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The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE) annually offers full grants for a period of 6 months to 10 months to U.S. students who possess at least a bachelor's degree to come to Taiwan to study or conduct research. In addition, up to 129 eleven-month English Teaching Assistantships (full grants) are offered for college graduates who wish to co-teach English at elementary or junior high schools in Taiwan.

The deadline for student grant application is on October 8, 2019 for academic year 2020-2021.

Profiles of previous and current grantees can be viewed here.

 

Up to 8 awards (length of grant: 10 months) for student who wish to study or conduct research projects in Taiwan.

Grants begin in September. A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is strongly encouraged, but not required. If applicants plan to conduct dissertation research in Traditional Chinese studies, they must have the necessary language skills. Also, it is required that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications.

In addition, if the research project requires it and the Fulbright Commission approves, up to one-fifth of the total grant period may be spent in mainland China with unsuspended maintenance.

Award Benefits:
i) Total Monthly Payment : NT$45,000 - NT$69,000
    - Base Stipend: NT$18,000
    - Living Allowance: NT$15,000 - NT$33,000
    (*An additional NT$6,000 for per accompanying dependent, up to three people)
    - Partial Housing Allowance: NT$12,000 - NT$18,000
     (Housing allowance of NT$12,000 per month for the grantee including
      accompanying spouse; if the number of accompanying dependents is two or 
      more people, the housing allowance is NT$18,000)
ii) Settling-in & Baggage Allowance (A one-time-only allowance): NT$36,000
iii) Round-trip Air Ticket
iv) National Health Insurance

 

Up to 8 awards (length of grant: 12 months) for students who must have received a bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment and intend to pursue a two year master's degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary. Candidates must specify to which university program they are applying and will be evaluated against that cohort.

In cooperation with prestigious local universities, Fulbright Taiwan is providing fellowships to complete local MA degree programs. Candidates must be accepted by both Fulbright Taiwan and one of the following university programs including:

National Chengchi University (NCCU)
i) International Master’s Program in Asian-Pacific Studies (IMAS)  Please see the detail.
ii) International Master’s Program in International Studies (IMPIS)  Please see the detail.
iii) International Master’s Program in International Communications Studies (IMICS) Please see the detail.

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
i) Master's Degree Program in Creative Industries Design. Please see the detail.
ii) Master's Degree Program in Energy Engineering. Please see the detail.

National Taiwan University (NTU)
i) Master's Program in Agricultural Economics. Please see the datail.
ii) Master's Program in Global Health. Please see the detail.

- National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
i) Master's Program in International Human Resource Development. Please see the datail.

Award Benefits (continuation of benefits at one of the university programs listed as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards)::
i) Total Monthly Payment : NT$25,000
   - Base Stipend: NT$18,000
   - Living Allowance: NT$7,000
ii) Settling- in & Baggage Allowance (A one-time-only allowance): NT$36,000
iii) Tuition Waiver (provided by the University): Tuition waivers for the number of credits required for graduation are granted to graduate students.
iv) Student Dormitory (provided by the University)
v) Round-trip Air Ticket (Return upon completion of the M.A. degree)
vi) National Health Insurance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
vii) Educational Enrichment (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)

 

Up to 3 awards (length of grant: 12 months) for student who must have received a Master’s degree prior to enrollment and intend to pursue a four-year doctoral degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary. Candidates must specify to which track they are applying and will be evaluated against that cohort.

Candidates must be accepted by both Fulbright Taiwan and the affiliated local university. Students can expect approximately two years of coursework and a year or more for writing the dissertation. Normally, this program will take 4 years to earn a Ph.D. The Fulbright Doctoral grant is only for the first two years. Students are responsible for securing financing for the remainder of their studies, usually through personal funds or local research support.

- National Chengchi University
i) International Doctoral Degree Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS) Please see the detail.

- National Taiwan University
i) International Doctoral Degree Program in Global Health. Please see the detail.

