2020 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship/Taiwan Scholarship

The Department of Asian Studies is pleased to offer the following two scholarships jointly with the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office: The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (monthly stipend for Chinese studies at a ROC University) and the Taiwan Scholarship (Tuition coverage for a whole academic year for studies at any ROC University)  The application starts February 1st ~ March 31st, 2020. Applications must be submitted as a hard copy to UBC Professor Chen-Ju Lin at Auditorium Annex B, Room 212 (mailbox located beside the door)

2020 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship:

Specific to students who would like to study Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan for a short period of time. This scholarship provides a stipend of TWD 25,000 (Equivalent to 1,089 CAD) to successful applicants on a monthly basis. MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship may last 3, 6, 9, or 12 months respectively. For more information see the official TECO posting.


  • To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to study Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan);
  • To provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community.


Canadian Citizens above the age of 18 and reside in Western Canada with a high school diploma or above, excellent academic performance and good moral character.

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may NOT apply:

  1. Overseas Chinese student or a national of the R.O.C.
  2. Is currently a registered student at a Mandarin Language Center or has sought a degree from any universities or colleges in Taiwan.
  3. Has already received a HES or a Taiwan Scholarship, in the past.
  4. Is an exchange student to Taiwan during the scholarship period.
  5. Is currently receiving financial benefits from the Taiwan government or another educational institution

Application Documents: 

  1. One copy of the completed application form.
  2. One copy of the terms of the agreement form.
  3. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport or any other official documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant.
  4. Official sealed original copy of the applicant’s highest credential transcript.
  5. Photocopy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest credential.
  6. Photocopy of the application form to one of the University-affiliated Mandarin Training Centers in Taiwan of applicant’s choice.
  7. Two letters of reference of the applicant’s choice.

2020 Taiwan Scholarship:

For students who would like to obtain a degree in Taiwan. This scholarship covers tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fees, up to TWD 40,000 (Equivalent to 1743 CAD). Included in this scholarship is an additional monthly stipend of TWD 15,000 (Equivalent to 653 CAD). This scholarship is only available for students who will be studying in Taiwan for a whole school year (September to June OR September to August if you are considering summer programming) For more information see the official TECO posting.


The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to:

  1. Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world.
  2. Provide opportunities to increase academic and educational links with international institutions of higher learning.
  3. Develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of a global society.


  1. Be a high school graduate or above, have an excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience, be of good moral character and does not have any criminal records.
  2. Must be a Canadian citizen.
  3. Is not a R.O.C. (Taiwan) national.
  4. Does not have the status of being an overseas compatriot student.
  5. Has never enrolled at any educational institution in Taiwan for the same level of degree or obtained student status that he/she intends to matriculate at. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule.
  6. Is not an exchange student in accordance with any agreement of cooperation between an international university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan, at the time of receiving a Taiwan Scholarship.
  7. Has not received Taiwan Scholarship for a total of five years.
  8. Does not have any revocation record regarding the Taiwan Scholarship Program nor from the Ministry of Education’s Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Programs.
  9. Is not a recipient of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or from any other educational institutions in Taiwan.
  10. Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college.

Questions? The UBC contact for both scholarships is Professor Chen-Ju Lin at chienju.lin@ubc.ca