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Our Nation’s First Implementation of “Taiwan and Austria Higher Education Science and Research Seed Funding” Scholarships 23 Students Received Scholarships to Go to Austria For Have Studies, Research, and Exchanges


The Ministry of Education established the “Taiwan and Austria Higher Education Science and Research Seed Funding” Scholarship, in the form of government to government, with Austria for the first time. This year, 23 students in 4 schools have been awarded these scholarships; these selected students will go to Austria to study, undertake research, or exchanges in the fields of commercial design, industrial engineering and management, human resource management, business management, and science and technology.

On January 28, 2019, both parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education between the Ministry of Education (MOE) - Taipei and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)-Vienna in two nations. Under the cooperation framework of this MoU, each government of the two nations offers EUR 300,000 to establish scholarships for students to have studies, research, and exchanges. Our government provides students with costs of stay, NTD 35,000 per month, maximum for four months and travel costs maximum for NTD 52,500.

After receiving study permission from cooperative schools in Austria, selected students can therefore apply for this scholarship. The Ministry of Education invites experts and scholars to undertake the review works in accordance with the fields for which students apply. The review contents include the importance of the applied fields, study and research plans, students’ academic performance, students’ outstanding records, and other related documents. 23 students in total will respectively go to the following five schools to study, and undertake research or exchanges: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, University of Applied Sciences – Fachhochschule Kufstein FH Tirol, University of Applied Science (UAS) Technikum Wien International, and University of Applied Science Upper Austria.

The Ministry of Education hopes to encourage outstanding students to go to Austria to study and have research or exchanges, through the “Taiwan and Austria Higher Education Science and Research Seed Funding” Scholarship. The Taiwan and Austria academic cooperation and the foundation of promotional interchange network are also expected to be jointly enhanced and strengthened, so as to enrich international exchange experiences of excellent students in our nation.