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2014 Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship

Purpose

Taiwan Scholarship Program is executed in accordance with "Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines" (see Appendix 1) of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to encourage outstanding international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan.

Award Value

  1. Tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fee, of up to NTD40,000 will be awarded.
  2. A monthly stipend of NTD15,000 will be awarded for recipient undertaking undergraduate studies, and a monthly stipend of NTD20,000 will be awarded for recipient undertaking postgraduate studies.

Number of Scholarship

Two scholarships will be provided for the academic year of 2014.

Duration

The maximum period of each scholarship is 4 years for undergraduate programs, 2 years for master programs, and 4 years for doctorate programs. Subsistence allowances begin from the month of the recipients' registration at the universities/colleges. The scholarship ends when the award period expires or upon the recipients' graduation, withdrawal, suspension, expulsion, or revocation of the scholarship.

Eligibility

Applicants must be Canadian citizens living in the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, with excellent academic performance, and are of good moral character. Applicants with one of the following qualifications may not apply:

  1. Are overseas Chinese students or nationals of the R.O.C.
  2. Are currently registered or have obtained student status at any university/college in Taiwan, with an only exception of graduating students pursuing further studies.
  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 students or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with the academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and international universities/colleges.
  5. Have been recipients of the Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five years
  6. Have had their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship revoked by the Ministry of Education.
  7. Are recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the government of Taiwan or any education institutions in Taiwan. This excludes subsidies offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding the scholarship limit.

Applicants must apply directly for admission, within the deadlines specified by each university/college, to the universities/colleges listed in the "Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools" (see Appendix 2). Applications for admission to universities/colleges not participating in the Taiwan Scholarship Program will result in disqualification.

Application

Applicants need to submit the following documents to the Education Division of TECO in Canada by March 31st, 2014 (postmarked). Failure to include any of these documents renders the application incomplete, and applicants will not be further considered for the scholarship. Applications and related documents submitted will not be returned to the applicants.

  1. A completed 2014 Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (see Appendix 3)
  2. A photocopy of passport or any other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant
  3. Certification of the highest-degree credential and transcript in English or Chinese, with authentication by an overseas Representative Office or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions
  4. A photocopy of the applications to the universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g. copies of application fee remittance, application form, receipt of application from universities/colleges, e-mails, etc.)
  5. A copy of the language proficiency certifications:
    1. A copy of the test result or certification of minimum Level 3 in "Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)" for applicants applying to programs other than All-English programs
    2. OR a copy of document issued by the Ministry of Education or universities/colleges manifesting the program applicants' applying to is All-English program (see Appendix 4)
  6. Two letters of reference, signed and sealed in envelopes, from the principals, professors, or supervisors
  7. The terms of agreement with applicants' signature (see Appendix 5)

Selection Process

Upon evaluating each applicant's documents, overall performance and motivation, the Education Division of TECO in Canada will select successful candidates and alternate candidates. Alternate candidates will be placed on a waiting list. Candidates are to be notified by May 31st, 2014.

Contact Information

Clifford Lin
Administrative Assistant
Education Division
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
Email: tecoedu@taiwan-canada.org
Website: http://www.taiwan-canada.org/tecoedu

 

Appendix 1: Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines
Appendix 2: 2014 Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools
Appendix 3: Application Form for Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship
Appendix 4: 2014 English Program List
Appendix 5: Terms of Agreement for Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program

   

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