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Welcome to the International PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering (IPBME) at Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.

  • IPBME offers a PhD program at Taipei Medical University (TMU) College of Biomedical Engineering (CBME), open exclusively to non-Taiwanese students

  • All lectures, seminars and research are carried out in English

  • IPBME aims for students to obtain a PhD in four years or less

  • Scholarship and tuition waivers following TMU regulations, as well as additional financial support, can be made available to selected students.

  • Dual-diploma PhD studies are available, in partnership with Japanese, American and French institutions.

  • Students have the opportunity for international research projects and travel. 


The goals of IPBME are:

  • To integrate the research and teaching resources of the whole College of Biomedical Engineering

  • To involve students in international research projects, and provide them with knowledge, tools, and expertise in biomedical engineering that can serve their future developments and career and the needs of their home country

  • To enhance students’ ability to communicate scientific information in English

  • To foster students’ talents to address scientific and social trends at national and global levels



Biomedical Engineering is an essential part of the economy for both developed and developing countries. As lifespan and average age of citizens continue to rise, the demand for biomedical devices will continue to expand. As countries become wealthier and more patients can afford treatment, prosthetics, implants and novel therapeutics will also continue to expand. We envision the convergence of both trends will create urgent needs for engineers with solid medical exposure experiences. 

As such, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering is an excellent investment for your future career potential


  • skin grafts

  • artificial hips

  • dental implants

  • surgical sutures

  • contact lenses

  • artificial heart valves

  • drug-releasing implants

  • stents


  • pacemakers

  • continuous glucose monitors

  • prosthetic limbs

  • MRI, CT and live imaging

  • wearable device sensors


  • new forms of drug to improve cancer treatment

  • improved vaccines

  • targeted medicines for heart disease, cancer and brain disorders

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