Fully funded TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program


ABOUT

TaiwanICDF Scholarship Partner Universities The TaiwanICDF has established the Taiwan International Cooperation Alliance (TICA) with 21 partner universities, setting up an operational platform under this TICA framework to manage and improve the scholarship program. In 2018, there are 30 programs offered for TaiwanICDF Scholarship application. More information about each of the programs offered in 2018, please refer to their individual website.


BENEFITS

1. Airfare: The TaiwanICDF arranges economy class, return tickets for the most-direct flights to and from Taiwan.

2. Housing: All students must reside in student dormitories.

3. Tuition fees: The TaiwanICDF covers tuition fees as required by a student’s university.

4. Credit fees: Credit fees, which vary with the number of credits registered, are also covered as required by a student’s university.

5. Insurance: In addition to the mandatory student safety insurance set by the Ministry of Education, each student must be insured for accident and medical coverage while in Taiwan. The TaiwanICDF covers insurance fees for the entire duration of a student’s program. 6. Textbook costs: The costs of textbooks purchased as required by instructors are covered by the TaiwanICDF, subject to the approval of the director of the student’s institute.

7. Allowance:

(1) Undergraduate Program:

Each student receives NT$12,000 per month as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses. This is deposited into a student’s local bank account on a monthly basis.

(2) Master’s Program:

Each student receives NT$15,000 per month as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses. This is deposited into a student’s local bank account on a monthly basis.

(3) Ph.D. Program:

Each student receives NT$17,000 per month as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses. This is deposited into a student’s local bank account on a monthly basis. A student’s host institute may offer to continue paying this monthly allowance for courses exceeding four years; the duration and amount will be determined by the host institute.


ELIGIBILITY

An applicant must:

 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 another TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession —to apply for a 2018 scholarship, applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have graduated before July 31, 2017.