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.
Applicants applying for a TaiwanICDF scholarship must meet both the general eligibility criteria and be a national of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship. Applicants must also meet the Regulations Governing Visiting, Resident, and Permanent Residency of Aliens set by ROC(Taiwan) National Immigration Agency.
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 a further TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession — applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have returned to their home country for more than one year before re-applying (note: to apply for a 2017 scholarship, an applicant must have graduated and returned to his or her home country before July 31, 2016).
Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.
Note: All Undergraduate Programs only accept applications submitted by citizens of allied countries of ROC(Taiwan).
List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship
Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam
Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey
Burkina Faso, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland
Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Kosovo, Poland
Entitlements: The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 2017, there are 31 programs offered for TaiwanICDF Scholarship application. More information about each of the programs offered in 2017, please refer to their individual website.
1. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) – Ph.D. Program in Tropical Agriculture
2. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) – Master Program in Tropical Agriculture
3. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) – Undergraduate Program in Tropical
4. National Chengchi University (NCCU) – International Undergraduate Program in Business Administration (IUP in
5. National Chengchi University (NCCU) – International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)
6. National Chengchi University (NCCU) – International Master’s Program in International Studies in College of
7. National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) – International Master of Business Administration in Technology Management
8. National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) – International Master Program in Information Systems and Applications
9. National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) – Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development (IHRD)
10. National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) – Ph. D. Program in International Health
11. National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) – Master’s Program in International Health
12. National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) – International Master Program in Aquaculture Technology and
13. National Central University (NCU) – International Master Program for Environment Sustainable Development
14. Kun Shan University (KSU) – International Master Program in Mechanical Engineering
15. Kun Shan University (KSU) – International Bachelor Program in Mechanical Engineering
16. National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) – International Master’s Program in Electric Power Engineering (IMEPE)
17. Yuan Ze University (YZU) – International Master’s Program in Industrial Engineering and Management
18. National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS) – International Nursing Master of
19. National Taiwan University (NTU) – International Master’s Program in Agricultural Economics
20. National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) – International Master Program in Civil Engineering and Management (ICEM)
21. Ming Chuan University (MCU) – MBA Program of International Business and Trade
22. Ming Chuan University (MCU) – Undergraduate Program in International Business and Trade
23. Ming Chuan University (MCU) – Undergraduate Program in Journalism and Mass Communication
24. Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) – M. Sc. Program in Tropical Medicine
25. Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) – Bachelor Program in Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology
26. Taipei Medical University (TMU) – International Master’s Program in Health Care Administration
27. Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) – International Master of the Arts Program in Cultural and Creative Industries (IMCCI)
28. National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) – International Master Program of Agriculture (IMPA)
29. National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) – International Bachelor Program of Agribusiness (IBPA)
30. National Chung Cheng University (CCU) – Master in Educational Leadership and Management Development
31. I-Shou University (ISU) – School of Medicine for International Students
The annual application period runs, in principle, from January 1 to March 15. (For 2017 Scholarship program, the application period runs from January 1 to March 17, 2017.)
Applicants should submit the documents listed below to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office 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: 1. Late submissions will not be accepted and/or processed. 2. All Undergraduate Programs only accept applications submitted by citizens of allied countries of ROC(Taiwan).
- A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality.
- A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts.
- A photocopy of applicant’s English proficiency certificate.
Please note: This means a TOEFL test score or that of another recognized English proficiency exam, or documents certifying that the applicant has graduated from a program where all courses were taught in English. Applicants who are unable to provide such proof of English proficiency due to special circumstances may be assessed for English proficiency by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office via interview or other forms of testing. Applicants whose official national language is English are exempt from needing to supply these documents.
- Two letters of reference.
- Any other documents specifically requested by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office.
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 2017 TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program Brochure.
The ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office will conduct a first review of applicants based on the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF, and then submit their list of recommended applicants to the TaiwanICDF no later than March 31 each year.
A second review of the qualified applicants will be conducted by an academic committee organized by the individual partner university in joint cooperation with TaiwanICDF representatives. Such reviews will be based on each university’s selection criteria, whilst also accounting for the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF.
After the second review has been conducted in cooperation with all partner universities, the TaiwanICDF will announce its list of scholarship recipients, in principle, no later than June 30 each year. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter through the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office to whom they originally applied.
Please note: Gaining admission from the university does not necessarily mean that the applicant has also been given a TaiwanICDF scholarship. Only the applicant who receives the acceptance letter issued by the TaiwanICDF is the scholarship recipient.
Applicants must complete an online application. Please go to the online application system to fill in your application (this will be available at the beginning of the year, and will be closed on March 17), and then submit a signed, printed copy along with all other application documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office in their country.
Please note that each applicant can only apply for one program at a time. The applicant also needs to submit a separate program application to his/her chosen universities.