Fully Funded TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program in Taiwan for International Students

The TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program was started by the Taiwan government through the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF). It offers scholarships to students from underdeveloped countries so they can study in Taiwan and advance their education while gaining the information and skills needed to make a big difference in their home country.

Host CountryTaiwan
Host InstituteMultiple
LevelUndergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. Programs
Eligible NationalityInternational
Fellowship TypeFully Funded
BenefitsUndergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D Programs
DurationDepends upon program
Closing DateMarch 15, 2024
Summary of the TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program

Numerous subjects are covered in the program, such as foreign studies, engineering, business administration, and agriculture. The length of the study program, normally covers living expenses, airfare, tuition, insurance, and other charges.

With the goal of providing people with the knowledge and skills they need to support the development of their societies, the TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program seeks to promote international collaboration, cross-cultural understanding, and international cooperation among nations.

Fully Funded TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program in Taiwan for International Students
Fully Funded TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program in Taiwan for International Students

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Benefits of the TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program

Within the specified award term, each student will receive a full scholarship from the TaiwanICDF, which includes round-trip flights Airfare, lodging, tuition, credit fees, insurance, textbook costs, and a monthly stipend.

Monthly Stipend:

  • Undergraduate: NT$15,000 per month
  • Masters: NT$18,000 per month
  • PhD: NT$20,000 per month


To apply for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program, candidates should fulfil following criteria:

  • Applicants for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship must be citizens of one of the nations listed on the List of Eligible Countries.
  • Also, candidates need to fulfill the requirements outlined in the ROC (Taiwan) National Immigration Agency’s Regulations Governing Visiting, Resident, and Permanent Residency of Aliens.
  • Provide the relevant paperwork to the Taiwanese Embassy, Consulate General, or Representative Office that is located in your nation, if applicable.
  • An applicant may only submit an application for one program at a time.
  • The applicant must additionally submit a separate program application to the universities of their choice.
  • Depending on the program’s instruction language, proficiency in either English or Chinese is required. Test results for language competency, such as the TOEFL or IELTS, may be required from applicants.

List of Eligible Countries

The candidates from the following countries are eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program:

  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • *Marshall Islands
  • Myanmar
  • *Nauru
  • *Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • *Tuvalu
  • Vietnam
  • Jordan
  • Mongolia
  • Russia
  • Türkiye
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • *Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Somaliland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • *Haiti
  • *St. Kitts and Nevis
  • *St. Lucia
  • *St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • *Belize
  • *Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • *Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hungary
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Serbia

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List of Universities

Following is the list is universities eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program:

  • Taipei Medical University (TMU)
  • Kun Shan University (KSU)
  • Yuan Ze University (YZU)
  • National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT)
  • National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST)
  • National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU)
  • National Chengchi University (NCCU)
  • National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
  • National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
  • National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU)
  • National Central University (NCU)
  • National Sun Yatsen University (NSYSU)
  • National Taiwan University (NTU)
  • National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
  • National Chung Hsing University (NCHU)
  • National Chung Cheng University (CCU)
  • Ming Chuan University (MCU)
  • Taipei Medical University (TMU)
  • I-Shou University (ISU)
  • Ming Chuan University (MCU)
  • Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)
  • National Taipei University

Documents/Material Required to Apply

Following documents are required to apply for the Fully Funded TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program

  • Application: The TaiwanICDF website has a completed and signed application form.
  • Proof of Nationality: Typically, the applicant’s passport photocopy is needed.
  • Highest Education Certificate/certificate: A certified copy of the candidate’s most recent degree or certificate.
  • Official transcripts from each university or college attended are available. Certified or notarized copies are required for these.
  • Language Proficiency Certificate: TOEFL or IELTS results may be required of applicants for programs taught in English. HSK scores may be necessary for programs taught in Chinese.
  • Two or three recommendation letters attesting to the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications from professors or employers are usually required.
  • A thorough study plan or research proposal that outlines the applicant’s desired research or study path during the scholarship time.
  • A health certificate, typically issued by a physician, attests to the applicant’s excellent health.
  • Additional Supporting Documents: These could be a passport-sized photo, a curriculum vitae (CV), a proof of employment history (if needed), and any other documents unique to the program of choice.


The deadline to apply for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program is March 15 2024.

Application Procedure

Candidates need to fill out an online application.

Please fill out the TaiwanICDF Scholarship Online Application System and attach your supporting documents there. If required, send the paperwork to the Taiwanese Embassy, Consulate General, or Representative Office that is located in your nation.

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