[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.

Courses

Please click on the themes for courses available in 2021 Spring Semester.

“Online Independent Study” accepts applications all year round; other courses under different themes need to be applied by Jan. 31, 2021. Please submit application form, privacy statement and course list by the deadline. The rest of the required documents can be sent later.

Online Courses

On-Campus Courses

Please click on the lab name below for more details on the independent research

Lab Host Professor College Notes and Requirements
BioCompLab Chun-Wei Tung (童俊維 ) College of Management Students with basic programming skills are preferred. Nervertheless, students with strong motivation and familiar with computer programs are also welcome.
Research Center of Big Data Yen-Kuang Lin (林彥光) College of Management Skill:R or SPSS or SAS or Python
IELTS Score : 5
TOEFL iBT Score:35-45
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Restrictions
Clinical translational research Lu, Long-Sheng,Chen, Chih-Hwa College of Biomedical Engineering For graduate student only
Nanomedicine: controlled & targeted release of drugs Wu, Si-Han,Chen, Yi-Ping College of Biomedical Engineering
Stem cell research in medicine Qiu, Jian-Tai,Huang, Yen-Hua College of Medicine
Electroencephalography Hsu, Tzu-Yu College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Theories of consciousness & cognition Lane Timothy College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Comparative cognition Christoph David Dahl College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Psychiatric neuroscience Matteo Martino College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Seminar Lane Timothy College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Advanced seminar Lane Timothy College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Special topics in clinical nutrition (Ⅱ) Lin, Shyh-Hsiang College of Nutrition For graduate student only
Molecular biology in nutrition Chao, Jane Chen-Jui College of Nutrition For graduate student only
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Neural networks & applications on bioinformatics Le Nguyen Quoc Khanh College of Interdisciplinary Studies For sophomore and above
Advanced topics in optomechatronics integration & instrument sensing Hsiao, Yu-Cheng College of Biomedical Engineering
Applications of tissue engineering in regenerative medicine Chuang, Er-Yuan College of Biomedical Engineering
Nanocarriers for drug delivery Chuang, Er-Yuan College of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering technologies: from bench to bedside to business Hsiao, Yu-Cheng College of Biomedical Engineering
Micro & manotechnology for biomaterials & biosensings Yang, Po-Kang,Hsiao, Yu-Cheng College of Biomedical Engineering
Machine learning Wu, Yu-Wei,Yang, Hsuan-Chia College of Medical Science and Technology For graduate student only
Cancer genomics & proteomics Chang, Che-Chang College of Medical Science and Technology For PhD student only
Structural biology Wang, Hao-Ching College of Medical Science and Technology For PhD student only
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Python programming in medical data analysis Le Nguyen Quoc Khanh College of Interdisciplinary Studies 1. For sophomore and above
2. Basic knowledge of Python
Research methods in health service Huang, Kuo-Cherh,Wen, Hsyien-Chia College of Management
Computer programming & data processing Le Nguyen Quoc Khanh College of Medicine Computer programming & data processing I is prerequisite
Data management & analyses Chiu, Hsiao-Yean College of Nursing Basic knowledge on Statistics
Psychological statistics Wu, Chang-Wei College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mathematical methods in neuroscience Jihwan Myung College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Advanced psychological statistics Niall William Duncan College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Big data of smart healthcare Tung, Chun-Wei College of Management Basic knowledge on programming
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
TED talks & contemporary issues Tseng, Chia-Chieh Center for General Education 1. Number of openings is subject to availibility
2. 650 points on TOEIC is preferred
3. An additional study plan for this course is required. The study plan should include self-introduction, motive, objective, etc.
English presentation skills Huang, Hsiang-Ling Center for General Education
Scientific writing & publication skills Chang, Jung-Su College of Nutrition 1. For graduate students only
2. Healthcare major is preferred

3. Lecturing both online and offline

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Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill the following requirement

  1. Be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee to their home institution, not to TMU.
  2. Complete at least one semester of the home university program before they apply.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
  4. 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.

Housing

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

For more information, please contact the Global Partnerships Section:

Note:

Please submit application form, privacy statement and course list by Jan. 31, 2021. The rest of the required documents can be sent later.

University Rankings

  • #74 in QS Asia University Rankings 2020

  • #64 in THE Asia University Rankings 2019

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019:

  • #101-150 in Medicine

  • #51-100 in Nursing

  • #51-100 in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019:

  • #51-75 in Nursing

Taipei

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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