• Full Scholarship

Accepting application for the fully funded 2024 TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program!

Among many other things, one of the TaiwanICDF’s long-standing primary missions has been providing international education and training. Programmes for developing human resources are essential for helping partner nations attain sustainable development, and education is a key tool for preparing the labour force in developing nations. In collaboration with well-known partner universities in Taiwan, the TaiwanICDF has created undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programmes in addition to offering scholarships for higher study.

In order to manage and enhance the scholarship programme, the TaiwanICDF formed the Taiwan International Cooperation Alliance (TICA) with 23 partner universities. This TICA framework serves as the operational foundation for the programme. There are 29 programmes available for applicants to the TaiwanICDF Scholarship in 2024. For additional details regarding any of the programmes available in 2024, please visit the website for that programme.

The programs TaiwanICDF provides are specifically designed for the partner countries based on development needs. All programs are taught in English. TaiwanICDF encourage the recipients to contribute to home countries’ national development after graduation. 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.

Your selection during the second review may be affected if you have not completed the Online Mandarin Test. Test results will not be open to the public or applicants. The TaiwanICDF has no requirements regarding English proficiency test. However, you will need to follow the policies of your school and program, which may include academic or language requirements such as an English proficiency test. Please contact the school or program you are interested in for further guidance.

The ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate General/ Representative Office will conduct a first review of applicants based on the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF, and then send their list of recommended applicants to the TaiwanICDF no later than March 31 each year.

A second review of the qualified applicants will be conducted by an academic committee organized by the individual partner university in joint cooperation with TaiwanICDF representatives. Such reviews will be based on each university’s selection criteria, whilst also accounting for the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the TaiwanICDF.

After the second review has been conducted in cooperation with all partner universities, the TaiwanICDF will announce its list of scholarship recipients, in principle, no later than June 10 each year. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter through the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate General/ Representative Office to whom they originally applied.




The scholarship covers the following:

  • Airfare: The TaiwanICDF shall arrange your most-direct flights to and from Taiwan with Economy Class tickets. Every airline has its own carry-on and check-in luggage policy, including for weight limits and transporting pets. Applicants have been advised to check with the airlines for details before departure.
  • Housing: All students must reside in the student dormitories.
  • Tuition fee: The TaiwanICDF will cover the tuition fee as required by the student’s university.
  • Credit fees: Credit fees vary with the number of credits registered. Credit fees will also be covered as required by the student’s university.
  • 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.
  • Book costs: Purchasing textbooks as required by the instructors shall be subject to the approval of the director of the student’s institute
  • Allowance:
  • Master’s Program: Each student shall receive NT$18,000 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.
  • Ph.D. Program: Each student shall receive NT$20,000 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.


An applicant must –

  • 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 citizenship.
  • Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship.
  • 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 requirements).
  • 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.
  • Not be applying for another TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession to apply for a 2024 scholarship, applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have graduated before July 31, 2023.
  • Provide the highest-level diploma before July 31,2024. Applicants unable to obtain the certificate by this date may instead apply for next year’s scholarship.
  • Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university
Eligible Regions: Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Türkiye, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Somaliland, Tanzania, Uganda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland and Serbia.

Application Process

  • Visit the Apply link by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button.
  • Create an account to submit your application.
  • The applicant also needs to submit a separate program application to his/her chosen universities.
  • Applicants must complete an online application and upload the documents listed below. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation; failure to do so will result in the application not being processed.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s English proficiency certificate. Please note: This means a TOEFL test score or that of another recognized English proficiency exam, or documents certifying that the applicant has graduated from a program where all courses were taught in English. Applicants whose official national language is English are exempt from needing to supply these documents.
  • Referees information
  • Submit the documents to your country’s ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/Consulate General/ Representative Office stationed in your country if necessary.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

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For Further Queries

For further queries you may contact - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taiwanicdf | Contact Person: Ms. Edith Liu (劉玉婷) - Fax: 886-2-28766491 E-mail: [email protected]
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