Following the positive response from Filipino exchange students in the past years, Taiwan opens new scholarship slots for Pinoys who want to pursue their studies in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
The scholarship programs available for Filipinos include:
Ministry of Education (MOE) Scholarship
The program grants a four-year scholarship for undergraduate studies, a two-year scholarship for Master’s, and up to four years for Doctoral Degree. The MOE will shoulder up to 40,000 NTD each semester for the corresponding tuition and miscellaneous expenses. The remaining costs will be shouldered by the scholarship recipient.
An additional 15,000 NTD will be given to recipients undertaking university undergraduate studies, while those pursuing their Master’s and PhD will get 20,000 NTD as monthly stipend.
Application schedule: Feb. 1 to April 30
Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship
Applicants may choose to pursue either intensive Mandarin courses (two months or three months) or up to 12 months, subject to approval. The grant provides a monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD to cover all expenses (tuition, miscellaneous, etc.)
Application schedule: Feb. 1 to March 31
International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)
The grant covers the full tuition, living expenses, economy class airfare tickets, and textbook costs. Scholars pursuing Master’s degree will receive a monthly stipend of 15,000 NTD and those pursuing Doctoral degrees will receive 17,000 NTD.
Application schedule: Jan. 1 to March 15
Reminders: Each applicant can only apply for one scholarship program among these offerings and must process first their university admission to their preferred university in Taiwan. They also have to comply with and submit necessary scholarship requirements to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines for review and recommendation based on the indicated deadlines of each program. An applicant is ineligible to apply if he/she is currently enrolled in another program in Taiwan.
Scholarship guidelines and additional requirements are available at www.roc-taiwan.org.