Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Taiwan


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5 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants begin in September 2017 and end in June 2018. Grantees should arrive in Taiwan in time for the Welcome Reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Master’s and PhD students are preferred, but graduating seniors and recent graduates will be considered. Candidates must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is strongly encouraged, but not required if the project does not need it. Conducting dissertation research in Traditional Chinese Studies will require advanced language skills.

Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged. 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants must identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.

Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.

Applicants with completed doctorates at the time of the start of the award are not eligible.

At the present time, active-duty U.S. military personnel and students at the U.S. Federal Service Academies are not eligible to apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to Taiwan.


Special Opportunity for Research:

If the research project requires it and the Fulbright Commission in Taiwan (FSE) approves, up to one-fifth of the total grant period may be spent in mainland China with unsuspended maintenance.  


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw

- List of Universities and Colleges: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=552&CtNode=415&mp=1

- Academia Sinica: https://www.sinica.edu.tw/main_e.shtml

- National Palace Museum: http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/

- National Central Library: http://www.ncl.edu.tw/mp.asp?mp=5

- National Health Research Institute: http://english.nhri.org.tw/NHRI_WEB/nhriw001Action.do

- Public Television Service Foundation: http://eng.pts.org.tw/

- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


3 National Chengchi University Award in International Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and International Communications Studies

Award Profile:

Awards are available to pursue a full-time master’s degree program in International Studies (IMPIS), Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS), or International Communications Studies (IMICS) at National Chengchi University (NCCU).  Programs are taught in English.

NCCU is a leading university in Taiwan, especially in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Politics, and International Affairs, and it provides a top international environment for foreign students.

The award is co-sponsored by the National Chengchi University.


Grant Period:

12 months.

Grants begin in September 2017, prior to the Fulbright Welcome Reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

The Grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4 scale. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrolment and intend to pursue a two-year master's degree. Strong academic credentials in the area of specialization is expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary. Candidates must specify to which program they are applying and will be evaluated against that cohort. 

Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright commission in Taiwan and the university program. Once a Fulbright Finalist gains admission to a master's degree program, a copy of the admission letter must be provided to the commission.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at National Chengchi University for a complete master's degree program as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.

Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible. 

At the present time, active-duty U.S. military personnel and students at the U.S. Federal Service Academies are not eligible to apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to Taiwan.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “National Chengchi University Award” in the Award Name field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw
- Education in Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw/
- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


2 National Cheng Kung University Award in Creative Industries Design

Award Profile:

Awards are available to pursue a full-time master’s degree program in Creative Industries Design at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).  The program is taught in English.

NCKU is an international top-tier university selected by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan, with a high reputation in science, engineering, medicine, management planning and design. NCKU has ranked first in terms of active involvement with academia-industry collaboration nationwide.

The award is co-sponsored by the National Cheng Kung University.


Grant Period:

12 months.

Grants begin in September 2017, prior to the Fulbright Welcome Reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

The Grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4 scale. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrolment and intend to pursue a two-year master's degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary.

Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright commission in Taiwan and the university program. Once a Fulbright Finalist gains admission to a master's degree program, a copy of the admission letter must be provided to the commission.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at National Cheng Kung University as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.

Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.

At the present time, active-duty U.S. military personnel and students at the U.S. Federal Service Academies are not eligible to apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to Taiwan.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “National Cheng Kung University Award” in the Award Name field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw
- Education in Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw/
- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


2 National Taiwan University Award in Agricultural Economics

Award Profile:

Awards are available to pursue a full-time master’s degree program in Agricultural Economics at National Taiwan University (NTU).  The program is taught in English.

NTU is the most comprehensive university and the foremost research-led institution in Taiwan. It is considered by many the best and most prestigious academic institution in Taiwan, constantly placing not only on the list of top ranked universities in Asia, but among the best universities in the world.

The award is co-sponsored by the National Taiwan University.


Grant Period:

12 months.

Grants begin in September 2017, prior to the Fulbright Welcome Reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

The Grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4 scale. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrolment and intend to pursue a two-year master's degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary.

Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright commission in Taiwan and the university program. Once a Fulbright Finalist gains admission to a master's degree program, a copy of the admission letter must be provided to the commission.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at National Taiwan University as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.

Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship permanent residency are not eligible.

