The government of Taiwan offers a number of scholarships to outstanding international students for undergraduate and postgraduate study in the country as a way to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world.
Worth of Awards
The scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses for the period of study subject to good academic performance.
Duration of Scholarships:
The maximum period of each scholarship is four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master programs, and four years for doctorate programs. The maximum length of the total awards for each recipient undertaking a combination of studies is five years.
Eligibility:
Applicants must be a foreign national with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), with an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.
Applicants are ineligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are R.O.C. nationals or overseas Chinese students
  • Are already registered or have obtained student status at any university/college in Taiwan. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule
  • Have already studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree as the one in which they currently intend to enrol
  • Are exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and international universities/colleges
  • Have been a recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five years
  • Have had, in the past, their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the MOE revoked
  • Are recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or education institutions in Taiwan. This excludes subsidies offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding the scholarship limit.

Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college listed in the “Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools” (see their website). Applications for admission outside of the universities/colleges participating in the Taiwan Scholarship Program are automatically disqualified and will not be returned.
Scholarship Conditions

  • Scholarship applicants should apply directly for admission to universities/colleges listed in the “Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools” within the application deadlines
  • Other than tuition and other fees, recipients are responsible for the payment of all other expenses. In case of financial hardship, recipients may apply to their registered universities/colleges for payments to be deducted from their subsistence allowances
  • Should the recipients’ academic and conduct performances or their attendance record fall below the required standard of their registered universities/colleges, their scholarships will be suspended or revoked in accordance with the rules and regulations of the universities/colleges
  • Should recipients be in simultaneous receipt of any other award or subsidy granted by Taiwan government agencies or education institutions in Taiwan, upon verification, their scholarships will be revoked and any stipend and subsistence allowance given to them during the period of overlap shall be returned
  • Recipients are required to join the National Health Insurance plan. They must purchase other forms of medical insurance before enrolling in the National Health Insurance plan according to National Law
  • Upon enrollment at universities/colleges in Taiwan, recipients are not allowed to study in any other country as exchange or dual/joint degree students. Should such a case occur, the recipients’ scholarships will be revoked and the remainder of the award period shall not be retained or deferred
  • Recipients are not allowed to work illegally (including part-time work) while in Taiwan. If recipients engage in any labor activity without the MOE’s approval of award renewal or without notifying their universities/colleges, their scholarships will be revoked and they need to return any stipend and subsistence allowance given to them during the period of employment.

Application Process

  • Taiwan Representative Offices provide application information and establish selection requirements in accordance with these guidelines and directly process applications in coordination with local government agencies, schools, educational and cultural institutions. Please contact their embassy in your country for details
  • After Taiwan Representative Offices provide the aforementioned information, hard copies in Chinese and in the local languages and an electronic copy must be forwarded to the MOE’s designated offices for archiving purposes
  • In principle, the application period is from February 1st through March 31st of each year. However, the actual application period will in accordance with dates provided by the local Taiwan Representative Offices
  • For the application, the applicant must send all completed documents to the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office in his/her home country.

Deadline: March 31, 2012. Please check with the Taiwan embassy in your country for the local deadline.
For more information about the scholarship, visit their website by clicking here.