SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Please see below for information on scholarship opportunities, with thanks to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver. We have edited the information slightly for clarity.

 2016 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Purpose:

  1. To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to study Huayu courses in Taiwan;
  2. To provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community.

Scholarships:

MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) may last 3, 6, 9, or 12 months respectively. The duration of the scholarship is from September 1st to August 31st of the following year. If recipients fail to come to Taiwan for enrollment during the above time, they will forfeit their right to retain their scholarships.

Scholarship funding will become effective on the date of the recipient’s enrollment. Scholarship funding will end on the month of the expiration of the scholarship or if the scholarship is revoked.

Amount of Scholarships: A monthly stipend of TWD 25,000 (CAD1=TWD 24, subject to change)

Scholarship Period: Beginning on September 1, 2016

Application Period: February 1st ~ March 31st, 2016

Eligibility:

International applicants above the age of 18, who are Canadian Citizens and reside in Western Canada with high school diploma or above, excellent academic performance and good moral character.

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may NOT apply:

  1. Overseas Chinese student or a national of Taiwan.
  2. Is currently a registered student at a Mandarin Language Center or has sought a degree from any universities or colleges in Taiwan.
  3. Has already received a HES or a Taiwan Scholarship, in the past.
  4. Is an exchange student to Taiwan during the scholarship period.
  5. Is currently receiving financial benefits from the Taiwan government or another educational institution.

Required Documents:

Required documents should be mailed to the office before the Deadline March 31st, 2016 using the contact information as shown below.

  1. One copy of the completed application form.
  2. One copy of the terms of agreement form.
  3. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport or any other official documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant.
  4. Official sealed original copy of the applicant’s highest credential transcript.
  5. Photocopy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest credential.
  6. Photocopy of the application form to one of the University-affiliated Mandarin Training Centers in Taiwan of applicant’s choice.
  7. Two letters of reference of applicant’s choice.

Selection Process:

Upon evaluating each applicant’s required documents, motivation, and overall performance, the Education Division of TECO in Vancouver will select successful candidates and alternate candidates. Alternate candidates will be placed on a waiting list. Successful candidates are to be notified by May 31st, 2016.

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 :

  1. Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), the Mandarin proficiency assessment: http://www.scorg.tw/english/eng_index.php Vancouver application:http://www.taiwanembassy.org/CA/YVR/ct.asp?mp=86&CtNode=224&xItem=570435
  2. Foreign Student Regulations: http://english.moe.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=7996
  3. Study in Taiwan: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/index.html
  4.   Useful links: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/links.html
  5. Info Taiwan: http://www.taiwan.gov.tw/

 2016 Taiwan Scholarship

Purpose:

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by 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.

Scholarships:

– 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, 2016

Application Period:  February 1st ~ March 31st, 2016

Quota:  Two scholarships

Eligibility:

  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 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
  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, 2016 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 (e.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:
    1. 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)
    2. 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 Taiwanà Scholarships)
  2. Study in Taiwan: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/index.html
  1. Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program: https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/
  1. Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), the Mandarin proficiency assessment: http://www.scorg.tw/english/eng_index.php Vancouver application:http://www.taiwanembassy.org/CA/YVR/ct.asp?mp=86&CtNode=224&xItem=570 435
  2.  Useful links: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/links.html