MOE Scholarships awarded to 129 students from South Asian countries
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) in India held an award ceremony on August 4, 2023 to present Taiwan Scholarships or Huayu Enrichment Scholarships to 129 students from countries in south Asia. Most of the recipients are from many states of India but there were also recipients from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka who received scholarships to study for a degree in Taiwan.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Education offers these two categories of scholarships to outstanding students in India every year. The Taiwan Scholarships are for students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan, and the Huayu Enrichment Scholarships are for students who want to undertake Mandarin Chinese language studies in Taiwan. Both scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for students to pursue further studies in Taiwan without being overwhelmed by the financial costs of studying abroad.
This year, 52 applicants were awarded a fully-funded Taiwan Scholarship for further study in Taiwan: 4 will be undertaking bachelor's degree programs, 31 will be undertaking master degree programs, and 17 will be undertaking Ph.D. programs. Moreover, 77 Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship recipients will study intensive language courses at language centers affiliated with universities in Taiwan for periods of 3, 6, or 12 months.
Baushuan Ger, Taiwan’s Representative in India, Peters Chen, Director of the Education Division, and officials from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India presented the scholarship certificates to the students. Many recipients attended the ceremony, accompanied by parents and grandparents who had spent two days travelling to reach New Delhi. Taiwan’s scholarship programs provide excellent education opportunities and learning environments, lab equipment and career options for students to explore, as well as a chance to experience Taiwanese culture. And these students will help to bridge bilateral relations between Taiwan and their own country.
Economic ties and educational cooperation between Taiwan and India have reached a new momentum. Bilateral trade between India and Taiwan is on an upswing, and more and more Taiwanese companies are showing significant interest in India, and looking to relocate their factories there. This will bring with it opportunities for Indian students at large. The Education Division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India is strongly encouraging students to learn Mandarin, as this will give them an advantage over other candidates wanting to take advantage of excellent opportunities to get jobs with Taiwanese companies, either based in India or Taiwan.