The 2013 International Higher Education Scholarship Programs of Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) provides scholarships to individuals who are interested in seeking a bachelor, master or doctoral degree in various fields in Taiwan.
Interested individuals are encouraged to check the Taiwan ICDF website at http://www.icdf.org.tw/mp.asp?mp=2, click on the “Higher Education Scholarship Program” flash icon situated at the bottom left corner of the page for detailed information.
The icon would lead the applicant to the initial stage of the process, where a list of offered courses, the respective universities, the scope of the scholarship, procedure in applying and an electronic form which must be completed there then printed and signed can be found.
Applicants are to apply, to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy, through the Ministry of Education of St. Kitts and Nevis before March 15th. A number of documents are to be included in the envelope which will be submitted for processing.
The Embassy of Republic of China (Taiwan) on St Kitts and Nevis, explained, on their website “Applicants should submit the documents listed below to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation; failure to do so will result in the application not being processed. Please also note that late submissions will not be accepted and/or processed.”
1. A completed ICDF application form (completed online：http://www.icdf.org.tw/TSP/welcome.aspx, printed out and signed). Please note: The online application system will be closed on March 15. Please complete the application as earlier as possible.
2. A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality.
3. A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts. Please note: If not issued by a Taiwanese educational institution, these documents must be authenticated by the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy. If these documents are in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese and/or English translation should be provided.
4. 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 the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy via interview or other forms of testing. Applicants whose official national language is English are exempt from needing to supply these documents.
5. A Taiwan ICDF Medical Report(including an HIV test)dated within the past three months.
6. Two letters of reference.
7. Any other documents specifically requested by the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy.
In addition, the applicant also needs to submit a separate program application to his/her chosen university. Unlike previous years, where applicants’ documents where submitted to the university through the Embassy, this year each applicant must apply to the university on his/her own.
For more information please view the Embassy’s website http://www.taiwanembassy.org/kn/ct.asp?xItem=346761&;ctNode=6915&mp=712 and the TaiwanICDF’s http://www.icdf.org.tw/