Ministry of Education
Republic of China (Taiwan)
To promote academic exchange and to strengthen the relations between Taiwan and the Philippines.
Taiwan grants scholarship to ten (10) Filipinos to study M.A. or Ph.D. in Taiwan universities.
III. Amount of Scholarships
A monthly stipend of NT$30,000 (approximately P44,000) for a postgraduate degree program.
Recipients are responsible for their own expenses.
IV. Duration of Award
Award period in terms of study programs
Upon completion of the study, scholar must submit a Report of Completion, a school report, permanent residence mailing address to the Language Center where he is enrolled and a copy of the documents to the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines. The scholar authorizes the Ministry of Education to publish the Report of Completion.
Annual Award Period
Annual award periods are from September 1 through August 31 of the following year. Recipients must matriculate within the award period. If recipients fail to arrive in Taiwan to study during this period, their award status will be cancelled and cannot be extended for another year.
Expiration of Award
All awards will end by the last month of their specified award period. However, if recipients graduate, drop out, are expelled from their institutions, violate R.O.C. laws, are given any major demerits, or their scholarships are revoked, whichever comes first, the award will be terminated.
An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
VI. Application and Selection Process
For the application, the applicant must send completed documents to Press Division, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, 41st Floor, Tower 1, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City before April 15.
Application documents: A complete application must include the following materials:
Selection priority for these scholarships will be given to those who intend to undertake a degree program and have successfully received admission to a university/college.
Qualified applicants will be required to come for an interview by the end of April.
To review recipients' award qualifications for the next academic year, individual universities/ colleges will conduct an evaluation process regarding the Taiwan Scholarship award status for renewal by February 28 of each year.
Each educational institution may set their own grading criteria for the required passing minimum academic average for each semester, or may employ the current grading criteria, 70 for graduate/postgraduates.
For recipients in the 3rd year of their doctoral programs, this evaluation should be conducted in accordance with the regulations of their individual institutions, since systems vary from discipline to discipline, in terms of requirements for session credits and scheduling of the writing of their dissertations.
VIII. Suspension and Revocation
A. Degree Programs:
If a recipient fails to achieve a specified minimum academic average for a semester, his/her stipends will be suspended for one month.
If a recipient fails to achieve a specified minimum academic average for two consecutive semesters, he/she will be permanently disqualified from receiving any Taiwan Scholarship awards, effective from September, of the next academic year.
A recipient may be permanently disqualified from receiving a Taiwan scholarship and the remaining stipends will be cancelled, if one of the following situations arises:
After studying for a semester/term/quarter at a university/college or a Mandarin training center, a recipient may be allowed to transfer once during the course of a degree/LEP program if the pertinent educational institutions approve this request.
Degree pursuers asking for a transfer to a new institution or program of study must submit to the new institution a photocopy of their English proficiency/TOP certificates, depending on the language of instruction in class.
X. Health Insurance
It is mandatory that recipients participate in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Program. Insurance fees can be deducted by the educational institutions from the monthly stipend before being granted to recipients.
Please be reminded, however, that since students will only be obligated to join National Health Insurance Plan around or during their 5th month in Taiwan, it is recommended that recipients purchase health/medical and other relevant insurance before their departure to cover their first 4 or 5 months.