ACYA is offering 3 scholarships to study at the National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Centre (NTNU MTC) during winter Term (Dec 1, 2017 – Feb 27, 2018). Foreign students are eligible to apply for this application programme.
The goal of the MTC program is to encourage promising students from foreign countries to continue their Chinese studies in Taiwan and increase the flow of international culture.
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The Mandarin Training Center (MTC), established in 1956, is affiliated with the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and is Taiwan’s oldest and best-known Chinese language institute. In cooperation with the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language, the Graduate Institute of International Sinology Studies, the Department of Applied Chinese Languages and Literature, and the Department of Chinese Language and Culture for International Students at NTNU, the MTC is recognised as one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions.
Course Level: The studentships are available to study Chinese studies in Taiwan and increase the flow of international culture.
Study Subject: The MTC Scholarship, a tuition fee waiver, will be awarded to serious students of excellence to promote the study of Mandarin Chinese.
Award: financial aid positions will cover the followings:
- Tuition at the MTC is waived. Each year has four terms (Mar. 1-May 31 / Jun. 1-Aug. 31 / Sep. 1-Nov. 30/ Dec. 1-Feb. 28) and a summer session (July 1-Aug. 31). The duration of The grant is granted for a minimum of 1 term or up to a maximum of 4 consecutive terms (1 year).
- After the initial term, in accordance with available funds, continued receipt of financial aid positions will be determined by attendance and grades during the previous term.
Number of Awards: Up to three opportunities are available.
The award can be taken in Taiwan
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :
Outstanding students from overseas colleges and universities who have studied or are currently studying Mandarin Chinese are eligible for the opportunity . Each university may be granted one or two student scholarships.
Qualifications for Applicants:
Overseas applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Students must be recommended by their Chinese instructor or dean.
- Students must have an outstanding academic record and be of good character.
- Students cannot be recipients of any other programmes from other Taiwan government agencies (such as Taiwan Scholarship, Language Scholarship, Huayu Enrichment Scholarship also known as the Language Scholarship and Sister City Scholarship).
- For interested students who are currently attending universities or language centers in Taiwan please contact the MTC Scholarship Office 614 for more information.
Nationality: Foreign students are eligible to apply for this application programme.
How to Apply: Please email the application form, additional materials listed in the application form, a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining why you should be selected as an MTC scholar and how the program will benefit you to education-at-acya.org.au before 5 pm, October 8, 2017. If you are part of an ACYA chapter, please state the chapter you are a member of.
- One Letter of Recommendation from a Chinese instructor (Must use the MTC Scholarship Reference Form)
- An original copy of the student’s most recent university transcript
- Financial Statement showing at least US$2,500 within the past 3 months (original only)
- Passport information page (photocopy acceptable)
- MTC Survey of student’s language background
- A comprehensive Study Plan, students should submit a study plan essay between 300-600 words (i.e. Students should elaborate on why they are interested in studying Mandarin Chinese, why have they chosen Taiwan, how long they plan on studying, and what they hope to gain from studying at the MTC.) application form.
Application Deadline: application deadline is October 8, 2017.