1 Master's Degree Program Award: National Taiwan Normal University Award in International Human Resource Development (MBA)
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Awards are available to pursue a full-time master’s degree programs in International Human Resource Development (IHRD) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The program is taught in English.
The IHRD program’s features are as follows:
- International and cross-cultural environment. IHRD students came from all five continents. The recently enrolled are from Belize, Belgium, Denmark, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Malaysia, Mongolia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the U.S., and Vietnam. By being immersed in an environment of such diverse cultures, students have the opportunity to study and live in a truly international environment and learn cross-cultural communication skills through experience.
- Versatile career prospects. As the world now recognizes the importance of human capital and talent management, the IHRD program is great for those who work or will like to work as policy makers in labor, training, and education-related segments in the government, or as human resource professionals in the personnel/HR office of any organizations. After graduation, students can pursue managerial/specialist positions at corporations, provide HR consulting services, manage career and training centers, or start own business. Many IHRD alumni now work as high-ranking government officials or as managers in well-known companies such as Asus, HTC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Wistron Corporation, Citi Bank, Cathay United Bank, etc.
- Connection to the leading industries in Taiwan. Taiwan leads the world with its highly competitive technology industry and is also well-known for its vibrant service sectors such as banking and retail. This MBA program holds regular learning activities such as industry field trips, speeches from practitioners, workshops and conferences, linking students to these leading industries. IHRD locates in Taipei city, which is the capital and business center of Taiwan, making it convenient to conduct internships during the study.
- Easy access to Chinese language and culture learning. National Taiwan Normal University was ranked 28th worldwide in the field of education by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2021 due to its leading research in Chinese language teaching and science education among 40,000 universities. NTNU is also the home for the largest and the most renowned Chinese language center (Mandarin Training Center), with around 1,700 students from more than 70 countries enrolled each academic quarter.
The award is co-sponsored by the National Taiwan Normal University.
The grant period is 12 months.
Grants must begin in September, 2022, prior to the FSE 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 4.0 scale.
The post-arrival orientation is usually held the Friday after Labor Day.
Candidate 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. 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
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 will be eligible for CLEA. For additional information and requirements on the award, please see Critical Language Enhancement Award details.
Acceptable Languages: Mandarin
Prior Language Study: Prior language study is not required.
Dates and Timing: 6 months, beginning with a 4-week period of intensive language training before MA degree program begins followed by concurrent studies during the first semester, up to 6 months total. CLEA recipients will be expected to arrive by late July to begin intensive language studies at their host university or with private tutoring arranged by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan). CLEA languages classes will take place either through the university’s own language center or 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
No letter of affiliation is required upon application. Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright Commission in Taiwan and the university program.
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 and student dormitory at National Taiwan Normal University, round trip airfare, a monthly living allowance, and national health insurance for three years as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards. Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
- Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living there during the 2021-2022 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.
Special Application Instructions
Applicants must select “NTNU Human Resource (MBA)” in the Award Name field of the application.