M.Sc. On Campus

Natural Products

Kaohsiung Medical University

12 months
3372 USD/year
3372 USD/year
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Natural Products at Kaohsiung Medical University had been used by humans for centuries. Much clinical data had been gathered on their effects on humans, and as such they are extremely valuable in health research. 


Taiwan, with its geographical location, vast differences in elevation and great variations in the surrounding sea depth, has great wealth in both terrestrial and marine natural resources. Natural Products would be of tremendous benefit to the health sciences if these treasures from nature can be studied and examined scientifically.

Missions Statement

  • Kaohsiung Medical University culture the best personnel in natural products research and biotechnology.
  • We increase the quality and ability in pharmaceutical service profession related to natural products.
  • We pursue eternal academic achievement and leadship in biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Objectives

  • Cultivate top-notch biotechnological personnel in the field of research and development for natural medicine.
  • Focus on practical and application aspects of research to enhance academic accomplishments and research/practical ethics.
  • Assist in realization of self-potential, and to nurture exceptional leadership capabilities.
  • Focus on topical research to foster independent learning and investigating capabilities.
  • Emphasize comprehensive research to stimulate cross-disciplinary thinking and learning.
  • Encourage international collaboration to inspire formation of proactive, global perspective
  • Integrate theoretical and empirical studies to promote independent, critical thinking ability.
  • Distinguishing Feature

  • Faculty: We have excellent professors with more than 30 years of experience in teaching and researching of natural medicine.
  • Education: We provide doctorate degrees courses and are proud to be the oldest natural medicine research institution with the most comprehensive program in Taiwan.
  • Research: We integrate professional educators in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Medicine and Molecular Biology to actively seek and develop new research topics. The quality and quantity of research papers published by our student and staff in the natural medicine field are the highest in Taiwan.
  • International Collaboration: We actively organize international seminars in Taiwan and encourage our student and stuff to study and attend seminars internationally. We also provide short term study opportunities for international students, and the academic results have been excellent.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • Special Topics in Development of Natural Products
    • Special Topics on Life Pharmacy
    • Benchmarking
    • Special Topics on Organic Chemistry
    • Special Topics on Biotechniques of Natural Products
    • Special Topics on Pharmaceutical Therapy

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Holds a bachelor’s degree in related medical, life or natural sciences from a local or foreign university which is recognized by M.O.E. and verified by R.O.C. representative office. 
    • Applicants must have taken a minimum of 10 credits (160 hours) in General Biology, Biochemistry, or Life Science related courses. 
    • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide official proof of English proficiency. Acceptable tests of English Language Proficiency include TOEFL ITP, CBT, iBT, IELTS or TOEIC. Official scores must be taken no more than two years prior to submission of the application.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      3372 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1686 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      3372 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1686 USD per semester during 12 months.

    48,000 NTD

    Living costs for Kaohsiung City

    19176 - 24000 TWD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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