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法規名稱(Title) Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions Ch
公發布日(Date) 2015.12.09
法規沿革(Legislative) 1.The original three guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs in Wai Yen Chi Tzu No. 09346001300 on February
26, 2004.
2. The amended thirteen guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Education in Tai Wen Tung Tzu No. 0940007629B on January 21,
2005, and effective on January 13, 2005.
3. The amended fourteen guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Education in Tai Wen Tzu No. 0950000689C on January 16, 2006,
and effective on December 30, 2005.
4. The amended fifteen guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Education in Tai Wen Tzu No. 0950191077C on December 29, 2006,
and effective as of the date of announcement.
5. The amended fifteen guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Education in Tai Wen Tzu No. 0980002622C on January 14, 2009,
and effective on January 1, 2009.
6. The amended fifteen guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Education in Tai Wen Tzu No. 0980212335C and effective on
January 1, 2010.
7. The amended fifteen guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Education in Tai Wen Tzu No. 1000019174B on February 1, 2011,
and effective on January 1, 2012.
8. The amended Guideline V and Guideline XIV were announced by
the Ministry of Education in Official Order Tai Chiao Wen (V)
Tzu No. 1020034324C on March 11, 2013, and effective as of the
date of announcement.
9. The amended Appendix V of Guideline XIV was announced by the
Ministry of Education in Official Order Tai Chiao Wen (V) Tzu
No. 1020052978C on April 19, 2013, and effective as of the date
of announcement.
10. The amended fifteen guidelines were announced by the Ministry
of Education in Tai Chiao Wen (V) Tzu No. 1040164112B
on December 9,2015, and effective as of the date of announcement.
法規內文(Content)

I. The Ministry of Education (abbreviated below to “MOE”) has
   formulated the Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions (also
   known as the “Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines”) to
   encourage outstanding international students (with the
   exception of students from the Mainland Area, Hong Kong, and
   Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan to familiarize
   themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote
   communication, understanding, and friendship between Taiwan
   and the international community.

II. The MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program provides the following for
    each outstanding international student scholarship recipient
    who comes to Taiwan to undertake a bachelor’s degree,
    master’s degree, or doctorate:

    (i) Tuition and miscellaneous expenses (i.e. the course-credit
        fees, and miscellaneous basic study-related fees): The
        MOE will pay up to NTD 40,000 each semester for each
        recipient’s approved tuition and miscellaneous expenses.
        If these exceed a total amount of NTD40,000, the remaining
        amount must be paid to the university/college by the
        student. The “miscellaneous expenses” do not include
        any of the following: administration fees, thesis
        supervision fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or
        internet access. These are all the responsibility of the
        scholarship recipient.

    (ii) Living allowance: The MOE provides each recipient
         undertaking university undergraduate studies a monthly
         stipend of NTD15,000; it provides each recipient
         undertaking a master’s degree or doctorate studies a
         monthly stipend of NTD20,000.

A university/college may give scholarship recipients a discount
for tuition and/or miscellaneous expenses. The university/college
must submit details of which of its departments/institutes are
offering scholarship recipients discounts on fees for the
following academic year, and a copy of the fee standards to the
MOE by the prescribed date each year, and it must also provide a
copy of these to any other unit designated by the MOE.

III. Scholarship Duration and Time Limits:

    (i) The maximum period a Taiwan Scholarship may be held is:
        four years for undergraduate programs, two years for
        master’s degree programs, and four years for doctorate
        programs. The maximum total period that any one person
        may hold a Taiwan Scholarship is five years.

    (ii)The Taiwan Scholarship year begins on September 1 and
        ends on August 31 of the following year. Recipients must
        arrive in Taiwan and register at their university/college
        at the scheduled time. It is not permitted to defer
        taking up a Taiwan Scholarship until the following year.
        A student who is unable to arrive in Taiwan and register
        at their university/college at the scheduled time will be
        considered to have forfeited their scholarship eligibility,
        unless the student has notified the university/college
        and the MOE beforehand and been given permission for a
        delayed arrival and registration. 

    (iii)Living allowance payments begin from the month when the
         recipient actually begins attending the university/
         college, and they end when the maximum scholarship
         period for their degree level expires, or when the
         recipient graduates, withdraws from their studies, is
         suspended or expelled, or has their Taiwan Scholarship
         revoked.


