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These guidelines are stipulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the implementation of the Taiwan Scholarship Program (hereinafter the “Scholarship”), which aims to encourage outstanding international students to study in Taiwan, as well as to promote bilateral exchanges and friendship between the peoples of Taiwan and its diplomatic allies. These guidelines are not applicable to students from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.


The Scholarship is, in principle, granted to students from countries that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. However, special consideration may also be given to students from other countries.


I. Programs

  1. The pre-degree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP): Recipients may take the LEP for a maximum of one year at Mandarin-teaching institutions (hereinafter “Mandarin Training Centers”) affiliated with a university or college accredited by the Ministry of Education.
  2. Degree programs: Recipients may apply for admission to any degree program leading to an undergraduate, master or doctoral degree, excluding in-service programs.


II. The award period

  1. Pre-degree LEP: one year.
  2. Degree programs:

    (1) Undergraduate program: four years maximum

    (2) Master's program: two years maximum

    (3) Doctoral program: four years maximum

Award periods must be continuous, with no breaks, and cannot exceed a total of five years.


III. Financial Assistance

Scholarship recipients will be given a monthly stipend of NT$28,000 for the LEP and NT$33,000 for degree programs. Recipients are responsible for all expenses during their stay in Taiwan. MOFA will, in principle, not provide any other subsidies. MOFA will, however, provide recipients with one-way, economy-class plane tickets for direct flights to and from Taiwan.


Universities and colleges may offer Scholarship recipients reduced tuition and miscellaneous fees.


IV. Eligibility

  1. Is a high school graduate or above with an excellent academic record, of good moral character and has no criminal record.
  2. Is not a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  3. Is not an overseas compatriot student.
  4. Has never attended an educational institution in Taiwan at the same level of degree or LEP that he/she intends to apply for.
  5. Is not an exchange student through any cooperation agreement between a foreign university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan while receiving the Scholarship.
  6. Has not previously had a Scholarship revoked by an ROC government agency or other relevant institution.


V. Application period

from February 1 to March 31
For more information, please visit the Taiwan Scholarships and Huayu Enrichment Scholarships website.
Contact person: Ms. Amy Pan
 Tel: +886-2-2882-4564 ext.2396
 Fax: +886-2-8861-3491