1 Master’s Degree Program Award: National Taiwan University Award in Agricultural Economics
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length12 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree 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 placed among top ranked universities in Asia. NTU's leading role in education and research is supported by a global strategy that capitalizes on sustained mobility, an expanded network of 450 partners, and the creation of quality global opportunities.
NTU is committed to producing outstanding innovation in a wide array of fields. Powered by NTU's national and international research hubs, NTU leads many cutting-edge research programs in science and engineering, medicine, life science, agriculture, and social sciences. It is internationally recognized as a pioneer in translational research, and is acclaimed for its world-leading breakthroughs in chip design.
The Agricultural Economics Master’s Program is a multifaceted effort of the Department of Agricultural Economics, the College of Bio-Resources and Agriculture, and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF). This was NTU’s first Master’s program taught entirely in English.
Agricultural development is the crucial factor for a country’s broad-based development. Agriculture has played an important role in Taiwan’s economic development. Students learning agricultural economics expertise and agri-business management skills through the program will be well prepared to engage in agricultural production, marketing, important issues and problems of agriculture, which in turn help to foster their potential for leadership in agricultural policy and agribusiness management.
The award is co-sponsored by National Taiwan University.
The grant is initially awarded for 12 months; renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
Grants begin in September, 2024, prior to the FSE Welcome Reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).
The post-arrival orientation is usually held the Friday after Labor Day.
Candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrollment 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.
- Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living there during the 2023-2024 academic year) will not be considered.
- A candidate who has lived outside the United States for five or more consecutive years in the six-year –period preceding the date of application will be ineligible.
- Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwan citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
Applicants must select “NTU AgriEcon” in the Award Name field of the application.
Foreign Language Proficiency
A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.
Critical Language Enhancement Award
The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) provides an opportunity for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grantees to receive intensive language study in addition to their research/study grants. The award provides tuition reimbursement for grantees to pursue language training in the host countries. Application for CLEA is made in conjunction with the Fulbright U.S. Student application. However, being awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant does not guarantee receipt of CLEA since review of each award is conducted separately and is contingent upon several factors. In Taiwan, only degree-seeking students pursuing Master's studies taught in English will be eligible for CLEA. For additional information and requirements on the award, please see Critical Language Enhancement Award details.
Acceptable Language: Mandarin
Prior Language Study: Prior language study is not required.
Dates and Timing: 16 weeks, beginning from the first semester; the start date of CLEA is the same as the start date of the Master’s degree program award in the fall semester. CLEA recipients will be expected to arrive in the first week of September to begin intensive language with private tutoring arranged by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan). CLEA languages classes will take place through an exclusive, close partnership with FSE-approved language tutors. All instructors are well-trained in TECL pedagogy, and they offer all levels of language instruction from beginner to advanced.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
No letter of affiliation is required upon application. Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright Commission in Taiwan and the university program.
APPLICANTS ALSO MUST BE ACCEPTED BY THE UNIVERSITY. A separate application to the university is required. Applicants not only have to apply to the Fulbright award, but also MUST be accepted by the university. Please look up and respect the program application deadline for the university program.
Once a Fulbright Finalist gains admission to the master’s degree program, a copy of the admission letter must be provided to the Commission.
The grant provides recipients with full tuition support at National Taiwan University, housing in a student dormitory, round-trip airfare, a monthly living allowance, and national health insurance as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards. Tuition waivers for the number of credits required for graduation are granted to graduate students. Students may enroll for additional credits, but they will be responsible for the added tuition and fees. Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.
The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) will book the grantees in a hotel for first four nights close to the office. Also, the grantees are offered a one-time-only settling-in allowance and a stipend.
The host institution will offer grantees a student dormitory at their university. The Master’s students will live in a two-person dorm room.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Additional Online Resources
Learn Chinese in Taiwan: https://lmit.edu.tw/lc
List of Universities and Colleges in Taiwan: https://english.moe.gov.tw/cp-21-14441-4EC5E-1.html