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The Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2020-2021

Purpose
The purpose of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) is to encourage American students and individuals to undertake Mandarin Chinese language training and courses at Chinese language institutes affiliated with universities or colleges in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Award Value
1.      Each scholarship recipient will receive monthly stipends of 25,000 New Taiwan Dollars (NTD) in conjunction with the duration of scholarship approved.
2.      The foreign exchange rate from USD to NTD is estimated at 1 to 30. The actual exchange rate is subject to currency fluctuations.

Duration
1.      Each applicant must select the duration of the scholarship for which they will apply. Study period may vary based on the duration selected, as described below:
Scholarship Durations
Study Period
2 months
Limited to summer courses from June to July, 2020 or from July to August, 2020
3 months
Between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 (2020 academic year)
6 months
9 months
12 months
From September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 (2020 academic year)
2.      The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston reserves the right to decide the duration of scholarship for successful candidates.

Available Scholarships
There are thirteen (13) openings available for MOE HES 2020-2021. Each applicant may select from the following durations: 2 months (limited to 2020 summer courses), 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months. Eligible applicants from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.

Eligibility
1.      Applicants must be American nationals, above the age of eighteen (18), with a high school diploma or higher degree, must have excellent academic records, and must be of good moral character.
2.      Applicants are not eligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:
          (1)    overseas Chinese or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
          (2)    students who are currently registered at any universities/colleges or enrolled in Mandarin language  training programs in Taiwan;
          (3)    individuals who received an MOE HES or MOE Taiwan Scholarship in the past;
          (4)    exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
          (5)    individuals who are currently receiving financial benefits from Taiwan government or any educational institutions in Taiwan.

Application
1.      Required documents:
          (1)    a completed HES Application Form 2020-2021, signed and dated by the applicant
          (2)    a photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant
          (3)    a photocopy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained and original academic transcripts from that institution. Note: Transcripts must be sealed. Transcripts that are issued by international educational institutions must be presented in English language and authenticated by an overseas Representative Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
          (4)    proof of application to language centers in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form, a notice or e-mail from the language centers acknowledging their receipt of the application, etc.)
          (5)    two letters of recommendation, sealed and signed by the writers
          (6)    original Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program Terms of Agreement, signed and dated by the applicant
2.      Submission:
          (1)    Applications shall be submitted between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020.
          (2)    Applicants must directly apply for admission to language centers on the List of Language Center. Proof of application for admission to language centers is required for the HES application.
          (3)    Applications must be sent to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2020 at:
Education Division of TECO in Houston
Attn: HES
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
          (4)    All HES applicants will be notified by May 31, 2020 of the selection results.
          (5)    Successful candidates must submit a photocopy of the admission letter that is issued by the language center at houston@moetw.org by June 30, 2020.
          (6)   Two-month scholarship applicants MUST submit a photocopy of the admission letter that is issued by the language center upon their application for the HES.

Procedure
1.      Applications are considered complete when all of the aforementioned required documents have been submitted. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.
2.      Documents will be reviewed during the preliminary selection process and interviews with qualified candidates via internet, telephone, or in person may be required for final selection process.
3.      Late applications will not be considered for the selection.

Other Regulations
1.      For further details on the regulations for HES, please refer to the Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) International Student Directions (EN), which can be downloaded at https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/scholarship.aspx.
2.      The application instructions and guidelines are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.
3.      For the List of Language Center, please visit https://english.moe.gov.tw/cp-23-19177-7ca04-1.html or https://www.studyintaiwan.org/.
4.      Please refer to “Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) International Student Directions” for Terms and Conditions for Recipients, Scholarship Suspension and Cancellation.