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Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Frequently asked questions – HES

Q1. What’s the purpose of the Huayu Scholarship (HES)?
The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan provides the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship for foreign Mandarin/Chinese learners including beginners to study at any accredited Mandarin center at a university or college in Taiwan.

Q2. How long is the term of the Huayu scholarship?
2 months (June to July or July to August), or 3, 6, 9, 12 months.

Q3. What’s the award value of the Huayu Scholarship?
A fixed monthly stipend of NT$25,000 with no other stipend.

Q4. Who can apply for the Huayu 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 Huayu Scholarship with the following documents:
1. Original Application Form
2. A photocopy of passport page
3. A photocopy of diploma(s)
4. An official sealed transcript
5. Two reference letters
6. 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
 Education Division Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Boston
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
 Education Division TECO in New York
Service Area: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
 Education Division TECO in Chicago
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
 Education Division TECO in Houston
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri
 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

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

Q8. I have been rewarded the Huayu Scholarship before. Can I apply for this Scholarships again?
No. You can not apply for it again. But the Ministry of Education offers the Taiwan Scholarships for foreign students to pursue degree programs. You could apply for a Taiwan Scholarship.

Q9. When will I be notified whether or not I have been selected?
You will be notified via email before early May.

Q10. If I am awarded the 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.

Q11. 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.

Q12. Is the scholarship enough for my living expenses? May I work to earn my living in Taiwan?
In general, the scholarship shall be sufficient to pay the tuition and for living economically. You are not allowed to work in Taiwan as an awarded recipient.

Q13. 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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