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Scholarship alert: Scholarships in Taiwan for Filipino students

MANILA – To entice more Filipinos to study Taiwanese culture and Mandarin language, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) has opened scholarships in Taiwan for those who would like to pursue postgraduate studies in their country.

“Taiwan can offer the resources, knowledge and technology, while Philippines can complement it through its young talents who are willing to equip themselves and be trained”, Republic of China (Taiwan) country representative Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin said.

Under the leadership of Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan is implementing the ‘New Southbound Policy’, which has opened more slots to Filipinos interested in their scholarship programs.

Available Scholarships in Taiwan:

1. Ministry of Education (MOE) Scholarship

MOE will shoulder 40, 000 NTD of the tuition costs and additional 20, 000 NTD will be given every month as scholar’s stipend. Applications are from February 1 to April 30, 2017. Website: 

2. Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship

The Huayu scholarship is for Filipinos interested in taking intensive Mandarin courses. A monthly stipend of 25, 000 NTD will be provided to cover all the students’ expenses. The application period is  from February 1 to March 31, 2017. Website:

3. International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)

Covers full tuition fees, living expenses, economy class airfare tickets, and textbook costs. Scholars pursuing their Master’s degrees will receive a monthly stipend of 15, 000 NTD and 20, 000 NTD for those pursuing Doctoral degrees. Applications are from January 1 to March 17, 2017.

4. Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

30, 000 NTD will be will be given to the recipients on a monthly basis, covering tuition fees, monthly stipends, and other expenses. Applications are from February 1-March 31, 2017.

Interested applicants are advised  to apply to just one scholarship. Applicants should have received admission to their preferred university in Taiwan and have submitted necessary documents to TECO for review and recommendation based on the indicated deadlines of each program.

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