Scholarships in Taiwan

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The scholarships in Taiwan include scholarships for pursuing degrees (bachelor, master or PhD), academic exchange, conducting research, learning Mandarin and experiencing culture in Taiwan. They are mostly funded by the Taiwanese government, universities and Academia Sinica, but also by non-profit foundations.

Overview[edit]

The Taiwan Fellowships & Scholarships (TAFS) program is a joint governmental initiative (Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Economic Affairs) aimed to promote exchange and friendships between Taiwan and the global community. The TAFS comprises awards in three categories: scholarships for Degree, fellowships for research and Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarships. Approximately 1,250 TAFS grants are provided annually for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers across the world to study or to conduct advanced research in Taiwan.[1]

Bachelor and master degrees[edit]

Program Financial assistance Additional benefits Maximum duration Eligibility
MOFA Taiwan Scholarship NT$25,000/month during LEP, NT$30,000/month during degree program one-year Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) four years (bachelor), two years (master) countries with diplomatic ties with Taiwan or countries designated by MOFA
MOE Taiwan Scholarship NT$15,000/month (bachelor), NT$20,000/month (master) waiver of tuition fees four years (bachelor), two years (master) non-Taiwanese nationals
NTU Scholarship[2] NT$250,000/year two years non-Taiwanese students at National Taiwan University

PhD degrees[edit]

Taiwan International Graduate Program[edit]

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) is an English-language PhD program at Academia Sinica, Taiwan's foremost research institute for life sciences, physical sciences, humanities and social sciences. In the year 2016, there were 57 TIGP graduates and as of December, 2016, 537 students from 44 countries were enrolled in TIGP[3]

Taiwan Scholarship[edit]

In addition to bachelor's and master's degrees, the MOFA and MOE Taiwan Scholarships from the Taiwanese government are also available for PhD programs.

University scholarships[edit]

Some universities provide their own scholarships for international students.

Program Financial assistance Additional benefits Maximum duration Eligibility
Taiwan International Graduate Program NT$34,000/month two-semester basic Mandarin course four years, further financial support depends on PhD supervisors Taiwanese and non-Taiwanese nationals
Academia Sinica Scholarship[4] up to NT$34,000/month before PhD qualification exam, up to NT$40,000/month after PhD qualification exam (i.e., PhD candidates) Taiwanese and non-Taiwanese nationals
MOFA Taiwan Scholarship NT$25,000/month during LEP, NT$30,000/month during degree program one-year Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) four years countries with diplomatic ties with Taiwan or countries designated by MOFA
MOE Taiwan Scholarship NT$20,000/month waiver of tuition fees four years non-Taiwanese nationals
NTU Scholarship[5] NT$500,000/year three years non-Taiwanese students at National Taiwan University

Short-term exchange[edit]

Fellowships are available for researchers from all fields. Some, however, are limited to only Taiwan studies and sinology. The TIGP International Internship Program is available for two-month research stay in Academia Sinica.

Program Financial assistance Additional benefits Duration Eligibility
TIGP International Internship Program[6] NT$30,000/month round-trip flight ticket, basic Mandarin course two months pre-doctoral, non-Taiwanese nationals
Short Term Research Award[7] NT$25,000/month for PhD students, NT$40,000/month for postdocs round-trip flight ticket two to six months non-Taiwanese nationals
MOE APEC Scholarship[8] NT$25,000/month for PhD students, NT$40,000/month for postdocs round-trip flight ticket two to six months from APEC member states
Taiwan Summer Institute Program (MOST and DAAD)[9] 900/month round-trip flight ticket, insurances two months Students (natural sciences or engineering) in Germany that have a bachelor degree

Learning Mandarin[edit]

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is provided on a competitive basis to foreigners who want to learn the Mandarin language in one of the Mandarin study centers in Taiwan such as the Mandarin Training Center.

Program Financial assistance Additional benefits Maximum duration Eligibility
MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship NT$25,000/month 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 months non-Taiwanese nationals

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