- International education and training has long been one of the TaiwanICDF’s core operations, among many others. Human resources development programs play a vital role in assisting partner countries achieve sustainable development, and education is a crucial mechanism for training workforces in developing countries.
- The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.
- Study in Taiwan
- More information about each of the programs offered through the TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program can be found on the relevant partner university’s website.
Field(s) of Study
- Check the list below of universities and the programs they offer that are eligible for the scholarship
What does the scholarship cover?
The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including:
- return airfare,
- tuition and
- credit fees,
- textbook costs and
- a monthly allowance.
Which countries are targeted?
- Asia Pacific: Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam
- West Asia: Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey
- Africa: Burkina Faso, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Swaziland
- Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Central America: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
- South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
- Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Poland, Kosovo
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- Be a citizen of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwaniCDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteria established by his or her country and/or government of citizenship.
- Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student.
- Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwaniCDF scholarship.
- Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this means that the TaiwaniCDF has the right to revoke a scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa requirements).
- Upon accepting a TaiwaniCDF scholarship, not hold any other ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the Taiwan Scholarship) in the same academic year in which the TaiwaniCDF scholarship would be due to commence.
- Not be applying for a further TaiwaniCDF scholarship in unbroken succession – applicants who have already held a TaiwaniCDF scholarship must have returned to their home country for more than one year before re-applying
- Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.
How to I Apply – Next Steps
- The annual application period runs, in principle, from January 1 to March 15
- Applicants should submit documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in their country. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation; failure to do so will result in the application not being processed. Please also note that late submissions will not be accepted and/or processed.
- Go to TaiwanICDF Scholarship Online Application
- In addition to the above documents requested as part of their scholarship application, applicants should also submit all documents required by the TaiwanICDF partner university that they are applying to before the admissions deadline of that university. For detailed information on such documents, please refer to the individual enrollment websites for TaiwanICDF Scholarship Partner Universities.
MY SUMMARY – two next steps
- Apply for the scholarship through a ROC (Taiwan) Embassy (using forms found online)
- Apply to the university and program of your choice through the web.
How do I get more information?
- Scholarship Website – http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2
- FAQ’s – http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12510&CtNode=30321&mp=2
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