2021 TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15, 2021.

International education and training has long been one of the TaiwanICDF’s core operations, among many others. Human resources development programs play a vital role in assisting partner countries achieve sustainable development, and education is a crucial mechanism for training workforces in developing countries. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.


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
✓ 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 2021 scholarship, applicants
who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan
Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have graduated before July
31, 2020.
✓ Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan)
government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from
any Taiwanese university.


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.


Applicants should submit the documents listed below to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate General/ Representative Office in their country.

  1. A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality.
  2. A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts.
  3. 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 who are unable to provide such proof of English proficiency due to special circumstances may be assessed for English proficiency by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate General/ Representative Office via interview or other forms of testing. Applicants whose official national language is English are exempt from needing to supply these documents.
  4. Two letters of reference.
  5. Any other documents specifically requested by an ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate General/ Representative Office.

In addition to the above documents requested as part of their scholarship application, applicants should also submit all documents required by the TaiwanICDF partner university that they are applying to before the admissions deadline of that university.



error: Content is protected !!