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Taiwan’s Ministry of Education awards scholarships to 45 Malaysians

Published by Afterschool.my on Jul 29, 2020, 11:41 am

The Taiwan’s Ministry of Education has awarded 45 Malaysians scholarships to study abroad in Taiwan.

Two type of scholarships were being offered, which are the MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program and the MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program.

With the MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program, 38 recipients will be undertaking degree studies in Taiwan universities.

Taiwan's National Sun Yat-sen University

The scholars will be awarded NTD40,000 (RM5,700) every semester for tuition and miscellaneous expenses. Scholars undertaking undergraduate studies will be receiving a monthly stipend of NTD15,000 (RM2,000) whereas scholars undertaking postgraduate studies will be receiving a monthly stipend of NTD20,000 (RM2,800).

Afiqah Hanis Binti Hanifah, one of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship recipients, expressed her excitement to study in Taiwan because of their quality education system. She will be pursuing a bachelor degree in Department of Theatrical Design and Technology, Taipei National University of Art.

Taiwan is notable for its quality education. Image Source: National Taiwan University Library, Iwan Baan Photography

On the other hand, 7 Malaysian students are given the opportunity to study Mandarin at any university-affiliated language centre in Taiwan with the MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program. Six out of seven recipients of this scholarship are non-Chinese.

The objective of this program is to provide Malaysian students opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society. In addition, it also aims to promote mutual understanding between Taiwan and the international community.

One of the most popular Taiwanese culture is the Lantern Festival.

The duration for this scholarship is three or six months, starting 1st of September 2020. Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded a monthly stipend of NTD25,000 (RM3,400).

In a press release, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Malaysia assured that the ongoing global pandemic would not hinder study abroad programs.

In the latest Bloomberg Economics’ ranking of 75 economies, Taiwan is said to be doing best for their performance in battling Covid-19.

Students who are interested to pursue their study in Taiwan are encouraged to follow the latest news on https://www.edutwmy.com/.

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