Award Benefit (continuation of benefits at this university program listed as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards): 
(i) Total Monthly Payment : NT$25,000
     - Base Stipend: NT$18,000
     - Living Allowance: NT$7,000
(ii) Settling-in & Baggage Allowance (A one-time-only allowance): NT$36,000
(iii) Tuition Waiver (provided by the University): Full tuition is offered at the above universities listed as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.
       ● NCCU: Tuition waivers for the number of credits required for the first three years are granted to graduate students. The fourth-year doctoral students can apply for the additional support of a full tuition fee waiver and student dormitory, if they meet the following criteria:
       - Average GPA for previous three year: 3.8
       - Publication
       - Conference paper
       - Two commendation letter (one is from student's advisor)
       ● NTU: Tuition waivers for the number of credits required for the four years are granted to graduate students.
(iv) Student Dormitory (provided by the University): Student dormitory is provided at the above universities listed as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.
       ● NCCU: Student dormitory is provided for the first three year as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards. The fourth-year doctoral students can apply for the additional support of a student dormitory, if they meet the following criteria:
       - Average GPA for previous three year: 3.8
       - Publication
       - Conference paper
       - Two recommendation letters (one is from student’s advisor)
       ● NTU: Student dormitory is provided for the four years.   
(v) Round-trip Air Ticket (Return upon completion of the Ph.D. degree)
(vi) National Health Insurance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
(vii) Educational Enrichment (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)

 

Up to 2 awards (length of grant: 11 months) for applicants who wish to coach and organize debate programs in Taiwan. Applicants need to have more than 3 years’ experience in nationally competitive debate and be able to coach Public Forum, Policy and Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Grants begin in September. Experienced debate coaching/ teaching in high- performing schools are expected, but not required. In addition, 2-year experience in teaching debating teams are preferred.

Applicants are welcome in all fields of study, especially in political science, law, international relations and language arts, including communications, rhetoric, and argumentation. Applicants are expected to have strong interpersonal skills. A working knowledge of Mandarin and cross- cultural interactions will be helpful.

Award Benefits:
i) Total Monthly Payment : NT$50,000
   - Base Stipend: NT$22,000
   - Living Allowance: NT$15,000
   - Housing Allowance: NT$10,000
   - Incidental Allowance: NT$3,000
ii) Settling-in & Baggage Allowance (A one-time-only allowance): NT$36,000
iii) Round-trip Air Ticket
iv) National Health Insurance

 

 

Up to 115 awards (length of grant: 11 months) for students who wish to teach English to elementary or junior high school students in Taiwan. 

All grantees must begin their grants on August 1st in order to attend a four-week orientation program. The school year from September through June. Applicants from all majors are welcome but Education majors are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be native English-speakers and need to be adaptable, flexible, and independent, and need to enjoy working with children. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Award Benefits:
i) Total Monthly Payment : NT$40,000 - NT$50,000
   - Base Stipend: NT$18,000 – NT$22,000
   - Living Allowance: NT$15,000
   - Partial Housing Allowance: NT$4,000 – NT$10,000
   - Incidental Allowance: NT$3,000
ii) Settling-in & Baggage Allowance (A one-time-only allowance): NT$26,000
iii) Round-trip Air Ticket
iv) National Health Insurance
v) One month free housing (August, 2020)

For more information, see Fulbright Taiwan ETA program.

Please note: The actual amounts of award benefits for all of the above awards are based on funding availability.

As for the details on the above-listed awards (such as eligibility, terms of award, and the application process), please see Fulbright Student Program

Fulbright Student Program
Institute of International Education
809 United Nation Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 883-8200

 

Selection and Application Process

Preliminary selection for these awards, from among applicants all over the United States, is conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE)  in New York City. A panel of applicants recommended by IIE is then sent to FSE in Taiwan for final screening and selection by the Foundation's Selection Committee.
IIE has a website with detailed information about applications: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/taiwan

Applications must be completed and submitted approximately one year before the year the students plan to come to Taiwan. For further details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please contact the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus, if you are presently enrolled at a university. At-large students should contact the IIE regional office nearest them:

U.S. Department of State Fulbright / U.S. Student Programs 
809, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580
Phone: (212) 984-5330; Website: www.iie.org

Serving at large students from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and New England

IIE/Midwest
25 E. Washington St., Suite 1320
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 346-0026

Serving at-large students from Illinois, Indiana Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin

IIE/Rocky Mountain
600 Grant Street, Suite 305
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 837-0788

Serving at-large students from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming

IIE/Southern
1800 West Loop South, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (832) 369-3469

Serving at-large students Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas

IIE/West Coast
530 Bush Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 593-5890

Serving at-large students from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

 
 
 
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