Taipei Economic And Cultural Office (TECO) Scholarships | Philippine Scholarship

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Philippine Scholarships

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines offers various scholarship programs to qualified Filipino students. Available scholarships are intended for Filipinos who would like to pursue their further studies in Taiwan (Master’s and Doctoral Degrees) or for those who would like to learn the Mandarin Language.

 

As the Republic of China (Taiwan) under the leadership of Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, is pushing forward the “New Southbound Policy”, it has opened more slots and types of scholarship programs, which gives more chances for Filipinos to study in Taiwan, learn the traditional Mandarin language, experience the rich and vibrant Taiwanese culture and broaden their international perspectives.

 

Taiwan is an ideal place for international students who want to learn Mandarin Chinese, also called Mandarin, Huayu, Guoyu, Hanyu, Putonghua, and Zhongwen in Chinese-speaking communities around the world, and Modern Standard Chinese. Taiwan is also an ideal place to learn to read and write Chinese characters, something that will enable you to communicate, in writing, with people who speak other Chinese dialects.

 

The traditional character forms are still used in Taiwan. Learning these is essential for any student who plans to become a translator and they allow you to more fully appreciate the Chinese language, across the centuries.  The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has opened various scholarship programs for Filipino students who wish to pursue graduate studies or lean Mandarin language in Taiwan. The Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided to offer more scholarship slots to increase chances of Filipinos to study in the country.

 

Due to popular demand and the positive responses from the Filipino students in the previous years, Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided to offer more slots for the scholarships to give more chances for Filipinos to study in Taiwan, learn the traditional Mandarin language through a different approach, experience the rich and vibrant Taiwanese culture, and broaden their international perspectives through their day-to-day experiences there.

 

 

Ministry of Education (MOE) Scholarship

Gives 2 years scholarship for Master’s and 4 years for Doctoral Degree. MOE will shoulder 40,000 NTD of the tuition and the remaining costs will be shouldered by the scholar. An additional 20,000 NTD will be given every month as scholar’s stipend.

 

Benefits

40,000 NTD tuition fee, remaining cost shall be shouldered by the scholar

20,000 monthly allowance for Master’s & Doctoral

 

Requirements for MOE and ICDF

Completed application form

Authenticated copy of the diploma and transcript of records from university, CHED, DFA, and TECO

Colored photocopy of passport

Authenticated certificate stating English as medium of instruction

Proof of admission from the prospect university in Taiwan

Two recommendation letters from the university

Comprehensive study plan

Essay about the objective in taking the Taiwan scholarship, possible impact of taking the scholarship to your future career, possible contribution to the enhancement of bilateral relations between Taiwan and the Philippines

 

Application schedule: February 1 to April 30

 

 

 

Huayo (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship

Allows applicants to choose to pursue either 2 months or 3 months intensive Mandarin courses subject to TECO’s approval. A monthly stipend of 25, 000 NTD will be provided to cover all the expenses.

 

Benefits

Monthly stipend/ allowance of 25,000 NTD

 

Requirements

Completed application form

Authenticated copy of diploma and transcript of records

Colored photocopy of passport

Proof of admission from the prospect university in Taiwan

Essay about objectives in taking the Taiwan Huayu scholarship, possible impact of taking the scholarship into your future career, and possible contribution to the enhancement of the bilateral relations between Taiwan and the Philippines

 

Application schedule February 1 to March 31

 

 

International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)

Covers full tuition fee, living expenses, economy class airfare tickets and textbook costs. Scholars pursuing Master’s will receive a monthly stipend of 15, 000 NTD and 20, 000 NTD for those pursuing Doctoral degrees.

 

Benefits

Full financial support for tuition fee & accommodation

Living expenses

Economy class airfare ticket

Textbook costs

 

Application schedule February 1 to March 16

 

 

 

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Offer scholarship programs providing 2 years for Master’s and 3 years for Doctoral. A total of 30, 000 NTD monthly will be will be given to the recipients covering tuition fee, stipend and other expenses.

 

Benefits

30,000 NTF to cover tuition fee, living expenses and monthly stipend

 

Application schedule: February 1 to March 31

 

 

Interested applicants can only choose one scholarship program among these offerings and must need to process first their university admission in their preferred university in Taiwan. They also have to comply and submit necessary documents to TECO for review and recommendation based from the indicated deadlines of each program.

 

Scholarship guidelines and additional requirements prescribed by TECO can be found at the official website of TECO in the Philippines. Taiwan has partnered with Philippine institutions and universities to attract more young and capable talents to study in Taiwan.

 

Taiwan can offer the resources, knowledge and technology, while Philippines can complement it through its young talents who are willing to equip themselves and be trained. Most of the Taiwan Alumni Scholars, who successfully finished their degrees, now holds various key positions in the government, business and other sectors.

 

Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin, Representative of Taiwan/ROC to the Philippines is hoping that more and more Filipinos will seize these opportunities to study and experience Taiwan, as the two countries share a lot of commonalities and could really work together.

 

 

Further reading, https://www.roc-taiwan.org/ph_en/cat/38.html

 

 

TECO will only accept applications with complete requirements. It is not necessary to personally submit the application. You can submit through representative or couriers.

 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Philippines

 

Submit your application to




 

TECO in the Philippines

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines

41F, Tower 1, RRCBC Plaza

6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1200

Metro Manila, Philippines

Telephone: 02 887 6688

Email: phl@mofa.gov.tw

 

 

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