Taiwan Government Scholarship Program

Deadline: 31 March 2011
Open to: undegraduates, graduates, postgraduates and individuals wanting to improve their language abilities in Mandarine Chinese
Scholarships: MOFA: direct-route roundtrip international airfare ticket plus US$930/month; MOE: US$775/month for undergraduate or LEP study, US$988/month for postgraduate; NSC: recipients responsible for their own expenses, US$988/month for postgraduate

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established jointly by three government agencies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) — the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan (NSC) — to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan.

There are three government agencies that fund this program, each with a different focus in terms of recipients’ nationalities and study programs:

1. MOFA Scholarship:

Recipients from countries that have diplomatic relations with the R.O.C. (Taiwan) or countries specified as being diplomatically favorable by MOFA.

Undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree programs. Embassies of the R.O.C. can also award a pre-degree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) scholarship to recipients to improve their language abilities.

MOFA Scholarship: One economy-class, direct-route round trip international airfare ticket, plus a monthly stipend of NT$30,000 (approximately US$930).

2. MOE Scholarship:

Recipients from countries other than those specified in the MOFA Scholarship.

Undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs. R.O.C.’s overseas offices can also designate a pre-degree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) to recipients to improve their language abilities.

MOE Scholarship: A monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (approximately US$775) for undergraduate or LEP study, and NT$30,000 (approximately US$988)  for a postgraduate degree program.

3. NSC Scholarship:

Recipients from countries other than those specified in the MOFA Scholarship. Postgraduate programs only.

NSC Scholarship: A monthly stipend of NT$30, 000 (approximately US$988).

Recipients are responsible for their own expenses.

Duration of Award

The award period for each degree/study program is as follows:

1.Undergraduate program: maximum 4 years.
2.Master’s program: maximum 2 years.
3.Doctoral program: maximum 3 years.
4.LEP: maximum 1 year.


An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

1.Be a high school graduate or above, have an excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience, be of good moral character and does not have any criminal records.
2.Is not an R.O.C. (Taiwan) national.
3.Does not have the status of being an overseas compatriot student.
4.Has never enrolled at any educational institution in Taiwan for the same level of degree or LEP that he/she plans to matriculate at.
5.Is not an exchange student in accordance with any agreement of cooperation between an international university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan, at the time of receiving a Taiwan Scholarship.
6.Has never received the scholarship to undertake any degree program or language study within the total award period of 5 years.
7.Does not have any revocation record regarding the Taiwan Scholarship Program nor from the Ministry of Education’s Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program.
8.Is not a recipient of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or from any other educational institutions in Taiwan.

Application Process

For the application, the applicant must send all completed documents to the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office in his/her home country; see the website for nearest embassy or representative office.

In principle, the yearly application period is from February 1st through March 31st. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general regulations of the local Taiwan Representative Offices.

For the application period, guidelines and forms, types of scholarship and quotas, as well as information regarding the selection process and outcome announcement, applicants should directly contact the relevant Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office, as early as possible.

Application Documents

A complete application must include the following materials:

1.One copy of the completed application form.
2.One photocopy of applicant’s passport or other nationality certificates.
3.One photocopy of the highest-level diploma and a complete grade transcript.
(Note: These documents must be authenticated by a Taiwan overseas representative office, if issued by international educational institutions.)
4.Supporting admission application materials (e.g. photocopies of application forms for language training centers or for a degree program at universities/colleges in Taiwan. The exact academic year that applicants would be enrolled as full-time students at these institutions must be clearly specified on these documents; or a copy of the application fee receipt, or the reply letter or e-mail from the school which the applicant has applied to).
5.Additional documents as specified by individual representative offices (e.g. letters of   reference).
6.A photocopy of a certificate of the acceptable levels of English proficiency or Test of Proficiency – Huayu (TOP), depending on the language of instruction in class.
(N.B. Only applicants for degree programs need to submit this document.)
7.Additional documents as specified by the individual representative offices.

The official webpage.

For more scholarships, see also the webpage of the National Chiao Tung University.

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