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1 Master's Degree Program Award: National Tsing Hua University Award in Austronesian Studies

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
12 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree in Austronesian Studies at the Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU). The program is taught in English.

NTHU is one of Taiwan’s most prestigious comprehensive research universities, and is widely known as an incubator for future leaders, with prominent alumni including Nobel Physics laureates Dr. Cheng-Ning Yang and Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Chemistry laureate Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee, and Wolf Prize winner in mathematics Dr.Shiing-Shen Chern. NTHU is located in Hsinchu, south of Taipei, with prominent neighboring research institutes and universities, like the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSSRC), National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI), National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), and the Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park (HSIP). Hsinchu is known as the ‘Science city of Taiwan.’ NTHU has ten colleges – Science, Engineering, Nuclear Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technology Management, Education, Arts, and Tsing Hua College. The university hosts hundreds of international students from over forty nations across the globe. NTHU is ranked highly in the QS World Rankings and has agreements for research, exchange and other joint activities with more than 100 universities around the world. The number of papers published by NTHU’s faculty in leading international journals stands at the forefront of all universities in Taiwan. NTHU receives the highest ratio of award winning faculty among all universities in Taiwan.

NTHU’s Institute of Linguistics has one of the most distinguished linguistics programs in Taiwan in theoretical linguistics as well as in the fields of Chinese and Austronesian linguistics. There is also a Hsin-chu Learning Center for Indigenous languages which offers various indigenous language courses every semester.

“The English-taught Master’s Program in Austronesian Studies” is also supported by the Center for World Austronesia and Indigenous Peoples (CWAIP) at NTHU. This Center promotes interdisciplinary studies on Austronesian speaking groups and indigenous peoples worldwide, which covers anthropology, linguistics, history, literature, education, and law, etc. 

The award is co-sponsored by National Tsing Hua 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

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged, as is preliminary study of Austronesian (Taiwan indigenous) languages.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

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, 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.

Ineligibility

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 “National Tsing Hua University Award” in the Award Name field of the application.

Eligible Programs

National Tsing Hua University: http://nthu-en.web.nthu.edu.tw/bin/home.php

Master’s Degree Program in Austronesian Studies: http://anth.site.nthu.edu.tw/p/412-1394-17125.php 

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.tw