Applications for the 2015 TaiwanICDF Scholarship for International Students in ongoing. International education and training is one of the many core operations of the TaiwanICDF. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. Programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.
The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.
In order to be eligible for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship programme, applicant must meet both the General Eligibility Criteria and be a national of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship. Applicants must also meet the Regulations Governing Visiting, Resident, and Permanent Residency of Aliens set by ROC(Taiwan) National Immigration Agency.
Note: All Undergraduate Programs only accept applications submitted by citizens of allied countries of ROC(Taiwan).
Eligbile Countries from Africa includes – Burkina Faso, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa and Swaziland.
The normal application period for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship programme runs from January 1st to March 15th but for the 2015 scholarship programs it runs from March 1st to January 16th (because March 15th is on a Sunday).
Applicants should submit the documents listed below to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in their country.
1. A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality
2. A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts.
3. A photocopy of applicant’s English proficiency certificate.
Please note: This means a TOEFL test score or that of another recognised English proficiency exam, or documents certifying that the applicant has graduated from a program where all courses were taught in English.
4. A TaiwanICDF Medical Report (including an HIV test)dated within the the past three months.
5. Two letters of reference .
6. Any other documents specifically requested by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative.
In addition to the above documents requested as part of their scholarship application, applicants should also submit all documents required by the TaiwanICDF partner university that they are applying to before the admissions deadline of that university. For detailed information on such documents, please refer to the individual enrolment websites for TaiwanICDF Scholarship Partner Universities .
The ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative will conduct a first review of applicants based on the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF, and then submit their list of recommended applicants to the TaiwanICDF no later than March 31 each year.
A second review of the qualified applicants will be conducted by an academic committee organized by the individual partner university in joint cooperation with TaiwanICDF representatives. Such reviews will be based on each university’s selection criteria, whilst also accounting for the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF.
After the second review has been conducted in cooperation with all partner universities, the TaiwanICDF will announce its list of scholarship recipients, in principle, no later than June 30 each year. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter through the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative to whom they originally applied.
Please note: Gaining admission from the university does not necessarily mean that the applicant has also been given a TaiwanICDF scholarship. Only the applicant who receives the acceptance letter issued by the TaiwanICDF is the scholarship recipient.
How To Apply
Applicants must complete an online application. Candidates should head over to the online application system to fill in your application (this will be available at the beginning of the year, and will be closed on March 14), and then submit a signed, printed copy along with all other application documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in their country.
Application Deadline: March 16, 2015
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