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The Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Selection Committees Selected the First-round of French Recipients for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

This past April, the Education Division in Paris asked two separate selection committees to review candidates’ applications for Taiwan Scholarships and Huayu Enrichment Scholarships. After two days of deliberations and discussions, five recipients were selected as the top five and 47 candidates were placed on a reserve list.

Both committees were comprised of local university professors and officials from the French Ministry of Education. Applicants for Taiwan Scholarships were invited to interview with juries via an audiovisual conference and to explain their study plans and how their proposals might be carried out during their course of study. During these interviews, the juries observed how previous stays in Taiwan might impact these young people. For example, out of the five first-round of selectees, two had one-year home stay experience in Taiwan, when they were in senior high school on a Rotary Club’s international exchange program. These applicants expressed their love for Taiwan. Another noticeable quality was that the applicants’ Mandarin Chinese ability was better than the others and this included degree-seeker and language-learners alike. Applicants for the language enrichment scholarships were equally clear about their ideas for their future, and expressed how the acquisition of the Mandarin Chinese might serve as a valuable tool for their careers.

The Education Division in Paris notified all applicants and their targeted institutions of the results. The first-round of selectees will be presented to the Education Division for formal admissions to be issued by a Taiwan university or a language center by the end of June, in order to validate their recipient status.

For a full introduction of the Taiwan Scholarship and the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, please reference to: