The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) in India has announced guidelines of 2022-2023 Taiwan Scholarship (for degree) and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship. Interested students can submit or send in the application form along with the required documents to the Education Division TECC in India from February 1 till March 31, 2022.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan initiated the scholarship programme to encourage the outstanding Indian students to take degree studies in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between India and Taiwan. There are two types of governmental scholarships.
The Taiwan scholarship is open for students aspiring for undergraduate, master and Ph.D. degree. The MOE Taiwan grants 40,000 NTD [Approximate USD1,428; 104,244 Rupees] as the tuition fees for the scholarship recipients every semester. Apart from the tuition fees, the MOE Taiwan provides each recipient undertaking university undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000 [Approximate USD535; 39,055 Rupees]; it provides each recipient undertaking a master’s degree or doctorate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000 [Approximate USD714; 52,122 Rupees].
Similarly, the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship aims at encouraging international students to learn the Mandarin language in Taiwan. The duration of the scholarship is 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. The MOE grants the HES recipients 25,000 NTD [Approximate 65,116 Rupees] as a monthly stipend. Last year, there were 72 awardees.
The MOE in Taiwan grants scholarship to 45 students this year. There were 1.2 Lakh international students studying in Taiwan in 2020, out of which 2,700 students are from India. Most Indian students were pursuing their PhD degree in the fields of engineering, life science, compute science, medicine, business, and humanities.
Director of Education Division, who represents MOE Taiwan, Peters Chen said, "MOE Taiwan will spend around Rs 15 crore for this batch of awardees, if they are going to complete their PhD programmes, not mention to the language scholarship. The MOE has provided the scholarships to Indian students for many years and the budget is worth the effort, because strengthening scientific research, innovation and entrepreneurship talents are clearly the basic requirements of the driving force of a country’s development. We take young generation as human capital, not just students or human resource.”
“We hope all aspirants to submit application form with required document. For Taiwan scholarship applicants, he/she should send a copy of the highest degree certificate and academic transcripts (CGPA 6.0 and above). Please make sure you apply admission to the fully English taught programmes in Taiwan’s universities, if you have not passed Level 3 of Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL). As to Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, you can apply it even the student didn’t have the IELTS/TOCFL test, however, it will be a plus for the applicant if he/she submits it. Preference will give to an applicant with IELTS (6.5 or above) or TOCFL (any level) certificate," he added.