Taipei Medical University for one or two semesters. TMU-STEP consists of a wide variety of English-taught classes in Health Sciences, such as Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy and Nutrition.

In addition to professional courses, students attending TMU-STEP may also sign up for Chinese language courses. Some participants can choose to do independent research (lab attachment) under the guidance of a TMU faculty member. There will also be opportunities to take part in numerous traditional and contemporary Taiwanese cultural activities.


Below is the courses available in 2023 Spring Semester.

Please click on the course title and instructor for detailed syllabus and instructor’s profile.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2023

Online Courses

Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements Quota Theme
Application of artificial intelligence in genomics Nguyen Quoc Khanh Le Medicine 10 Medical Innovation
Special topics in immunology & virology Lin, Liang-Tzung Medicine 25 Medical Innovation
Seminar (II) Yung-Kang Shen Oral Medicine 2 Biomedical Technology
Data management & analyses Hsiao-Yean Chiu Nursing Basic knowledge on statistics 10 Research Methodology
Analysis of multivariate data Hsing Jasmine Chao, Chen, Yi-Hua Public Health Took at least one basic biostatistics course before 3 Research Methodology
Global environmental changes & health Mattia Sanna Public Health proficiency in English 5 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Research Planning & Design Wayne Gao Public Health N/A Research Methodology
Field study in health security Wayne Gao Public Health N/A Others
Molecular biology in nutrition Chao, Jane Chen-Jui  Nutrition Master’s degree in life science related fields 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Scientific writing and publication skills Chang, Jung-Su  Nutrition Master’s degree in life science related fields 20 Others
Nutrition & Health (II) Duong Van Tuyen  Nutrition Major in health, nutrition, or related fields 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
The last humans & earth: identifying crisis in sustainability Lin, Liang-Tzung Interdisciplinary Studies 30 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Global co-creation: building collaborative creativity  Lin, Liang-Tzung Interdisciplinary Studies 30 Others
Python programming in medical data analysis Nguyen Quoc Khanh Le Interdisciplinary Studies 10 Research Methodology
Neural networks & applications on bioinformatics Nguyen Quoc Khanh Le Interdisciplinary Studies 10 Biomedical Technology
Seminar in project management Hsyien-Chia Wen Management 5 Quality & Management in Healthcare
Management case study- an EBM approach Chung-Chien Huang Management 5 Quality & Management in Healthcare
Investment analysis & case study of biotechnology industry Yu-Jen Hsiao Management Major in economics and finance 5 Others
Special topics in international standard organization ISO 9000 series & JCI accreditation standards Chung-Chien Huang Management 5 Quality & Management in Healthcare
Health policy management Jason C. Hsu Management Students from Eswatini, Gambia and Thailand has piority to register 30 Quality & Management in Healthcare
International health research Chyi-Huey Bai Public Health N/A Global Healthcare & Health Promotion

On-Campus Courses

Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Global Health Promotion Tuo-Yu Chen Public Health Ph.D. students only
Community Health And Primary Care Tuo-Yu Chen Public Health Master students only
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Big data of smart healthcare Min-Huei Hsu Management

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Applicants must fulfill the following requirement

  1. Undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at universities outside Taiwan.
  2. Be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee to their home institution, not to TMU.
  3. Complete at least one semester of the home university program before they apply.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
  5. Be proficient in English. Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5.

Program Certificate

Information about certificate and credit transfer

TMU issues certificate of completion and transcript to the students who successfully meet the program requirements of TMU-STEP.

The credits taken under TMU-STEP can be transferred to the student’s home university. Please consult your home university about how to apply for credit transfer.


Please visit the website of Formosa 101 for further information:
Formosa 101

For more information, please contact the Global Partnerships Section:


Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. With its busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings, Taipei serves as the island’s financial, cultural and governmental center. The skyline is crowned by the bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the 508-meter top.

The downtown area offers enjoyable contrasts, with the west side’s narrow streets and street vendors showing Taipei’s past. The city’s east side is now its financial and commercial center, with the Xinyi District’s malls and nightlife representing the city’s metamorphosis into a modern international city.

About Taipei Medical University

Founded in 1960, Taipei Medical University (TMU) is the leading private university in Taiwan that excels in teaching, research, and a full range of health care services. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs are offered, including Medicine, Oral Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Biomedical Engineering and Nutrition.

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