Taiwan International Higher Education Scholarship Program 2023-2024

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The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) is dedicated to boosting socio-economic development, enhancing human resources and promoting economic relations in a range of developing partner countries. We also offer humanitarian assistance and provide aid in the event of natural disasters or international refugee crises.

To carry out our mission, we offer a range of assistance that centers on four core operations: lending and investment, technical cooperation, humanitarian assistance, and international eduction and training. Our Fund is used to make direct or indirect investments and to finance lending operations. Revenues generated by the Fund are used to support our bilateral or multilateral technical cooperation projects, humanitarian assistance operations and education and training.

Every new project from the TaiwanICDF proceeds according to a rigorous project cycle and is backed by mutual covenants signed in cooperation with relevant stakeholders. Our projects are designed to address the strategic development goals of each of our partner countries, pay due consideration to associated regional trends, and maximize results by employing the right combination of capital and technical cooperation.

Eligibility procedures for Taiwan International Higher Education Scholarship Program

Applicants applying for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship must meet both general eligiblity 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 undergraduted programs only accept applications submitted by citizens of allied countries of ROC (Taiwan).

1. Be a citizen of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for
TaiwanICDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteria
established by his or her country and/or government of
2. Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an
overseas compatriot student.
3. Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to
which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF
4. Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code:
FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the
Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this
means that the TaiwanICDF has the right to revoke a
scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa
5. Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF scholarship, not hold any other
ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the
Taiwan Scholarship) in the same academic year in which the
TaiwanICDF scholarship would be due to commence.
6. Not be applying for another TaiwanICDF scholarship in
unbroken succession to apply for a 2023 scholarship, applicants
who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s
Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have
graduated before July 31, 2022.
7. Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan)
government agency or related institution, nor been expelled
from any Taiwanese university

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At the TaiwanICDF, all of our work develops from cooperation and dialogue with our partner countries, from an understanding of regional issues influencing development among these partners, and from a keen focus on international development trends. Our project work targets the needs of our partners in accordance with a rigorous set of operational principles.

TaiwanICDF activities focus on four core areas of operations: lending and investment, technical cooperation, humanitarian assistance, and international education and training. Each of these areas of operation is represented by a department within our organization.

Project Methodologies and the Project Cycle for the scholarship program

We understand that development work yields the greatest benefits when projects are delivered efficiently and effectively throughout the full length of the project cycle.

Each of our projects goes through identification, preparation and appraisal phases before any physical work begins in earnest. During these stages, we work with stakeholders to agree on a set of specific development goals for a project. We also plan forthcoming implementation and evaluation phases by setting realistic timetables and specifying inputs expected of relevant local stakeholders.

Once a project has been implemented, evaluation remains an essential part of the process. Proper evaluation allows us to recognize the benefits and drawbacks of our methods and informs our work on future projects. At the TaiwanICDF, projects are judged on the basis of their social, economic and financial success. As clearly as possible, we also assess what did or did not work in the initial stages of project design and weigh up whether the project schedule made the most efficient use of resources. These measures have the ultimate effect of benefiting partner countries by improving future projects.

Scope of Scholarship


The total scholarship, including airfare (round-trip),
housing, tuition, credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a
monthly allowance will be provided by the TaiwanICDF to each
student within his/her given award period. The scholarship is
itemized as follows:

1. Airfare: The TaiwanICDF shall arrange your most-direct flights to and from Taiwan with Economy Class tickets.

2. Housing: All students must reside in the student dormitories.

3. Tuition fee: The TaiwanICDF will cover the tuition fee asrequired by the student’s university.

4. Credit fees: Credit fees vary with the number of credits
registered. Credit fees will also be covered as required by the
student’s university.

5. Insurance: While in Taiwan, in addition to the mandatory
student safety insurance set by the Ministry of Education, each
student must be insured for accidental and necessary medical
coverage. Insurance fees will be covered for the entire duration
of the program.

6. Book costs: Purchasing textbooks as required by the
instructors shall be subject to the approval of the director of the
student’s institute

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7. Allowance:

(1). Undergraduate Program: Each student shall receive
NT$12,000 per month during the period of the program
as allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses.
The sum will be deposited monthly into the student’s local
bank account.
(2). Master’s Program: Each student shall receive
NT$15,000 per month during the period of the program
as allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses.
The sum will be deposited monthly into the student’s local
bank account.
(3). Ph.D. Program: Each student shall receive NT$17,000
per month during the period of the program as allowance
for food and miscellaneous living expenses. The sum will
be deposited monthly into the student’s local bank

Target group for Taiwan International Higher Education Scholarship Program

Nationals of the following countries:

Asia Pacific: Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vietnam

West Asia: Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Türkiye

Africa: Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Somaliland, Tanzania, Uganda

Caribbean: Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia

The schoolarship Application instructions:

Applicants must complete their application through the online application system and then submit a signed, printed copy along with all other application documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate General/ Representative Office stationed in your country.

In addition to the above documents requested as part of their scholarship application, applicants should also submit all documents required by the TaiwanICDF partner schools that they are applying to before the admissions deadline of that university.

The annual application period runs, in principle, from 1 January  to 15 March (for 2023 Scholarship programs, the application period runs from 1 January – 15 March 2023).

It is important to read the 2023 TaiwanICDF Scholarship Guidebook and visit the official website (link found below) to  access the online application form.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.icdf.org.tw/wSite/np?ctNode=31561&mp=2

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