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International education and training has long been one of the TaiwanICDF’s core operations, among many others. Human resources development programs play a vital role in assisting partner countries achieve sustainable development, and education is a crucial mechanism for training workforces in developing countries. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

The TaiwanICDF has established the Taiwan International Cooperation Alliance (TICA) with 23 partner universities, setting up an operational platform under this TICA framework to manage and improve the scholarship program. In 2024, there are 29 programs offered for TaiwanICDF Scholarship application. More information about each of the programs offered in 2024, please refer to their individual website.

The total scholarship, including airfare (round-trip), housing, tuition, credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance will be provided by the TaiwanICDF to each student within his/her given award period.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024.
For a detailed timeline, Click HERE.

  1. Be a citizen of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteria established by his or her country and/or government of citizenship.

  2. Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student.

  3. Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship.

  4. Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this means that the TaiwanICDF has the right to revoke a scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa requirements).

  5. Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF scholarship, not hold any other ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the Taiwan Scholarship) in the same academic year in which the TaiwanICDF scholarship would be due to commence.

  6. Not be applying for another TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession to apply for a 2024 scholarship, applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have graduated before July 31, 2023. 

  7. Provide the highest-level diploma before July 31,2024. Applicants unable to obtain the certificate by this date may instead apply for next year’s scholarship.

  8. Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university

Asia Pacific:

  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • *Marshall Islands
  • Myanmar
  • *Nauru
  • *Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • *Tuvalu Vietnam


  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • *Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Somaliland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda


  • *Haiti
  • *St. Kitts and Nevis
  • *St. Lucia
  • *St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Central America:

  • Belize
  • *Guatemala
  • Mexico


  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hungary
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Serbia

South America:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • *Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay

West Asia:

  • Jordan
  • Mongolia
  • Russia
  • Türkiye

* Countries have diplomatic relationship with Taiwan

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