Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES)

The Ministry of Education (MOE) in the Republic of China (Taiwan) provides the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) for foreign Mandarin/Chinese learners including beginners to study at any accredited Mandarin center in a university or college in Taiwan. Award Value: A fixed monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (about US$862, rate: 29.) No other stipend.

2 months (June to July or July to August, 2013), or 3, 6, 9, 12 months from September 2013 to August, 2014.

Number of Scholarships
5. (For the public)

March 31, 2013


  • Applicants must be American citizens
  • be above the age of 18
  • possess a high school diploma or above
  • excellent academic performance, and be of good moral character
  • Candidates with one of the following qualifications may not apply. (Applicants with other nationalities need to apply to the Division or Taiwan Consulates or Missions in their native countries.)
    a. Overseas Chinese students or a national of the R.O.C.
    b. Are currently as a registered student at a Mandarin Language Center or has been a degree seeking student at any universities or colleges in Taiwan.
    c. as already received a HES or a Taiwan scholarship, in the past.
    d. Is an exchange student to Taiwan, during the scholarship period.
    e. Is currently receiving financial benefits from the Taiwan government or other educational institutions.

Applicants whose official residency is in “Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia” should apply to us (the Division in DC).

  • Otherwise, check here for one of our seven (7) Cultural Divisions in the US where you should apply to and contact with.
  • Applicants can find an accredited Mandarin center here where they would like to attend.
  • TECRO plans to notify the accepted/declined candidates the selection in April or May.
    Accepted candidates who withdraw the award can not apply within the following three (3) years.
  • Applicants who have taken or have registered for the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) will have higher priority in acceptance. The TOCFL test in DC area is planned to be held in March or April. Please check https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/index.aspx now or later for the latest information.
  • Please visit https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/index.aspx for more information first. If needed, please contact Ms. Yu-Mei Li (yumei@tecro.us).


Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program (TUSA)

About the Scholarship

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program especially designed for students who will be representing their state as well as the United States, acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. Upon returning to the United States, students will be expected to act as ambassadors of good will for both the United States and Taiwan whenever the opportunity presents itself.

TUSA wants to create closer friendships and understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan. To accomplish our objective, we are offering a unique program to college/university undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture.

Area of Study
Chinese Language Learning and Cultural Experience

Renowned National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Date of Program
July 1 to August 23, 2013 (8 weeks)

6 credit points

Scholarship Provides
Tuition, dormitory, accident insurance, four paid excursions, host family opportunity, and one-on-one exchange partner

Expected costs
Airfare, meals, and additional spending money

Online application period: January 1st to March 31, 2013

To apply for this scholarship, please click here.


National Taiwan University, International Chinese Language Program

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Requirements: Applicants should have a foundation in Chinese equivalent to at least one year of college-level training and be at least one of the following: a degree candidate at an accredited university or college, a university or college degree holder, a professional whose career requires use of Chinese.

Description: The International Chinese Language Program offers two options: the academic year program and the summer program. The academic year program consists of three quarters of ten to twelve weeks each, and an optional summer term of eight weeks. Students are required to attend a minimum of three consecutive quarters. Each student has twenty hours of class per week. Normally, one class per day is individual, with the remaining classes being in small groups of no more than four students per class. ICLP’s Summer Program consists of 8 weeks. Students spend approximately fifteen hours per week in class. Each day students are scheduled two group classes and one individual class. All classes are conducted entirely in Chinese.

Schedule: The academic year program runs from mid-September to early June (3 quarters), 20 hours of class per week (1 one-on-one and 3 group classes every day). The summer program runs from mid-June to mid- August (8 weeks), 15 hours of class per week (1 one-on-on and 2 group classes every day).

Application deadline: Academic Year Program: April 30th. Summer Program: March 31.

More information: http://iclp.ntu.edu.tw


National Chengchi University, Mandarin Studies Program

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Requirements: Application form, health certificate (specifically for HIV and TB/chest X-ray, current within 6 months), financial statement, and one 1-inch recent photo.

Description: The Mandarin Studies Program offers two options for study abroad: a summer intensive language program and a regular academic year program. The summer program includes three hours of Mandarin Class every morning (total 60 hours), Practical Conversation practices and Cultural Workshops in the afternoons and one amazing Weekend Field Trip to famous Taiwan tourist attraction, Taroko National Park. The regular Mandarin Chinese program offers courses four terms a year. The Spring, Summer, and Fall terms each last 12 weeks with a total of 180 teaching hours; for the Winter term, we provide a 10-week course with 150 teaching hours. Students are expected to attend all 15 class hours each week. All CLC classes are divided into beginning, low-intermediate, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students in each level are further grouped into low, medium and high classes according to their individual Chinese language proficiency. These are non-credit Chinese courses for foreigners and overseas Chinese students.

Schedule: See the website for class schedules and specific dates.

Application deadline: For summer study, the application deadline is April 30 of each year.

