2013 Taiwan Scholarship
Application for 2013 Taiwan Scholarship is now OPEN.
In an effort to encourage Australian students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to fully immerse themselves to the academic environment in Taiwan and promote cultural exchange, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and Australia, the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan establishes the Taiwan Scholarship Program.
For the details of the Scholarship Guidelines and Recipients’ rights and obligations, please visit Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program for Revised Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines.
i) 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.
(ii) Subsistence allowance: The MOE offers each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000; it offers each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000.
Eligible Program(s) and Duration:
Undergraduate programs: 4 years
Master programs: 2 years
Doctorate programs: 4 years
The maximum length of the total awards for each recipient undertaking a combination of studies is 5 years.
Annual award periods begin on the 1st September and continue until 31st August of the following year.
1. To be eligible to apply for the 2013 Taiwan Scholarship, applicants must:
Be an Australian citizen
Possess a high school certificate (Year 12) or post-secondary degree(s) with an excellent academic record
Be of good moral character.
2. 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.
3. Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college listed in the “Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools” (Please download the list here). Applications for admission outside of the universities/colleges participating in the Taiwan Scholarship Program are automatically disqualified and will not be returned.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Date for Release of Selection Result:
Monday, 27 May 2013
Date for Submission of Approved Admission Letter from Taiwan to our Office:
Saturday, 30 June 2013
*Note: Successful candidates should submit a copy of their Admission Letter to our Office. If the candidates fail to submit the letter before 30 June 2013, the candidates must submit a written explanation to our Office. Failure to be admitted into a university/college will result in a suspension from the Scholarship Program. Failure to submit documents before 30 June 2013 will result in disqualification, and the candidates on the waiting list will be offered a scholarship.
Please download the Application Form here.
Application should include:
A completed Application Form.
A copy of the Australian Passport.
A copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts (These documents must be authenticated by your closest Taipei Economic and Cultural Office such as in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions).
A copy of lodged admission application to universities/colleges in Taiwan such as copies of application fee remittance, application form, receipt of application from universities/colleges or emails etc.
A copy of language proficiency certificate or results from the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language” (TOCFL) at the Level 3 (formerly known as Basic) or above only applicable to Chinese program applicants.
Applicants applying for all-English programs are exempted from submitting a copy of language proficiency certificate or results from the TOCFL.
Two referral letters signed and sealed in envelopes such as from principals, professors or supervisors.
A signed Terms of Agreement for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program Form.
Cultural Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia
Ground Floor, 53 Blackall Street, Barton ACT 2600 Australia
Telephone: (02) 6120 1020