IV. Eligibility:

    (i) Applicants must be a foreign national with a secondary
        school graduation diploma or a post-secondary degree(s),
        and an excellent academic record, and be of good moral
        character.

    (ii) A person in any of the following categories is
         ineligible to apply:

         1. An R.O.C. national or an overseas Chinese student.

         2. A person who already has and is continuing to
            maintain student status at any university/college in
            Taiwan or who has already registered to begin studies
            at such a university/college. This restriction does
            not apply to a student who will be graduating after
            completing a degree that year. They may apply for a
            Taiwan Scholarship to pursue a higher degree.

         3. A person who has already studied in Taiwan for a
            degree at the same level as the one in which they
            currently intend to enroll.

         4. An exchange student or dual/joint degree student who
            has been admitted to a university/college in Taiwan
            in accordance with an academic cooperation agreement
            between that university/college and an overseas
            university/college.

         5. A person who has already been a Taiwan Scholarship
            recipient for a total of five years.

         6. A person who has ever previously had their Taiwan
            Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
            revoked.

         7. A person who has received any other scholarship or
            subsidy from any Taiwan Government institution
            (organization) or any education institution in Taiwan,
            apart from any subsidies provided for a Taiwan
            Scholarship recipient by their university/college to
            cover the outstanding amount if the total amount of
            their tuition and other fees exceeds the scholarship
            limit.

    (iii) Applicants must apply directly to the university/
          college for admission within the application deadline.
          Each university/college sets its own application
          deadline.

V. Applicants must submit the following documents within the
   period specified by the local Taiwan Representative Office for
   their country to that Office [*Note: in these Directions the
   term “Taiwan Representative Office” refers to the Embassy or
   Representative Office responsible for a particular country or
   region where the applicant lives. It will sometimes be located
   in another nearby country. Please see website for contact
   details of all Taiwan Representative Offices]:

    (i) A Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (the form for
        applicants from each country or region is available from
        their local Taiwan Representative Office)

    (ii) A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other
         documentary evidence of nationality.

    (iii) A photocopy of their highest academic award and of the
          associated academic transcripts. Applications must be
          in compliance with the provisions of Subparagraph 2 of
          Paragraph 1 of Article 7 of the MOE Regulations
          Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in
          Taiwan. Documents in a language other than Chinese or
          English must be translated into Chinese or English and
          the translated documents must be authenticated.

    (iv) Photocopies of documentary evidence that the applicant
         has already applied to a university/college in Taiwan
         (for example, photocopies of the application fee
         remittance, the application form, and a notice or email
         from the university/college acknowledging receipt of the
         application.)

    (v) A photocopy of a language proficiency certificate. Each
        Taiwan Representative Office must oversee this
        requirement in accordance with the following provisions:

        1.For applications to undertake a program not completely
          taught in English:

          (1)If the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)
             is organized and held by the local Taiwan
             Representative Office in the applicant’s country or
             region: a copy of the test results or a certificate
             at Level 3 or above must be submitted. Results or
             certificates from any other Chinese proficiency test
             will not be accepted.

If, however, an applicant is unable to take the TOCFL test
because of geographical factors and the local Taiwan
Representative Office has reviewed their circumstances and
approves, then their case may be treated as if their Taiwan
Representative Office does not organize TOCFL testing.

         (2)If TOCFL testing is not organized by the local Taiwan
            Representative Office:  An applicant who has not
            submitted a copy of the test results or certificate
            at Level 3 or above must take the TOCFL test at Level
            3 or above at their own expense by the end of the
            first semester after they arrive in Taiwan and
            submit their test results or certificate to their
            university/college. If the applicant transfers to a
            different university/college after the first semester,
            their starting semester in the new university/college
            is still regarded as their second semester since
            arriving in Taiwan. The applicant is not permitted to
            claim the initial semester in the new university/
            college as the “first semester” referred to in this
            requirement.

