2019 Taiwan Scholarship opens for application

 

Date: 2019/1/11

 

  1. In an effort to encourage outstanding international students (excluding those from Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarise themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world, the Ministry of Education (MOE) establishes the guidelines for the Taiwan Scholarship programme. (see Appendix )
  2. The MOE honours outstanding international students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Taiwan by awarding each recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship the following:

(i) Payment of tuition fees. The MOE will pay up to NTD 40,000 each semester for each recipient’s approved tuition and miscellaneous expenses. (If tuition fees are higher than NT$ 40,000, the MOE will pay NT$ 40,000, the remaining amount must be paid to the university/college by the student.). This does not include any of the following, all of which are payable by the recipient: administration fees, thesis advice fees, insurance premiums, accommodation or internet access.

(ii) Personal allowance. The MOE offers each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD 15,000; it offers each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD 20,000.

III. Duration of Scholarships:

(i) The maximum period of each scholarship is four years for undergraduate programmes, two years for master’s programmes and four years for doctorate programmes.

(ii) Candidates who have previously received a Taiwan Scholarship may apply for another Taiwan Scholarship to cover a higher-level degree programme. However, the maximum cumulative length of awards that can be granted to a single recipient undertaking a combination of degree programmes funded by Taiwan Scholarships is five years in total.

(iii) Annual award periods begin on September 1st and continue until August 31st of the following year. Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and enrol at their admitting universities/colleges within this period unless delays have been approved by the relevant institutions and the MOE. If recipients fail to arrive in Taiwan for registration during this period, their award will be revoked with no deferrals.

(iv) Personal allowances begin from the month of the recipients’ registration at the universities/colleges and end when the award period expires or upon the recipients’ graduation, withdrawal, suspension, expulsion or revocation of the scholarship.

  1. Eligibility:

(i) Applicants must hold an Irish passport and a high-school diploma (Leaving Cert or equivalent) / post-secondary degree(s), possess an excellent academic record and be of good moral character.

(ii) Applicants are ineligible if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Are R.O.C. nationals or overseas Chinese students.
  2. Are already registered or have previously enrolled and retained student status at any university/college in Taiwan. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule.
  3. Have already studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree as the one in which they currently intend to enrol.
  4. Are exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and international universities/colleges.
  5. Have already received the Taiwan Scholarship for five years in total or will exceed the five year limit if awarded a Taiwan Scholarship for the programme to which they intend to apply.
  6. Have had, in the past, their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the MOE revoked.
  7. Will be receiving any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or education institutions in Taiwan while studying under the Taiwan Scholarship. This excludes subsidies offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding the scholarship limit.

(iii) Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college.

  1. Applicants should enclose the following documents with their application to the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland(*failure to include any of these documents renders the application incomplete and the applicant will not be considered further for the scholarship):

(i) Completed Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (see Appendix )

(ii) A copy of the applicant’s Irish passport.

(iii) A copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts. If issued by non-Irish educational institutions, these documents must be authenticated by an overseas Representative Office / Embassy of Taiwan, R.O.C. or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions. Documents in a language other than Mandarin or English must be translated into Mandarin or English and the translated documents must be authenticated.

(iv) A copy of admission and/or application materials (e.g., copies of application fee remittance and/or application form, acknowledgement of received application from universities/colleges, etc.) to universities/colleges.

(v) For scholarship applications relating to a Mandarin-taught degree programme, a copy of results or certificate for the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language” (TOCFL) Band B or above must be included as evidence of language proficiency. The TOCFL is not required in the case of applications to all-English-taught degree programmes.

(vi) The terms of agreement with applicants’ signature (see Appendix ).

(vii) Two letters of reference signed by hand and sealed in envelopes (i.e. from principals, professors or supervisors). Photocopies and e-mail submissions of letters of recommendation will not be considered.

(viii) Study/research plan.

(ix) Short autobiography (no longer than 1 A4 page).

  1. Application deadline: 31st March 2019 (applications submitted after the deadline, as evidenced by the date of the postmark, will not be accepted).

VII. Selection Process:

(i) Complete application documents should be submitted to this office ( 8 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2 Ireland) and interviews will be arranged and conducted following application documents review. In the cases of candidates applying for Mandarin-taught degree programmes, the interview would be carried out in Chinese.

(ii) Applications must be completed in full. All incomplete applications are ineligible for consideration and persons submitting incomplete applications will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice.

VIII. Selection Notice:

(i) Upon reviewing applications and conducting interviews, this office will select successful candidates and alternate candidates to be placed on a waiting list. Candidates and their awarding universities/colleges are to be notified by 31st May 2019.

(ii) Successful candidates should submit a copy of their letter of admission to this office by 30th June 2019. Failure to submit documents within the specified time period or to be admitted into a university/college will result in disqualification, and the candidates on the waiting list will be offered a scholarship, who must submit a copy of their letter of admission to this office by no later than 31st July 2019.

  1. Please see the following website for more detailed information

https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/index.aspx

http://www.studyintaiwan.org/

  1. If you have any questions, please contact:

Taipei Representative Office in Ireland

Address: 8 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353-1-6785413   FAX: +353-1-6761686

Email: twnirl@gmail.com

  1. Appendix:

Application Form

List of UniversitiesColleges Offering Degree Programs Taught in English

Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines

Terms of Agreement

UniversitiesColleges providing Tuition & Miscellaneous Expense Discounts