2017 Taiwan Scholarship

2017 Taiwan Scholarship


The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Republic of China (Taiwan) --- the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to:

  1. Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world.
  2. Provide opportunities to increase academic and educational links with international institutions of higher learning.
  3. Develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of the global society.



Undergraduate program: maximum 4 years.

Master’s program: maximum 2 years.

Doctoral program: maximum 4 years.


Amount of Scholarships:

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 TWD 40,000. If the total amount of these fees exceeds TWD 40,000, the remaining amount must be paid to the university/college by the student. Tuition and academic fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis supervision fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, Internet access, all of which are payable by the recipients.
Undergraduate Scholarship: a monthly stipend of TWD15, 000 (CAD1=TWD 24, subject to change)

Master’s or Doctoral Scholarship: a monthly stipend of TWD 20,000


Scholarship Period: Beginning on September 1st, 2017


Application Period: February 1st ~ March 31st, 2017


Quota: Two scholarships



  1. Be a high school graduate or above, have an excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience, be of good moral character and does not have any criminal records.
  2. Must be a Canadian citizen.
  3. Is not a R.O.C. (Taiwan) national.
  4. Does not have the status of being an overseas compatriot student.
  5. Has never enrolled at any educational institution in Taiwan for the same level of degree or obtained student status that he/she intends to matriculate at. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule.
  6. Is not an exchange student in accordance with any agreement of cooperation between an international university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan, at the time of receiving a Taiwan Scholarship.
  7. Has not received Taiwan Scholarship for a total of five years.
  8. Does not have any revocation record regarding the Taiwan Scholarship Program nor from the Ministry of Education’s Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Programs.
  9. Is not a recipient of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or from any other educational institutions in Taiwan.
  10. Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college.


Required Documents:

  • Required documents should be mailed to the office before the Deadline March 31st, 2017 using the contact information as shown below.
  1. One copy of the completed application form.
  2. One photocopy of applicant’s passport or other nationality certificates.
  3. One photocopy of the highest-level diploma and a complete grade transcript. (B. These documents must be authenticated by a Taiwan overseas representative office, if issued by international educational institutions.)
  4. Supporting admission application materials (g. photocopies of application forms for a degree program at universities/colleges in Taiwan. The exact academic year that applicants would be enrolled as full-time students at these institutions must be clearly specified on these documents; or a copy of the application fee receipt, or the reply letter or e-mail from the school which the applicant has applied to).
  5. Two letters of reference, signed and sealed in envelopes (i.e. principals, professors, or supervisors). Photo copies and email submissions of letters of recommendation will not be considered.
  6. A copy of a language proficiency certificate:
  7. A copy of results or certificate for the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language” (TOCFL) Level 3 or above. (applicants to all-English programs are exempt from this rule)
  8. 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.

Contact Information:

ATTN: Karen Hou

Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver

Suite 2200, P.O. BOX 11522

650 West Georgia Street,

Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N7

Tel: (604) 689-4111 ext. 242

Fax: (604) 689-8086

E-mail: vancouver@mail.moe.gov.tw


Related information :

For more details on Taiwan Scholarship, please visit:

  1. Ministry of Education, Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw

(Click on Study in Taiwan Scholarships)

  1. Study in Taiwan: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/index.html
  2. Useful links: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/links.html
  3. Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program: https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/
  4. Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), the Mandarin proficiency assessment: http://www.sc-top.org.tw/english/eng_index.php



2017 Taiwan Scholarship Program Guideline

Appendix 1- 2017 Taiwan Scholarship application form

Appendix 2- 2017 Taiwan Scholarship terms of agreement form

Appendix 3- Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools

Universities Providing Tuition and Miscellaneous Expense Discounts for MOE Taiwan Scholarship Recipients