2013-2014 Taiwan Scholarship for Indian Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Taiwan

Ministry of Education TaiwanThe Ministry of Education (MOE) is offering scholarship for Indian students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate study in Taiwan. For 2013/2014 academic years, it offers total five scholarships covering tuition fees up to four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master programs and up to four years for doctorate programs. The MOE also offer a stipend of NTD 15,000 (undergraduate) and stipend of NTD 20,000 (postgraduate). Applicants can apply till March 31, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Courses offered by the university
Course Level: The MOE awards outstanding Indian students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Taiwan.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Education Taiwan
Scholarship can be taken at: Taiwan

(i) Applicants must be an Indian national with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), with an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.
(ii) Applicants are ineligible if they meet the following criteria:
1. Are R.O.C. nationals or overseas Chinese students
2. Are already registered or have obtained student status at any university/college in Taiwan. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule.
3. Have already studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree as the one in which they currently intend to enroll.
4. Are exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and international universities/colleges.
5. Have been a recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five years.
6. Have had, in the past, their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the MOE revoked.
7. Are recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or education institutions in Taiwan. This excludes subsidies offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding the scholarship limit.
(iii) Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college listed in the “Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools”. Applications for admission outside of the universities/colleges participating in the Taiwan Scholarship Program are automatically disqualified and will not be returned.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of India can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Ministry of Education TaiwanIn an effort to encourage outstanding India students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and India, the Ministry of Education (MOE) establishes the Taiwan scholarship program.

Number of award(s): Total number of scholarship is five (5) for 2013-2014 academic years.

Duration of award(s):
-The maximum period of each scholarship is four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master programs, and four years for doctorate programs. The maximum length of the total awards for each recipient undertaking a combination of studies is five years.
-Annual award periods begin on September 1st and continue until August 31st of the following year. Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and enroll at their admitting universities/colleges withinprescribed period unless delays have been approved by the relevant institutions and the MOE. If recipients fail to arrive in Taiwan for registration during this period, their award will be revoked with no deferrals.
-Subsistence allowances begin from the month of the recipients’ registration at the universities/colleges and end when the award period expires or upon the recipients’ graduation, withdrawal, suspension, expulsion, or revocation of the scholarship.

What does it cover?
-Tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fee. Upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to NTD40,000. (Approximate US$1,400.00). If the total amount of these fees should exceed NTD40,000, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by either the recipient, or the recipient’s college, whereas over NTD40,000 are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Tuition and academic fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, Internet access, all of which are payable by the recipients.
-Subsistence allowance: The MOE offers each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000.(Approximate US$520.00); it offers each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000. (Approximate US$700.00).

Notification: Candidates and alternate candidates and their awarding universities/colleges are to be notified by May 31, 2013.

How to Apply: Application form should be done on typewriter or computer, and only send by certificate mail. E-mail application form or send in person will not be accepted. Applicants should send the following document within the period specified enclosed with their application to: Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi, N-88, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi-110017. Tel:11-41090545.  Failure to include any of these documents renders the application incomplete, and the applicant will not be further considered for the scholarship, without further notice:
(i) Taiwan Scholarship Application Form.
(ii)  A copy of the applicant’s passport or other nationality certificates.
(iii) A copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts. If issued by international educational institutions, these documents must be authenticated by an overseas Representative Office or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions. Documents in a language other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English and the translated documents must be authenticated.
(iv) A copy of admission application materials to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g., copies of application fee remittance, application form, receipt of application from universities/colleges, e-mails,).
(v) A copy of a language proficiency certificate:
1. A copy of results or certificate for the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language” (TOCFL) Level3 or above.
2. For applications to all-English programs, a copy of TOEFL test scores or other recognized English language proficiency exams or degrees awarded in English must be submitted.
(vi) Two letters of reference signed and sealed in envelopes (i.e. from the principals, professors, or supervisors). Photo copies and email submissions of letters of recommendation will not be considered.
(vii) Additional documents as specified by the individual representative offices.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for application is March 31, 2013.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) bachelor Master Phd Short courses

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

For mid-career professionals from one of the 60 selected countries, following NFP approved short courses or master’s programmes, or a PhD programme.

