2021 Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship


The Taiwan Scholarship aims to encourage outstanding international students (excluding students from mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau) to pursue a university degree in Taiwan.

The scholarship is managed in accordance with Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions (see Appendix 1 ) of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan).


Scholarship Value

Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  1. Tuition and Miscellaneous expenses: Up to NT$40,000 per semester to cover tuition and miscellaneous fees (including credit fees). If the combined total of tuition and fees exceeds NT$40,000, the scholarship recipient will be liable for any outstanding amount. The following items are not covered by the scholarship: administrative fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, and internet access.
  2. Stipend: Monthly living allowance to cover living expenses during staying in Taiwan. Recipients pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a monthly stipend of NT$15,000; recipients pursuing a graduate degree (MA or PhD) will receive a monthly stipend of NT$20,000.

For a list of universities that help cover tuition and fees that remain following the NT$40,000 scholarship payment, please refer to Appendix 4: Universities/Colleges Providing Tuition & Miscellaneous Expense Discounts for MOE Taiwan Scholarship Recipients 2021 Academic Year.


Available Scholarships

Up to two Canadian students may be selected as scholarship recipients for 2021.


Duration of Scholarships

  1. The duration of the scholarship is based on the academic degree pursed by the recipient:
    • Bachelor degree: four years
    • Master’s degree: two years
    • Doctoral degree: four years

If a recipient completes one degree and then pursues an advanced degree, they may claim the scholarship up to a maximum of five years.

  1. The budget for the Taiwan Scholarship runs on an annual basis from September 1 until August 31 the following year. Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and officially register at their university/college by the specified deadline, unless a delay has been approved by their university and the MOE. Recipients who fail to arrive in Taiwan to register by the aforesaid deadline will forfeit their scholarship.
  2. Recipients will start receiving monthly stipends beginning the month they register at their university/college. Stipends will be disbursed until the scholarship period ends, or the recipient graduates, withdraws from studies, is suspended or expelled from their university/college, or the scholarship is revoked.



In order to be eligible to apply, an applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Have a high school diploma or a higher degree;
  • Be applying to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in Taiwan;
  • Hold an outstanding academic record; and
  • Demonstrate good moral character.

Applicants are NOT eligible if they:

  1. Are R.O.C. nationals or overseas Chinese students.
  2. Are R.O.C. Alien Permanent Resident Certificate holders.
  3. Are already registered or have obtained student status at a university / college in Taiwan.

(This restriction does not apply to students who are graduating and wish to pursue a higher degree.)

  1. Previously studied for a degree in Taiwan and are applying to pursue another degree at the same level (e.g. they earned a master’s degree in Taiwan and wish to pursue another master’s).
  2. Are 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 their home university/college overseas.
  3. Have already been a recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship for a total of five years.
  4. Have had, in the past, their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship revoked by the MOE.
  5. Are receiving another form of scholarship or subsidy from the R.O.C. (Taiwan) government or an academic institution in Taiwan. This restriction does not apply to subsidies provided by the recipient’s university/college to cover tuition and other fees that remain outstanding after the scholarship payment.

Applicants must apply for admission directly to the university/college by the deadlines established by each university / college.


Making an Application

Applicants must send the documents listed below to the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Canada by March 31, 2021 (please ensure the envelope is postmarked). Failure to include any of the documents listed below will render an application incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered; TECO will NOT notify an applicant that their application is incomplete. An application package must include:

  1. 2021 Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (see Appendix 2).
  2. A copy of the applicant’s Canadian passport or other nationality certificates.
  3. Copies of the applicant’s highest degree and academic transcripts. If issued by an academic institution outside of Taiwan, these documents must be authenticated by TECO in Canada or be delivered to TECO directly by the academic institution in a sealed envelope. Documents in a language other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English, and the translated documents must be authenticated.

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  1. A copy of a document proving the applicant has applied to a university / college in Taiwan (e.g., application form, remittance form showing payment of the application fee, e-mail or written notification from the university acknowledging receipt of the application).
  2. A copy of a language proficiency certificate if applicable. A copy of a test certificate or tests results demonstrating attainment of Level 3 or above on the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL). This requirement only applies to students who will be studying in a program which is not taught exclusively in English.
  3. Two letters of reference, signed and in sealed envelopes. Reference letters should be written by principals or professors/instructors of the academic institution at which the applicant studied, or supervisors. Photocopies and email versions of letters of recommendation will not be accepted.
  4. A copy of the Taiwan Scholarship Terms of Agreement, signed by the applicant (see Appendix 3).



The Education Division of TECO in Canada will review all complete applications. When necessary, TECO may schedule online interviews with applicants. Following review, TECO will select scholarship candidates and waitlisted candidates. All applicants will be notified of results no later than May 31, 2021.

Selected candidates must submit a photocopy of an admission letter issued by one university/college by June 30, 2021. If a candidate who is not admitted into a university/college will lose eligibility to receive the Taiwan Scholarship.


Additional Information

All scholarship recipients are automatic members of the Taiwan Alumni Association in Canada (TAAC). TAAC aims to bring individuals together who have previously studied in Taiwan and are now located in Canada. Anyone interested in experience-sharing, engaging in dialogue on culture or language, or networking with fellow Taiwan alumni are welcome to participate in this organization.



  • The information provided above has been adapted from Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Directions (Appendix 1). Should any discrepancy exist between the information on this website and the official Taiwan Scholarship Directions, the Chinese version of the Taiwan Scholarship Directions shall prevail. (Please refer to Appendix 5 for the Chinese version of Taiwan Scholarship Directions.)
  • In response to the continued spread of COVID-19 pandemic, all the award recipients must follow entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for foreign nationals imposed by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) and the Ministry of Education. For updated information, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement at www.mofa.gov.tw.


Contact Information

Shelly Lin

Education Division

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada

45 O’Connor Street, Suite 1960

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 1A4

Tel: (613) 231‐4909

Email: Canada@mail.moe.gov.tw


Appendix 1: Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions

Appendix 2: 2021 MOE Taiwan Scholarship Application Form

Appendix 3: Terms of Agreement for Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program

Appendix 4: Universities/Colleges Providing Tuition & Miscellaneous Expense Discounts for MOE Taiwan Scholarship Recipients 2021 Academic Year Updated by March 15

Appendix 5: 臺灣獎學金作業要點 (Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions [Chinese version])