2023 Taiwan Scholarship Programme Briefing

B07 Hemsley Building, Hybrid Mode: Streamed online and speaker on campus, Online registration
Wednesday 8th February 2023 (12:00-14:30)
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You can find information on Funding Opportunities for Study and Research in Taiwan here

The Taiwan Scholarship programme 2023, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan), is now open to applications from interested candidates. The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2023.

The programme was established to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programmes in Taiwan. While providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities and colleges and improving future career prospects, this programme also aims to promote knowledge, understanding and friendship and to provide academic and educational links. 

The scholarship provides an opportunity for UK nationals to study undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at universities in Taiwan. 

Language scholarships

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: 1 February – 31 March, 2023 (applications to be submitted electronically)
  • Scholarship duration: two months (summer course), three months, six months or nine 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 websiteFinding a recognised language centre.

Questions may be directed to Virginia Galgani at the Education Division.

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 (two semesters / year)
  • Application period: 1 February to 31 March, 2023 (applications to be submitted electronically)
  • Maximum scholarship duration: four years for undergraduate; two years for masters; four years for PhD

For guidelines, application form and other relevant documents and information, please refer to the TRO website.

Taiwan Academia Sinica Taiwan International Graduate Programme (TIGP)

The TIGP (deadline 27 January, 2023) is aimed at international graduates wishing to undertake advanced PhD studies in fields related to science and technology at key national research universities in Taiwan.

Research grants

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Fellowship

Fellowships provide grants enabling high-level academics and 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: 1 May to 30 June in the preceding year (applications to be submitted online)
  • Fellowship duration: Three to 12 months

For further details and online application, please refer to the Taiwan Fellowship website.    

Enquiries may be directed to the Taipei Representative Office in the UK.

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. Application procedure: Applicants should submit requested documents to their research university in Taiwan or MoE-affiliated research institute by the deadline of 30 Sept 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.

Other awards and opportunities 

Short-Term Mandarin Programme (STMP) for UK Students

STMP combines 15 hours of weekly small group lessons in Mandarin with regular cultural workshops and excursions. Programmes run between two and four 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.

Questions may be directed to Virginia Galgani at the Education Division

Youth Mobility Scheme

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 UK.

Enquiries may be directed to the Consular Division.

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.

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 and listening elements) is generally held in central London each February. Questions may be directed to Virginia Galgani at the Education Division

TOCFL website

Contacts and website links

For further information regarding the MoE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, MoE Taiwan Scholarship, Taiwan Mandarin Summer Programme or TOCFL, please contact Education Officer at the Education Division, Taipei Representative Office in the UK:  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 UK (details may be updated at any time and eligibility requirements may vary). 

Taiwan Research Hub

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