2014 CoM of NTU and Kyoto GSM Double Degree Program (Master’s) Call for Application
Activity day:2014-09-05 
Published At:2014-09-05 
Views:1353  2017-02-12 updated

1. Purpose

We would like to select students who have excellent academic performance, fluent in foreign languages, and have good character to join the double degree program. Selected students will go abroad to Kyoto Graduate School of Management (Kyoto GSM) of Japan in April for a three-semester studying period and obtain an international perspective and promote international academic exchanges. Selected students shall comply with the provisions of the two schools and will receive formal degrees awarded by the College of Management of National Taiwan University (NTU COM) and Kyoto GSM upon the completely of all requirements.       

 

2. Application

Admission:  Two Master’s-level students

 

Eligibility

1.  Applicants are required to be at least second year Master-level candidates in the Accounting Department or GMBA Department. (Students must be enrolled at the time of applying)

2.  Excellent academic performance and the average GPA is more than 3.0

3.  Language ability

(1)     If an applicant would like to take the English taught course--International Project Management Course offered by Kyoto GSM, then TOEFL-iBT 90 scores (or higher) or IELT 6.5(or higher) or GMAT 550 (or higher) is required.

(2)     If an applicant would like to take regular courses taught in Japanese offered by Kyoto GSM, ie. Business / Leadership, Project Operations Management, Service Value Creation or Finance/Accounting, then JLPT Level N2 (or higher) is required.

 

4. An applicant who belongs to the Accounting Program shall complete the prerequisite subjects and the required subjects at NTU COM before enrolling at Kyoto GSM. Any student who belongs with the GMBA Program shall complete 30 credits of Core Courses at NTU COM before enrolling at Kyoto GSM.

 

Credit requirement

1.  A DDP student shall take a minimum of 24 credits at Kyoto GSM, including 14 credits from specialized subjects and 8 credits from practical subjects. 8 credits of specialized subjects and 4 credits of practical subjects shall be taken from the subjects designated by each program. The credits also include 4 credits from advanced subjects, titled Workshop (I) & (II), mandated and offered at Kyoto GSM.

 

2. A maximum of 14 credits can be transferred from NTU COM, subject to the approval of the Kyoto Academic Affairs Committee. It is not acceptable to obtain credits for similar subjects at both Kyoto GSM and NTU COM.

 

3. A DDP student does not need to write a thesis with Kyoto GSM, but will have to complete the graduation thesis of NTU COM.  

 

Studying period

The program will, in principle, last for three years. A DDP student will, in principle, stay at the host university for one year.

 

Application Portfolio

1. Application form. (Downloadable from the College of Management website and shall be filled out in English)

2. Personal statement. (Please include the motivation behind why one wishes to be a part of the program. Shall be written in English and is limited to one side on size A4 paper) 

3. A university formal transcript in English.

4. Photocopy of effective language certificate

(1)  If an applicant would like to take the English taught course--International Project Management Course offered by Kyoto GSM, then TOEFL-iBT 90 scores (or higher) or IELT 6.5(or higher) or GMAT 550 (or higher) is required.

(2)  If an applicant would like to take regular courses taught in Japanese offered by Kyoto GSM, ie. Business / Leadership, Project Operations Management, Service Value Creation or Finance/Accounting, then JLPT Level N2 (or higher) is required.

Note: The application portfolio shall be submitted with a binder clip or paperclip in the order listed.

 

3. Application Period & Procedure

1.  Application period: September 19, 2014 – 0900-1200am, 1400-1600pm

2. Application Procedure: Deliver your Application Portfolio to Julia, room903, 9th floor, Building I of CoM

The Application Portfolio cannot be returned. Please save your own documents in electronic file well.  

 

4. Selection Method

The admissions list will be announced after the admissions board has reviewed all the applications.

 

5. Announcement & Enrollment Confirmation

The admissions list is scheduled to be announced on September 26, 2014 at 17:00 on the College of Management website. Admitted students must turn in their confirmation letter to the College of Management, Room 903 by 17:00 on September 29, 2014. Those whom do not confirm their position will be deemed disqualified and their spot given to a student on the waiting list.  

