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2020 MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Recipients Announced


Thirty-three Australians have been awarded a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan. This gives them the opportunity to study Mandarin in a language immersion environment beginning in September, 2020.

The international education sector has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but the Ministry will do its best to ensure the program proceeds, with all appropriate health and safety measures.

The scholarship recipients will spend two, three, or six months studying Mandarin full time in Taiwan, at some of the more than 60 Chinese language centers affiliated with different universities in Taiwan.

MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarships have been awarded each year for 15 years now. Students currently enrolled in Australian universities are given priority for selection. This year’s 33 Australian recipients—19 female and 14 male—have a diversity of skills and backgrounds.

  • Eight have a postgraduate degree, six have a bachelor’s degree, 15 are currently undergraduate students in an Australian university, and four are secondary school graduates;
  • Five have been to Taiwan before: for example on a working holiday, or as Australian Government New Colombo Plan Scholarship program scholars;
  • They include a legal data analyst at a multinational professional services firm who wants the language skills to be able to work well with Chinese-speaking organizations;
  • And a student on a gap year who already has a TOCFL certificate (Band B, Level 3) wants to study more Mandarin and possibly undertake a bachelor’s degree program at a university in Taiwan.

For more information about the 2020 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship in Australia selections, please visit