教育部臺灣獎學金MOE Taiwan Scholarship


Financial assistance
The MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program provides the following for each outstanding international student scholarship recipient who comes to Taiwan to undertake a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate:

1. Tuition and miscellaneous expenses (i.e. the course-credit fees, and miscellaneous basic study-related fees):
The MOE will pay up to NTD 40,000 each semester for each recipient’s approved tuition and miscellaneous expenses.
If these exceed a total amount of NTD40,000, the remaining amount must be paid to the university/college by the student.
The “miscellaneous expenses” do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis supervision fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access. 
These are all the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. 
2. Living allowance: The MOE provides each recipient undertaking university undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000;
it provides each recipient undertaking a master’s degree or doctorate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000.


Scholarship Duration and Time Limits

1. The maximum period a Taiwan Scholarship may be held is:
four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master’s degree programs, and four years for doctorate programs.
The maximum total period that any one person may hold a Taiwan Scholarship is five years. 
These are all the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. 
2. The Taiwan Scholarship year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year.
Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and register at their university/college at the scheduled time.
It is not permitted to defer taking up a Taiwan Scholarship until the following year.
A student who is unable to arrive in Taiwan and register at their university/college at the scheduled time will be considered to have forfeited their scholarship eligibility, unless the student has notified the university/college and the MOE beforehand and been given permission for a delayed arrival and registration.
3. Living allowance payments begin from the month when the recipient actually begins attending the university/college, and they end when the maximum scholarship period for their degree level expires, or when the recipient graduates, withdraws from their studies, is suspended or expelled, or has their Taiwan Scholarship revoked.


1. Applicants must be a foreign national with a secondary school graduation diploma or a post-secondary degree(s), and an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.   
2. A person in any of the following categories is ineligible to apply:   
  a. An R.O.C. national or an overseas Chinese student.   
  b. A person who already has and is continuing to maintain student status at any university/college in Taiwan or who has already registered to begin studies at such a university/college.
This restriction does not apply to a student who will be graduating after completing a degree that year.
They may apply for a Taiwan Scholarship to pursue a higher degree.
  c. A person who has already studied in Taiwan for a degree at the same level as the one in which they currently intend to enroll.   
  d. An exchange student or dual/joint degree student who has been admitted to a university/college in Taiwan in accordance with an academic cooperation agreement between that university/college and an overseas university/college.   
  e. A person who has already been a Taiwan Scholarship recipient for a total of five years.   
  f. A person who has ever previously had their Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship revoked.   
  g. A person who has received any other scholarship or subsidy from any Taiwan Government institution (organization) or any education institution in Taiwan, apart from any subsidies provided for a Taiwan Scholarship recipient by their university/college to cover the outstanding amount if the total amount of their tuition and other fees exceeds the scholarship limit.   
3. Applicants must apply directly to the university/college for admission within the application deadline.
Each university/college sets its own application deadline. 


Where to Submit Your Application

The local Taiwan Representative Office for the applicant's country.

*Note: in these Directions the term “Taiwan Representative Office” refers to the Embassy or Representative Office responsible for a particular country or region where the applicant lives.

It will sometimes be located in another nearby country. Please visit   for contact details of all Taiwan Representative Offices


Available Scholarships    

The number of Taiwan Scholarships offered by the MOE each year depends on the MOE’s annual budget allocations for the coming year and on the results achieved by each local Taiwan Representative Office that year.

By December 31 each year, the MOE will inform each local Representative Office how many Taiwan Scholarships it can award for each degree level for the following academic year. 

Application Dates

Between Feb. 1 to March 31 every year (Please refer to their website for the exact dates and latest information)



Applicants need to submit the following documents to local embassies or missions before the announced deadline

(In principle, the yearly application period is from February 1st through March 31st. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general regulations of the local Taiwan Representative Offices).

a. A Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (the form for applicants from each country or region is available from their local Taiwan Representative Office) 
b. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other documentary evidence of nationality.
c. A photocopy of their highest academic award and of the associated academic transcripts.
Applications must be in compliance with the provisions of Subparagraph 2 of Paragraph 1 of Article 7 of the MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan. Documents in a language other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English and the translated documents must be authenticated. 
d. Photocopies of documentary evidence that the applicant has already applied to a university/college in Taiwan (for example, photocopies of the application fee remittance, the application form, and a notice or email from the university/college acknowledging receipt of the application.)
e. A photocopy of a language proficiency certificate.
f. Two reference letters – from a principal, a college or university president, professors, and/or supervisors – personally signed, and placed in sealed envelopes.
g. Any additional documents specified by the particular local Taiwan Representative Office. 