       2. If the applicant wants to undertake a program
          completely taught in English, their local Taiwan
          Representative Office may decide whether the applicant
          is permitted to not submit TOCFL test results or a
          TOCFL certificate and may instead require them to
          submit TOEFL test scores that meet a standard that it
          sets or a certificate for some other English
          proficiency exam that is recognized by the government
          of the country where they are located, or a an English
          language program graduation diploma (applicants who are
          citizens of a country where English is an official
          language are not subject to this requirement). The
          degree program completely taught in English that an
          applicant is applying to undertake must have been
          accredited by the MOE. If the English-language degree
          program has not been accredited by the MOE, then the
          applicant must obtain a document formally issued by the
          university/college (not a subsidiary department or
          unit) that the applicant wants to attend certifying
          that the degree program in question is fully taught in
          English.
 
    (vi) Two reference letters – from a principal, a college or
         university president, professors, and/or supervisors –
         personally signed, and placed in sealed envelopes.

    (vii) Any additional documents specified by the particular
          local Taiwan Representative Office.

VI. The number of Taiwan Scholarships offered by the MOE each
    year depends on the MOE’s annual budget allocations for the
    coming year and on the results achieved by each local Taiwan
    Representative Office that year. By December 31 each year,
    the MOE will inform each local Representative Office how many
    Taiwan Scholarships it can award for each degree level for
    the following academic year.


VII. Application and Selection Process:

    (i) The MOE has delegated the specification of the particular
        application procedures and selection requirements, in
        accordance with the Selection Directions set out below,
        to the local Taiwan Representative Offices. Each local
        Taiwan Representative Office may handle Taiwan
        Scholarship application and selection related activities
        in conjunction with local government agencies,
        universities and colleges, and educational and cultural
        institutions, or it may directly handle applications
        itself. Information about the Taiwan Scholarship
        applications (including details of the selection criteria,
        number of scholarships available, the procedure, and the
        time schedule) must be made publicly available in the
        country or region that each local Taiwan Representative
        Office looks after in both Chinese and the local language(s)
        by January 31 each year.

    (ii) After making the information referred in the previous
         sub-paragraph publicly available, each local Taiwan
         Representative Office must submit both hard copies and
         electronic copies of the details provided in Chinese and
         in the local language(s) to the unit designated by the
         MOE for archiving.

     (iii) In principle, the application period is from February
           1 to March 31 each year. The actual application period
           for each local Taiwan Representative Office will be
           detailed in its publicly available information.
 
    (iv) Each applicant must lodge their application at the local
         Taiwan Representative Office in their country of
         citizenship or at the Taiwan Representative Office in
         that area of the world that is responsible for looking
         after matters concerning citizens of the applicant’s
         country.

VIII. Selection Procedure Guidelines:

    (i) The local Taiwan Representative Office must take into
        account whether a scholarship recipient would contribute
        to Taiwan’s national development, as a professional
        contributing to their own country and to Taiwan, and
        assist in the growth of Taiwan’s business and industry,
        economy, and education.
 
    (ii) Scholarship recipients wanting to do a bachelor’s
         degree must have an average GPA of at least 3.0, those
         wanting to do a master’s degree must have an average
         GPA of at least 3.5 or above during their studies so far
         (where 4.5 is the highest score). If a different grade
         method is used in the applicant’s country, the local
         Taiwan Representative Office will use these figures as
         the basis for its calculations or take the results
         indicative of excellence by universities and colleges in
         that country/region to select outstanding students.

    (iii) Interviews must be conducted in person or by video
          conferencing, so as to interact with the applicants and
          better judge their demeanor and moral character.

    (iv) Preference must be given to applicants with a TOCFL
         certificate at intermediate or higher level. People
         applying to go to Taiwan to undertake a program
         completely taught in English must submit their TOEFL
         test scores or submit a certificate that they have
         passed another English language proficiency exam
         recognized by the government in that country at the
         intermediate level or documentary evidence that they
         scored at least 75% in such an exam.

    (v) The application form must be fully completed and the
        application form and other documents will not be returned.

IX. Selection Notifications:

    (i) The Taiwan Representative Offices will review the
        applications and conduct interviews and then select the
        successful candidates and place some candidates on a
        waiting list. In principle, each successful candidates
        and the university/college the candidate has applied to
        attend must be notified about the selection decision by
        May 31 each year.

