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UMAP Taiwan Exchange Student Scholarship

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Scholarship Regulations

1. Purpose
The UMAP Taiwan Exchange Student Scholarship Program funded by the UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat (NS) has been established to encourage university student exchanges between UMAP member countries/territories, and promote cultural and academic exchanges between Taiwan and other countries/territories to foster mutual understanding.

 

2. Scholarship Details

(1)The UMAP Taiwan Exchange Student Scholarship Program is funded by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan.

(2)Each exchange student will receive up to 20,000 New Taiwan Dollars (NTD) each month.

(3)If an exchange program includes a period of less than a full month, then a corresponding proportion of the amount for a full month will be paid for that period.

(4)The number of scholarships available will vary from year-to-year based on the availability of funds from the annual budget.

 

3. Timeline

(1)The duration of the exchange programs is for between one and two semesters.

(2)Students may submit an application twice each academic year. The application deadline will be at the end of May and November after UMAP IS finished its placement (as shown in the timeline table below).

(3)UMAP Taiwan NS will notify each student whose application to be an exchange student was successful via email.

Timeline Table

Semester

Time

What happens

Fall semester

End of May

After UMAP IS finishes 2nd cycle placements, UMAP NS will contact eligible applicants via email to ask them send a scholarship application to UMAP Taiwan NS (umaptaiwan@gmail.com).

End of July

UMAP Taiwan NS will notify applicants who have been awarded a scholarship, by email.

Spring semester

End of

November

After UMAP IS finishes 2nd cycle placements, UMAP NS will contact eligible applicants via email to ask them to send a scholarship application to UMAP Taiwan NS (umaptaiwan@gmail.com).

End of January

UMAP Taiwan NS will notify applicants who have been awarded a scholarship, by email.

 

 

4. Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

(1)All applicants must have successfully applied for Program A & B.

(2)The applicant must be an outbound UMAP exchange student in Taiwan or an inbound UMAP exchange student from another country/territory coming to Taiwan.

(3)The applicant must not be an overseas Chinese student who is currently receiving any financial aid or scholarship from the Taiwan government.

(4)The applicant must not be an international exchange student who is currently studying in Taiwan.

 

5. Application

(1)The following materials must be submitted when making an application:

a. Application Form (See Appendix 1)

b. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport AND home university student ID.

c. Brief autobiography (in English) (See Appendix 1)

d. Statement of purpose (in English) (See Appendix 1)

e. Official transcript from their home university

f. Other documentary evidence of outstanding achievements, or certificates (optional)

(2)All applicants must submit certified copies of all required documents to UMAP Taiwan NS by email (umaptaiwan@gmail.com).

 

6. Selection Procedure

(1)Applications will be sent to UMAP Taiwan NS for the preliminary review and all valid applications will be submitted to the Department of International and Cross-strait Education of Ministry of Education, R.O.C. for the final review.

(2)Within one month, UMAP Taiwan NS will post the names of successful applicants who have been selected to receive a scholarship on its website (www.umap.org) and also email successful applicants.

 

7.Responsibilities of Exchange Students

(1)UMAP Taiwan NS will distribute the scholarship money to all successful applicants. Each recipient’s scholarship will be paid in two installments: of 70% and 30%. The payments will be made by wire transfer at the beginning and end of each semester, and the recipients will be responsible for providing required documents and paying any associated handling fee.

(2)UMAP exchange students must submit certified copies of the following documents to UMAP Taiwan NS by registered mail at the beginning of the semester to receive their first scholarship payment (70%):  

a. Certification of their registration at the host university.

b. Personal bank account information (name, bank account number and SWIFT code, and any other required remittance details)

c. Two photocopies of the signed and dated Receipt.

(3)At the end of the semester, or when they complete their exchange, UMAP exchange students must submit certified copies of the following documents to UMAP Taiwan NS by registered mail, in order to claim the remaining payment (30%) of their scholarship:

a. A completed UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS) (Appendix 2)

b. Official Transcript from their host university with satisfactory scores

c .Two photocopies of the signed and dated Receipt (Appendix 3)

d. A Study Report on the Exchange Student Program for the previous semester (Appendix 4)

 

8. Additional Requirements

(1)All exchange students must return to their home country after they finish their studies. Exchange Students are required to resume their studies at their home university.

(2)Students who are awarded a UMAP Scholarship but who then do not go abroad to study will be regarded as having forfeited their right to receive this scholarship.

(3)Students who are awarded a UMAP Scholarship who fail to complete their exchange program must return the scholarship money pertaining to the remaining uncompleted part of the program to UMAP Taiwan NS.

(4)Students will be legally responsible for all consequences resulting from any violations of the regulations.

(5)UMAP inbound exchange students who are recipients of an award for an exchange of more than six months are required to join Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Program. Before arriving in Taiwan, they need to purchase their own student health and accident insurance and other relevant insurance to ensure they have coverage before joining Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Program.

(6)The UMAP participating university must assist UMAP Taiwan NS to acquire the exchange student’s personal record or other necessary information if a UMAP Board Meeting requests UMAP Taiwan NS to make a report on the outcomes of this scholarship or for other purposes. UMAP exchange students will automatically become UMAP alumni after completing their scholarship programs.

 

UMAP Scholarship Application Procedure:       

General inquiries

Mr. Jing-Yu Chen

TEL: +886-29056370

Email: umaptaiwan@gmail.com

 

Notes:

1. An UMAP eligible applicant must be an outbound UMAP exchange student in Taiwan, or an inbound UMAP exchange student from another country/territory to Taiwan.
 

2. The following materials must be submitted when making an application for a UMAP Taiwan Exchange Student Scholarship:

a. Application Form (See Appendix 1)

b. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport AND home university student ID.

c. Brief autobiography written in English (See Appendix 1)

d. Statement of purpose written in English (See Appendix 1)

e. Official transcript from their home university

f. Other documentary evidence of outstanding achievements, or certificates (optional)

 

3. UMAP exchange students must submit certified copies of the following documents to UMAP Taiwan NS by registered mail at the beginning of the semester to receive their first scholarship payment (70%): 

a. Certification of their registration at the host university. (See Appendix 3)

b. Personal bank account details (name, bank account number and SWIFT code, and other required remittance data)

c. Two photocopies of the signed and dated Receipt. (See Appendix 3)

 

4. UMAP exchange students must submit certified copies of the following documents to UMAP Taiwan NS by registered mail, in order to receive the remaining part (30%) of their scholarship:

a. A completed UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS) (See Appendix 2)

b. Official Transcript from their host university with satisfactory scores

c. Two photocopies of the signed and dated Receipt (See Appendix 3)

d. A Study Report on the Exchange Student Program for the previous semester (See Appendix 4)
 

5. Students who are awarded a UMAP Taiwan Exchange Student Scholarship and then fail to complete their exchange program must return any scholarship money received for the uncompleted part of the program to UMAP Taiwan NS.

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