2020 Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship has now been open for applications until 5 April 2020.

Applications for the 2020 Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarships have now officially been open. We welcome anyone with an interest in Taiwan and/or the Chinese language to apply for the scholarship. We look forward to reviewing and meeting all the successful applicants.

Purpose The purpose of the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) Program, sponsored by the Education Ministry of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and implemented by the Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands, is to encourage Dutch students and individuals to pursue a Mandarin Chinese language study at a university- or college-affiliated Mandarin training center in Taiwan. It also aims to provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community.

Scholarship and Duration a. A monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (Approx. €700,-); b. In principle, most Chinese language courses have a duration of 3 months. Summer courses tend to be either 2 or 3 months. This means we give out scholarships in durations of  2, 3, 6 and 9 months, with the maximum duration being a full year (12 months). Please take this into consideration when submitting your application. c. In principle, the scholarships run from September 1, 2020, until August 31, 2021. Students opting to go for short summer courses in 2020 are however also eligible for the scholarship. If recipients fail to go to Taiwan for enrollment during the designated time, they will forfeit their right to retain their scholarships.

Eligibility An applicant must meet all of the following criteria: a. Be 18 years of age or older, a high school graduate or above, have Dutch nationality, have an excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience and have no criminal records; b. Is not a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan); c. Does not have the status of overseas Chinese student; d. Is not currently a registered student at a Mandarin training center, and has never been a degree-seeking student at any university or college in Taiwan; e. Is not an exchange student in accordance with an agreement of cooperation between an international university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan, at the time of receiving the HES; f. Has never received an award either under this scholarship program or the Taiwan Scholarship Program; g. Is not a recipient of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or any other educational institution in Taiwan;

  1. An information session will be held at the Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands in June 2020 (to be announced) for successful applicants. Attending the information session is mandatory.

Required Application Documents a. One copy of the digitally filled in and printed out application form, which can be downloaded from:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yj7Vq-K2HCVrzUhRQQ65rNAE86GQN1dz/view?usp=sharing

Any other version of the form or incomplete forms will not be accepted; b. One photocopy of your passport (other forms of identification will not be accepted); c. One photocopy of the highest-level diploma and a complete grade transcript. If you are currently enrolled in a program at an educational institution, please provide us with grade transcripts of your current study as well. Make sure your grade transcripts include a grade average. Make sure your grade list is an original document and has official stamps/signatures from the university on it; d. Two signed letters of recommendation; e. Photocopies of your application to a Mandarin Language Center. If you have already received your admission letter from the center, please include that as well;
Application Deadline a. Scholarship registrations close on April 5, 2020. Please make sure your application is complete before this date. You will not be allowed to change or add documents after you hand in your application. b. Please send the application documents to:
Huayu Scholarship 2020/ Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands/ Van Stolkweg 23, 2585 JM, Den Haag, The Netherlands
For inquiries you can contact us by email at secretary@taiwanembassy.nl, or by telephone at 070-2503017.

Additional Information A Facebook group has been established which aims to bring together all students with an interest in (studying in) Taiwan. We welcome all applicants for the scholarship this year to join this group to exchange information with each other and with previous recipients of this scholarship. The group can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/522066007947273/