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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.


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 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 



U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

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


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1 Doctoral Degree Program Award: National Taiwan University Award in Global Health

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
12 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Awards are available to pursue a full-time international doctoral degree program in Global Health Science at National Taiwan University (NTU). The program is taught in English.

NTU is the most comprehensive university and the foremost research 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. 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 breakthrough in chip design.

NTU's Public Health Science Program is widely known in the country as it is the first college in Asia accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) of USA.

The Doctoral Degree Program in Global Health Science is a four-year course, which is focused on community-based environmental health surveillance and assessment, community-based cancer screening and chronic disease prevention, and national health insurance impacts, etc. Both MSc and PhD Global Health Science courses are high profile courses. During both the summer and winter session, NTU's public health department invites prominent professors from renowed universities to teach specialized courses, or extends invitations to professionals from the healthcare organizations and industries to provide the intensive courses to graduate students. The Department of Public Health also offers their graduate students the opportunity to participate in these intensive courses.

The award is co-sponsored by National Taiwan University.

Grant Period

12 Months

Grants must begin in September 2021, 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 grantees' academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale. Students can expect approximately two years of coursework and a year or more for writing the dissertation. Normally, this program will take four years to earn a PhD, and the NTU portion of the award is for four years. The Fulbright doctoral grant offer is 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.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Candidate Profile

Candidate must have received a master's degree prior to enrollment 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


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


No letter of affiliation is required upon application. Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright Commission in Taiwan and the university program.

You must also be accepted by the university. A separate application to the university is required. Applicants not only have to apply for the Fulbright award, but also must be accepted by the university. Please look up and respect the program application deadline at the university.  

Once a Fulbright finalist gains admission to a doctoral degree program, a copy of the admission letter must be provided to the commission.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

The grant provides recipients with full tuition support at National Taiwan University, 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 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.


  • Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2020-2021 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 ineligilbe.
  • Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship permanent residency are not eligible.

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select "NTU Global Health (Doctoral)" in the Award Name field of the application.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website