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Taiwan opens new scholarship programs for Filipinos to pursue studies overseas

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) will open scholarship programs for qualified Filipino students who wish to continue their studies in Taiwan. Taiwan government aso increased the slots for scholarship programs.

Scholarship programs includes bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees and Mandarin Chinese language. An applicant can only apply for one scholarship and those enrolled in another program in Taiwan are not eligible.

Check the types of scholarships below:

1. Ministry of Education (MOE) Scholarship: Grants a 4-year scholarship for undergraduate studies, a 2-year scholarship for Master’s, and a grant of up to 4 years for Doctoral Degree. The MOE will shoulder up to 40,000 NTD each semester. The remaining costs will be shouldered by the scholarship recipient. An additional 15,000 NTD will be given to recipients undertaking university undergraduate studies, 20, 000 NTD for those pursuing their Master’s and Ph.D. The application period is from February 1 to April 30, 2020.

2. Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship: Allows applicants to choose to pursue either Mandarin courses (2 months or 3 months) or up to 12 months Mandarin courses, subject to TECO’s approval. It provides a monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD to cover all the expenses. The application is from February 1 to March 31, 2020.

3. International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF): The grant covers the full tuition fee, living expenses, economy class airfare tickets, and textbook costs. Scholars pursuing Master’s will receive a monthly stipend of 15, 000 NTD and 17, 000 NTD for those pursuing Doctoral degrees.  The application is from January 1 to March 15, 2020.

Applicants are also advised to comply and submit necessary requirements which will undergo review. Visit their official site for the requirements.

TECO said the opening of the scholarship programs came after the positive response from Filipino students.


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