National Ilan University

Forestry and Natural Resources, M.Sc.

With regard to resources of animals, plants, water and soil around us and the belief of sustainable management, our department focuses on discovering the structure, capability and diversity of ecosystems to use natural resources. The Forest and Natural Resources programme is delivered by National Ilan University.


Ecology Protection

With regard to local ecology specialties resources, our department focuses on global ecology change and ecology protection. Our course arrangement focuses on basic science training, connection to local ecology knowledge and society expectation of spices conservation, actively develop whole-ecology-concerned spices protection courses, to culture multifaceted experts with expertise in ecological surveys and species protection knowledge.

The Forest and Natural Resources programme is delivered by National Ilan University.

Sustainable Management

Our department focuses on pragmatic fieldwork and approaches to analysis of survey data to provide information applied to management of resources decision making. We understand and respect different views toward management and usage of natural resources. Students are expected to have humanities accomplishments, skills of communication and coordination, and enthusiasm in sharing knowledge and experiences.

Wood/bamboo Resources Usage

Our department combines science and managements which are both concerned with the belief of sustainable management and necessary for culture industry of wood and bamboo, to achieve the goal of sustainable usage of natural resources. Our course arrangement focuses on integration of ecology, humanities and science approaches. Gathering advisors with different expertise, we connect research group with government, industry and academia to improve sustainable usage of wood resources in ecology, production and individual lives.

Goals of Research and Development

The major research and development of our department focuses on the unique forest and natural resources in Ilan. The goals of the research and development are as follows,

  • To gather information concerned with forest resources and ecosystems, as at a basis for ecosystem management, ecological environment structures and resources use.
  • To improve life-style and life-space arrangement combined with forest ecology, join regional ecosystem protection and rebuilding, and to bridge the gap between individual lives and ecosystems to create a good life environment – on a basis of research development and advertising.
  • To bridge the gap among ecosystems, individual lives, cultures and economy and create the most efficient forest resource usage in order to achieve the goal of sustainable development.
  • To culture experts who have the concept of integration of forest industry development and specific expertise for national expert resources.

Programme Structure

  • Seminar I
  • Forest Development
  • Seminar II
  • Research Topics I
  • Research Topics II


  • Spatial Information Analysis
  • Practice of Wildlife Research
  • Tree Distribution
  • Scientific Writing
  • Tropical Rain Forestry
  • Methodology of Fungal Researches
  • Systematic Ecology
  • Forest Community Ecology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Forest Resources Monitoring and Management

For more info please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

Online application form

Applicants must complete the application form through NIU International Students Admissions Application System.

2. Verification of highest diploma

(1) First year Bachelor, Master, PhD International Students:

  • NIU accepts diploma written in English or Chinese. If your diploma were written in other languages, it should be accompanied by an English or Chinese translation. Applicants who are in the process of completing studies should submit a letter from the school/university clearly stating the anticipated graduation date and degree.

  • Diploma should be authenticated by Taiwan Overseas Mission. Admitted students who could not get verification before application should submit the original notarized diploma while checking in for registration at NIU.

(2) Transferred Students:

To apply as transferred international students, please submit official Study Proof from current university; for universities outside Taiwan, the Study Proof should be authenticated by Taiwan Overseas Mission. 

3. Verification of official transcripts

(1) Transcripts should include grades of every semester. If it is in your native language, it should be accompanied by an English or Chinese translation. In addition, the grading system must also be included.

  • Applicants for Bachelor programs: Require transcripts of the high school degree. Applicants for Master programs: Require transcripts of the bachelor degree.
    Applicants for Doctor Programs: Require transcripts of the master degree.
  • Transferred Students for Bachelor programs: Require transcripts of the bachelor degree.

4.Copy of passport

5.Certificate for Chinese or English Proficiency

6.A Study plan in Chinese or in English

7. Financial certificate

8. Two recommendation letters

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1437 USD/year
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  • NT$44,000 per year

Living costs for Yilan

  • 19664 - 26570 TWD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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