INDEX : Scholarships in Malaysia 18 March 2010 - February 27, 2011 09:23:00 AM
|Name of Scholarship :||The Taiwan Scholarship Program (Total 3 programs)|
|Scholarship from :||Government of Taiwan, China|
|Who can apply :||Malaysian|
|Field of study :||Undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree programs|
|Which University to enter :|
|Scholarship description :||The Taiwan
Scholarship Program was established jointly by three
government agencies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) —
1) the Ministry of Education (MOE),
2) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and
3) the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan (NSC)
The Scholarship encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan.
While providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines, at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to:
1.Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world.
2.Provide opportunities to increase academic and educational links with international institutions of higher learning.
3.Develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of the global society.
The Focus of Government Agencies Funding the Taiwan Scholarships
There are three government agencies that fund this program, each with a different focus in terms of recipients’ nationalities and study programs:
Undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree programs.
Embassies of the R.O.C. can also award a pre-degree Mandarin
Language Enrichment Program (LEP) scholarship to recipients
to improve their language abilities.
Undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs. R.O.C.’s
overseas offices can also designate a pre-degree Mandarin
Language Enrichment Program (LEP) to recipients to improve
their language abilities.
Amount of Scholarships
The amount of each scholarship varies in accordance with the funding government agency’s policy:
Recipients are responsible for their own expenses.
Duration of Award
The Award Period in Terms of Study Programs
1. Undergraduate program: maximum 4 years.
Maximum Duration of Combination of Awards
Annual Award Period
If recipients begin their study after the intended study term/quarter has started, their award period will become effective from the month they matriculate, at their universities/colleges or Mandarin training centers in Taiwan.
Expiration of Award
All awards will end by the last month of their specified
award period. However, if recipients graduate, drop out, are
expelled from their institutions, violate R.O.C. laws,
receive any major demerits, or their scholarships are
revoked, whichever comes first, the award will be
An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
1.Be a high school graduate or above, have an excellent
academic performance in his/her most recent formal
educational study experience, be of good moral character and
does not have any criminal records.
For the application, the applicant must send all completed documents to the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office in his/her home country; see website for nearest embassy or representative office: http://www.mofa.gov.tw/webapp/lp.asp?ctnode=1864&ctunit=30&basedsd=30&mp=6
In principle, the yearly application period is from February 1st through March 31st. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general regulations of the local Taiwan Representative Offices.
For the application period, guidelines and forms, types of scholarship and quotas, as well as information regarding the selection process and outcome announcement, applicants should directly contact the relevant Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office, as early as possible.
Application Documents: A complete application must include the following materials:
1.One copy of the completed application form.
(N.B. Upon completion of their LEP study, LEP award recipients may be granted another award period for a degree program through the universities/colleges that they will be attending. Required documents include a photocopy of admission to a university/college and certificates of English proficiency or TOP for their degree studies.)
To review recipients’ award qualifications for the next academic year, individual universities/ colleges will conduct an evaluation process regarding the Taiwan Scholarship award renewal status by February 28th of each year.
Each educational institution may set their own grading criteria for the required and passing minimum academic average for each semester, or may employ the current grading criteria, which is 60 out of 100 for undergraduates and 70 for postgraduates.
For recipients in the third year of their doctoral programs, this evaluation should be conducted in accordance with the regulations of their individual institutions, since systems vary from discipline to discipline, especially in terms of requirements for session credits and scheduling of the writing of their dissertations.
Suspension and Revocation
Except for a serious illness or accident, if a recipient is absent from his/her required language sessions for 12 hours or more during a single month, his/her stipends will be suspended for one month.
Beginning from the second study term/quarter in Taiwan, if a recipient’s academic average for each study term/quarter is less than 80 out of 100, his/her stipends will be suspended for one month .
However, LEP award recipients who are subsequently granted a Taiwan Scholarship for a degree program can ask for a reimbursement of the suspended one-month stipend as stated above, through the university/college that they attend for the degree programs within 6 months, if they pass the TOP test.
A recipient may be permanently disqualified from receiving a Taiwan scholarship and the remaining stipends will be cancelled, if one of the following situations arises:
After studying for a semester/term/quarter at a university/college or a Mandarin training center, a recipient may be allowed to transfer once during the course of a degree/LEP program, if the pertinent educational institutions approve this request.
Degree pursuers asking for a transfer to a new institution or program of study must submit to the new institution a photocopy of their English proficiency/TOP certificates, depending on the language of instruction in class. However, the award’s qualification will be revoked from the month when recipients transferred to a new institution. At Mandarin training centers, if recipients have not submitted their TOP certificates while studying at the original center, they must deliver the certificates to the new institution before June 30th.
Before the award period expires, recipients that want to transfer to a different degree program at another university or college department or graduate school, must re-apply to the original institute of the Taiwan Representative Offices.
If the recipient’s scholarship term has not yet expired, and the recipient has been admitted to the next level of study by his/ her attending school, then the attending school must submit the scholarship application form filled out by the student, transcripts, and the proof of admission, etc. to the government agencies that fund the scholarship program for approval. The University must also inform the results to the Ministry of Education and the designated office by MOE.
In principle, stipends are granted by the 10th day of each month, through the universities/colleges or Mandarin training centers where the recipients attend and follow the methods as specified by the individual institutions.
It is mandatory that recipients, who have an award period for six months or more, participate in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Plan and purchase policies for Student Accident Insurance during the period of their residence and study in Taiwan. The recipients’ educational institutions will deduct fees for these insurance plans from the recipients’ stipends, before processing and distributing funds to them.
As a requirement for matriculation, at their intended educational institutions, recipients must prepare medical/health insurance policies before their departure to Taiwan and these documents must be valid for a minimum of 4 months, beginning from the date of their arrival in Taiwan. These policies must bear the authentication of a Taiwan Embassy or overseas Representative Office.
Recipients should also participate in their schools’ activities and donate service time to international affairs activities during their award period.