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Scholarships

Classified into four categories: 

  1. Scholarships provided by different departments of the university, it is welcome to approach any departments to make enquiries.
  2. For Scholarships provided by Student Guidance Section,please visit the website of Scholarships and Financial Aids section under Student Guidance Section (>http://spirit.tku.edu.tw/tku/main.jsp?sectionId=2
  3. The Alumni Association of Tamkang University in Taipei provides food coupons for students with financial difficulties to have free meals in designated food premises. For additional
    information about food coupons scheme and other scholarships, please visit the following website (http://www.taipeitku.org.tw/?pagekey=meal_index )
  4. Scholarships provided by different government departments.

International Degree Students
Guidelines for TKU Entrance Scholarships for Outstanding Overseas Students
 
  1. To promote globalization of Tamkang University (hereinafter referred to as “TKU”), the Guidelines for TKU Entrance Scholarships for Outstanding Overseas Students (hereinafter referred to as the “Guidelines”) are adopted for the purpose of encouraging outstanding international students to study at TKU.
  2. The scholarships are provided by the subsidies from the budgets allocated by TKU.
  3. The scholarships will be provided to the new overseas degree students who have officially enrolled in TKU and have been approved by TKU’s Scholarship Review Committee.
  4. The Entrance Scholarships for Outstanding Overseas Students provided by TKU are as follows:
    1. Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding International Students Scholarship (16 students)
    2. Entrance Scholarships for Students from Malaysia (19 students)
    3. Scholarship for Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral International Students (College of Science/ College of Engineering/Program taught in Englsih:2 for each institution)
    4. Entrance Scholarships for Students from Hong Kong (19~23 students)
    5. Entrance Scholarship for Students from Mainland China (students)
    6.  Entrance Scholarships for Students from Macau (5 students)
    7.  Entrance Scholarships for Students from Thailand (2 students)
    8.  Entrance Scholarships for Students from Indonesia (5 students)
  5. Content of the Scholarship:
    1. Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding International Students Scholarship, Entrance Scholarships for Students from Malaysia, Scholarship for Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral International Students, Entrance Scholarships for Students from Macau: The scholarship amounts to the tuition and miscellaneous fees of one academic year.
    2. Entrance Scholarships for Students from Hong Kong: The scholarship amounts to the tuition and miscellaneous fees of two academic years (1 quota) or one academic year (2 quotas).
    3. Entrance Scholarship for Students from Mainland China: The scholarship amounts to the tuition and miscellaneous fees of two academic years for doctoral students. And for undergraduate and master students is awarded NTD 15,000.
    4. Entrance Scholarship for Students from Thailand: The scholarship amounts to NTD 5,000 per month for two academic years for master’s students.
    5. Entrance Scholarship for Students from Indonesia: The scholarship covers full tuition and miscellaneous fees for one academic year.     
  6. Application review/evaluation procedures:
    1. Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding International Students Scholarship: Applicants must mark the scholarship type they are applying for on the entrance application form. The application information of the students permitted to enter TKU will be submitted to the Scholarship Review Committee for the resolution on the scholarship awarded name list.
    2. Entrance Scholarships for Students from Malaysia: The name lists of scholarship candidates will be submitted by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, New Era College, Southern University College, One World Hanxing Academy of Journalism & Communication and the Tamkang University Taiwan Alumni Association of Malaysia, which will be submitted to the Scholarship Review Committee for the resolution on the scholarship awarded name list.
    3. Scholarship for Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral International Students: Applicants must mark the scholarship type they are applying for on the entrance application form.  The application information of the students permitted to enter TKU will be submitted to the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs by each applying department or organization and thereafter submitted to the Scholarship Review Committee for the resolution on the scholarship awarded name list.
    4. Entrance Scholarships for Students from Hong Kong: The name list of scholarship candidates will be submitted by the Tamkang University Taiwan Alumni Association of Hong Kong, which will be submitted to the Scholarship Review Committee for the resolution on the scholarship awarded name list.
    5. Entrance Scholarship for Students from Mainland China: The new students from Mainland China will be automatically listed on the scholarship application name list, which will be submitted to the Mainland China Student Scholarship Committee for the resolution on the scholarship awarded name list.
    6. Entrance Scholarships for Students from Macau: The name list of scholarship candidates will be submitted by the Tamkang University Taiwan Alumni Association of Macau, which will be submitted to the Scholarship Review Committee for the resolution on the scholarship awarded name list.
    7. Entrance Scholarships for Students from Thailand: Applicants must choose which scholarship they want to apply for on the TKU application form.  If accepted, the applicant’s information will then be submitted to the Scholarship Review Committee for review and decide the list of scholarship recipients.    
    8. Entrance Scholarship for Students from Indonesia: The Tamkang University Alumni Association of Indonesia will recommend scholarship candidates to the Scholarship Review Committee to review and decide the list of scholarship recipients.
  7. Applicants must submit either Chinese proficiency certification (TOCFL, HSK, etc.) or English proficiency certification (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.) along with their applications for admission to TKU.
  8. The student who has been awarded the amounting to the tuition and miscellaneous expenses of two academic years shall meet the following standards from the second academic year after his/her entrance to TKU if he/she intends to continue receiving funds from his/her initially awarded scholarship:
    1. Academic Performance: The average grade of undergraduate students in the preceding academic year must be 70 or above, and the average grade of graduate school students in the preceding academic year must be 80 or above.
    2. Behavioral Performance: Students must not have any negative record in their behavioral performance, and their behavioral grade must be 80 or above every semester.
  9. The scholarship shall cease to be provided from the next month of the occurrence of any of the following situations:
    1. The student leaves Taiwan for purposes other than academic needs and fails to return to Taiwan after thirty days upon the expected time of return, and leaves TKU without the prior signed approval from his/her advising professor and the authorization from his/her department.
    2. The student breaches the regulations adopted by TKU and is given a major demerit or a more serious punishment as resolved by the Student Disciplinary Committee.
    3. The student violates relevant laws and regulations of Taiwan.
  10. If you are suspended, expelled or quit school, the amount of scholarship will be counted according to the tuition-fee-returning table.
  11. Each student can only be awarded one scholarship hereunder.
  12. The student who has been awarded a large amount of scholarship funds provided by a relevant institution of the Taiwanese government cannot apply for any scholarship hereunder.
  13. The Guidelines must be approved by the Committee of Internationalization and International Exchange and thereafter submitted to the President of TKU for approval. The Guidelines will be implemented on the date of promulgation after being approved by the President of TKU. The same applies to the amendments to the Guidelines.
The Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship and Financial Aid Scholarship

