LIST: Local & International Scholarships for SY 2022-2023

Start the year 2022 with a hopeful plan for the future. Aspiring college students and those planning to take graduate studies, eyes here for this is a treasure you will find.

We present to you a list of scholarships for the year school year 2022-2023 from local to international ones. You get to pick what you want and what fits you the most.

1. SM College Scholarship Program

Online application: January 15 to Mar 15, 2022

Prepare your documents college hopefuls for SM foundation are opening their SM College Scholarship Program with a choice of specialization in accounting, information technology, engineering, and education. You can study and enjoy other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs.

Benefits and Privileges:

  • Choice of specialization in accounting, information technology, engineering and education
  • Full Tuition
  • Monthly Allowance
  • Part-time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas break
  • Exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation
  • Other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs

What are the Priority Courses?

  • BS in Computer Science
  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering/ BS In Electronics Engineering/
  • BS Electronics Engineering
  • BS in Computer Engineering
  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • BS in Accountancy
  • BS in Accounting Technology
  • BS in Accounting Information Systems
  • BS in Internal Auditing
  • BSBA in Financial Management
  • BSBA in Management Accounting
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • BS in Secondary Education major in Biology, Chemistry, General Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, English

What are the areas covered?

1. NCR1. Capiz1. Agusan del Norte
2. Albay2. Cebu2. Davao del Sur
3. Bataan3. Iloilo3. Misamis Oriental
4. Batangas4. Leyte4. South Cotabato
5. Benguet5. Negros Occidental5. Zamboanga del Sur
6. Bulacan
7. Cagayan
8. Camarines Norte
9. Camarines Sur
10. Cavite
11. Isabela
12. Laguna
13. Nueva Ecija
14. Palawan
15. Pampanga
16. Pangasinan
17. Sorsogon
18. Quezon
19 Rizal
20. Tarlac
21. Zambales

What are the qualifications?

  • A Grade 12 graduating student from public and private schools in the areas covered. Applicants from private schools must have a DepEd voucher and must be Grade 10 finishers from public high schools.
  • Has a general weighted average grade of at least 92% or its equivalent for Grade 12 – 1st semester.
  • Has a total household income of at most P150,000 per year.

What are the requirements needed?

  • Accomplished online application form.
  • Attachments to the online application:
    1. Parent’s or Guardian’s 2019 Income Tax Return / Certification of Non-Filing of Income / Certificate of Indigency
    2. Latest Grade 12 report card
    3. Birth Certificate
    4. 2×2 ID picture
    5. Sketch of home to the nearest SM Mall

Applicants may contact SM Foundation with the following details as follows:

  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Mobile No.: 0917 8090519
  • Landline No.: (02)5527013/ (02)8570100 local 1688

2. DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships Program

Online application: Extended until January 31, 2022

The Department of Science and Technology is responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the country. They have been a constant helping hand in education and are now giving Undergraduate Scholarships Program.

Benefits and Privileges:

  • Free Tuition & other school fees
  • P7,000 Monthly Living Allowance
  • P10,000 Thesis Allowance
  • P10,000 Yearly Book Allowance

Courses covered:

