2021 Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Selection Guide

2021 Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Selection Guide

Application for 2021 Taiwan Scholarship is now OPEN. Please note, the application deadline is 7 May, 2021.



The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan establishes the Taiwan Scholarship Program in an effort to encourage outstanding Australian students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan to familiarise themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding, and friendship between Taiwan and the international community,


For the details of the Scholarship Guidelines and Recipients’ rights and obligations, please visit “Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program” via to download a full version of “Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions” at https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/index.aspx


Award Value:

The MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program provides the following for each outstanding international student scholarship recipient who comes to Taiwan to undertake a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate:


  • Tuition and miscellaneous expenses (i.e. the course-credit fees, and miscellaneous basic study-related fees): The MOE will pay up to NTD 40,000 each semester for each recipient’s approved tuition and miscellaneous expenses. If these exceed a total amount of NTD 40,000, the remaining amount must be paid to the university/college by the student. The “miscellaneous expenses” do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis supervision fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access. These are all the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.


  • Living allowance: The MOE provides each recipient undertaking university undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD 15,000; it provides each recipient undertaking a master’s degree or doctorate studies a monthly stipend of NTD 20,000.


A university may give scholarship recipients a discount for tuition and/or miscellaneous expenses. The university/college must submit details of which of its departments/ institutes are offering scholarship recipients discounts on fees for the following academic year, and a copy of the fee standards to the MOE by the prescribed date each year, and it must also provide a copy of these to any other unit designated by the MOE.


Scholarship Duration and Time Limits:

  • The maximum period a Taiwan Scholarship may be held is: 4 years for undergraduate programs, 2 years for master’s degree programs, and 4 years for doctorate programs. The maximum total period that any one person may hold a Taiwan Scholarship is five years.


  • Annual award periods begin on the 1st September and continue until the 31st August of the following year. Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and register at their university/college at the scheduled time. It is not permitted to defer taking up a Taiwan Scholarship until the following year. A student who is unable to arrive in Taiwan and register at their university/college at the scheduled time will be considered to have forfeited their scholarship eligibility, unless the student has notified the university/college and the MOE beforehand and been given permission for a delayed arrival and registration.


  • Living allowance payments begin from the month when the recipient actually begins attending the university/college, and they end when the maximum scholarship period for their degree level expires, or when the recipient graduates, withdraws from their studies, is suspended or expelled, or has their Taiwan Scholarship revoked.



  1. To be eligible to apply for the 2021 Taiwan Scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Possess a senior high school certificate (Year 12) or post-secondary degree(s) with an excellent academic record
  • Be of good moral character.


  1. Applicant in any of the following categories is ineligible to apply:
  • An R.O.C. national or an overseas Chinese student. (*Note: If one or both of your parents was an ROC national at the time of your birth, you are an R.O.C. national as well and therefore not eligible to apply.)
  • Hold the Alien Permanent Resident Certificate of R.O.C.
  • A person who already has and is continuing to maintain student status at any university/college in Taiwan or who has already registered to begin studies at such a university/college. This restriction does not apply to a student who will be graduating after completing a degree that year. They may apply for a Taiwan Scholarship to pursue a higher degree.
  • A person who has already studied in Taiwan for a degree at the same level as the one in which they currently intend to enroll.
  • An exchange student or dual/joint degree student who has been admitted to a university/college in Taiwan in accordance with an academic cooperation agreement between that university/college and an overseas university/college.
  • A person who has already been a Taiwan Scholarship recipient for a total of five years.
  • A person who has ever previously had their Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship revoked.
  • A person who has received any other scholarship or subsidy from any Taiwan Government institution (organisation) or any education institution in Taiwan, apart from any subsidies provided for a Taiwan Scholarship recipient by their university/college to cover the outstanding amount if the total amount of their tuition and other fees exceeds the scholarship limit.


  1. Applicants must apply directly to the university/college for admission within the application deadline. Each university/college sets its own application deadline.


Closing Date:

7 May, 2021


Date for Release of Selection Result:

27 May, 2021 (only recipients to be notified)


Date for Submission of Approved Admission Letter from Taiwan to our Office:

30 June, 2021


*Note: Successful candidates should submit a copy of their Admission Letter to our Office. If the candidates fail to submit the letter before 30 June 2021, the candidates must submit a written explanation to our Office. Failure to be admitted into a university/college will result in a suspension from the Scholarship Program.


Application should include:

  • A completed Taiwan Scholarship Application Form.
  • A copy of the applicant’s Australian Passport or other documentary evidence of nationality.
  • A copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts (These documents must be authenticated by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in your consular jurisdiction areas such as in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions).
  • Photocopies of documentary evidence that the applicant has already applied to a university/college in Taiwan (for example, photocopies of the application fee remittance, the application form, and a notice or email from the university/college acknowledging receipt of the application.)
  • A copy of language proficiency certificate or results from the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language” (TOCFL) at the Level 3 (formerly known as Basic) or above only applicable to Chinese program applicants.
  • Two reference letters – from a principal, a college or university president, professors, and/or supervisors – personally signed, and placed in sealed envelopes.
  • A signed Terms of Agreement for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program Form.



Both soft and hard copies accepted. Please send application to

2021 MOE Taiwan Scholarship Selection Committee

Dr Chi Crawford

Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia

Unit 5, 40 Blackall Street, Barton, ACT 2600, Australia

Email: Australia@mail.moe.gov.tw

Telephone: (02) 6120 1022



*2021 MOE Taiwan Scholarship application form

*Reference List of Universities/Colleges Providing Degree Programs taught in English 2021 academic year