    (ii) Successful candidates must submit a photocopy of their
         letter of admission to their local Taiwan Representative
         Office by June 30 each year to confirm that they satisfy
         the eligibility requirements; if a candidate does not
         submit this letter within the specified time period, the
         candidate must submit a written explanation of the
         reason to their local Taiwan Representative Office which
         will review the circumstances. A person who is not
         admitted into a university/college will lose their
         eligibility to receive a Taiwan Scholarship. A person
         who fails to submit documents within the specified time
         period will be considered to have forfeited their
         eligibility to receive a Taiwan Scholarship, and the
         local Taiwan Representative Office will offer the
         forfeited scholarship to the candidate highest on the
         waiting list. The list of recipients must be finalized
         no later than July 31 each year. 
 
    (iii) Taiwan Representative Offices must issue each Taiwan
          Scholarship recipient with a certificate stating that
          they have been awarded a Taiwan Scholarship (using the
          format shown at Appendix I) by July 31 each year, and
          inform them of the duration of their award, based on
          the type of degree they will be undertaking specified
          in the letter of admission received from the university/
          college. The scholarship recipients’ basic details
          must also be accurately recorded on the on-line Taiwan
          Scholarship Information Platform.

X. A Taiwan Scholarship recipient who has completed their degree
   program within the prescribed may then apply for a Taiwan
   Scholarship to undertake a higher degree at the next level.
   Such applications must be submitted by February 28 each year
   and in accordance with the provisions of Article 5, the new
   application and all the required documents must be submitted
   to the local Taiwan Representative Office that awarded their
   first Taiwan Scholarship. This will be treated as a completely
   new application and be subject to the same selection process.
   They are not permitted to apply for a second Taiwan
   Scholarship to do another degree at the same level or another
   degree at a lower degree level. A scholarship recipient is not
   permitted to hold a Taiwan Scholarship longer than the maximum
   total period of five years, which would be in breach of
   Article IV, Paragraph (ii), Subparagraph 5.

XI. The process for determining whether each scholarship
    recipient whose scholarship has not yet expired will continue
    to receive scholarship benefits is as follows:

    (i) Each university/college must review each scholarship
        recipient’s academic performance and conduct, and their
        eligibility to continue to receive scholarship benefits
        for the second semester of the academic year by February
        28 each year and notify each scholarship recipient and
        the unit designated by the MOE of the results of the
        review within seven days. In addition, by September 10
        each year, each university/college must upload the
        results of the review of students’ eligibility to
        continue to receive scholarship benefits for the current
        semester to the on-line Taiwan Scholarship Information
        Platform in order to be able to submit a funding
        appropriation request.
 
    (ii) Scholarship recipients’ average semester results must
         achieve the standards set out below to be permitted to
         continue to receive their scholarship benefits:

         1. Undergraduate students must achieve a minimum average
            semester mark of 70, postgraduate students must
            achieve a minimum average semester mark of 80; if the
            university/college has set a higher standard, then
            that standard must be met.

         2. If a scholarship recipient is in the 3rd year or
            later year of a doctoral program, the manner in which
            their results are assessed and the criteria used to
            determine their semester results will be in
            accordance with the regulations of their university/
            college.

    (iii) If a scholarship recipient has completed their program
          before their scholarship expires and has been given
          approval to undertake a degree course at the next level
          by their university/college, the university/college
          that they are attending may inform the MOE in writing
          that this has been approved, with a scholarship
          application form filled out by the student, transcripts
          of their academic studies in Taiwan, and details of the
          appraisal of their degree attached, and submit an
          application to change the student’s Taiwan Scholarship
          level and expiry date. The MOE will notify the
          university/college, the unit designated by the MOE, and
          the Taiwan Representative Office that warded the
          student the scholarship for the degree they have just
          completed of its decision.

XII. Transfers:

    (i) A scholarship recipient who has completed one semester or
        more of studies at a particular university/college or in
        a particular department or institute there is allowed to
        transfer to another university/college or department/
        graduate school, if the two educational institutions
        involved approve the request. The transfer is handled in
        accordance with the regulations formulated by the
        educational institutions. A transfer to another
        university/college or department/graduate school to a
        degree program at the same level may only be undertaken
        once while receiving a Taiwan Scholarship.

