Awards to the U.S.

Graduate Study Award

Description and Purpose

There are two subcategories under this award: Doctoral Program and Master’s Program.


Up to 9 awards




12 months


August 1, 2024


  • Social Science & Education
  • Business and Applied Social Science
  • Information, Media and Humanities
  • Arts & Culture
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


Up to 9 awards in total

  1. Monthly stipend of US$2,831 to US$4,300 for 12 months depending on the placement location (renewable for a second year contingent upon satisfactory acaemic performance and the degree program not completed yet)
  2. A one-time settling allowance of US$3,000 
  3. Placement services by IIE (at most 5 universities)
  4. Possible placement in a one to three-week summer pre-academic program in the U.S., with expenses paid for room, board, book allowance, and travel allowance (this benefit may be adjusted due to international travel situation)
  5. Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are eligible who:

  1. Are physically present in Taiwan during the year prior to the grant
  2. Doctoral Degree Program: Hold a Bachelor’s degree or above (Master’s is preferred) by June 2025 and are qualified and ready to enroll directly in a doctoral program in Fall 2025
    Master’s Degree Program: Hold a Bachelor’s degree by June 2025 and are qualified and ready to enroll directly in a Master’s program in Fall 2025 


    * A JD is not considered a Master’s degree program.
    * There are no limitations on the program nature (academic or professional); this is determined on a student-by-student basis depending on the student’s own professional interests.

  3. English
    Doctoral Programs:
    ♦ Minimum iBT score 100 or IELTS score (academic) minimum 7.0 taken since September, 2023.
    ♦ GRE/GMAT valid score report, taken since September, 2020.
    Or upload your iBT/IELTS/GRE/GMAT test appointment confirmation to our application system. (Test date MUST before September 30, 2024).
    Master’s Programs:
    ♦ Minimum iBT score 80 or IELTS score (academic) minimum 6.5 taken since September 2023.
    ♦ GRE/GMAT valid score report, taken since September, 2020. Or upload your iBT/IELTS/GRE/GMAT test appointment confirmation to our application system. (Test date MUST before September 30, 2024).
  4. Can be physically present for an oral interview at the end of August (tentatively scheduled on August 20, 2024) at the Fulbright Taiwan in Taipei
  5. Meet the Grant Conditions and Provisions (Eligibility & Visa)

Applicants are Ineligible who:

  1. Are currently studying in the U.S.
  2. Doctoral Programs: Are seeking JD
  3. Have received Fulbright Student Grant twice
  4. Wish to pursue studies as medical students. However, applicants with medical degrees may receive grants for advanced academic study, but not for internships or residencies

Other Requirements:

  1. The duration of the grants is 12 months, and the grants is renewable for a second year. The grants must begin no earlier than August 1, 2025 and no later than June 1, 2026.
  2. All candidates have to report to FSE of other funding resources which will be received in the same period of Fulbright grant. The Fulbright grant may be adjusted based on the cap grant amount.
  3. All other factors being equal, preference is given to applicants who has submitted all of the score reports(including English score report and transcript).
  4. During the grant period, the grantee must submit a research or reflections article to FSE’s Online Journal Research & Reflections

Application Procedure


Apply online no later than August 1, 2024. For application information, please refer to: Application Instruction (PDF)


Submit the hard copy of the following required documents to Fulbright Taiwan. (postmarked no later than August 1, 2024)

  1. Hard copies of your completed on-line application form (filled in English, including application form, Study/Research Objective, personal statement, English CV, TOEFL/IELTS and GRE/GMAT score report, writing sample, financial statement of other grants/ scholarships which will be used in the same period of Fulbright grant, and passport copy)
  2. Chinese CV (the translation of your English CV with your cell phone number and mailing address. We’ll deliver the notification letter via post mail after the nomination list is confirmed.)
  3. Three English recommendation letters (if your referees do not want to complete recommendation letters online)
  4. One copy of official transcripts for undergraduate studies and for graduate studies in sealed envelopes (including for exchange studies; MUST be in English for IIE); “sealed envelopes” means that you have to ask the university to stamp on the flap of the envelope to prove that the transcripts are authorized by the university. Or, an official e-transcript emailed by the university to our foundation directly if the university is located out of Taiwan. All transcripts will be sent to IIE if selected.
  5. Certificate of degree for all degrees earned (MUST be in English for IIE); non-Taiwan certificates of degree must be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). For more information, please visit MOFA’s website. All certificates of degrees will be sent to IIE is selected.