Selection Notifications

a. The Taiwan Representative Offices will review the applications and conduct interviews and then select the successful candidates and place some candidates on a waiting list.
In principle, each successful candidates and the university/college the candidate has applied to attend must be notified about the selection decision by May 31 each year. 
b. Successful candidates must submit a photocopy of their letter of admission to their local Taiwan Representative Office by June 30 each year to confirm that they satisfy the eligibility requirements; if a candidate does not submit this letter within the specified time period, the candidate must submit a written explanation of the reason to their local Taiwan Representative Office which will review the circumstances. A person who is not admitted into a university/college will lose their eligibility to receive a Taiwan Scholarship.
A person who fails to submit documents within the specified time period will be considered to have forfeited their eligibility to receive a Taiwan Scholarship, and the local Taiwan Representative Office will offer the forfeited scholarship to the candidate highest on the waiting list. The list of recipients must be finalized no later than July 31 each year.
c. Taiwan Representative Offices must issue each Taiwan Scholarship recipient with a certificate stating that they have been awarded a Taiwan Scholarship (using the format shown at Appendix I) by July 31 each year, and inform them of the duration of their award, based on the type of degree they will be undertaking specified in the letter of admission received from the university/college.
The scholarship recipients’ basic details must also be accurately recorded on the on-line Taiwan Scholarship Information Platform.


Other Important Provisions

a. Applicants for a Taiwan Scholarship must apply directly to the university/college for admission within the application deadline.
Each university/college sets its own application deadline.
b. Scholarship recipients must submit their TOCFL results or a TOCFL certificate to their university/college within the time limit specified in Article V, 
Point (v), Subparagraph 1, Item (2). 
c. Scholarship recipients are responsible for the payment of all other expenses apart from tuition and miscellaneous expenses.
A scholarship recipient who is experiencing financial hardship may apply to the university/college at which they are registered for payments for any other expenses to be deducted from their living allowance. 
d. If a scholarship recipient’s academic performance, or conduct, or their attendance record falls below the standard required by the university/college at which they are registered, their scholarship will be suspended or revoked, in accordance with the rules and regulations of their university/college. 
e. If a scholarship recipient is found to be in simultaneous receipt of any other award or subsidy from any Taiwan Government institution (organization) or any education institution in Taiwan, and this has been verified, their scholarship will be revoked and the student must pay back all the living allowance payments and the tuition and miscellaneous expenses paid during the period when they were also receiving the other award or subsidy. 
f. All scholarship recipients are required to join the National Health Insurance plan in accordance with Taiwan’s national legislation.
Before doing so, they must purchase other medical and accident insurance. 
g. After enrolling at a university/college in Taiwan, a scholarship recipient is not permitted to travel to any other country as an exchange student or as a dual/joint degree student. If they do so, their Taiwan Scholarship will be revoked.
They are not permitted to retain the still unused part of their Taiwan Scholarship or have the award period extended for them to be able to resume receiving the original scholarship when they return to Taiwan. 
h. A scholarship recipient whose university/college degree program requires them to undertake an overseas internship may be exempt from being considered to have forfeited their scholarship, but they will not receive any scholarship money for tuition and miscellaneous expenses during the internship semester(s) and will not receive any living allowance for time spent outside of Taiwan. 
i. Any scholarship recipient who submits any application document or any document when they are enrolling that is found to be fake, misleading, has been altered in some way, or contains any falsehood will have their scholarship revoked and must pay back all the living allowance payments and the tuition and miscellaneous expenses provided by the scholarship from the date the scholarship began until the date it was revoked. 
j. Scholarship recipients must act in concert with the MOE’s policies for students who have a Taiwan Scholarship and participate in language and culture related teaching, exchanges, and activities.  

Laws and regulations

Input ''MOE Taiwan Scholarship" and submit on the website of Laws and Regulations Retrieving System. 


 Other information

For more information, please visit the website of Taiwan Scholarships and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program

Tel: 886-2-2882-4564 ext. 2398

Fax: 886-2-8861-3491




Please refer to their website once the information is changed.