The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) calls for applications from international students for the 2014/2014 Taiwan ICDF Higher Education Scholarship. The award provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.
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.
Worth of Award

  • Entitlements: The Taiwan ICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.


  • Applicants applying for a TaiwanICDF scholarship must meet both the general eligibility criteria and be a national of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship.
  • Applicants must also meet the Regulations Governing Visiting, Resident, and Permanent Residency of Aliens set by ROC(Taiwan) National Immigration Agency.

List of Countries eligible for The TaiwanICDF Scholarship
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
  • Turkey


  • Burkina Faso
  • Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
  • Nigeria
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland


  • 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
  • Panama

South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Kosov

How to Apply

  • Applicants must complete an online application. Please go to their 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.
  • Please note that 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.

Applicants should submit the documents listed below to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in their country.Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation; failure to do so will result in the application not being processed. Please also note that late submissions will not be accepted and/or processed.

  • A completed application form (completed online, printed out and signed)
    Please note: The online application system will be closed on March 14. Please complete the application as earlier as possible.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts.
    Please note: If not issued by a Taiwanese educational institution, these documents must be authenticated by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office, or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institution. If these documents are in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese and/or English translation should be provided.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s English proficiency certificate.
    Please note: This means a TOEFL test score or that of another recognized English proficiency exam, or documents certifying that the applicant has graduated from a program where all courses were taught in English. Applicants who are unable to provide such proof of English proficiency due to special circumstances may be assessed for English proficiency by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative via interview or other forms of testing. Applicants whose official national language is English are exempt from needing to supply these documents.
  • A TaiwanICDF Medical Report(including an HIV test)dated within the the past three months.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Any other documents specifically requested by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative.
  • In addition to the above documents requested as part of their scholarship application,applicants should also submit all documents required by the TaiwanICDF partner university that they are applying to before the admissions deadline of that university. For detailed information on such documents, please refer to the individual enrollment websites for TaiwanICDF Scholarship Partner Universities.
  • The ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative will conduct a first review of applicants based on the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF, and then submit their list of recommended applicants to the TaiwanICDF no later than March 31 each year.
  • A second review of the qualified applicants will be conducted by an academic committee organized by the individual partner university in joint cooperation with TaiwanICDF representatives. Such reviews will be based on each university’s selection criteria, whilst also accounting for the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF.
  • After the second review has been conducted in cooperation with all partner universities, the 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.
  • Please note: Gaining admission from the university does not necessarily mean that the applicant has also been given a TaiwanICDF scholarship. Only the applicant who receives the acceptance letter issued by the TaiwanICDF is the scholarship recipient

Deadline: The annual application period runs, in principle, from January 1 to March 15 (for 2014 Scholarship programs, the application period runs from January 1 to March 14, 2014)
Click here to view list of partner universities
Click here to apply online
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