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Higher Education Scholarship Program in Taiwan

The Taiwan ICDF (International Cooperation and Development Fund) awards scholarships for higher education! In cooperation with the best partner universities in Taiwan, the Fund has developed undergraduate, graduate and PhD scholarship programs. These scholarships are aimed at assistance in human resource development programs, which play an essential role in facilitating sustainable development of partner countries.

Level of study: Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD.

Countries of Origin

  • Asia Pacific: Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Island, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam.
  • West Asia: Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey.
  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Republic of Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sao Tome e Principe, South Africa, Swaziland, The Gambia.
  • Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis Islands.

Scholarship Value

The Taiwan scholarship board will take care of the students’

  • tuition fees;
  • credit fees;
  • allowance and housing;

Undergraduate Program

  • 4 years of study
  • allowance NT $12.000 per month (NT $144.000 per year and for 1 student)

Master’s Program

  • 2 years of study
  • NT $15.000 per month (NT $180.000 per year for 1 student)

PhD Program

  • 4 years of study
  • NT $17.000 per month (NT $204.000 per year for 1 student)


  • An applicant must hold citizenship of a country on the above list and satisfy every specific criterion established by his or her country and/or government.
  • An applicant cannot hold citizenship of the Republic of China (Taiwan) or a status of an overseas Chinese student.
  • An applicant must satisfy the admission requirements set by the university to which they have applied under Taiwan ICDF scholarship.
  • An applicant must be able to meet the Resident Visa requirements.
  • If taking up a Taiwan ICDF scholarship, an applicant cannot hold any other scholarship sponsored by ROC (Taiwan) government in the same year when he or she must commence studying with the Taiwan ICDF scholarship program.
  • An applicant cannot apply for another Taiwan ICDF award in unbroken succession. They must return to their mother country for a minimum period of 1 year before the next application.

Application Requirements

  1. Online application form.
  2. Applicant’s passport photocopy or photocopy of any other valid document to prove nationality.
  3. Photocopies of highest diploma and academic transcripts. (Please consider that if these papers are not issued by a Taiwanese education establishment, they must be attested by a Taiwan Embassy, General Consulate or Representative Office; or they must be sealed by and received from the host institution. If the languages of these papers are not Chinese or English, a respective translation should be attached.)
  4. Photocopy of a valid TOEFL certificate. The applicants whose official mother language is English do not need to supply this document.
  5. Taiwan ICDF medical report including the HIV test (not older than 3 months).
  6. Two reference letters.
  7. Other documents requested by Taiwanese education institution.

Please note that all applicants should visit the official website of the Taiwan scholarship board to check on the list of partner universities, so that they could be aware of the requirements set by the university they want to apply.

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