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Applications for the 2021 MOE Taiwan Scholarships are now open


The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand invites eligible New Zealand students who wish to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Taiwan to apply for the Taiwan Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE), ROC (Taiwan).

Scholarship Quota: One scholarship.

The Scholarship covers:

  1. Tuition and miscellaneous expenses such as 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 NTD40,000, 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.

  1. Living allowance: The MOE provides each recipient a monthly stipend of
  2. NTD15,000 for each university undergraduate students; or
  3. NTD20,000 for each recipient undertaking a master’s degree or doctorate studies.

Scholarship Duration and Time Limits:

  1. The maximum period of each scholarship is four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master programs, and four years for doctorate programs.
  2. The maximum length of the total awards for each recipient undertaking a combination of studies is five years.
  3. Annual award periods begin on September 1st and continue until August 31st of the following year.
  4. Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and enrol at their admitting universities/colleges within prescribed period.
  5. 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.

Application Period: 1 February to 31 March, 2021.

For more information, please refer to the Taiwan Scholarship Guidelines or contact the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand by phone: 04 4736474 ext. 715; or email:


To be eligible to apply for the 2021 Taiwan Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. be a New Zealand citizen,
  2. possess a senior high school certificate (NCEA Level 3) or post-secondary degree(s) with an excellent academic record,
  3. be of good moral character.

Applicant in any of the following categories is ineligible to apply:

  1. an R.O.C. national, an overseas Chinese student, or a holder of the Alien Permanent Resident Certificate of R.O.C.;
  2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A person who has already been a Taiwan Scholarship recipient for a total of five years.
  4. A person who has ever previously had their Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship revoked.
  5. A person who has received any other scholarship or subsidy from any Taiwan Government institution (organization) 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.

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

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents to Taiwan Scholarships, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, PO Box 11-886, Manners Street, Wellington 6142, New Zealand.

  1. Application Form, completed and signed by the applicant.
  2. A verified copy of the applicant’s New Zealand passport. Students with multiple citizenships must also include verified copies of other passports or citizenship certificates.
  3. A verified copy of the highest degree completed and academic transcripts.
  4. Evidence of applications made to a university or college in Taiwan for the degree program.
  5. A copy of Level 3 or above results for the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), required for applicants undertaking programs not completely taught in English.
  6. Two letters of recommendation signed and posted in sealed envelopes by the applicant’s principals, professors or supervisors.
  7. A duly signed copy of the Scholarship Agreement.

*All documents will need to be authenticated by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office before the scholarship can be awarded. Short-listed candidates are required to pass a health check.

Application documents must arrive at our office no later than 31 March 2021.

Contact details:

Ms Iris Lai

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

P O Box 11-886, Manners Street

Wellington 6142, New Zealand

Phone:   +64 4 473 6474 Ext. 715

Fax:        +64 4 472 2430


Documents attached:

  1. 2021 Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (NZ)
  2. Taiwan Scholarship Directions
  3. List of Universities/Colleges Offering Degree Programs Taught in English
  4. Summary of Tuition & Miscellaneous Expense Discounts for MOE Taiwan
  5. 2021 Taiwan Scholarship Agreement
  6. Health Check Form 2021