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.
Level: Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD Degree
Field(s): Scholarship is provided to learn any of the courses offered at partner universities in Taiwan.
Deadline: March 17.
Funded By: Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Higher Education Scholarship Program is targeted for 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).
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: It is applicable for undergraduate program (maximum four years), for master’s program (maximum two years) and for PhD program (maximum four years).
‣ Scholarship covers: 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.
Higher Education Scholarship Program
Higher Education Scholarship Program
‣ 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.
Have what it takes to avail Higher Education Scholarship Program?
‣ 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).
‣ Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF Higher Education Scholarship Program, 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.
‣ If you are a successful recipient of a TaiwanICDF scholarship, university will mail you your acceptance letter to inform you.
Scholarship Application Method
‣The annual application period runs, in principle, from January 1 to March 17
‣ Applicants should submit the documents listed below to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative 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. Please note: This means 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.
- A TaiwanICDF Medical Report (including an HIV test)dated within the past three months.
- Two letters of reference.
- Any other documents specifically requested by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative.
- In addition to the above documents requested as part of their scholarship application,applicants should also submit all documents required by the TaiwanICDF partner university that they are applying to before the admissions deadline of that university. For detailed information on such documents, please refer to the 2016 International Higher Education Scholarship Program Brochure.
‣ The ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative will conduct a first review of applicants based on the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF, and then submit their list of recommended applicants to the TaiwanICDF no later than March 31 each year.
‣A second review of the qualified applicants will be conducted by an academic committee organized by the individual partner university in joint cooperation with TaiwanICDF representatives. Such reviews will be based on each university’s selection criteria, whilst also accounting for the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF.
‣ After the second review has been conducted in cooperation with all partner universities, the TaiwanICDF will announce its list of scholarship recipients, in principle, no later than June 30 each year. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter through the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative to whom they originally applied.
‣ Please note: Gaining admission from the university does not necessarily mean that the applicant has also been given a TaiwanICDF scholarship. Only the applicant who receives the acceptance letter issued by the TaiwanICDF is the scholarship recipient.