2013 Taiwan Scholarship
- Taiwan Scholarship is executed in accordance with the "Revised Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines" (see Appendix 1) of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to encourage outstanding international students (excluding students from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan.
The MOE awards outstanding international students undertaking postgraduate studies in Taiwan by awarding each recipient of the Taiwan scholarship the following:
- Tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fee. Upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to NTD40,000. If the total amount of these fees should exceed NTD40,000, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by either the recipient, or the recipient's college, whereas over NTD40,000 are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Tuition and academic fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, Internet access, all of which are payable by the recipients.
- Subsistence allowance:
The MOE offers each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD 20,000.
- Number of Scholarships:
One scholarship will be provided for the 2013 academic year.
- Duration of Scholarships:
- The maximum period of each scholarship is two years for master programs, and four years for doctorate programs. The maximum length of the total awards for each recipient undertaking a combination of studies is five years.
- Annual award periods begin on September 1st, 2013 and continue until August 31st, 2014. 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.
- Subsistence 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.
- Applicants must be of Canadian nationality with an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.
- Applicants are ineligible if they meet the following criteria:
- Are R.O.C. nationals or overseas Chinese students.
- Are already registered or have obtained student status at any university / college in Taiwan. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule.
- Have already studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree as the one in which they currently intend to enrol.
- Are exchange or dual / joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities / colleges and international universities / colleges.
- Have been a recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five years.
- Have had, in the past, their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the MOE revoked.
- Are recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or education institutions in Taiwan. This excludes subsidies offered by universities / colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding the scholarship limit.
- Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university / college listed in the "Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools" (see Appendix 2). Applications for admission outside of the universities / colleges participating in the Taiwan Scholarship Program are automatically disqualified and will not be returned.
- Applicants should send the following documents by March 31st, 2013 (postmarked) to the Cultural Division of TECO in Canada. Failure to include any of these documents renders the application incomplete, and the applicant will not be further considered for the scholarship, without further notice:
- Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (see Appendix 3).
- A copy of the applicant's passport or other nationality certificates.
- A copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts. If issued by international educational institutions, these documents must be authenticated by an overseas Representative Office or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions. Documents in a language other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English and the translated documents must be authenticated.
- A copy of admission application materials to universities / colleges in Taiwan (e.g., copies of application fee remittance, application form, receipt of application from universities / colleges, e-mails).
- A copy of a language proficiency certificate:
- A copy of the results or certificate for the "Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language" (TOCFL) Level 3 or above.
- For applications to all-English programs, a copy of TOEFL test scores or other recognized English language proficiency exams or degrees awarded in English must be submitted. English-speaking nationals are exempt from this rule. However, a copy of document issued by universities / colleges manifesting the all-English programs must be submitted.
- Two letters of reference signed and sealed in envelopes (i.e. from the principals, professors, or supervisors). Photocopies and email submissions of letters of recommendation will not be considered.
- The terms of agreement with applicants' signature (see Appendix 4).
- Selection Notice:
- Upon reviewing applications, the Cultural Division of TECO in Canada will select successful candidates and alternate candidates which will be placed on a waiting list. Candidates are to be notified by May 31st, 2013.
- Successful candidates should submit a copy of their letter of admission to the Cultural Division of TECO in Canada for verification by June 30th of 2013; should candidates fail to submit this letter within the specified time period, the candidates must submit a written explanation and request verification from the Cultural Division of TECO in Canada. Failure to be admitted into a university / college will result in a suspension from the Scholarship Program. Failure to submit documents within the specified time period will result in disqualification, and the candidates on the waiting list will be offered a scholarship. The list of recipients must be finalized no later than July 31st of 2013.
- Contact Information:
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
45 O'Connor Street, Suite 1960
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 1A4
Tel: (613) 231-4909
Fax: (613) 231-7508
Appendix 1: Revised Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines
Appendix 2: 2013 Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools
Appendix 3: 2013 Application Form
Appendix 4: 2013 Terms of Agreement