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Huayu Scholarship

2023 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) 友善列印
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2023 Application Announcement

Taiwan MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship(HES)

Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office

in the United States (TECRO)

  • Preface:

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

  • Award Value:

A fixed monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (about US$833, rate: 30).

  • Duration of Scholarships:

2 months (June to July or July to August, 2023), or 3, 6, 9, 12 months from September, 2023 to August, 2024.

  • Eligibility: An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizens above the age of 18, a high school graduate or above, have excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience and be of good moral character. 

  2. Does not have the status of being an "Overseas Compatriot Student" of held a R.O.C. (Taiwan) passport.

  3. Is not currently a registered student at a Mandarin training center, nor has ever been a degree-seeking student at any university of college in Taiwan.

  4. Has never received HES or Taiwan Scholarship or TUSA (Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance) Scholarship or BEST Huayu Scholarship, in the past.

  5. Is not an exchange student in accordance with an agreement of collaboration between an international university/college and an educational institution in Taiwan, at the time of receiving a HES. 

  6. Is not simultaneously a recipient of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by other government agency or any other educational institutions in Taiwan.

  • Application Procedure:

Where to apply?

U.S. citizens with permanent residency in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia may apply to TECRO’s Education Division.

Please submit your application to:

Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office

in the United States (TECRO)

4201 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20016

Attn: Ms. Suzen Tseng

When to apply?

The application period is from February 1st through March 31st, 2023. Application documents (including reference letters) must be completely mailed to TECRO by March 31th, 2023, by post mark. Applications after March 31th, 2023, will not be accepted.

*Applications must be complete in full. All incomplete applications are ineligible for consideration, and persons submitting incomplete applications will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice.

What materials are needed?

  1. One copy of the completed and signed HES application form.

  2. One photocopy of U.S. passport or other certificate of nationality.

  3. One photocopy of the highest-level diploma and an official complete grade transcript must be authenticated by an overseas Representative Office / Embassy of Taiwan, R.O.C. or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions.

  4. Photocopy of completed application forms for the language centers applied to in Taiwan, or other documents which can prove applicant’s admission status. For summer 2-month program applicants, an admission acceptance letter from a language center should be enclosed in the application material package.

  5. Two recommendation letters.

  6. One copy of the completed and signed HES Terms of Agreement.

  7. Optional: One photocopy of the TOCFL certificate. Participants of the TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language) will be considered with priority.

Selection Process:

  1. Applications will be reviewed; applicants for six months and above will be interviewed virtually.

  2. The preliminary result of the selection will be notified by TECRO’s Education Division by the end of May. Summer 2-month program applicants will be notified the final result by April 30th.

  3. After an admission acceptance letter of a language center sent by applicants is received, TECRO will proceed to finalize its scholarship selection reviews.

  4. Recipients will be invited to attend an orientation organized at TECRO, usually in July, and may be held virtually.

  5. Reserve process: When a successful candidate has waived his/her right to a scholarship before the commencement of the scholarship by the end of December 2023, his/her position will be filled by the next reserve candidate.

  • What else should applicants do?

  1. Please note that scholarship applications and language center admission applications are separate. Applicants are responsible for their application to the language centers that they would like to attend. For information about qualified university-affiliated language centers in Taiwan, please visit the following website for reference: http://ogme.edu.tw/lc/.

  2. For summer 2-month program applicants, an admission acceptance letter of a language center should be enclosed right in application material package.

  3. For those who apply for 3 to 12 months, applicants need to submit a copy of the admission letter to TECRO in order to secure their scholarship by no later than May 31st, 2023.

  • Miscellaneous:

  1. Residents in other states please check the website of MOE in Taiwan to find the

Education Divisions in the U.S. where you may apply. (http://english.moe.gov.tw/Home > About MOE > Overseas Offices)

  1. For more information, please visit the website at https://ogme.edu.tw or https://www.us2taiwan.org.

Any inquiries, please contact: Education Division of TECRO

Email: suzentseng@mofa.gov.tw

Please Click the files below for more information.

2023 HES Guidelines (PDF)

2023 HES Application form (PDF) (Word)

Ministry of Education HES Directions (PDF)

The Terms of Agreement (PDF)

List of Mandarin Language Center (PDF)



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