  • Bachelor in Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education with Specialization in Information and Communications
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • BS Aeronautical Engineering
  • BS Aerospace Engineering
  • BS Agribusiness
  • BS Agribusiness Management
  • BS Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
  • BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • BS Agricultural Biotechnology1
  • BS Agricultural Chemistry
  • BS Agricultural Economics
  • BS Agricultural Engineering
  • BS Agricultural Technology
  • BS Agriculture
  • BS Animal Husbandry
  • BS Animal Science
  • BS Applied Mathematics
  • BS Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance2
  • BS Applied Physics
  • BS Applied Physics with Applied Computer System
  • BS Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Applied Statistics
  • BS Architecture
  • BS Astronomy
  • BS Astronomy Technology
  • BS Basic Medical Sciences6
  • BS Biochemistry
  • BS Biology
  • BS Biology for Teachers
  • BS Biotechnology
  • BS Ceramics Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering
  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Chemistry for Teachers
  • BS Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems
  • BS Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Clothing Technology
  • BS Community Nutrition
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • BS Electronics Engineering
  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Fisheries
  • BS Food Science and Technology
  • BS Food Technology
  • BS Forestry
  • BS Geodetic Engineering
  • BS Geography
  • BS Geology
  • BS Geothermal Engineering
  • BS Health Science
  • BS Human Biology5
  • BS Industrial Design
  • BS Industrial Engineering
  • BS Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology3
  • BS Industrial Pharmacy
  • BS Information and Communications Technology
  • BS Information System
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Information Technology Systems
  • BS Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • BS Life Sciences
  • BS Management Information Systems2
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering3
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics3
  • BS Marine Biology
  • BS Marine Science
  • BS Materials Engineering
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • BS Mathematics for Teachers
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS Mechatronics Engineering
  • BS Medical Laboratory Science
  • BS Medical Technology
  • BS Metallurgical Engineering
  • BS Meteorology
  • BS Microbiology
  • BS Mining Engineering
  • BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • BS Nutrition
  • BS Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BS Packaging Engineering
  • BS Petroleum Engineering
  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • BS Pharmacy (4-year program)
  • BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
  • BS Physics
  • BS Physics for Teachers
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Public Health
  • BS Speech Pathology
  • BS Statistics
  • BSE Biological Sciences
  • BSE Biology
  • BSE Biology-Chemistry4
  • BSE Chemistry
  • BSE General Sciences
  • BSE Mathematics
  • BSE Physical Sciences
  • BSE Physics
  • BSE Physics-Chemistry4
  • BSE Physics-Mathematics4
  • BSE Science
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    • 1 UP System only
    • 2 4yrs, ADMU only
    • 3 DLSU only
    • 4 4yrs, USC only
    • 5 3yrs, DLSU only
    • 6 4 yrs, UPM only  

Qualified applicants:

  1. Graduating Grade 12 male and female students in SY 2021-2022:
    • STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
    • NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class, if belonging to the Non-STEM strand
  2. Must have grades in Grades 9, 10, and 11.
  3. Must be natural-born Filipino citizen.
  4. Must be of good moral character and in good health.
  5. May have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship; OR may have qualified for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award.
  6. Must NOT have earned any post-secondary units.

When to apply?

  • October 22, 2021 – Start of Online Application Period
  • January 31, 2022 – Last Day of Online Application and Uploading of Requirements

Documents to Prepare for the E-Application

1Certificate of Good Moral CharacterC
2Certificate of Good HealthD
3Principals Certification:
*Applicant belongs to the graduating Grade 12 senior high school-STEM strand class
*Applicant belongs to the upper 5% of the graduating Grade 12 senior high – NON-STEM strand class
4Certificate of ResidencyF
5Parent’s Certification – Applicant has no pending immigration application to another countryG
6Applicant’s Certification Re- Not a DOST Scholar prior to this applicationH
7Signed Declaration of Applicant and the Parent/Legal GuardianI
8Certified Copy of Permanent Student Record (Form 137) or Report Card (Form 138) for Grades 9, 10 and 11
9Recent picture, passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
10Birth Certificate
11Parent/s or Legal Guardian’s 2020 Income Tax Return / BIR Form 1701 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Certificate of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Certificate of Indigency / Certificate of Employment with Compensation / Proof of Pension

Steps to follow:

For Documents 1 to 7
1. Download these forms here
2. Print each form in a size A4 bond paper.
3. Have these forms accomplished by the proper authorities/ officials/ persons as indicated in each form.
4. Make sure that each form is signed.
5. Scan or take picture of each accomplished form and save file.
6. Name each file: (Surname-Form __) when saving it.
7. Submit each form using the Upload Module in the E-Application System. Use the appropriate upload field for each file.
For Document 8
Must be duly signed by the School Principal/University Registrar
For Document 9
* Must show face of the Applicant, 80% of the picture
* Must be colored, with white background
* With the name tag position at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin): Full name, handwritten- First Name,
* Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any (e.g. JUAN C. DELA CRUZ, JR.), and signature over printed name
* Taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application
For Document 10
* Readable copy.
* May be issued by the PSA, NSO or the Municipal Registry Office
For Document 11
* Clear, signed copy.
* Annual Gross Income must be clearly indicated in the document.
* The particular document depends on the parent’s class of worker.

Information You Should Know Before Filing Your E-Application

  1. Father’s Annual Gross Income
  2. Mother’s Annual Gross Income
  3. If Legal Guardian is supporting Applicant, Legal Guardian’s Annual Gross Income
  4. If family receives contribution from outside source: the giver, the amount of the contribution and the purpose of the contribution
  5. If family owns agricultural land: how many hectares
  6. If family owns vehicle: type, year and model
    • Type: Ex. tricycle, passenger jeep, owner jeep, car, van
    • Year and Model: Ex. 2020 Toyota Revo

How to apply?

