International Honors Program 2019

Course Content

 💡 Combining lectures, site visits, lab practice, cultural excursion, and Chinese language learning, the International Honors Program (IHP) aims to provide students a unique two-week study experience at Taipei Medical University.

This program will take place between 10 and 21 June 2019, students will be able to choose to join IHP under one of the following three themes:

  • AI for Efficient Health Care
  • Brain Science and Bio-imaging
  • Biomedical Engineering Frontiers in Health Care

A clip from International Honors Program last year∼

AI for Efficient Health Care

The International Honors Program at TMU’s Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, includes basic and clinical medicine in computing information technology (IT), health analytics, and conventional medical informatics database knowledge that can be applied to the diagnosis, treatment, education, and literature research of other relevant fields. The various advancing techniques that will be implemented include those related to big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and health internet of things which adds to the implementation of IoT to smart health care.

Course Schedule for AI for Efficient Health Care

Brain Sciences and Bio-imaging

TMU’s Graduate Institute of Mind Brain and Consciousness investigates the levels and contents of consciousness, along with the cognitive mechanisms that modulate these. Central to this work is the use of different brain imaging and stimulation techniques to directly measure and manipulate the actions of the brain and mind. Participants of IHP in Brain Science and Bio-imaging will be guided to understand how these work in health and disease.

  • Eligibility:

Participants should have taken at least 1 semester of college-level math/stats course (calculus or statistics or any relative field).

Course schedule for Brain Sciences and Bio-imaging

Biomedical Engineering Frontiers in Health Care

IHP in Biomedical Engineering Frontiers in Health Care provides a taster experience that combines basic biomedical and engineering courses. The courses are delivered by TMU’s academics from the College of Biomedical Engineering that houses wide ranging novel developments on biomaterials, medical devices, tissue regeneration, nanotechnology, and optomechatronics.

Course schedule for Biomedical Engineering Frontiers in Health Care

Course Content

  • Lecture
  • Site visit
    Lab Practice
  • Excursion
    Cultural Experience
  • Mandarin Course

Program Fees

The Program Fee is inclusive of all lectures and visits:

  1. Access to TMU facilities (including laboratory, library…etc)
  2. Basic meal plan during course days
  3. Accommodation (six-people room)
  4. Travel insurance
  5. Excursion

All participants shall arrange and cover the cost pertaining to their travel to and from Taipei (e.g. air tickets, visa, etc.), as well as other personal expenses while in Taiwan.

Standard Rate: US$700

Early Bird Rate: US$500 (registration completed by 15 April 2019)



A scholarship of US$500 will be awarded to up to 25 participants based on the merit of their application, which means that those who complete registration before the early-bird deadline might win a chance to attend the Program with a full fee waiver.

Eligibility for scholarships

Nationality: Indian

Duration of the Program:

June 10-21, 2019

  • 15 April

    Expiration Date for Early-bird Application

  • 22 April

    First Admission Announcement

    22 April

  • 30 April

    Second Stage Submission Deadline

  • 2 May

    Second Results Announcement

    2 May

  • 10 June

    Program Start Day


Feedback from IHP attendants:

The TMU international program has provided the students with a fulfilling experience of studying and living in Taipei…… The program gave Indian students the exposure with different broaden learning horizon…… The trip provided us with good interaction with various senior professors and other field experts.

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The lectures were very informative and I learned a lot about the work and research that is done in the university……

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We used to have our lectures in the Daan campus mostly. All of them were very interesting and enriching. I got a new perspective in the fields after hearing the professors talk there……

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I would like to thank Prof. PhilipProf. Niall DuncanProf. Jihwan Myung and Prof. Tzu-Yu Hsu (professors from the Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain and Consciousness in TMU) for introducing us to the vast field of neuroscience. I enjoyed their lectures and loved the efforts made by them to bring the best out of us in those two weeks.

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(excerpted from the experiences shared by participants from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)……etc)

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