Student Information – Doctoral



Qualification Assessment of Doctoral Candidacy

  • Requirements when applying qualification:
    1. Having at least completed credits in PhD Program, which are stipulated in the graduation credit recognition list of the year of admission.
    2. Students should pass qualification before third grade ends.
  • Applying steps:
    1. Fill out [Application for PhD Candidacy Examination]
      Note: The committee comprises five members, including no more than 2 non-CMU fulltime faculties.
    2. Submit documents listed below to instituted office.
      1. Application for PhD Candidacy Examination
      2. An academic transcript over the years
      3. Proposal of PhD thesis research
      4. Elementary research results


Requirements for applying for a doctoral degree examination

  • At least finish 2nd grade.
  • Having at least completed credits in Ph. D. Program, which are stipulated in the graduation credit recognition list of the year of admission.
  • Should passed Qualification Assessment.
  • Published SCI or SSCI papers(not including letter, communication, case report, review, proceedings, and supplement) as first author or the first co-first author in the name of Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences(should be placed first), and corresponding author is your adviser.
    The name of this Institute about submission the paper:
    Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, (College of Medicine,) China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Attend Progress Report in every semester since second semester of 2nd grade and submit report ppt to institute office on time.

Degree Examinations of Docotoral

  • Check for [Graduate student thesis defense application deadline] → 2018 academic year calendar
  • Applying steps:
    1. Apply for thesis defense online:
      1. Log in Student System (see manual)
      2. Upload “CMU Graduate Student Academic Ethics Statement” and [Originality Comparison of Research Paper]
        → See where to get Originality Comparison of Research Paper: https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Student_Guides/Feedback_Studio
      3. Press "Print" to get [Application for Thesis Defense Oral Examination].
    2. Submit documents listed below to instituted office at least 3 weeks before the defense:
      1. Application for Thesis Defense Oral Examination
        Should be filled with the date, the signature of your advisor, and the name and Institute of committee members. The Thesis Advisory Committee comprises 5 members; 3 are faculty in the CMU and 2 is from outside CMU.
      2. An academic transcript over the years
        Printed by ”CMU’s Payment Vending Machine” at the end of corridor on LiFu first floor, next to restroom and beverage vending machine. Or you may ask the personnel of graduate student affairs, on 6F of LiFu building, for help.
      3. Thesis draft and Abstract
        There's no officially format for it. Can be submitted as paper or profile.
      4. Letter of Recommendation from the Thesis Adviser.
      5. Published SCI or SSCI papers.
        Highlight names of student, adviser, and institute.
  • After application for thesis defense is granted, you will receive some necessary documents for the examination such as score report and [Verification from the Oral Examination Committee] from the office. After the examination, please return those documents to the office.


Print out Verified Thesis

  1. Student will receive a scanning e-file of [Verification from the Oral Examination Committee], which is needed when running [Electronic Thesis & Dissertations Service], after the defense.
    → See where to get Electronic Thesis & Dissertations Service :http://etds-lib.cmu.edu.tw/en/etdsystem/submit/submitLogin
  2. Student will get “CMU Thesis & Dissertation Copyright License Agreement” after E-thesis service and final version of your thesis. Please print out final version in accordance with the regulations of format description and all copies should be covered in “Olive green”.
    → Get format description and examples of Thesis front cover example and spine.


Note for Graduation and Leaving School

  1. Hand in 2 copies of Doctoral Thesis to institute office and 3 copies to CMU librar.
  2. Send digital file of Doctoral Thesis to the office: gibs@mail.cmu.edu.tw
  • When leaving school, please follow the procedure: Submit 2 thesis copies to GIBS office → submit 3 thesis copies to Library and return borrowed items→ settle balance due (if any) at Office of Finance → return borrowed academic dress (if any) to Property Management Division of Office of General Affairs → receive diploma at Office of Graduate Student Affairs
    *Locations of offices mentioned above:
    GIBS office:
    7th floor of cancer center
    Library: 9th floor of Li-Fu Hall
    Office of Finance, General Affairs, and Graduate
    Student Affairs: 6th floor of Li-Fu Hall

    *If student fail to complete the procedure before the last day of semester, s/he need to register and pay full tuition fee to graduate next semester. The last day of Fall Semester is February 30th. The last day of Spring Semester is August 31st.

More information of the Graduate student can go to Office of Graduate Student Affiairs website.