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Higher Education Scholarship Program for International Students in Taiwan, 2015


International education and training has long been one of the TaiwanICDF’s core operations, among many others. Human resources development programs play a vital role in assisting partner countries achieve sustainable development and education is a crucial mechanism for training workforces in developing countries. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

Study Subjects and Level:

Scholarships are provided to study any of the courses offered at partner universities in Taiwan. These scholarships for pursuing undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree in Taiwan.

Eligibility to apply:

  • 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.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship.
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this means that the Taiwan ICDF has the right to revoke a scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa requirements).
  • Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF scholarship, not hold any other ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the Taiwan Scholarship) in the same academic year in which the TaiwanICDF scholarship would be due to commence.
  • Not be applying for a further TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession — applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have returned to their home country for more than one year before re-applying (note: to apply for a 2015 scholarship, an applicant must have graduated and returned to his or her home country.
  • Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.

Scholarship Open for:

Students of Asia Pacific (Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam),West Asia (Jordan, Mongolia, Russia and Turkey), Africa, (Burkina Faso, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa and Swaziland), Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Central America (Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama ) South America (Argentina Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina Latvia and Kosovo) can apply for this ICDF scholarship.

Scholarship Tenure:

It is applicable for undergraduate program (maximum four years), for master’s program (maximum two years) and for PhD program (maximum four years).

Scholarship Value:

Entitlements: The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.
Airfare: The TaiwanICDF arranges economy class, return tickets for the most-direct flights to and from Taiwan.

Housing: All students must reside in student dormitories.

Tuition fees: The TaiwanICDF covers tuition fees as required by a student’s university.

Credit fees: Credit fees, which vary with the number of credits registered, are also covered as required by a student’s university.

Insurance: In addition to the mandatory student safety insurance set by the Ministry of Education, each student must be insured for accident and medical coverage while in Taiwan. The TaiwanICDF covers insurance fees for the entire duration of a student’s program.

Textbook costs: The costs of textbooks purchased as required by instructors are covered by the TaiwanICDF, subject to the approval of the director of the student’s institute.

Allowance: a-Undergraduate Program: Each student receives NT$12,000 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.

B-Master’s Program: Each student receives NT$15,000 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.

C-PhD Program: Each student receives NT$17,000 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 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.

Notification about the result:

TaiwanICDF will announce its list of scholarship recipients, in principle, no later than June 30 each year. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter through the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative to whom they originally applied.

How to Apply?

Candidates must complete an online application system. Please go to our online application system to fill in your application (this will be available at the beginning of the year, and will be closed on March 14), and then submit a signed, printed copy along with all other application documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in their country.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015.

For further information: http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2

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