TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program

Deadline: 15 March 2020
Open to: nationals of the countries listed below
Benefits: a full scholarship that includes a return airfare housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance


The TaiwanICDF (International Cooperation and Development Fund) provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph. D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

The TaiwanICDF has established the Taiwan International Cooperation Alliance (TICA) with 21 partner universities, setting up an operational platform under this TICA framework to manage and improve the scholarship program. In 2020, there are 31 programs offered for TaiwanICDF Scholarship application.


An applicant must be a citizen of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteria established by his or her country and/or government of citizenship. Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student. Applicants must satisfy all requirements to the partner university the applicant is applying to under TaiwanICDF scholarship along with satisfying all requirements for a Resident Visa.

Applicant must not hold any other ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship in the same academic year as this scholarship and should not be applying for another TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession —to apply for a 2020 scholarship, applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have graduated before July 31, 2019. Applicants should also never had a scholarship revoked by the ROC government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.


Undergraduate Program students receive USD 400 per month, Master’s Program students receive USD 500 per month, and PhD students receive USD 565 per month as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses. This is deposited into a student’s local bank account on a monthly basis. A Ph.D. student’s host institute may offer to continue paying this monthly allowance for courses exceeding four years; the duration and amount will be determined by the host institute.

All students are accommodated for the duration of their stay in the host university (airfare costs, housing costs, insurance, tuition fees, credit fees, and textbook costs are all covered by the TaiwanICDF).

For a more detailed explanation of the benefits, click here.

How to Apply?

Applicants must complete an online application on their online application system. Each applicant can only apply for one program at a time. The applicant also needs to submit a separate program application to his/her chosen universities.

For more information on how to apply, please check the official website.