Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award Guidelines
1、為表彰曾留學臺灣之外籍人士傑出表現、提升臺灣海外知名度促進與臺灣保持密切互動、聯繫友好感情，並鼓勵在學外籍生見賢思齊，教育部Study in Taiwan (SIT)人才資料庫計畫辦公室特訂定「全球留臺傑出校友獎選拔作業說明」。
The Study in Taiwan Database Office established by the Ministry of Education has formulated these Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award Guidelines. The Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award is designed to honor the outstanding achievements of people who have studied in Taiwan as a foreign student; enhance Taiwan’s reputation overseas; strengthen and maintain close connections and friendly relations between those former foreign students and Taiwan; and encourage current foreign students to learn from and emulate outstanding alumni of universities in Taiwan.
2、全球留臺傑出校友獎選拔每 2 年舉辦1 次，每次以5 至10 位為原則。
The selection of Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award recipients will be made once every two years. In principle, between five and ten outstanding people will be selected to receive an award each time.
Any foreigner who has studied in Taiwan and completed a degree or a training program approved by the Ministry of Education and has achievements in one of the following categories is eligible to be nominated to receive a Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award. There is no limit to the number of times a person can be nominated but they can only receive this award once.
Awardee achievement categories:
Academic: For demonstrating outstanding expertise or having been recognized with some prestigious national and/or international award, for work in an academic research field.
Industry and Commerce: For outstanding achievement in a business venture or enterprise that the person set up or is running.
Political: For an exceptional achievement or a significant contribution by a person who after returning to their home country serves as a civil servant or in its government representing the interests of its people, and who has political influence.
Humanities and Communications: For an exceptional achievement or a significant contribution in a field of the humanities, social sciences, or communications.
Other: For deeds which have made a specific contribution or some other outstanding achievement in a category other than those listed above, which deserves to be recognized.
Eligible outstanding alumni may be nominated for a Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award in the following ways:
- Be nominated by a government agency or a company in which the person is working.
- Be nominated by an overseas mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) responsible for the country or region where the person is living.
- Be nominated by the program director or a professor at the university or tertiary college where the person undertook their degree or training program, or by the director of the language center in Taiwan where the person undertook a language program or by a language teacher there.
5、全球留臺傑出校友獎選拔委員會由 Study in Taiwan 人才資料庫計畫主持人擔任召集人，邀請教育部代表及專家學者組成，選拔委員（含召集人）共5 至9 人。每兩年宣布接受推薦期限，選拔委員會收到推薦表後，召開評選會議評審及核定。
The Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Awardee Selection Committee (abbreviated below to “the selection committee”) will be convened by the director of the Study in Taiwan Database and will have between five and nine members, including the convener. The other members will be invited representatives of the Ministry of Education, and experts and scholars. The deadline for submitting nominations will be publicly announced every two years.
In principle, the Study in Taiwan Database Office will cover the cost of a round-trip economy class airfare between their home country and Taiwan, and the other costs of a visit to Taiwan for each award recipient. The number of days they will spend in Taiwan as official guests will be adjusted in accordance with the budgetary funds available that year.