Prepare all the necessary documents; scanned or have picture of these and make sure to have a stable internet connection before filling. When you have these, you are now ready to access the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships E-Application System.

Note: Please make sure that the names and the words are spelled correctly and completely when filing your application.

Make sure you have a stable internet connection.

STEP 1Register using a valid e-mail address. An email will be sent to you for verification.
STEP 2Answer the questions in the Eligibility Module that can be accessed to the link provided in the email sent to you.
Note: If you are not eligible to apply for the scholarship, you will receive a Notice of Disqualification in your email.
STEP 3If you are eligible to apply for the scholarship, you can proceed to the next modules:
1. Personal Data
2. Contact Information
3. Family Data
4. Financial Contribution
5. Household Information Questionnaire
6. School and Grades
7. Upload Documents
a. The system accepts .jpeg, .png, .bmp, and .pdf file types only
b. The system accepts multiple files up to 5MB per upload.

Ex. You took a photo of each of the 3 pages of your Form 137. As a result, you need to upload 3 different files for the same requirement. To upload it, you need to click the Upload File button and select all the files to be submitted.

After selecting the files, a preview is also available for you to see if you have selected the correct and complete files. Once you are sure that you have selected the correct and complete files, you may now click the Upload button.

c. You may press the Preview button to check the files you submitted after uploading it. If you have uploaded an incorrect file or incomplete files, you need to repeat the uploading process and upload the correct and complete files to overwrite the previously uploaded document/s.
STEP 4Make sure that you have accomplished all the modules completely with true information and correct spellings and uploaded all the required documents before you press the SUBMIT button. You can no longer make any change in the information you provided in your application once submitted.

Announcement of Scholarship Qualifiers

If you are qualified for the scholarship, you will be receiving the Notice of Award through the email address you submitted. You can also check the SEI website: for the announcements of the scholarship qualifiers sometime in May 2022.

3. PhilSA AD ASTRA Scholarships Program

Online application: Until May 2, 2022 (2nd batch)

The PhilSA Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications (PhilSA AD ASTRA) Scholarships program aims to provide financial assistance to outstanding students. If you are aiming to pursue a graduate or doctoral degree in fields related to Space Science, Technology, and Applications (SSTA) in local or international higher educational institutions (HEIs) then this is your chance.

𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘀

  • Free Tuition & other school fees
  • Stipend (accommodation, meals, incidental expenses)
  • Book Allowance Round-trip Transportation Allowance
  • Round-trip Transportation Allowance


  • Must not be more than 45 years old at the time of application (for Masters and Doctorate Scholarships) and not more than 50 years old for stand-alone sandwich programs.
  • Must be a Filipino citizen
  • Must be in good physical and mental health
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree (for Master’s Degree applicants) or Master’s Degree (for Doctorate Degree applicants)
  • Must have no pending administrative/criminal case
  • Must have no pending service obligation from any previous scholarship programs
  • Must have a research/thesis/dissertation plan in line with the priority areas identified by the Scholarship Committee
  • Must have passed the admission requirements of any CHED-recognized HEI (for local studies)
  • Must have passed the internal scholarship process of his/her Department/Agency (for government employees)
  • Must have been accepted to their host institution or University

Requirements to prepare:

  1. Duly accomplished PhilSA Scholarship Program Application Form (Form 1)
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae
  3. Photocopy of birth certificate
  4. Certified True Copy of Grades/Transcript of Records
  5. Certified True Copy of Diploma/Certificate of Graduation
  6. Certificate of No Pending Administrative Case
  7. Certificate of No Pending Service Obligation
  8. Recommendation letters from 3 academic professors or supervisors (Form 2)
  9. Medical certificate
  10. Research and Career Plans (Form 3)
  11. Duly accomplished Proposed Budget Form (Form 4)
  12. Passport size photo
  13. Valid NBI Clearance
  14. Proof of acceptance in the University or host institution

NOTE: All application forms may be downloaded here.

How to apply?

Send the complete application to [email protected]. Note that only applicants with complete requirements will be considered. Deadlines for applications: 15 December 2021 (1st batch) and 02 May 2022 (2nd batch).

4. MEXT Scholarship Program for Japanese Studies & Teacher Training Scholarship

Online application: Until January 21, 2022

This international scholarship has amazing benefits and opportunities. Coming from the embassy of Japan in the Philippines, they opened two programs, one for Japanese studies and the other for Teacher training.

