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Taiwan Scholarship

Taiwan Scholarship: Frequently asked questions

Q1. What’s the purpose of the Taiwan Scholarship?
In order to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the Republic of China (Taiwan) has established the Taiwan Scholarship Program.

Q2. How long is the term of the Taiwan scholarship?
The maximum award period for each degree are as follows:
a. Undergraduate program: 4 years
b. Master’s program: 2 years
c. Doctoral program: 4 years

Q3. What’s the award value of the Taiwan Scholarship?
a. Tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fee. Each recipient per semester up to NTD40, 000.
b. Subsistence allowance: undergraduate studies: a monthly stipend of NTD15,000 Postgraduate studies: a monthly stipend of NTD20, 000.

Q4. Who can apply for the Taiwan Scholarship?
Applicants must be American citizens, at the age of 18 or above, who possess a high school diploma or above, and demonstrate excellent academic performance.

Q5. What documents should I mail?
Applicants apply for the Taiwan Scholarship with the following documents:
 Original Application Form
 A photocopy of passport page
 A photocopy of diploma(s)
 An official sealed transcript
 Two sealed and signed references
 Other credentials, for example, the certificate of Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)

Q6. Where do I apply?
Please apply to the Education Division in the U.S. according to your residency.
 Education Division TECO in San Francisco
California (North), Nevada, Utah, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

 Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), in Washington, DC
Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia
http://depart.moe.edu.tw/dc/
 Education Division Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Boston
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
http://www.moebos.org
 Education Division TECO in New York
Service Area: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
http://www.edutwny.org/
 Education Division TECO in Chicago
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
http://www.edutw.org/
 Education Division TECO in Houston
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri
http://www.houstoncul.org/chinese.htm
 Education Division TECO in Los Angeles
California (South), Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, Caroline Islands, Guam, Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the United Mexican States
http://www.tw.org

Q7. When is the application period?
February 1 to March 31 (subject to change)

Q8. When will I be notified whether or not I have been selected?
You will be notified via email before early May.

Q9. If I am awarded the Taiwan scholarship for this academic year, but am unable to travel to Taiwan as originally planned, can I delay to the next academic year?
No, the scholarship cannot be deferred.

Q10. How will the scholarship be paid?
The stipends usually will be paid through the school at the end of each month. In principle, the scholarship is paid month by month. Each university has its own policy to distribute the scholarship to students. Please contact the coordinator at your school to know more details.
Please take note that the payment process may be delayed in the first month of your studying due to accounting or administrative procedures. It is suggested that all recipients have sufficient funds to pay for tuition and living expenses during this period.

Q11. How do I apply for a visa?
Please visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (https://www.boca.gov.tw/) to get more information.

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