1. Application Eligibility: 
  (1) Foreign students with formal application and enrollment of TKU, and in accordance with the Ministry of Education "International students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan".
  (2) In the following semester, applicants must be students of foreign nationality who are not receiving government scholarships or the TKU Tuition Waiver Scholarship.
  (3) Completed at least one semester in TKU, scored 80 points or more in the current semester for Conduct, must be of good behavior, does not have any bad records and who satisfied the following criteria:
    a. Undergraduate students must take at least 6 credits per semester, with an average academic grade of 70 or above for the current semester and keep a clean behavioral record.
    b. Graduate students must take at least 4 credits per semester, with an average academic grade of 80 or above for the previous semester. From their sixth and fourth years of study respectively,
PhD candidates and graduate students will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
    c. Graduate students who are working on their master or doctoral dissertations and are unable to provide an academic record for the previous semester should submit recommendation letters from their advisors of the departments or graduate institutes at which they are enrolled, as well as a dissertation plan. This should 
include: your research motivation, research structure, sources of research materials, research outline, research references, and etc. Graduate students who are working on their dissertations without taking at least 4 credits can only apply for the scholarship twice.
2. Amount:
  (1) Undergraduate and Master students shall receive NT $30,000 per semester.
  (2) Ph.D. students shall receive NT $40,000 per semester.
  (3) The Scholarship will be disbursed the following semester.
3. Application Process:
  (1) The scholarship is open for application three weeks before the final semester examination. Students should download the scholarship application forms from the website of Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (
OICSA). Once completed, all application forms must be submitted to the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (OICSA) the week before the final semester examination.
  (2) All scholarship applications and their supporting documents will be evaluated by the Overseas Student Scholarship Review Committee.
TKU Foreign Students Financial Aid

1. Application Eligibility: 
  (1) Foreign students with formal application and enrollment of TKU, and in accordance with the Ministry of Education "International students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan".
  (2) Those who already received Taiwan Government Scholarships, TKU Entrance Scholarships and The Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship and Financial Aid Scholarship are not qualified to apply.
  (3) For 
freshman that do not have any score record need to submit Chinese or English proficiency certificate and other documents. Those who already completed at least one semester in TKU, scored 80 points or more in the current semester for Conduct, must be of good behavior, does not have any bad records and who satisfied the following criteria:
    a. Undergraduate students must take at least 6 credits per semester, with an average academic grade of 70 or above for the current semester and keep a clean behavioral record.
    b. Graduate students must take at least 4 credits per semester, with an average academic grade of 80 or above for the previous semester. From their sixth and fourth years of study respectively,
PhD candidates and graduate students will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
    c. Graduate students who are working on their master or doctoral dissertations and are unable to provide an academic record for the previous semester should submit recommendation letters from their advisors of the departments or graduate institutes at which they are enrolled, as well as a dissertation plan. This should 
include: your research motivation, research structure, sources of research materials, research outline, research references, and etc. Graduate students who are working on their dissertations without taking at least 4 credits can only apply for the scholarship twice.
2.
Funding:Each student will receive NT $10,000 per month, up to three months.
3. Application Process:
  (1) Students should download the scholarship application forms from the website of Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (
OICSA). 
  (2) All scholarship applications and their supporting documents will be evaluated by the Overseas Student Scholarship Review Committee.
The Taiwan Scholarship

The Taiwan Scholarship is offered to International students by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
More detail please refer to http://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/scholarship.aspx


Overseas Chinese Students &
Mainland Chinese Degree Students
Please refer to http://www2.oieie.tku.edu.tw/zh_tw/LinkStudent/Scholarships