Higher Education Scholarship Program for International Students in Taiwan, 2017

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Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) is pleased to offer scholarships for international students in 2017-2018 academic session. Scholarships will be awarded to undertake undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree program in any discipline at renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships.

The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) is dedicated to boosting socio-economic development, enhancing human resources and promoting economic relations in a range of developing partner countries.

Applicants applying for a TaiwanICDF scholarship must meet the general eligibility criteria. 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.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree program.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered at partner universities in Taiwan.

Scholarship Award:  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: (1) 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. (2) 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. (3) Ph.D. 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.

Scholarship can be taken in Taiwan

Eligibility: Applicants 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.
  • 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 TaiwanICDF 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 2017 scholarship, an applicant must have graduated and returned to his or her home country before July 31, 2016).
  • Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.

Nationality: 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, Poland and Kosovo) can apply for this ICDF scholarship.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirement: Applicants 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. 

Test Requirement: Not Required

English Language Requirements: 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.

International Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants must complete an online application. 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 17), and then submit a signed, printed copy along with all other application documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office 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 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: 1. Late submissions will not be accepted and/or processed. 2. All Undergraduate Programs only accept applications submitted by citizens of allied countries of ROC(Taiwan).

  • A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s English proficiency certificate.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Any other documents specifically requested by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office.

Online Application System

Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 17, 2017.

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