MANILA-- The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Manila (TECO) is offering an increased scholarship slots for Filipinos intending to pursue degree studies or Mandarin language program in Taiwan.

In an announcement on Friday, the TECO said Taiwan‘s Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided to offer additional scholarship slots for Filipinos "due to popular demand and the positive response" from Filipino students in the previous year.

Taiwan Representative to the Philippines Michael Peiyung Hsu is hoping that more Filipinos will "seize this opportunity to study and experience" Taiwan.

He noted that the people of Taiwan and the Philippines "complement each other," and that Taipei is "the best location" for Filipinos to pursue higher education.

Starting January 1 until Mar. 16, 2019, TECO will accept application for the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), with grant covering the student's full tuition, living expenses, economy class airfare tickets, and textbook costs.

Scholars pursuing master’s degree will receive a monthly stipend of 15, 000 NTD and 17, 000 NTD for those pursuing doctoral degrees.

Interested scholars may visit

On February 1 until Apr. 30, 2019, TECO will accept applications for the MOE scholarship, with the grant covering a four-year undergraduate studies, a two-year scholarship for master’s degree, or up to four years for doctoral degree.

The MOE will shoulder 40,000 NTD each semester for the corresponding tuition and miscellaneous expenses.

Interested applicants may visit the ministry website at

The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, which allows applicants to pursue a two-month or three-month intensive Mandarin courses, will provide a monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD to cover the student's expenses from tuition to miscellaneous fees.

The application, starting February 1 to Mar. 31, 2019, will be subject to TECO’s approval.

Interested parties may visit

For further information regarding Taiwan's scholarship offerings, applicants may check the “Study in Taiwan" section on TECO's official website or contact TECO’s Education Division at [email protected] (PNA)