Overview of TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program
Updated: January 18, 2012
TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Programs
Undergraduate Program in International Trade and Management
Source of Funding for the Scholarship Program
The scholarship program designed for the undergraduate students is funded by the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF).
1. Senior high school or vocational high school education, or the equivalent.
2. Good command of English (non-native English speakers should provide TOEFL IBT﹝minimum score of 61﹞、TOEFL-CBT ﹝minimum score of 173﹞or IELTS﹝minimum score of 5.5﹞).
Scope of Scholarship
Entitlements: Full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition, credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance will be provided by the TaiwanICDF to each student. Details of the TaiwanICDF scholarship are itemized as follows:
Terms of the Program
By accepting a scholarship from the TaiwanICDF, you must, for the duration of your period of study in Taiwan (for a maximum two, three or four consecutive years):
1. Comply with the Recruitment Procedures and devote yourself to the program on a full-time basis.
2. Not seek employment or engage in political activities.
3. Accept responsibility for any expenses and arrangements relating to your family or friends visiting Taiwan.
4. Return to your home country soon after completion of the program.
5. Bear any expenses or risks incurred as a result of any change initiated by yourself to the travel schedule arranged by the TaiwanICDF.
6. Agree that the TaiwanICDF has the discretionary right to suspend your monthly
allowance due to any misconduct by yourself.
7. Agree that the TaiwanICDF has the right to terminate your scholarship if your student status is rescinded by your host institute due to your being:
(1) found guilty of serious misconduct in Taiwan;
(2) found to have engaged in political activities or any form of employment for profit or gain;
(3) found to have performed unsatisfactorily* or displayed any language efficiency during the program.
8. Agree that your accommodation will be arranged and designated by your host institute.
9. Certify that the information contained in the physical examination form is genuine and agree that
(1) the TaiwanICDF has the right to send them back to their home countries should they suffer any chronic illness during their time in Taiwan, or should they be suffering from any preexisting condition that they have not previously announced.
(2) They shall not request reimbursement for hospitalization in case of a chronic illness in Taiwan.
10. Agree that during your studies at your host institute, all matters related to the program will be settled in accordance with the institute’s rules and regulations and that your host institute’s decision will be final and implemented accordingly.
11. Agree to summarize your completed thesis manuscript for the SCI, EI, A&HCI, SSCI and TSSCI journals or the Journal of International Cooperation (JIC) (to a maximum of 20 pages) and that, if the thesis is not accepted by the SCI, EI, A&HCI, SSCI and TSSCI journals within one and a half years, the manuscript will be submitted to the JIC by your co-authors (*not applicable to undergraduate students).
12. Agree to learn basic Mandarin and embrace Taiwanese culture during your stay in Taiwan.
13. Agree to repay airfare and living allowances should you decide to drop out of the program without the prior consent of the TaiwanICDF and providing proof of exceptional circumstances, and you accept the TaiwanICDF’s decision in this matter will be final.
14. Agree that TaiwanICDF has the right to terminate the scholarship should you not participate in the orientation, nor register your program in time without reasonable cause.
*The TaiwanICDF wishes to inform applicants that performance will be considered “unsatisfactory” if you:
(1) Fail the academic average in any one semester, which is 60 out of 100 for undergraduates and 70 out of 100 for postgraduates; in which case, full scholarship will be suspended during the following semester. Should the academic average be achieved during this next semester, the TaiwanICDF will continue the scholarship by request; or
(2) Fail exactly or more than one-half of all modules that you elect to study across two consecutive semesters; or fail precisely or more than two-thirds of all modules that you elect to study in any one semester. In this case, the full scholarship will be terminated.
(3) Fail the Master’s/Ph.D. Thesis Research or Independent Study component of the program, or related subject; in which case, full scholarship will be suspended during the following semester.
Program Advisory-Program Application
1. Applicants should be nationals of countries with which the ROC has diplomatic relations or developing countries friendly to Taiwan. Any applicant should be neither a Taiwanese national, nor an overseas Taiwanese compatriot.
2. All application materials must be submitted to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/Representative Office or Taiwan Technical Mission (only for stakeholders participating in TaiwanICDF projects or applicants already under instruction to submit their documents to a Taiwan Technical Mission) in your country. These are the only channels by which you can apply to the TaiwanICDF scholarship program.
3. The ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office or Taiwan Technical Mission will make an initial evaluation of your application and verify your credentials before forwarding your application to your academic program manager for further review.
4. After your application has been fully reviewed, the institution will set up an admission committee with the TaiwanICDF and relevant program personnel to determine the status of your application.
5. Once your application is accepted, the TaiwanICDF will issue you a Letter of Invitation and Acceptance (LOIA) via the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office or Taiwan Technical Mission. You must sign the Consent Form enclosed in the LOIA under the witness of an official from the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate/ Representative Office or Taiwan Technical Mission to complete the application procedure. Please note that your scholarship will be granted in accordance with the LOIA provided by the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/Representative Office or Taiwan Technical Mission. Your school acceptance letter serves only as a notice of your admission into the school.
6. You should submit certificates or equivalent official document verified by the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate General / Representative Office before July 15, otherwise the TaiwanICDF will cancel the scholarship.
Please note two application forms required need to be filled out, one for the MCU and the other for TaiwanICDF scholarship.
Document Required (all in English)
The following items must be submitted with the application when applying to MCU:
** TaiwanICDF Scholarship recipients can not join MCU overseas study abroad program.
Deadline for Application and Application Documents
Please refer to International Education & Exchange, Ming Chuan University for more details.
For more TaiwanICDF Scholarship information, please refer to the TaiwanICDF: