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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. 



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2 Master's Degree Program Awards: Taipei Medical University Awards in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness

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

Awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree programs in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at Taipei Medical University (TMU). The program is taught in English. 

TMU has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for six decades. It is an integrated educational system combining teaching, research, industry-university cooperation, and clinical service. 

The Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain and Consciousness (GIMBC) conducts experimental work on the neuroscience of consciousness and cognition. GIMBC conducts research at multiple levels (healthy, diseased, animal and computational work), and is equipped with EEG, fMRI/MRS, TMS, tDCS, SCR, VR, eye tracker, and driving simulator. Research topics span across philosophy, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, such as neuro-ethics, attention and memory, sleep, mindfulness, selfhood, circadian rhythm and mood, and social cognition. With close ties with TMU’s 3 affiliated hospitals – TMU Hospital, Wan Fang Medical Center, and Shuang Ho Hospital – GIMBC also conducts research in neurological and psychiatric populations, including bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease. 

As TMU rises in global and Asia ranking, it builds on a strong performance record in the QS World University rankings. Essential Science Indicators (ESI) recognizes the outstanding performance of the six disciplines (Clinical Medicine, Neuroscience & Behavior, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Social Science-General, Biology & Biochemistry, and Agricultural Science) in TMU as the top 1% in medical fields worldwide. With a very well-received five-year development proposal, TMU was awarded the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Sprout Project, with special annual funding to support TMU’s education and research portfolio. 

The award is co-sponsored by Taipei Medical University. 

Grant Period

12 Months

Grants begin in September, 2021 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.  

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




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 to 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 master’s 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 Taipei Medical 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 may enroll for additional credits, but they will be responsible for the added tuition and fees.  


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

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select “Taipei Medical University Award” in the Award Name field of the application.

Eligible Programs

Taipei Medical University: 


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website