Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) - Language and Culture Program for International Student 2019, Taiwan

The purpose of this program is to encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to undertake Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan); in order to provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community.

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Benefit:

A Monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD. with no other stipend.
Payment Procedures Mandarin Language Centers should follow the schedule and procedures stated below to request reimbursement and verification from the agencies appointed by the MOE.
  • This scholarship is granted twice a year. The first payment, which is due on September 30th, covers the period from September to December and summer classes. The second payment which is due on January 15th covers the period from January to August. The verification process to grant funding should be completed before putting in another request. The recipient list and the receipt made out to the MOE from the Mandarin Language Centers are mandatory for verification purposes. If unable to apply in time for their grant, the Mandarin Language Centers should pay the monthly allowance in advance.
  • Universities should verify grants twice a year, in accordance with the MOE procedures, to ensure that recipients have been paid. The first verification is due on December 15th and covers the period from September to December and summer classes. The second verification is due on September 30th and covers the period from January to August. A scholarship budget report and income and expenditure statement signed by a designated accountant and the president (see Appendix 2) are required for verification. Unused funds should be returned. The original receipt should be retained by the universities for their audits.
  • The request, payment and verification of the grant should comply with the Ministry’s subsidy and commission expense verification guidelines.

Duration:
  • Huayu Enrichment courses will include a summer term (June and July or July and August), along with short term classes, which may last 3, 6 or 9 months to a year respectively.
  • With the exception of the summer classes, in principle, the duration of the scholarship is from September 1st to August 31st of the following year. If recipients fail to come to Taiwan for enrollment during the designated time, they will forfeit their right to retain their scholarships.
  • Scholarship funding will become effective on the date of the recipient’s enrollment. Scholarship funding will end according to the scholarship’s expiration date or if the scholarship is revoked.


Requirement:
 
International applicants above the age of 18, who possess a high school diploma or above, have shown excellent academic performance, and are of good moral character are eligible.  

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may not apply: 
  • Is an overseas Chinese student or a national of the R.O.C.
  • Is currently registered as a student at a Mandarin Language Center or has sought a degree from a university or college in Taiwan.
  • Has already received a HES or a Taiwan Scholarship, in the past.
  • Is an exchange student to Taiwan, during the scholarship period.
  • Is currently receiving financial benefits from the Taiwan government or another educational institution.

How to Apply:
Applicants need to submit the following documents to local embassies or missions before the announced deadline (In principle, the yearly application period is from February 1st through March 31st. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general regulations of the local Taiwan Representive Offices).

  • An application form (see appendix 1; provided by local embassies or missions).
  • A photocopy of his/her passport or any other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant.
  • A photocopy of the certificate of the highest credential and transcript.
  • A photocopy of the applications to the Mandarin Language Center.
  • Other documents required by local embassies or missions.
Selection Procedure
  • As stated in the embassies and missions announcement, a document review or personal interview will be conducted.
  • If a successful candidate waives his/her right to a scholarship before arriving in Taiwan, his/her position will be filled by the next candidate that has been selected by the local embassy or mission.The deadline is December 31st. 


Deadline:
(In principle, the yearly application period is from February 1through March 31st. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general regulations of the local Taiwan Representive Offices)

Here some local Representative Office we Found (Click on the country name)
Indonesia (31 March 2019)
USA (31 March 2019)
Australia (05 April 2019)
Hungary (05 April 2019)
Thailand (31 March 2019)
Ireland (15 April 2019)
Bratislava (31 March 2019)
Vancouver (31 March 2019)

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