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Student Grants and Scholarships

The Global Taiwan Institute offers a thoroughly compiled list of various exchange programs available to U.S. citizens to visit or study in Taiwan. Please view this resource


Taiwan Studies Doctoral Students Small Grants

To encourage and facilitate research on Taiwan and the presentation of Taiwan-related research at academic conferences, the Taiwan Studies Program announces a program of small research and conference travel grants.  All University of Washington Taiwan Studies PhD students are eligible.

  1. Research Grants.  Up to $500.

Requirements.  Research project should:  (1) be Taiwan-related; (2) have research-related expenses (including travel, materials, assistance, etc.)

Submission.  Submit a one-page summary of the project and a budget up to $500.

Timing.  Submit any time prior to the expenditure.

  1. Conference Travel Grant.  Up to $500.

Requirements. Submitted papers should:  (1) be Taiwan-related; (2) be a single- or first-authored paper; (3) be presented at a national or international conference requiring overnight travel.

Submission.  Submit the following: (1) the paper, and (2) a scan of the conference program title page and relevant panel page.

Timing.  Submit before or after your conference presentation, but no more than two months after.

Send all submissions as a pdf file to the Taiwan Studies Program Chair at Submissions will be considered by a committee of the Taiwan Studies Program. Grants will be awarded in the order received. Preference will be given to students who have not previously received a grant. Awardees must be enrolled in the quarter that the funds are disbursed, and have direct deposit on their student account. Research projects and papers will be listed on the Taiwan Studies website.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) supports UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies.

The summer FLAS subsidizes tuition and provides a stipend for studying foreign languages, and this includes studying Chinese language at universities in Taiwan. The academic year FLAS subsidizes tuition and provides a stipend for studying foreign languages and area studies at UW.  The Taiwan Studies Program offers a number of courses that satisfy FLAS area studies requirements.

Students from all UW departments and schools are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (Taiwan Ministry of Education)

The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is tailored for students who wish to focus exclusively on the study of Chinese language. Recipients of this scholarship will be given a stipend of NT$ 25,000 (approximately US$800) per month for 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 months of study at a university-affiliated language center. Please note that the 2 month scholarship is reserved for a Summer Course in either June-July or July-August. Applications for summer must apply by March 22, 2024.  Applicants for the academic year must apply by March 31. Please see this announcement for detailed instructions.

This program is sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, and for Washington state applicants, is administered by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco.

Taiwan Scholarship (Taiwan Ministry of Education)

The Taiwan Scholarship is offered to students who wish to enroll in a degree program (Bachelor, Master or Ph.D.) in Taiwan. Recipients will receive tuition and payment of academic fees up to a maximum amount of NT$ 40,000 (approximately US$1,300) per semester and a monthly stipend of NT$ 15,000 (approximately US$500) for a Bachelor program or NT$20,000 (approximately US$650) for a Master/Ph.D. program. Applicants must also apply to the university of their choice.

The Taiwan Scholarship application is due on March 31. This program is sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, and for Washington state applicants, is administered by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco. Please refer to their website for all details and inquiries.

The University of Nottingham Taiwan Research Hub PhD Scholarship

The Taiwan Research Hub, in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, is offering a PhD scholarship to applicants wishing to study in the School beginning in the 2024/25 academic year. The scholarship will be offered on a competitive basis, with applications being ranked by a panel in the School. Scholarship recipients will be granted $10,000 per academic year regardless of residency status.

The proposed research can be either in the field of comparative politics, or of an interdisciplinary nature. However, the research must be related to Taiwan, and the first supervisor must be from the School of Politics and International Relations. Applications are due on March 27, 2024. Please refer to their website for all details and inquiries.

The Global Taiwan Institute Scholarship Program

The Taiwan Scholarship will fund American researchers to conduct short-term field research in Taiwan. Through this scholarship, GTI hopes to encourage scholars and policy practitioners to pursue research about Taiwan that are informed by their observations and experiences within the island-democracy. Scholarship recipients will be granted USD $10,000 to support field research in Taiwan for a term of up to one year. Upon awardees’ completion of the field research, they will submit a 10,000 to 15,000-word report of their findings. American researchers and professionals with a demonstrated interest in policy-relevant research related, but not limited, to Taiwan’s democratic development, politics, security, international relations, economy, and social changes are welcome to apply. Doctoral students conducting dissertation field studies are also encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants must secure a partner institution in Taiwan prior to departure for Taiwan. Applications are due in August.

Fulbright Taiwan

Fulbright Taiwan offers grants to study or perform research, to enroll in a Master’s or Doctoral degree program, or to assist in English teaching in Taiwan.  Applicants should be recently graduated bachelor’s degree students, currently enrolled graduate students, or young career professionals.  Individual study/research programs allow for an open proposal to Taiwan, and recently Fulbright Taiwan has added awards for specific graduate degrees in a variety of humanities, social science, management, and STEM fields.

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply, and the program length lasts eight to ten weeks during the summer. The partner institution in Taiwan is the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan. The CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State.

Boren Awards

The Boren Awards fund undergraduate and graduate students for long-term linguistic study and cultural immersion experience.  Taiwan is a Boren Award preferred country for studying Chinese.  Applications are due at the end of January of each year.