    (ii) A scholarship recipient who wants to transfer to a
         different degree program at another university/college/
         department/graduate school must re-apply to the local
         Taiwan Representative Office that awarded their Taiwan
         Scholarship for the degree that they want to transfer
         from and no longer continue. They are not permitted to
         continue to receive their current Taiwan Scholarship if
         they transfer to a different degree.

    (iii) When a scholarship recipient transfers to another
          university/college, their current university/college
          must give that student and the university/college they
          are transferring to written details of the type of
          scholarship the student has been awarded, its start and
          end dates, and the transfer date. The university/
          college the student is transferring to must notify both
          the scholarship recipient and their current university/
          college in writing that it agrees to the transfer and
          the date of the transfer. Both educational institutions
          must send copies of all the transfer-related documents
          to the MOE, to the Taiwan Representative Office that
          awarded the Taiwan Scholarship, and to any other office
          designated by the MOE.

XIII. Each year any university/college where any Taiwan
      Scholarship recipient is studying must request scholarship
      funding payments from the office designated by the MOE and
      undertake verification and finalization of any scholarship
      account matters in accordance with the schedule and
      procedures set out below:

    (i) After a scholarship recipient has registered and enrolled
        each semester, the university/college will verify and
        provide their living allowance monthly. The MOE will
        transfer funds to the university/college twice a year.
        The first transfer is of the funds for January to August,
        and the university/college must submit the appropriation
        request by January 5. The second transfer is of the funds
        for September to December, and the university/college
        must  submit the appropriation request by September 30
        after first finalizing expenditure accounts for the first
        funds transfer and returning any unused funds. When
        submitting an appropriation request, the university/
        college must also submit a name list of scholarship
        recipients with receipts signed by the student(s)
        attached. If exceptional circumstances occur and a
        university/college is unable to submit an appropriation
        request in time, it must first advance funds and pay any
        scholarship related expenses, in order to verify and pay
        the monthly living allowance for the scholarship
        recipients.

    (ii) Each university/college must submit three copies of
         their balance sheets and three copies of a form setting
         out their undertakings and results that have each been
         verified, approved, and stamped by the university/
         college president, chief accountant, and cashier, twice
         a year in accordance with the MOE funding schedule. The
         first account finalization deadline is September 30; the
         second account finalization deadline is December 20, and
         any unused funds must be returned to the MOE at the same
         time as the account finalization. The university/college
         must retain the original copies of all receipts for
         inspection by the National Audit Office and relevant
         units.

    (iii) Each semester, each university/college must submit a
          name list of all the Taiwan Scholarship recipients who
          have completed registration and enrollment, a financial
          statement of income and expenditures setting out the
          Taiwan Scholarship tuition and miscellaneous fees for
          each (using the format in Appendix II), a financial
          income and expenditure statement, and appropriation
          request receipts to the unit designated by the MOE, and
          submit the appropriation request for funding for the
          recipients’ tuition and miscellaneous fees and
          undertake associated verification and finalization.

    (iv) Expenditure appropriation requests, payments,
         verification, and finalization of accounts pertaining to
         Taiwan Scholarships must be carried out in accordance
         with the provisions of the MOE Directions for
         Administering Subsidies and Commissioned Funds. 

    (v) Any scholarship recipient who for some reason withdraws
        from their studies will forfeit their scholarship and any
        scholarship recipient who has been suspended or expelled
        from the university/college will have their scholarship
        revoked.

        1. The living allowance will no longer be provided for a
           scholarship recipient who forfeits their scholarship.
           If the change of status occurs after the 15th of the
           month, the student withdrawing from their studies will
           not be required to refund the living allowance for 
           that month. They must pay back the tuition and
           miscellaneous expenses paid with scholarship funding
           in accordance with the debt recovery regulations of
           the university/college they have been attending. 

        2. A student whose scholarship has been revoked must pay
           back all the living allowance payments and the tuition
           and miscellaneous expenses provided by the MOE from
           the date the scholarship began until the date it was
           revoked, to the unit designated by the MOE. Such units
           will finalize the accounts on a case by case basis.

The unit designated by the MOE and each university/college must
increase its management of the Taiwan Scholarship funds and
establish highly effective control mechanisms; the MOE may do
random inspections at a regular time each year and also at
unscheduled times.


