TECRO is offering this award to American undergraduate and graduate students, who are enrolled as full-time students at a U.S. college or university, and who are interested in improving their Mandarin language proficiency through study abroad at a university in Taiwan. Ideal applicants are American citizens who neither hold a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage and who meet the following category of eligibility:
Funds: The program provides recipients with a fixed monthly stipend (NT$25,000, about US$862, rate: 29) to help defray living expenses and tuition in Taiwan. Successful applicants are responsible for all other costs.
Duration: Three (3), six (6), nine (9), or twelve (12) months from September 2013 to August 2014.
Number of awards: A total of 120 months of study in Taiwan.
Universities in Taiwan: A list of accredited university Mandarin training centers can be found at http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1.
Application: The application for this program can be downloaded at http://www.moetwdc.org.
Deadlines: Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2013.We cannot accept any applications that are postmarked later than this date.
- Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US (TECRO): Ms. Yu-Mei Li - firstname.lastname@example.org
- U.S. Department of Education: Mone’t Peterson-Cox, International and Foreign Language Education, Office of Postsecondary Education – Monet.Peterson-Cox@ed.gov.
Note: Awarded candidates who withdraw may not re-apply the following three (3) years.