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Introduction

Our department, the largest philosophy research center in Taiwan, currently boasts over twenty faculty members, many of whom received their doctorial degrees from internationally renowned universities (including Yale University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and the Catholic University of Louvain etc.). The faculty members’ areas of expertise encompass Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy and Buddism, Continental philosophy, and contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. In particular, the department is a leading hub of research in Chinese philosophy. Our department includes students from across Asia, America and Europe. In both teaching and research, the department takes internationalism as a primary goal.

Department of Philosophy
Our department, the largest philosophy research center in Taiwan, currently boasts over twenty faculty members, many of whom received their doctorial degrees from internationally renowned universities (including Yale University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and the Catholic University of Leuven etc.). The faculty members’ areas of expertise encompass Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy and Buddhism, Continental philosophy, and contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. In particular, the department is a leading hub of research in Chinese philosophy. Our department includes students from Asia, America and Europe. In both teaching and research, the department takes internationalism as the primary goal.
Bachelor Approximate
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5 100% None None The applicant must have received at least two years of instruction in Modern Chinese
Additional Requirements:
Personal Statement should be handwritten by applicant in Chinese; contents should include a brief personal history and study goals.
Master Approximate
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1 100% None None The applicant must have received at least two years of instruction in Modern Chinese
Additional Requirements:
1.Personal Statement should be handwritten by applicant in Chinese; contents should include a brief personal history and study goals.
2.Research proposal should be written in Chinese (minimum of 2000 characters) and should include research motivation, objectives and methods.
PhD Approximate
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1 25% 35% 40% The applicant must have received at least two years of instruction in Modern Chinese
Additional Requirements:
1.The applicant must take written and oral examinations in Taiwan.
2.The written examination will be held on April 7, 2008. Since no further notification will be sent to the applicants, they are advised to make a note of the following information:
(1)Examination fields and time
The applicant must take the written examination on one of the two tracks listed below. Upon admission, the applicant will continue to pursue his/her studies in the same track. Track 1 is Eastern philosophy and Track 2 is Western philosophy.
Track 1:
A. History of Chinese Philosophy: 8:00-10:00AM
B. Fundamental Problems of Chinese Philosophy:10:10 -12:10 AM
Track 2:
A. History of Western Philosophy: 8:00-10:00AM
B. Logic、Metaphysics、Ethics、Epistemology(choose two out of these four subject areas)
10:10-12:10 AM、1:00-3:00 PM
(2)Location of written examination: First floor conference room, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University.
3.The oral examination will be held in the afternoon of April 7, 2008. Each applicant will be assigned a time slot for the examination. Applicants should check the department’s website for the schedule, which will be posted after April 3.
4.Documents for oral examination and application (five copies of each item):
(1)Five copies of original transcripts of undergraduate and graduate courses (must provide Chinese or English translation)
(2)Five copies of Master’s thesis (if written in a language other than Chinese, a Chinese abstract of at least 5000 characters should be submitted along with the thesis).
(3)Five copies of research proposal written in Chinese.
(4)Any other materials the applicant wishes to submit (five copies, in Chinese or English).
It is strongly recommend that foreign applicants who already have an M.A. degree but are not proficient in written Chinese should apply in the first instance to the M.A. program since applicants to the Ph.D. program are required to take oral and written examinations in Chinese. An MA student of this kind may then apply to transfer to the Ph.D. program in the following academic year.
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