XIV.  Other Important Provisions:

    (i)International students:

        1. Applicants for a Taiwan Scholarship must apply directly
           to the university/college for admission within the
           application deadline. Each university/college sets its
           own application deadline.

        2. Scholarship recipients must submit their TOCFL results
           or a TOCFL certificate to their university/college
           within the time limit specified in Article V, Point (v)
           , Subparagraph 1, Item (2).

        3. Scholarship recipients are responsible for the payment
           of all other expenses apart from tuition and
           miscellaneous expenses. A scholarship recipient who is
           experiencing financial hardship may apply to the
           university/college at which they are registered for
           payments for any other expenses to be deducted from
           their living allowance.

        4. If a scholarship recipient’s academic performance, or
           conduct, or their attendance record falls below the
           standard required by the university/college at which
           they are registered, their scholarship will be suspended
           or revoked, in accordance with the rules and regulations
           of their university/college.

        5. If a scholarship recipient is found to be in
           simultaneous receipt of any other award or subsidy from
           any Taiwan Government institution (organization) or any
           education institution in Taiwan, and this has been
           verified, their scholarship will be revoked and the
           student must pay back all the living allowance payments
           and the tuition and miscellaneous expenses paid during
           the period when they were also receiving the other
           award or subsidy.

        6. All scholarship recipients are required to join the
           National Health Insurance plan in accordance with
           Taiwan’s national legislation. Before doing so, they
           must purchase other medical and accident insurance.

        7. After enrolling at a university/college in Taiwan, a
           scholarship recipient is not permitted to travel to any
           other country as an exchange student or as a dual/joint
           degree student. If they do so, their Taiwan Scholarship
           will be revoked. They are not permitted to retain the
           still unused part of their Taiwan Scholarship or have
           the award period extended for them to be able to resume
           receiving the original scholarship when they return to
           Taiwan.

        8. A scholarship recipient whose university/college degree
           program requires them to undertake an overseas
           internship may be exempt from being considered to have
           forfeited their scholarship, but they will not receive
           any scholarship money for tuition and miscellaneous
           expenses during the internship semester(s) and will not
           receive any living allowance for time spent outside of
           Taiwan.

        9. Any scholarship recipient who submits any application
           document or any document when they are enrolling that
           is found to be fake, misleading, has been altered in
           some way, or contains any falsehood will have their
           scholarship revoked and must pay back all the living
           allowance payments and the tuition and miscellaneous
           expenses provided by the scholarship from the date the
           scholarship began until the date it was revoked.

        10. Scholarship recipients must act in concert with the
            MOE’s policies for students who have a Taiwan
            Scholarship and participate in language and culture
            related teaching, exchanges, and activities.

  (ii)  Universities and colleges:

        1. Each university/college must select international
           students for admission in accordance with its own
           international student admission regulations and send
           applicants a written copy of their final decision no
           later than June 15 each year.

        2. If a scholarship recipient does not submit their TOCFL
           results or a TOCFL certificate within the time limit
           specified in Article V, Point (v), Subparagraph 1, Item
           (2), their university/college will stop paying them the
           living allowance, from the next semester until the
           month when they submit the TOCFL results or certificate.
           A scholarship recipient who for some reason has not
           submitted a photocopy of their TOCFL results or
           certificate and has had their living allowance payments
           suspended may still continue to have their tuition paid.

        3. Each university/college may establish its own
           regulations to assist a scholarship recipient who is in
           difficult financial circumstances apply to the
           university/college to take deductions from their living
           allowance to make payments the student is personally
           responsible for.

