Higher Education Scholarship Program
TaiwanICDF’s International Higher Education
Scholarship Program aims to assist partner
developing countries to achieve sustainable
development through education. The TaiwanICDF
provides scholarships for higher education
and has developed undergraduate, graduate
and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned
partner universities in Taiwan.
The TaiwanICDF has established the Taiwan
International Cooperation Alliance (TICA)
with its partner universities, setting up
an operational platform under this TICA framework
to manage and improve the scholarship program.
More information about each of the programs
offered through the TaiwanICDF International
Higher Education Scholarship Program can be
found on the relevant partner university’s
website (links are also provided under each
program introduction provided as part of the
following list of partner universities). See
the List of TaiwanICDF Scholarship Partner
Field(s) of study:
The programs of study supported include: Science
and Technology, Engineering, Public Health
and Medicine, Sustainable Agriculture Development,
Humanities and Social Sciences, Private Sector
Nationals of a country on the list of countries
eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship coming
form the region of Asia Pacific,West Asia,
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South
America, and Europe.
The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient
with a full scholarship, including return
airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees,
insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.
See the details of scholarship benefits.
• Be a citizen of 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
• 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 TaiwanScholarship)
in the same academic year in which the TaiwanICDF
scholarship would be due to commence.
• Not be applying for a further TaiwanICDF
scholarship in unbroken succession —
applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF
scholarship must have returned to their home
country for more than one year before re-applying
(note: to apply for a 2013 scholarship, an
applicant must have graduated and returned
to his or her home country before July 31,
• Have never had any scholarship revoked
by any ROC (Taiwan)government agency or related
institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese
The annual application period runs, in principle,
from 1 January to 15 March (for 2013 Scholarship
programs, the application period runs from
4 January to 15 March 2013)
Applicants should submit the
required documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/
Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/
Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative
in their country. Applicants must ensure that
they submit accurate and complete documentation;
failure to do so will result in the application
not being processed.
It is important to read the
application guidelines for detailed information
on how to apply for this scholarship. Visit
the official website (link found below) to
access the online application form.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2