Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship
In an effort to encourage outstanding international students (excluding students from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world, the Ministry of Education (MOE) establishes the following guidelines for the Taiwan Scholarship Program.
The MOE awards outstanding international students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Taiwan by awarding each recipient of the Taiwan scholarship tuition and payment of academic fees, including a credit fee. Upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to NTD40,000. If the total amount of these fees should exceed NTD40,000, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by either the recipient, or the recipient’s college, whereas over NTD40,000 are the sole responsibility of the recipient. The award also covers a subsistence allowance, which offers each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000 and those undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000.
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.
To Apply: Applicants should send the following documents with their application to the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office in their country:
The Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (available at the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office), a copy of the applicant’s passport or other nationality certificates, a copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts, a copy of admission application materials to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g., copies of application fee remittance, application form, receipt of application from universities/colleges, e-mails, ), a copy of a language proficiency certificate, two letters of reference, signed and sealed in envelopes (i.e. from the principals, professors, or supervisors), as well as additional documents as specified by the individual representative offices.
Further specificity may be found on the Ministry of Education 2012 Taiwan Scholarship website.