        4. The suspension or revocation of this scholarship is
           handled in accordance with the academic regulations and
           other pertinent regulations of each scholarship
           recipient’s university/college and MOE regulations. If
           a scholarship recipient withdraws from their program,
           or if they are subject to disciplinary action requiring
           them to leave the university/college, or if any other
           incident occurs that incurs their scholarship being
           suspended or revoked, the university/college must
           inform the MOE in writing and after receiving MOE
           endorsement will suspend or revoke the student’s
           scholarship. At the same time Bureau of Consular
           Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
           National Immigration Agency, the local Taiwan
           Representative Office that awarded the Taiwan
           Scholarship being suspended or revoked, the student
           involved, and any unit designated by the MOE    must be
           notified about the matter in writing, giving details of
           the reason, the beginning and end months of a
           suspension, or the month that a cancellation of a
           scholarship takes effect. Apart from where a violation
           of the regulations put in place by a university/college
           incurs a scholarship being suspended or revoked, a
           student’s Taiwan Scholarship must be suspended or
           revoked if any of the following situations arises:

           (1) A scholarship recipient who has registered at a
               university/college and begun their program fails to
               submit their TOCFL results or a TOCFL certificate
               by the end of the second semester. The student’s
               scholarship will be revoked by the university/
               college, starting from the third semester.

           (2) A scholarship recipient who has registered at a
               university/college and begun their program is
               absent from their classes for more than one-third
               of any month excluding university/college summer
               and winter breaks. When the absences have been
               verified, the recipient’s living allowance for any
               such month will be suspended (or have to be paid
               back), and depending on the circumstances, the
               university/college where the student is registered
               may decide to revoke the student’s scholarship.

           (3) Any scholarship recipient who goes overseas to
               another country as an exchange student or dual/
               joint degree student will have their Taiwan
               Scholarship revoked. If they do so, their Taiwan
               Scholarship will be revoked. They are not permitted
               to retain the still unused part of their Taiwan
               Scholarship or have the award period extended for
               them to be able to resume receiving the original
               scholarship when they return to Taiwan.
 
           (4) A scholarship recipient who must undertake an
               overseas internship that is a requirement of their
               university/college degree program must not be paid
               any living allowance for the time spent outside of
               Taiwan and they will not receive any scholarship
               money for tuition and miscellaneous expenses during
               the internship semester(s).

           (5) A scholarship recipient who violates Taiwan’s laws
               and regulations, who is subject to serious
               disciplinary action from the university/college
               where they are studying, or who withdraws or is
               expelled from the university/college shall have
               their scholarship revoked. If a scholarship
               recipient transfers to another university/college
               or department or voluntarily withdraws from their
               original university/college, their scholarship will
               not be revoked.
 
           (6) A scholarship recipient fails to submit a photocopy
               of their Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) which has
              “pursuing studies” as the reason for their stay by
               the deadline specified by their university/college
               during the registration period each semester or
               changes the reason for their stay in Taiwan while
               in receipt of the scholarship.

           (7) A scholarship recipient who fails to participate in
               language and culture related teaching, exchanges,
               and activities in concert with the MOE’s policies
               for students who have a Taiwan Scholarship shall
               have their scholarship revoked.

           (8) A scholarship recipient whose academic average for
               the semester is below the standard set by their
               university/college will have their scholarship
               suspended for a month; a scholarship recipient
               whose academic average for the semester has been
               below the set standard in the two most recent
               consecutive semesters will have their scholarship
               revoked, starting from the next semester.

           (9) A scholarship recipient submits any application
               document or any document when they are enrolling
               that is found to be fake, misleading, has been
               altered in some way, or contains any falsehood will
               have their scholarship revoked and must pay back
               all the living allowance payments and the tuition
               and miscellaneous expenses provided by the MOE from
               the date the scholarship began until the date it
               was revoked.

        5. Each university/college must organize an orientation
           meeting for newly arrived scholarship recipients after
           they have completed their registration and explain the
           rules and regulations they must follow to continue to
           receive their scholarship, the grading and assessment
           method(s) used, how and when the scholarship payments
           are made, and the regulations governing a scholarship
           recipient forfeiting their Taiwan scholarship, or
           having it suspended or revoked. Each university/college
           must also review and issue the scholarship payments
           each month and is in charge of monitoring whether
           circumstances call for a student’s scholarship to be
           forfeited, suspended or revoked, and processing the
           reviews for students to continue to receive their
           scholarship.

        6. The university/college must set up a specific unit or
           personnel to liaise with scholarship recipients while
           they are undertaking their studies in Taiwan and
           provide academic and general support and assistance.
           They must also encourage the scholarship recipients to
           actively participate in university/college organized
           and nationally organized volunteer work during their
           stay in Taiwan.

