Prospective applicants to the International Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS) are offered different scholarships by the Taiwan Government and National Chengchi University. These may help cover some of your expenses while studying in Taiwan.
Taiwan scholarships cover most of your expenses while studying in Taiwan. In summary, these scholarships:
- Covers tuition and credit fees for 2 years for master programs.
- Provides a monthly stipend of NT$20,000 to qualified foreign graduate students.
Should you wish to apply for the Taiwan Scholarship, you should apply for it at the Taiwan Trade Representative’s Office or Embassy in your home country. You will need to do so concurrent with your application to the IMAS program.
Many students on Taiwan Scholarships find that they need only a little more, such as for entertainment, visits to home, and travel to conferences.
For the latest information about this scholarship, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website for more details. Please note that students on Taiwan Scholarship are not eligible for receiving other sources of Taiwan government support.
International New Student Scholarship
New incoming international students who are not recipients of other government scholarships such as Taiwan Scholarship are eligible for the Scholarship for New International Students.
For more details on this scholarship, please visit the OIC’s New International Student Scholarship Application Q&A page.
This scholarship is offered to current and new students of IMAS. Its purpose is to recognize and reward individuals who have achieved academic excellence. It will encourage students to maintain good grades and participate in extra-curricular activities. The scholarship is based on 5% of the program’s revenue as approved by the IMAS Program Committee, and the number and amount of the awards will vary from year to year.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Applicants must be a degree-seeking student taking at least two courses each semester to be eligible for the IMAS Scholarship. Non-degree students and students who are sponsored by Taiwan government agencies (i.e. ICDF Scholarship, Taiwan Scholarship) are not eligible to apply.
The IMAS Scholarship application deadline will be announced at the beginning of each semester.
Required Documents for Application:
- Completed IMAS Scholarship Application
- Full transcript in IMAS
- Publications, research or conference paper related to Asia-Pacific Studies
- Other outstanding academic achievement
Qualified applicants will be sorted in terms of their entrance years and be compared within the same cohort. The applicant ranked the highest in each cohort will be awarded NT$20,000. The rest of the qualified applicants will be further divided into two categories. The top third of these qualified applicants will share equally half of the remaining scholarship available for that semester. The other half of the remaining scholarship will be shared equally by all other qualified applicants.
Selection and Distribution Process:
Based on the IMAS Program Committee’s decision, a recipient acceptance list will be made and posted on the IMAS Website. Once approved by NCCU, the awards will be paid directly into the students’ bank accounts.
Note: New students will be ranked according to their entrance examination and previous transcripts.