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Taiwan offering more
scholarships for Pinoys


The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Manila (TECO) is offering increased scholarship slots for Filipinos intending to pursue degree studies or Mandarin language programs in Taiwan.

Taiwan‘s Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided to offer additional scholarship slots for Filipinos "due to popular demand and the positive response" from Filipino students in the previous year, TECO announced yesterday.

Taiwan Representative to the Philippines Michael Peiyung Hsu said he is hoping that more Filipinos will "seize this opportunity to study and experience" Taiwan.

The people of Taiwan and the Philippines "complement each other," and Taipei is "the best location" for Filipinos to pursue higher education, he said.

Starting January 1 until March 16, TECO will accept applications for the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), with grant the covering the student's full tuition, living expenses, economy class airfare tickets, and textbook costs.

Scholars pursuing master’s degrees will receive a monthly stipend of 15,000 NTD and 17,000 NTD for those pursuing doctoral degrees.

Interested scholars may visit http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp.

On February 1 until April 30, TECO will accept applications for the MOE scholarship, with the grant covering four-year undergraduate studies, a two-year scholarship for master’s degrees, or up to four years for doctoral degrees.

The MOE will provide 40,000 NTD a semester for tuition and miscellaneous expenses.

Interested applicants may visit the ministry website at http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx.

The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, which allows applicants to pursue a two-month or three-month intensive Mandarin courses, will provide a monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD to cover the student's expenses from tuition to miscellaneous fees.

The application, starting February 1 to March 31will be subject to TECO’s approval.

Interested parties may visit http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx .

For further information regarding Taiwan's scholarship offerings, applicants may check the “Study in Taiwan" section on TECO's official website https://www.roc-taiwan.org/ph_en/cat/38.html or contact TECO’s Education Division at philippines@mail.moe.gov.tw.*PNA


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