MOE Signs Oxford-Taiwan Graduate Scholarships Deed with the University of Oxford
The Oxford-Taiwan Graduate Scholarships agreement was jointly established by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan and the University of Oxford. From the 2017-18 academic year, up to five scholarships will be awarded each year to students from the ROC who are commencing their first year of study for a DPhil (“DPhil” is the term that Oxford uses for its doctoral degree, rather than “PhD”) and who have demonstrated exceptional academic merit. The agreement is initially for a five-year term; the two parties will review the situation in its penultimate year of operation and decide whether to continue it.
The ceremony was hosted by Professor Rawlins, who began by welcoming the guests and delivering a short speech in honour of the event. After the signing, the attendees, including Taiwanese students at the University of Oxford, assembled for photographs to commemorate the occasion.
This scholarship agreement came about after several months of discussions between the MOE, represented by the Education Division, and the University of Oxford. Since 2011, the MOE has been engaged in establishing agreements with top universities around the world to make available academic scholarships available to outstanding Taiwanese students, under the Ministry of Education Top 100 University Scholarship Programme.
The signing of this agreement represents another milestone in Taiwan’s educational cooperation with British universities. All those involved are delighted that so many gifted Taiwanese students will now have the opportunity to benefit by studying for a doctorate at the University of Oxford.
Professor Nick Rawlins (left), Mr Cheng Shyang-Yun (centre) and Mr Ouyang Yen-Heng (right) at the Oxford-Taiwan Graduate Scholarships deed signing ceremony.