  (iii) Taiwan Representative Offices:

        1. Each Taiwan Representative Office shall inform
           government organizations (agencies), universities,
           colleges, and students in the country/region where it
           is located about the Taiwan Scholarship Program,
           proactively provide information about studying in
           Taiwan, process scholarship applications and select the
           successful applicants. It must ensure that each
           scholarship recipient signs a Taiwan Scholarship
           Program Terms of Agreement (at Appendix V), agreeing to
           abide by the laws of Taiwan.

        2. Each Taiwan Representative Office must submit its name
           list of scholarship recipients (using the format in
           Appendix VI) to the MOE for review by July 31. A copy
           of the list must also be sent to the Bureau of Consular
           Affairs, the National Immigration Agency, each
           scholarship recipient’s university/college, and any
           other unit designated by the MOE (a photocopy of all
           appendices must be included), and the consular section
           of the local Taiwan Representative Office must also be
           notified.

        3. Each Taiwan Representative Office must issue each
           scholarship recipient who has received a letter of
           admission to a university/college with a certificate
           that they have been awarded a Taiwan Scholarship that
           states the exact duration of their scholarship, in
           accordance with the provisions of Article III.

        4. Each Taiwan Representative Office shall organize
           orientations for scholarship recipients before they
           travel to Taiwan to explain the scholarship regulations,
           and details about applying for an Alien Resident
           Certificate (ARC), to provide information about living
           and studying in Taiwan, and to explain scholarship
           recipients’ responsibility to act in concert with the
           MOE’s policies for students who have a Taiwan
           Scholarship and participate in language and culture
           related teaching, exchanges, and activities.

        5. Each Taiwan Representative Office shall maintain
           contact with scholarship recipients after they return
           to their homelands and organize events and seminars at
           which they can present the results of their studies and
           research in Taiwan so that the scholarship recipients
           can share their experiences of studying and living in
           Taiwan with others.

XV. An international student who received an MOE Taiwan
    Scholarship and began their degree studies in any academic
    year before and including the 2011 academic year will still
    be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Taiwan
    Scholarship Program as they were prior to the amendments that
    came into effect on February 1, 2011.

    (i) Undergraduate students will receive a monthly stipend of
        NTD25,000, and postgraduate students will receive a
        monthly stipend of NTD30,000.

    (ii) Scholarship recipients must make the payments of Taiwan
         Scholarship tuition and miscellaneous expenses to their
         university/college from the beginning of the award period
         until the expiration of their award, graduation,
         withdrawal, or expulsion. Apart from the differences in
         the stipend, any matter involving a suspension or
         revocation of a scholarship is subject to the provisions
         of the most recent revised Taiwan Scholarship Program
         Directions.
Scholarship recipients who first enrolled in and began a Chinese
language program in the 2011 academic year are subject to the
relevant provisions of the Ministry of Education regulations
governing subsidies to fund international students who come to
Taiwan with a Short Term Research Award (STRA) or a Huayu
Enrichment Scholarship (HES).

The verification and provision of benefits for international
students who were awarded an MOE Taiwan Scholarship and enrolled
at a university/college and began undertaking a degree or
doctorate in the 2012 academic year, the 2013 academic year, the
2014 academic year, and/or the 2015 academic year will be
undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the MOE Taiwan
Scholarship Program Directions that were in effect prior to these
amended Directions.

  (1) Tuition and miscellaneous fees (i.e. course-credit fees, and
      miscellaneous basic study-related fees): The MOE will pay a
      maximum of NTD 40, 000 for each recipient for verified and
      approved tuition and miscellaneous expenses. If these fees
      exceed a total amount of NTD40, 000, the remaining amount
      must be paid by the scholarship recipient’s university/
      college. The “miscellaneous expenses” do not include any
      of the following: administration fees, thesis supervision
      fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access.
      These are all the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

  (2) Living allowance: The MOE provides each scholarship
      recipient undertaking university undergraduate studies a
      monthly stipend of NTD15, 000; it provides each scholarship
      recipient undertaking a master’s degree or doctorate
      studies a monthly stipend of NTD20, 000.

From the 2016 academic year on, students who are newly awarded an
MOE Taiwan Scholarship are subject to the provisions of these
amended Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions.