Scholarships and Financial Assistance

If you’re a degree-seeking student looking to study at NCCU, there are different types of financial assistance programs that you can apply for.

General Information about Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Both NCCU and the Taiwan government offer certain scholarships to help cover some of your expenses while studying in Taiwan.

Taiwan Scholarship

Taiwan scholarships cover most of your expenses while studying in Taiwan. In summary, these scholarships:

  1. Cover tuition and credit fees for 2 years for master programs, and for 4 years for doctorate programs.
  2. Provides a monthly stipend of NT$20,000 to qualified foreign graduate students.

Should you wish to apply for the Taiwan Scholarship, you should apply for it at the Taiwan Trade Representative’s Office or Embassy in your home country. You will need to do so concurrent with your application to either the IDAS or IMAS program. For the latest information about this scholarship, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website for more details.

If you have any questions, please email or call us. Many students on Taiwan Scholarships find that they need only a little more, such as for entertaiment, visits to home, and conference travel. Please note that since 2012,  students on Taiwan scholarships are not eligible for receiving other sources of Taiwan government support.

NCCU International New Student Scholarship

New degree-seeking international students who are not recipients of other government scholarships are eligible for the Scholarship for New International Students. For more details, please visit the OIC’s New International Student Scholarship Application Q&A page.

IMAS Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and reward individuals who have achieved academic excellence. It will encourage students to make application to and remain in the IMAS Program. The scholarship will be based on 5% of the IMAS Program’s revenue as approved by the IMAS Program Committee, and the number and amount of awards will vary from year to year.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Applicants must be a degree-seeking student taking at least two courses each semester to be eligible for the IMAS Scholarship. Non-degree students and students who are sponsored by Taiwan government agencies (i.e. ICDF Scholarship, Taiwan Scholarship) are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: The IMAS Scholarship application deadline will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

Required Documents for Application:

  1. Completed IMAS Scholarship Application
  2. Full transcript in IMAS
  3. Publications, research or conference paper related to Asia-Pacific Studies
  4. Other outstanding academic achievement

Awarding Process:
Qualified applicants will be sorted in terms of their entrance years and be compared within the same cohort. The applicant ranked the highest in each cohort will be awarded NT$20,000. The rest of the qualified applicants will be further divided into two categories. The top third of these qualified applicants will share equally half of the remaining scholarship available for that semester. The other half of the remaining scholarship will be shared equally by all other qualified applicants.

Selection and Distribution Process:
Based on the IMAS Program Committee’s decision, a recipient acceptance list will be made and posted on the IMAS Website. Once approved by NCCU, the awards will be paid directly into the students’ bank accounts.

Note: New students will be ranked according to their entrance examination and previous transcripts.

IDAS Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and reward individuals who have achieved academic excellence. It encourages students to apply to and remain in the IDAS program. The number and amount of awards varies from year to year. We usually give about 5-10 awards each year.

Additionally, our students have also successfully applied to the Taiwan National Science Council for doctoral research expenses and travel awards to international conferences. See the section below for information about Travel Grants for students.

Travel Grants for IDAS Students

IDAS students can also apply for a travel grant from the National Science Council (NSC) if they wish to attend an international conference outside of Taiwan. For more information, you can download this file about the NSC Application Process.