Higher Education Scholarship Program for International Students in Taiwan, 2014

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Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) is offering scholarship for international students. Applicants must be citizens of a country given in the ‘Eligible List of Countries’ and satisfy any specific criteria established by his or her country or government. This scholarship is applicable for undergraduate program of maximum four years, master’s program of maximum two years and for PhD program of maximum four years. Applications will be accepted from January 1 to March 15.

Study Subject (s): Scholarship is provided to learn any of the courses offered at partner universities in Taiwan.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF)
Scholarship can be taken at: Taiwan

Eligibility: 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).
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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 2014 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 International Students: 
The students of Asia Pacific (Cambodia, 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 Poland) can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

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

What does it cover? 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.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: If you are a successful recipient of a TaiwanICDF scholarship, university will mail you your acceptance letter to inform you.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 15, 2014.

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