For Students

Student Grants and Scholarships

Taiwan Studies Program Conference Paper Travel Grant

To encourage and facilitate the presentation of Taiwan-related research at academic conferences, the Taiwan Studies Program provides grants for PhD students to support conference travel in the amount of $200. For eligibility, requirements, and more information, please see this document.

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

Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship offers a stipend to study Chinese language in Taiwan universities. There are five award periods that the recipient may choose from, ranging from a two-month summer program to a twelve-month award. For more information, including how to apply, please visit the Huayu Enchrichment Scholarship website, and the San Francisco TECO Ministry of Education website, which oversees applicants from Washington.

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.