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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Scholarship opportunity for studying in Taiwan for Louisiana residents

March 6, 2017
Blog Post

Taiwan Scholarship 2017
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The purpose of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan Scholarship is to encourage outstanding American students and individuals to pursue degree programs in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

There are six (6) openings available for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2017-2018. Eligible individuals from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.

1. Applicants must be American nationals with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), have excellent academic records and be of good moral character.
2. Applicants are ineligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:

  • overseas Chinese students or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
  • students who are currently registered or have obtained student status at any universities/colleges in Taiwan (graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule);
  • students who have studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree program as the one they intend to enroll;
  • exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
  • individuals who have been recipients of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five (5) years;
  • individuals who have, in the past, had their MOE Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) revoked;
  • recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy funded by the Taiwan government or educational institutions in Taiwan. However, this does not include preferential prices offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding this scholarship limit.

3. Applicants should apply directly for admission within the application periods specified by each university/college.

Scholarship Duration and Limits
1. The maximum scholarship duration on each degree level for each recipient is as the following:

  • Four (4) years for bachelor’s degree programs
  • Two (2) years for master’s degree programs
  • Four (4) years for doctoral programs

2. The total length of the scholarship duration for each recipient is limited to five (5) years in a combination of different degree levels.
3. The scholarship award period for each academic year is from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.

Award Value
The MOE provides each recipient of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship with the following:

  • Tuition and fees: Upon validation of tuition and fees, the MOE will pay up to 40,000 New Taiwan Dollar (NTD) each semester for each recipient. Should the total amount of tuition and fees exceed 40,000 NTD, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by the recipient. Tuition and fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access, all of which are must be paid by the recipients.
  • Subsistence allowance: The MOE will provide each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 15,000 NTD; it will provide each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 20,000 NTD.

1. Required documents:

  • A completed Taiwan Scholarship Application Form 2017-2018;
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant;
  • A copy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained and academic transcripts from that institution. Documents in a language other than English must be translated into English and the translated documents must be authenticated by an overseas Representative Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  • A copy of proof of application for admission to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form, a notice or e-mail from the universities/colleges acknowledging their receipt of the application, etc.) The name of the school and program must be specified in those documents;
  • For applications to any program that is not taught exclusively in English, applicants must submit a copy of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) certificate of Level 3 or above. If a copy of the aforementioned certificate is not submitted, the applicant shall apply for the TOCFL test at his/her own expense and submit the test results or certificate to the school by the end of the first semester after arriving in Taiwan;
  • For applications to an all-English program, the TOCFL certificate of Level 3 may be exempt;
  • Two letters of recommendation from school principals, professors, academic counselors, or supervisors. Letters must be signed and sealed by the writers. Photocopies and e-mail submissions will NOT be considered;
  • Statement of Purpose; and
  • Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program Terms of Agreement, signed and dated by the applicant.

**Note: The required documents will not be returned to applicants.**

2. Submission (*Late applications will NOT be considered for the selection):

  • Applications must be submitted between February 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017.
  • Application packages must be addressed to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2017:

Attn: Scholarship Program
Education Division of TECO in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.

  • All MOE Taiwan Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 31, 2017 and selected candidates must submit only one copy of an admission letter issued by one university/college to the e-mail:, by June 30, 2017.

3. Program contact:
Education Division
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
Telephone: (713)871-0851

Selection Criteria
1. Recipients’ academic goals should reflect an interest in the development of the industry, economy and education of Taiwan.
2. Recipients should possess an outstanding undergraduate or postgraduate Grade Point Average (GPA).
3. Priority will be given to applicants with a TOCFL certificate of Level 3 or above.
4. Applications must be completed with all the required documents attached. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.
5. Interviews with qualified candidates in person or via internet/telephone may be required for the final selection process.

Other Regulations
1. The application instructions are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.
2. For other regulations in association with the MOE Taiwan Scholarship, please refer to the Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions for details.


For the scholarship document, regulation downloads: