• Partial Scholarship
  • Taiwan

MOFA scholarship is now open for application. The Taiwan Scholarship program is a joint initiative launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and the National Science Council (NSC) in 2004. At the Republic of China’s centennial in 2011, the Taiwan Scholarship program evolved into the MOFA Taiwan Scholarship program and the MOE Taiwan Scholarship program in order to cater to students of varying backgrounds.

The MOFA Taiwan Scholarship continues to encourage outstanding students to pursue academic degrees in Taiwan and to deepen their understanding of Taiwan’s academic environment, thereby enhancing exchanges and building friendships between Taiwan and their home nations.

The MOFA Taiwan Scholarship is, in principle, granted to students from countries that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. However, special consideration may also be given to students from other countries. The scholarship offers:

  1. The non-degree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP): Recipients may take the LEP for a maximum of one year at Mandarin-teaching institutions (hereinafter “Mandarin Training Centers”) affiliated with a university or college accredited by the Ministry of Education.
  2. Degree programs: Recipients may apply for admission to any degree program leading to an undergraduate, master, or doctoral degree, excluding in-service programs.

The award period for different levels of education are:

1. Non-degree LEP: one year.

2. Degree programs:

          (1) Undergraduate program: four years maximum

          (2) Master’s program: two years maximum

          (3) Doctoralprogram: four years maximum

The Taiwan Fellowships & Scholarships (TAFS) program is a Republic of China (R.O.C.) government initiative aimed to promote relevant research, educational links, and enduring friendships between Taiwan and the global community. The TAFS comprises 8 awards in 3 categories: Fellowships for research, Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarships, and Scholarships for Degrees. Approximately 1,200 grants are provided annually for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers across the world to study or conduct advanced research in Taiwan.





  • A monthly stipend of NT$25,000 for the LEP
  • A monthly stipend of NT$30,000 for degree programs
  • One-way, economy-class plane tickets for direct flights to and from Taiwan



  • Is a high school graduate or above with an excellent academic record, of good moral character and has no criminal record.
  • Is not a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  • Is not an overseas compatriot student.
  • Has never attended an educational institution in Taiwan at the same level of degree or LEP that he/she intends to apply for.
  • Is not an exchange student through any cooperation agreement between a foreign university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan while receiving the Scholarship.
  • Has not previously had a Scholarship revoked by an ROC government agency or other relevant institution.


Eligible Regions: Open for All except national of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Application Process

  1. ROC embassies, consulates, representative offices, and their branch offices (hereinafter “diplomatic missions”) should draw up their own general application rules based on the guidelines, as well as on circumstances in their localities, and accept applications accordingly.
  2. Diplomatic missions should, in principle, announce their general application rules in February every year and submit them to MOFA for reference.
  3. The yearly application period is, in principle, from February 1 to March 31. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general application rules of individual diplomatic missions.
  4. Applicants should submit the following documents to the ROC diplomatic mission responsible for their home country:
    • A completed application form.
    • A photocopy of their passport or other documents that prove their nationality.
    • A photocopy of the highest-level diploma or certificate of equivalent educational level and a complete grade transcript. If issued by a foreign educational institution, these documents must be authenticated by a ROC diplomatic mission, or directly mailed by the foreign educational institution the applicant attended to the educational institution they plan to matriculate at (if these documents are in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese or an English translation should be provided).
    • Documents to certify that they have applied to an educational institution or its affiliated Mandarin Training Center, such as photocopies of the application fee receipt, the application form, and a note of reply or email from the educational institution.
    • For those applying for degree programs taught in Chinese, a photocopy of a TOCFL transcript or certificate for Level 2 or above.
    • A photocopy of a TOEFL transcript, a certificate of English proficiency approved by the applicant’s government, or documents to certify that the applicant has graduated from a program taught in English. This does not apply to applicants whose official national language is English.
    • If applicants are unable to provide the above proof of English proficiency due to special circumstances, the diplomatic mission may assess their level of language proficiency through interviews or other tests.
    • Other documents requested by diplomatic missions accepting the application.


Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 (9 Days Remaining)

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For Further Queries

For further queries, please visit the Taiwan Scholarships and Huayu Enrichment Scholarships website at https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/index.aspx or contact them at +886-2-2882-4564 ext. 2396 or send them an email at [email protected]
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