International PhD program

Ph.D. in the Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Engineering (ASE)

To meet the needs of technological development, ASE was established in 2002 and it has been serving as a platform to integrate five departments (Mathematics, Physics, Life Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Engineering) at the College of Science and Engineering. The ASE provides a Ph.D. degree for those graduated from the above correlated departments. It integrates related equipment, faculty members, and study areas in order to contribute more to technology.

At present, there are more than 100 full-time faculty members in these five departments. The main goal is to make use of available resources and faculty members to develop competitively integrated research among the following five fields: Biotechnology, Opto-Electronic Technology, Electronic System Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Scientific Computation. All English lectures and seminars are provided for the Ph.D. students, and scholarships are available for international students. The unique feature of our Ph.D. program is that the students can choose any field based on their field of interest and specialize in it. Besides, students may have chances to join industry-academic projects and enhance practical experiences during their study at Fu Jen Catholic University.

Ph.D. in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was founded in the year of 1963. The Department of Chemistry offers a complete program from bachelor degree to doctoral degree. The doctoral program in the Chemistry provides a full spectrum of fields including organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, polymer, and biomedical subjects. However, the doctoral program in the Biomedical Chemistry was founded only recently, and students are encouraged to choose professors from the School of Medicine of Fu Jen Catholic University as co-advisors. The Department of Chemistry is looking for students who are dedicated to research and show creative thinking in the laboratory. Currently, there are 17 full-time faculty members, and they are divided into the following five research sub-groups: three faculty members in polymer materials, five in organic chemistry, three in inorganic chemistry, three in analytical chemistry and three in physical chemistry. All English lectures and seminars are provided for the Ph.D. students, and scholarships are available for international students.

The department is focused on developing molecular materials, liquid crystals, organic solar energy materials, nano-composite materials, sulfur-containing derivatives, high-energy cyclopropene, peptide synthesis, coordination chemistry, electron-transfer in organometalic complexes, molecular magnets, micro-electrophoresis, highly-efficient lithium battery, chemical sensors, molecular clusters computation, electron-transfer computation and metal-semiconductor composite materials.


We emphasize our students to be professionals with a firm ground in the humanities with a global vision through teaching, research, and service. We guide and encourage our students to be socially, morally and ethically responsible in the society. The objectives of Holistic education are  

Strengthen community Interaction between Teachers and Students

  1.     Encourage exchanges and interactions between faculty members and students.
  2.     Provide a friendly environment that motivates faculty members' research and students' learning.
  3.     Assist students with spiritual and financial needs.

Core Competence

Train students to possess creative and critical thinking, interdisciplinary knowledge, and organizational management through professional practices.

Basic Training

Information technology knowledge, English proficiency, independent thinking, analytical capacity, and communication skills.

A. Be professional in Academic Study

Specialize in academic research and enhance teaching quality in order to contribute to academic fields.

B. Acquire Multidisciplinary Knowledge

Provide extensive knowledge for students and integrate resources from different professional fields in order to faciliate more graduates' employability.

C. Broaden International Horizons

Broaden students’ international horizons in order to produce internationally outstanding scientists and engineers.

 I. Independent Research competence

Students not only acquire professional knowledge but also have chances to study other fields to broaden their knowledge.

II. Logical Thinking competence

Build a bridge between multidisciplinary training and research cooperation through integrating faculties from different departments, equipment, and all available resources at the university.

III. Competence of Communication in Foreign Languages

Emphasize on cultivating students’ international perspectives. Students are financially supported to attend international conferences abroad and present their research papers. Besides, students are also encouraged to study in foreign countries and gain some international experiences. Scholars are also invited for talks on various topics.