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.

  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.

  4. The National Taiwan Library in Taipei offers a Taiwan Study Research Grants for three to six months in the field of Taiwan Studies.

  5. The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is administered at the application stage by BACS; the information for the 2020-21 award has recently been posted upon the BACSwebsite. Please contact co-ordinator for the BACS-Taiwan Scholarship programme, Dr Xiaoning Lu, with any questions regarding the application process: Alternatively, for questions relating to the scholarship itself, contact Olivia Saunders at the Education Division, Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.,at

  6. Details of the Taiwan Scholarship are also available on the TRO website, although potential applicants need to contact Olivia Saunders at to request an application form.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Mobility Grant for Doctoral Research on Contemporary China - 2016 Campaign: From 1 September 2016, the Scientific Board of research institutes in Asia attached to the French Foreign Ministry will award one nine-month PhD scholarship at its annual meeting in April 2016. The scholarship comprises a monthly stipend of 1625 Euros, round-trip air travel from one of the member countries of the European Union to Hong Kong, China or Taiwan and possibly a repatriation insurance.

  11. 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.

  12. Postgraduate Research Grant for the Study of the Tainan Region, 2018. This grant aims to encourage M.A. and Ph.D. candidates to pursue their humanities or social sciences studies on the Tainan area. The inclusive purpose of the grant is to nourish interest in the Tainan region, to enhance knowledge about its past and present, and to open up to other localities and countries.

  13. The Lo-Chia Lun International Sinology Scholarship with offers scholarship for Masters and PhD students to conduct short-term research on Sinology at National Chengchi University (NCCU) from 3 to 6 months and provides recipients from overseas universities with one round-trip, economy-class flight ticket. More information is available on the scholarship website and applications should be submitted to the Office of Lo-Chia Lun International Sinology Chair via email ( by 31st May, 2020.