Taiwan Scholarship 2014: new opportunities!

Taiwan Scholarship 2014

Taiwan offers to apply now for various scholarships. They invite you to take opportunity and send applications for Postdoctoral research fellowships, Mandarin enrichment scholarships, scholarships for degree and scholarships for research. Applications start from January and end in March.


Applications for the Taiwan Scholarship 2014 Second Session of the Postdoctoral Fellows Program Being Accepted from January 15 to March 3, 2014.

Applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at Academia Sinica (AS) for the Second Session of 2014 are now being accepted. Starting from January 15 to March 3, 2014, all applications are processed on-line (http://db3n2u.sinica.edu.tw/~textdb/program). No hard copies of application materials are required. All applications must be submitted to Academic Affairs Office (AAO) by the applicant’s principal investigator (PI) between January 15 and March 3, 2014. Appointment of postdoctoral fellows for this session commences on July 1, 2014.

Under this program, there are two types of fellows: (Distinguished) Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows and (Regular) Postdoctoral Fellows. Applicants applying for the position at the Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences or the Division of Life Sciences need to choose the type of fellows. Two types of fellows must be ticked if applicants intend to apply for both.

During the term of appointment, the postdoctoral fellow shall comply with the service regulations stipulated by the Academia Sinica Personnel Office (please refer to http://hro.sinica.edu.tw/cbemployee/cbemployee.html) and also the requirements and instructions of his/her sponsoring principal investigator and host institute. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow is required to sign a work contract and a declaration which states that he/she is not the spouse or relative by blood or marriage of the heads of the employing organization, institute and the sponsoring PI/co-PI.

For more information regarding Taiwan Scholarship 2014, please contact the following staff at AAO
For Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences: Ms. Chin-Wen Peng (02-27898067) chingswt@gate.sinica.edu.tw (Taiwan Scholarship 2014)
For Division of Life Sciences: Ms. Mei-Hsiu Michelle Chien (02-27899676) mhchien@gate.sinica.edu.tw (Taiwan Scholarship 2014)
For Division of Humanities and Social Sciences: Ms. Shu-ling Song (02-27898051) ssl53@gate.sinica.eud.tw (Taiwan Scholarship 2014)

Or visit the official Taiwan Scholarship 2014 website: http://www.sinica.edu.tw/manage/gatenews/showsingle.php?_op=?rid:6358%26isEnglish:1

Taiwan Scholarship 2014 and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Programs, MOE and MOFA

(app: Jan. 15th – March 1st)

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 Degree. Approximately 1,200 grants are provided annually for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers across the world to study or to conduct advanced research in Taiwan. For more information, please visit the respective website of each award or contact the R.O.C. embassy or representative office near you.

Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarships
MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
Duration: summer classes (2 months), 3,6, 9 months, or 1 year
Monthly stipend: NT$25,000
Only for recipients from eligible countries designated by the MOE

Scholarships for Degree
MOFA Taiwan Scholarship 2014
Duration: undergraduate (max. 4 years),master’s (max. 2 years),Ph.D. (max. 4 years),pre-degree Mandarin Language Program (max. 1 year) available
Monthly stipend: NT$30,000
One direct round-trip economy-class ticket

MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2014
Duration: undergraduate program (max. 4 years), master’s (max. 2 years), Ph.D. (max.4 years)
Monthly stipends: NT$15,000 for undergraduate, NT$20,000 for master’sor Ph.D.
Waiver of tuition and certain fees
Recipients can only study at universities participating in the Taiwan Scholarship 2014 Program Union
Mainly for recipients from eligible countries designated by the MO

Academia Sinica Taiwan International Graduate Program
Duration: Ph.D. program (max. 3 years)
Monthly stipend: NT$32,000
Recipients can only be enrolled in one of the highly specialized interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs run in collaboration with research universities in Taiwan
Fields: life science, mathematics, and earth system science

International Higher Education Scholarship Programs of Taiwan lCDF
Duration: undergraduate (max. 4 years),master’s (max. 2 years), Ph.D. (max. 4 years)
Monthly stipends: NT$12,000 for undergraduate, NT$15,000 for master’s, NT$17,000 for Ph.D.
Book costs, credit fees, tuition fees,housing, and insurance covered
Fields: mainly in agriculture, medicine,engineering, business administration, and technology
Recipients can only be enrolled in one program in collaboration with the TaiwanICDF and an associated university in Taiwan
One direct round-trip economy-class ticket
Only for recipients from countries with diplomatic ties with the R.O.C. and certain developing countries

Fellowships for Research
MOFA Taiwan Fellowship
Duration: min. 3 months, max. 1 year
Monthly stipends: NT$60,000 for professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows; NT$50,000 for assistant professors, assistant research fellows, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, doctoral program students, or others
Fields: social sciences or humanities regarding Taiwan, cross Taiwan Strait relations, mainland China, and the Asia Pacific or other aspects of Sinology
One direct round-trip economy-class ticket (up to the max. subsidy)

MOE Short Term Research Award
Duration: min. 2 months, max. 6 months
Monthly grant:NT$25,000 for Ph.D.Candidate, NT$40,000 for Post Doctoral Fellows
Fields: Taiwanese culture, social sciences and related comparative research
One direct round-trip economy-class ticket (up to the max. subsidy)

Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies
Duration: min. 3 months, max. 1 year
Monthly grants: NT$60,000 for professors, NT$50,000 for associate professors, and NT$40,000 for assistant professors or doctoral candidates. Grants for resaerch fellows will be awarded according to their corresponding levels.
Field: Chinese studies and Taiwan studies
One direct round-trip economy-class ticket (up to the max. subsidy)


Prepared by: Audrius Sabūnas



Author: Audrius Sabūnas

Audrius is a graduate student in Energy and Environment at VMU and a polyglot. Having numerous fields of interest, Audrius primarily focuses on sustainable development, renewable energy and world energy policies for his research. He has been enchanted by East Asian cultures, societies and languages since high school times. A 1 year experience in Japan has allowed him to improve Japanese, take up Korean and fall in love with Okinawan. The 21st century is the century of information, hence it is my pleasure to share my knowledge with Baltic Asia readers.

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