At the present time, active-duty U.S. military personnel and students at the U.S. Federal Service Academies are not eligible to apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to Taiwan.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “National Taiwan University Award” in the Award Name field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw
- Education in Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw/
- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


3 Doctoral Degree Program Award: National Chengchi University Award in Asia-Pacific Studies New

Award Profile:

Awards are available to pursue a full-time international doctoral degree program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS) at National Chengchi University (NCCU).  Programs are taught in English.

NCCU is a leading university in Taiwan, especially in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Politics, and International Affairs, and provides a top international environment to foreign students. A great number of its graduate students works in government departments.

The IDAS program at NCCU is the first in Taiwan to offer an English-taught doctoral program in the field. The program is supported by the best faculty members and research fellows and the specializations of the IDAS faculty cover: Anthropology and Ethnology, Economics and Public Finance, Development Studies, International Relations and Security, Labor Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, Policy Analysis, Sociology, and Social Welfare, among others.

The award is co-sponsored by the National Chengchi University.


Grant Period:

12 months. 

Grants begin in September 2017, prior to the Fulbright Welcome Reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

The Grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4 scale. Students can expect approximately two years of coursework and a year or more for writing the dissertation. Normally, this program will take 4 years to earn a Ph.D., and the NCCU portion of the award is for 4 years. The Fulbright Doctoral grant offer is only for the first two years. Students are responsible for securing financing for the remainder of their studies, usually through personal funds or local research support.

The IDAS curriculum offers four tracks from which students can choose courses: Political Economy, Society and Culture, Public Governance and Public Policy, and International Relations.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a master's degree prior to enrolment and intend to pursue a four-year doctoral degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary. Candidates must specify to which track they are applying and will be evaluated against that cohort.

 Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright commission in Taiwan and the university program. Once a Fulbright Finalist gains admission to the doctoral degree program, a copy of the admission letter must be provided to the commission.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at National Chengchi University for 4 years as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards. Full-time Ph.D. students in regular session ordinarily register for 9-12 credits (three-four courses) per semester. Students may enroll for additional credits, but they will be responsible for the added tuition and fees.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living there during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.

Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwan citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.

At the present time, active-duty U.S. military personnel and students at the U.S. Federal Service Academies are not eligible to apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to Taiwan.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “NCCU Doctoral Degree Program” in the Award Name field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw
- Education in Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw/
- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


81 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

11 months

All grantees must begin their grants on August 1, 2017 in order to attend a four-week orientation program. The school year runs from September through June.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Graduating seniors, recent graduates, and master's candidates who are interested in assisting local English teachers at elementary or junior high schools in Taiwan will be considered. Applicants from all majors are welcome but Education majors are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be native English-speakers and need to be adaptable, flexible, and independent, and need to enjoy working with children. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: No Chinese language skills are required. All classroom instruction is in English. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Placement Type:

Grantees will assist local English teachers at elementary or junior high schools in the following areas of Taiwan: Kaohsiung, Kinmen, Taichung, Taitung, and Yilan.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.

Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.


Health Disclosure & Eligibility:

In compliance with Taiwanese government regulations regarding heath and employment in the school systems, all candidates must indicate in their applications if they suffer from any medical conditions that could impair their abilities to teach English.  Strict adherence to these regulations is MANDATORY.  Any attempts to omit or falsify information are immediate grounds for revoking/terminating the grant.  Fulbright applicants must include Medical Disclosures for applicable medical conditions at the end of the Statement of Grant Purpose.

Individuals with the following conditions cannot be placed in Taiwanese classrooms:

·Visual impairments (conditions that cannot be corrected by glasses/contact lenses)

·Hearing impairments above 40dB

In addition to the aforementioned conditions, other conditions that must be noted include, but are not limited to:

·Conditions worsened by stress such as: Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc.

·Severe food allergies including, but not limited to: nuts, shellfish, beans.


Independent Study:

No research or independent study is required. ETA awards are not study/research awards, and teaching takes most of the grantee's time. In applying, the Statement of Grant Purpose should focus on why the applicant wishes to teach English in Taiwan and how to make it a memorable cultural experience.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

-Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw

-Fulbright Taiwan (FSE) ETA Program: http://eta.fulbright.org.tw

-Kaohsiung City Government: http://www.kcg.gov.tw/EN/Index.aspx

-Kinmen County Government:  http://www.kinmen.gov.tw/Layout/main_en/index.aspx?frame=18

-Taichung City Government: http://eng.taichung.gov.tw/mp.aspx?mp=1

-Taitung County Government: http://www.taitung.gov.tw/en/Default.aspx?themesite=BAA86C8F16BADDE6

-Yilan County Government:  http://enwww.e-land.gov.tw

-Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.