To encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree studies (undergraduate, master, or doctoral degree) in Taiwan, the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) offers the Taiwan Scholarship Program.

Application period:

From 1 February to 31 March 2021.

Award Value:

  • Scholarship recipients will be given a monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (around US$860) for the Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) and NT$30,000 (around US$1000) for degree programs.
  • Recipients are responsible for all expenses during their stay in Taiwan. MOFA will not provide any other subsidies. MOFA will, however, provide recipients with one-way, economy-class plane tickets for direct flights to and from Taiwan.

Duration of Scholarships:

The award period for each program is as follows:

  1. Pre-degree LEP: one year.
  2. Degree programs:
  3. Undergraduate program: four years maximum
  4. Maser’s program: two years maximum
  5. Doctoral program: four years maximum

Award periods must be continuous, with no breaks, and cannot exceed a total of five years.


  • An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Must be Somaliland citizen.
  • Is a high school graduate or above with an excellent academic record, of good moral character and has no criminal record.
  • Has never attended an educational institution in Taiwan at the same level of degree or LEP that he/she intends to apply for.
  • Is not an exchange student through any cooperation agreement between a foreign university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan while receiving the scholarship.
  • Has not previously had a Scholarship revoked by an ROC government agency or other relevant institution.


The following documents are required before the application can be processed:

  1. A completed application form through CANDIDATE’S BIO-DATA FORM (
  2. A copy of highest-level diploma or certificate and official complete grade transcript (if in languages other than English, an English translation should be provided).
  3. Proof of application to university or Pre-degree LEP in Taiwan.
  4. A photocopy of a TOEFL transcript, a certificate of English proficiency approved by Somaliland government, or documents to certify that the applicant has graduated from a program taught in English.
  5. Study plan.
  6. Two letters of recommendation.
  7. Photocopy of applicant’s passport or proof of nationality.

The application package should be delivered to the Ministry of Education and Science, Somaliland (Receiver: Mr. Mohamed Jama Robleh, Director of univerities ;

  • Please note:
  • The applicants need to get the admission first and then qualified to be awarded the scholarship.
  • The applicants can’t double apply another scholarship like TaiwanICDF Scholarship.

For more information, please visit Guidelines for the MOFA Taiwan Scholarship Program

Contact person: Abdirahman Omar Email:

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