 

6. Duel-Degree Student Conditions

1.  Applicants are subject to the approval by the selection board and the final decision shall be made by the host university. In the event an applicant is disqualified for not meeting the criteria, no objections are allowed.

2.  Once the results are posted, under no circumstances will the accepted applicants be allowed to switch schools nor will the students be allowed to postpone the mandatory training program.

3. Other than a natural disaster, students must attend the training program. Admitted students who do not attend the training program due to reasons outside the school’s approval or leaves the program on their own accord are deemed to have waived their status in the program.

4.  Accepted students who have confirmed their enrollment into the duel-degree program shall not rescind their decision. Students who choose to withdraw from the program shall defray NT$15,000 deposit in the designated account of NTU COM.

5.  Accepted students shall pay the tuition and credit fees of their home university and are exempt from the tuition and credit fees of their host university. Students are responsible for their own room and board, travel expenses, books, transportation costs, passport and visa fees, insurance, and other expenses which may occur during their stay overseas.

6. All admitted students are required to apply their own dormitory, visa, courses, flights, airport transportation, insurance, and other personal matters.

7. In addition to student insurance, NTU COM requires students enrolled in the duel-degree program to purchase insurance that covers medical, accident, and overseas disaster expenses. Though the university cannot force a student to purchase the insurance, if the student chooses not to purchase the insurance, NTU COM retains the authority to disqualify the student from the program.

8. The duel-degree program cannot guarantee dormitory housing from the host university and NTU COM is not responsible for assisting with dormitory applications. If a student is unable to apply for dormitory housing, they shall have to arrange other sleeping quarters.

9. NTU COM is not responsible for assisting with the students’ visa application. In the event a student is unable to obtain a student visa, their enrollment in the program shall be rescinded.

10. If at the end of the arranged period a student fails to meet and complete all the conditions of the program the student shall not be granted a duel degree.

11. Students who have met the conditions and are able to travel abroad shall apply for a graduation extension.

12. If during the application period a student graduates or withdraws from school, the student’s duel-degree status shall be revoked.

13. At the end of the scheduled program period, all students shall report back to their home school to complete their degree. No extensions shall be granted to complete the overseas portion of the program. Any violations shall be viewed as disqualifying acts.

14. After a student returns to their home school, no requests for a refund of tuition or credit fees.

15. Students must act according to the laws and regulations of the program. Students are required to complete the program within the allotted time period and return to their home school. In the event a student is stranded overseas, they shall have to handle it legally.

 

7. Duel-Degree Student Obligations

1.  After a duel-degree student registers with their host university, they are deemed a student of that university. Under no circumstances shall a student do anything which may harm the reputations of the two universities they represent. Any violations shall be handled according the rules and regulations of the two schools.

2.  Students shall maintain a line of communication with NTU COM over the course of the program and shall be aware of their own safety overseas.

3. All students in the program shall submit a report regarding their studies and experiences overseas. NTU COM maintains the right to use and report any information in the reports for commercial purposes related with the College of Management.

4. After returning to their home university, duel degree students are responsible for providing advice to their fellow classmates. NTU COM maintains the right to provide the students’ contact information to their fellow students and does not require prior permission.

 

CoM of NTU and Kyoto GSM Double Degree Program (Master’s) Application

Important Date

Date

Item

Place

Note

5 Sep, 2014

Call for Application

Website

 

19 Sep, 2014

Application deadline

Room903, 9th floor, Building I of CoM

0900-1200am, 1400-1600pm

26 Sep, 2014

Announcement 

Website / E-mail

1700 pm

29 Sep, 2014

Enrollment Confirmation

Room903, 9th floor, Building I of CoM

Those whom do not confirm their position by 17:00 pm will be deemed disqualified and their spot given to a student on the waiting list.

 

Kyoto GSM program website

http://www.gsm.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/educational-activities/educational-structure/two-year-course.html

Kyoto GSM IPROMAC website

http://www.gsm.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/educational-activities/educational-structure/international-project-management-course.html



Attachments1:Kyoto_DDP_Application_申請表_2014.odt

Attachments2:Kyoto_GSM_Curriculum_as_of_April.pdf