For whom?

  • Applicants are mid-career professionals with at least three years work experience.
  • Applicants are nationals of one of the following countries.
  • Applicants have been unconditionally admitted to courses and programmes recognised by the NFP (short course or master’s programme) or to a PhD programme.
  • Applicants are nominated by their employers. Applications without a support letter from an employer will not be considered.


Scholarship period

Minimum 2 weeks for a short course, maximum 4 years for a PhD programme.

General requirements and application date

Deadlines may vary, therefore please consult the Netherlands Embassy, Consulate or local Nuffic Neso office in your country well in advance for specific instructions. Enquiries and information about local procedures, deadlines, requirements and selection criteria should also be directed to the embassy, consulate or Neso office. Local procedures may differ from the general information provided on Nuffic’s website or in brochures.

Application fee

If you are applying for an NFP scholarship for a short course or a master’s programme you are not required to pay the €100 application fee. However, we must receive evidence that you are intending to apply for the NFP scholarship, in the form of a letter from your employer, endorsing your study plans and guaranteeing that while you are absent your salary will continue to be paid and your job will be held. This is the same letter that you will require for your actual NFP application

Application procedure and deadlines

Short course
Please check the Study Abroad website for more information on the admission process and deadlines for short courses, study abroad programmes and summer schools

Master’s programme
Please first check our master’s programmes for more information on application procedures and studying in Leiden.

Step  Procedure
1 Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University
2 Upload all necessary documents
3 Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the NFP scholarship on the scholarship page
Please make sure that you select NFP Master from the drop down menu in the category “Name”.
4 Upload the support letter from your employer
5 Submit your online application

PhD programms

Earning a PhD at Leiden takes about four years of study and consists of independent and original research under the supervision of a professor. For information about admission procedures, deadlines and finding a supervisor, please contact the relevant Graduate School directly.




Deadline: application to Leiden University SOL*
open for application
Deadline: application to Nuffic (via SOL*) Outcome SOL*
Academic year 2012-2013
Start programme: 

January 2013

Master & Study Abroad Programme 1 February 2012 8 February 2012 1 May 2012 September 2012
Short Course 17 April 2012 8 February 2012 1 May 2012 September 2012
Start programme:

Mid May 2013

PhD 1 July 2012 17 July 2012 2 October 2012 January 2013
Short Course 17 September 2012 17 July 2012 2 October 2012 January 2013
Academic year 2013-2014
Start programme:

Mid August 2013

Master, Study Abroad Programme & PhD 5 November 2012


1 December 2012 5 February 2013 June 2013
Short Course 5 January 2013


1 December 2012 5 February 2013 June 2013

Start programme: 

January 2014

 Master & Study Abroad Programme  7 February 2013 March 2013  7 May 2013  September 2013
 Short Course  7 April 2013 March 2013  7 May 2013  September 2013

Start programme:

Mid May 2014

PhD  1 July 2013 August 2013  2 October 2013  January 2014
Short Course  1 September 2013 August 2013  2 October 2013  January 2014

* SOL= Scholarship Online, the Nuffic’s online application tool


Important notes

  • Please ensure that you have submitted a complete application by the relevant deadline mentioned in the table above.
  • If you apply to Leiden University after our application deadline you may still indicate that you are applying for an NFP scholarship. However Leiden University cannot guarantee that your file will be reviewed in time to meet the deadline for application via SOL (the Nuffic’s online scholarship application tool).
  • Admission to a course or programme must be unconditional. You are not eligible for the scholarship if you are admitted on condition of (re)taking an exam, undertaking a pre-sessional English courses or submitting an English test or other diplomas or certificates.