Updated: January 2023
Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship (HES)
Huayu Enrichment Scholarships enable recipients to undertake Mandarin courses at language centres in Taiwan. Financial assistance: Monthly stipend of NT$ 25,000
Application period: 1st February – 31st March, 2023 (applications to be submitted electronically)
Scholarship duration: 3 months, 6 months or 9 months
In the UK, the HES is administered at the application and selection stage by the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS). For guidelines, an application form and directions upon applying online, please refer to the BACS website: applications http://bacsuk.org.uk/funding-2/bacs-taiwan-studentships
Finding a recognised language centre: https://ogme.edu.tw/lc/school_list/
Questions may be directed to Virginia Galgani at the Education Division (email@example.com). Degree Scholarships
Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan Scholarship
Taiwan Scholarships enable recipients to study undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree programmes, taught in English, Mandarin or a combination of the two languages, at recognised universities in Taiwan.
Financial assistance: - Monthly stipend of NT$ 15,000 for undergraduate / NT$ 20,000 for postgraduate programmes
- Waiver of tuition and certain academic fees up to NTD 40,000 per semester (2 semesters / year) Application period: 1st February to 31st March, 2023 (applications to be submitted electronically)
Maximum scholarship duration: 4 years for undergraduate; 2 years for master’s; 4 years for PhD
For guidelines, application form and other relevant documents and information, please refer to the TRO website: https://www.roc-taiwan.org/uk_en/post/7360.html
Questions may be directed to Virginia Galgani at the Education Division (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Fellowship
Fellowships provide grants enabling high-level academics & scholars to travel to Taiwan to conduct advanced research related to Taiwan, the Asia-Pacific region, cross-strait relations or Chinese studies.
Provides an economy class return flight and a monthly stipend of: NT$ 50,000 - 60,000
Application period: May 1st to June 30th in the preceding year (applications to be submitted online)
Fellowship duration: Three to twelve months.
For further details and online application, please refer to the Taiwan Fellowship website: http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/eng/index.aspx
Enquiries may be directed to the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. (email@example.com)
Ministry of Education (MOE) Short-Term Research Award
Available to international scholars wishing to undertake research related to humanities, social sciences, arts and culture in Taiwan: https://english.moe.gov.tw/cp-24-16836-FEE8B-1.html
Application procedure: Applicants should submit requested documents to their research university in Taiwan or MoE- affiliated research institute by the deadline of Sept. 30th the preceding year.
Financial assistance: Monthly stipend of NT$ 25,000 (PhD students) or NT$ 40,000 (post-doctoral fellows) and round-trip economy class flight.
Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies
International scholars are sponsored by The Centre for Chinese Studies to conduct research in Taiwan in the field of
Chinese studies and Taiwan studies: https://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/ENGLISH/regulation.aspx
Other Awards & Opportunities
Short-Term Mandarin Programme (STMP) for UK Students
STMP combines fifteen hours of weekly small group lessons in Mandarin with regular cultural workshops and excursions. Programmes run between 2 and 4 weeks and involve groups consisting of at least 15 students from the same academic year (aged 18 upwards). The deadline for registration is three months prior to the planned course start date. For further information, please contact Virginia Galgani at the Education Division (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Available to young people (aged 18-30), the Youth Mobility Scheme visa allows recipients to visit to Taiwan for travel, cultural immersion, study and/or employment without need for specific study or work visas. Applications should be delivered to the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.: https://www.taiwanembassy.org/uk_en/post/32.html
Enquiries may be directed to the Consular Division (email@example.com)
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Fellowships
Available to scholars and advocates in the field of democracy and human rights:
Chiang Chingkuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Grants
Available to scholars with an interest in Chinese and Taiwanese culture: www.cckf.org
Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)
The TOCFL is the only Mandarin language test officially recognised in Taiwan and is a mandatory requirement for entry to many programmes covered by the Taiwan Scholarship. The test (reading & listening elements) is generally held in central London each February. Please contact Virginia Galgani at the Education Division (firstname.lastname@example.org). TOCFL website: https://tocfl.edu.tw/index.php
Contacts & Website Links
For further information regarding the MoE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, MoE Taiwan Scholarship, Taiwan Mandarin Summer Programme or TOCFL, please contact Virginia Galgani, Education Officer at the Education Division, Taipei Representative Office in the UK: email@example.com / 0207 436 5888.
An overview of awards and funding opportunities can be found on the website of the Education Division, Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.*: https://www.roc-taiwan.org/uk_en/cat/27.html
(*details may be updated at any time & eligibility requirements may vary).
‘Study in Taiwan’ website: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/
Taiwan Mandarin Educational Resources website: https://ogme.edu.tw/Home/editor/150 Taiwan Tourism Bureau, London office: https://www.roc-taiwan.org/uk_en/post/6669.html