The mailing address is:

Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
2nd Fl., 45, Yanping S. Rd., Taipei 100011, Taiwan
Attn. Fulbright Exchange Program (Graduate Study (PhD) or Graduate Study (Master))


The application process has been completed! Wait for the notification letter!


If the applicants fail to meet the minimum requirement of English proficiency, the applications still can be submitted (by August 1st). The selection committee will decide if the applicants are qualified for being granted and allowed to re-take standardized tests after the interview.

While the Selection Committee submits the nomination list to FSE’s Board for approval, our Foundation will notify the nominees to attend the workshop in late August, where experts will offer advices on revising application materials. We will also indicate how IIE applies to at most 5 programs in the U.S. on students’ behalf, including applying for cost-sharing provided by the U.S. universities.

Our Foundation is in charge of documents required for visa application, including DS-2019, visa fee waiver, and the administrative procedures of visa application. It’s not the host institutions to issue DS-2019s to Fulbright grantees. 

The policies regarding visa, documents and fee waiver are also applicable to grantees’ dependents (i.e. non-U.S.-citizen spouse and children under 21).

1) In the grant period, grantees have to at least one submit research result/reflections report to FSE Online Journal per year (in Chinese or English)

2)  After completion of your grant in the United States, you should return to Taiwan for at least two years before being eligible to apply for temporary worker (H), intracompany transferee (L), fiancé (K) visa, or immigrant visa/lawful permanent resident status (LPR), so called Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Within the two-year period, the grantees are allowed to apply for tourist visa, student visa, and other non-immigrant-non-employment visa to attend conferences, travel or study in the U.S. This Requirement applies to J-2 dependents as well.

Please refer to the selection report on the website.

August. 1, 2024——Deadline of application 

August 20, 2024——A Selection Committee (academic peers from a variety of disciplines and Board members) reviews all documents and research proposals 

September, 2024—— The Selection Committee recommends a nominee list to FSE’s Board. Applicants are notified by our Foundation of nomination/non-nomination after the Board meeting. 

October 1, 2024——Fulbright Taiwan submits the approved nomination to IIE for technical review and to J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) at Washington D.C. for final approval. 

February, 2025——Final approval is released from FFSB to our Foundation.

June, 2025——Pre-Departure Orientation

August to September, 2025——Grant starts

Selection Procedure


At the end of August (tentatively scheduled on August 20, 2024), a Selection Committee
(academic peers from a variety of disciplines, Board members, and staff) reviews all documents
and research proposals, conducts oral interviews with applicants and recommends a slate for final selection by Fulbright Taiwan’s Board. Applicants who can’t physically present for an oral interview will be deemed to waive.


  • Applicants are notified by Fulbright Taiwan of nomination/non-nomination at the end of
    September after the Board meeting and their nomination is also sent to the J. William Fulbright
    Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) for final approval. IIE will provide services for applying host institutions simultaneously.
  • Nominees have to attend a workshop held in late August in order to understand the following application procedures and major issues for documents revision better.
  • The grant is then subject to:
    1. Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB)
    2. Acceptance of the candidate’s degree application by a U.S. institution

February of the grant year

Final approval is then normally received by Fulbright Taiwan in February and conveyed to grantees as soon as received.

Note: All Taiwan grantees traveling to the U.S. must hold a J-type visa for academic and cultural exchange programs.

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Ms. Edith Wang
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