SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Scholarships in Taiwan Studies

  1. The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation offers a range of scholarships including Research Grants, PhD Dissertation Fellowships, and Post Doctoral Fellowships.

  2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan has established the Taiwan Fellowship to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan.
    Apply Taiwan Fellowship

  3. The Center for Chinese Studies at the National Central Library in Taipei offers scholarships for PhD and Post-Doctoral Researchers carrying out Chinese studies research in Taiwan.
    Apply Center for Chinese Studies Scholarship

  4. The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is administered at the application stage by BACS; the information for the 2022-23 award has recently been posted upon the BACSwebsite. With any questions regarding the application process, please contact for the BACS-Taiwan Scholarship programme:bacs.huayuscholarship@gmail.com. Alternatively, for questions relating to the scholarship itself, contact Olivia Saunders at the Education Division, Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.,at olivia.saunders@mofa.gov.tw.

  5. The Taiwan-Europe Connectivity Schloarship Programme is to encourage Taiwanese and European universities to establish or expand academic cooperation via school-to-school partnerships, and attract students from Europe to apply to come to Taiwan to study Mandarin and engage in exchanges with Taiwanese students. This programme is open to all students who wish to apply for a scholarship to study in Taiwan regardless of student status (degree or non-degree) or university department, and disciplines are not limited to the Mandarin studies or sinology, allowing European students to pursue further studies in Taiwan in their original fields of interest and expertise.

  6. Academia Sinica in Taiwan offers postdoctoral fellowships for researchers.

  7. The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan offers a Visiting Fellow Programme to which Taiwanese students (based anywhere, only ROC citizenship is required) can apply. The programme is an invitation to go to Tübingen for four weeks, transport and accommodation are fully covered in addition to a 500 EUR stipend.

  8. The British Academy, in cooperation with the National Science Council and Academia Sinica in Taiwan, offers research grants for joint projects between British and Taiwanese Scholars.

  9. Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS): The Republic of China (ROC) government has been incorporated into the UK’s Youth Mobility Scheme, with the aims of promoting people-to-people exchanges; encouraging and enhancing the interaction between Taiwanese and British youth; and increasing mutual understanding between these two countries. The primary focus of the scheme is holiday visits, but participants may supplement their funds and experience a foreign culture through incidental employment. The ROC government attaches great importance to international youth exchanges and actively seeks to foster a better understanding of current global affairs among the young people of Taiwan. The implementation of the YMS would highly benefit the future careers and personal development of the participants. We hope that the YMS will encourage even more young people from the United Kingdom to come and experience the customs and culture of Taiwan, study Mandarin, and make long-lasting friendships. For questions relating to the YMS, please contact to the Consular Division Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.,at consular.gbr@mofa.gov.tw.

  10. The Ministry of Education (MOE) Short-Term Research Award is available to international scholars wishing to undertake research related to humanities, social sciences, arts and culture in Taiwan. 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. It also provides generous financial assistance with Monthly stipend of NT$ 25,000 (PhD students) or NT$ 40,000 (post-doctoral fellows) and round-trip economy class flight.

  11. The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Fellowships is available to scholars and advocates in the field of democracy and human rights