The Graduate Institute of International Politics (GIIP), National Chung Hsing University (NCHU)

National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) is located in south of Taichung, the second largest city in Taiwan with population of 2 million. Taichung is an industrial city on the western side of central Taiwan and also popular for exploring the island’s mountainous interior as well as nature areas like Sun Moon Lake.

Founded in 1919, NCHU initially started as the Advanced Academy of Agriculture & Forestry, then moved to the current site in 1943. It has undergone significant changes in following decades and developed into a comprehensive university with 8 colleges: Liberal Arts, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Management, and Law & Politics.

The Graduate Institute of International Politics (GIIP) was founded in 2000 as part of College of Law and Politics. It provide academic and professional trainings in the field of International Relations (IR). The institute first recruited graduate students for Master’s program, and Doctoral program started in 2005. The institute has total 7 full-time faculty members, covering areas of international relations theories, international political economy, security and stategic studies, non-traditional security issues, and regional studies of South Asia, the Middle East, Northerast Asia, and Europe. The courses offered focus on 3 research areas: Theories of International Politics, International Political Economy, and International Security & Strategic Studies. The institute has also established international exchanges and scholarly cooperation with prominent schools around the world such as School of Inernational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University India, European Research Center of Contemporary Taiwan at Tubingen University Germany, and College of Taiwan Studies at Xiamen University China. GIIP is indeed one of the prestigious institutes in Taiwan committing to teaching and conducting researches in International Relations


The institute recruits 17-20 students for Master’s program and 5-6 students for PhD. Program each year, ideal for students who wish to pursue a career related to diplomatic and global affairs in future. For more information on the program, please visit Graduate Institute of International Politics:

Admission requirements of department: 

  • Diploma, mark sheets/transcripts

  • Two Recommendation letters (sealed and signed)

  • Biography and Study/Research Plan in Chinese or English

  • PhD Programs Applicants submit their study plan

  • Evidence of English/Chinese language Proficiency

The admission procedure for this year starts from 1st February-31st March 2018, here is the link provided regarding the admission application: Application Link

For application procedues, please visit Office of International Affairs