More information: http://nccuadmission.nccu.edu.tw/en/programs/CLC



National Taiwan Normal University, Mandarin Training Center

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Requirements: Language classes at the MTC are open to international students or Overseas-Chinese who possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent; Completed Application Form (including photo); Diploma photocopy, of most recently awarded diploma (or an university acceptance letter for graduating high school seniors or university/college transcripts); Financial Statement (from within the past 3 months) showing that the applicant has at least US$ 2,500 or the equivalent to cover his/her studies at the MTC.

Description: Established in 1956, the Mandarin Training Center (MTC) boasts a long history, it is also the largest and most well known language center in Taiwan for students who wish to study Mandarin. Academic semesters are three months long and offer language courses at all levels, with six to ten students per class. MTC also provides a wide variety of course offerings related to Chinese culture, as well as many extra-curricular activities. In order to meet the many needs of students who come from more than 60 different nations across the globe, MTC also provides month-long intensive language classes and two to six week intensive language and culture, culture and the arts, or business Chinese instruction for academic or business groups of over ten students.

Schedule: Fall quarter runs from September 1 to November 30. Winter quarter runs from December 1 to February 28. Spring quarter runs from March 1 to May 31. Summer quarter runs from June 1 to August 31. The two-month Summer Session runs July 1 to August 31.

Application deadline: For Fall quarter: July 31. For Winter quarter: October 31. For Spring quarter: January 31. For Summer quarter: April 30. For the two-month Summer Session: May 31.

More information: https://mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/eng/scholarship.htm



National Sun Yat-sen University, Chinese Language Center

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Requirements: Chinese language classes at the CLC are open to persons who possess at least high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants are encouraged to have a good academic record and exhibit sincere interest in learning Chinese.

Description: The programs of CLC operate on the quarter basis, four quarters within one year and three months for each quarter. Each quarter is offered in March, June, September and December. A six-week Summer Intensive Program is also offered in July. Students who have ever learned Chinese will be given the placement test after the enrollment for the program. Classes are made small, with four to ten students, because “The fewer students there are, the more chances of practice students will receive,” which is the basic principle for language learning. The classes are conducted 3 hours per day, 15 hours per week. The one-on-one class and the other programs are also designed to meet the students’ request. The average length of programs is about 9 months to 1 year, except for the summer intensive program which lasts 6 weeks only.

Schedule: There are four quarters and one summer session. First Quarter 2011: March 9 to May 31, 2011. Second Quarter: June 9 to August 24, 2011. Third Quarter: September 7 to November 25, 2011. Fourth Quarter: December 5, 2011 to February 24, 2012. Summer Session: July 4 to August 12, 2011.

Application deadline: Deadlines for applications from the US are as follows – First quarter: November 30, 2010. Second quarter: February 28, 2011. Third quarter: May 31, 2011. Fourth quarter: August 31, 2011. Summer session: March 31, 2011. For deadlines applying from Taiwan, please check the website for the most up to date information.

More information: http://clc.nsysu.edu.tw/Platform/Index

Amerispan Taipei

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Requirements: None

Description: Learning Chinese abroad in Taipei, Taiwan is one of many language immersion programs offered by AmeriSpan. Classes begin each Monday, are conducted privately one-on-one and last 4 hours a day for a total of 20 hours per week. Our school has three campuses in Taipei. Students can easily transfer between any of the centers. The main campus occupies the third and fourth floors in a modern commercial building located on Roosevelt Road, a main thoroughfare in the southern part of the city. The surrounding area is one of the most popular residential districts in Taipei, particularly among university students. It has an abundance of restaurants, shops, night markets, and nightclubs. Participants include many Japanese, Taiwanese (learning English) and European students. No accommodations or meals are included or arranged. Booking is recommended at International House Taipei. A special rate is available and a shuttle service is run from here to school each morning.

Schedule: Classes begin each Monday and are held by the week.

Application deadline: None

More information: http://www.amerispan.com/language_schools/Taiwan/Taipei/3563



Taipei Language Institute

Location: In Taiwan: Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung. In mainland China: Dalian, Beijing, Tianjin, Suzhou, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

Requirements: This program does not require previous Mandarin or Taiwanese study. Applicants from abroad must pay a tuition deposit of $150.

Description: TLI offers separate, flexible programs in Mandarin and Taiwanese that help students achieve their individual language-learning goals. Both individual and group classes are offered. Individual classes are a more personalized, highly intensive form of instruction, these classes are completely flexible with regard to scheduling and curriculum. You can choose to study in both group and individual classes. Regular group classes are offered in terms consisting of three months each. Class size ranges from five to ten students, and the classes are five days a week, three hours a day. Individual and small group classes (of two to four people) can begin at any time during the year, and last for any length desired. Individual courses are: $15/hour (1-5 hours a week) $14/hour (6-9 hours a week) or $13/hour (10 or more hours a week). Group courses of five or more students (15 hours a week) are $785 for 3 months. With 2-4 students, it is $8 per hour per student. (This applies to the Taipei School.)

Schedule: Individual classes can begin at any point. Group classes – see TLI’s website for updated class schedule.

Application deadline: NA

More information: http://www.tli.com.tw/

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