  • Teacher Training Scholarship- at least 5 years of teaching experience in primary or secondary schools
  • Japanese Studies- must be a Filipino citizen born between April 2,1992 and April 1, 2002, currently enrolled as an undergraduate student

    𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘀
  • Monthly Stipend Allowance, Preparatory Allowance (2021 Rate)
  • Fees for the Entrance Examination, Tuition Fee at Universities will be paid by MEXT
  • Transportation to Japan: MEXT will cover your Round Airfare Travel
  • Expenses from your Country to Japan. The Airline ticket will be an Economy-class ticket for the flight.
  • Residence halls for international students provided by universities.

This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend one and a half year conducting research on school education at one of several Japanese universities.


  • Filipino citizen
  • Born on or after April 2, 1987
  • At least (5) five years of teaching experience in primary or secondary schools as of October 1, 2022
  • Currently employed as a teacher in an elementary or secondary school
  • Interested in and willing to learn about Japanese culture

Disclaimer: The application process for the 2022 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Program is subject to change under unavoidable circumstances. Due to COVID-19 and other factors, it may not be possible to conduct the recruitment and selection according to the originally announced schedule. Suspension or cancellation may also be possible depending on the circumstances.

NOTE: The screening committee takes into consideration your ability to follow the guidelines and instructions. Please follow the instructions carefully.

1. As stated in the guidelines, all scholars must return to their home countries after the completion of the program to work as a teacher at the elementary or high school level. Scholars who do not adhere to this rule will be required to pay back the full amount of the scholarship. Please bear this in mind when you submit your application.

2. All submitted documents WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

3. Only originals or certified true copies of the Academic Transcript of Records and Certificates of graduation of school/university may be submitted. Notarized documents will also be accepted. Please ensure that information on certified documents can be clearly read. Furthermore, if the document is originally written in a language other than English or Japanese, please provide a translation from the school/university.

4. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE ON PRESCRIBED FORM – Medical check-up may be undertaken in ANY hospital or health institution, as long as the form is in conformity with what is shown in the guidelines. Please ask the doctor to fill in all the required data. As much as possible, please ask the physician to sign the form with their wet signature. If the hospital or health institution cannot provide a physically-signed form, the digital or scanned copy must be notarized or certified.

5. RECOMMENDATION LETTER: Physically-signed letters are most appreciated. If it is not possible for the recommender to physically sign the letter, the applicant may submit a notarized copy of the recommendation letter with an e-signature. 

6. Please follow the number of copies for each document stated in the guidelines. For example, if the list asks for 1 original and 1 copy and the applicant is unable to give the original, 2 copies must be submitted.

7. Due to the huge volume of applications received every year, we are unable to confirm receipt of documents from each applicant.  Please check with your courier service provider on how you can verify delivery/receipt of your documents. Inquiries on application status will not be entertained.

8. Only short listed candidates will be contacted to take the exams and interview at a location designated by the Embassy. It is the candidate’s responsibility to secure the cost and means to take the written test and interview. Candidates for the written test must take precautions against infection by COVID-19 and follow the instructions of the test proctor.

9. Place all your documents in a single envelope or folder arranged according to the list. Number the documents (1 through 8) in the right upper corner according to their number on the list.

10. Please mail your application package to the following address on or before the indicated deadline date below. Late applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Attn: MEXT Scholarship Program (Teacher Training)
Japan Information and Culture Center
Embassy of Japan
2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300

In case the courier service asks for a specific point of contact, please show them this specific instruction. The Embassy is able to receive packages as long as the address is written correctly, like the one shown above


5. Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program

Online application: February 1 to April 30, 2022

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines provides various scholarship programs to encourage outstanding international students to study in Taiwan.

Filipinos with a secondary school graduate diploma, excellent academic record, and good moral character can readily apply.

Benefits and Privileges:

The MOE Taiwan Scholarship Program provides the following for each outstanding international student scholarship recipient who comes to Taiwan to undertake a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate:

  1. Tuition and miscellaneous expenses (i.e. the course-credit fees, and miscellaneous basic study-related fees): The MOE will pay up to NTD 40,000/₱74064.98 each semester for each recipient’s approved tuition and miscellaneous expenses. If these exceed a total amount of NTD40,000/₱74064.98, the remaining amount must be paid to the university/college by the student. The “miscellaneous expenses” do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis supervision fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access. These are all the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.
  2. Living allowance: The MOE provides each recipients undertaking university undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000/₱27774.37; it provides each recipient undertaking a master’s degree or doctorate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000/₱37032.49.

A university/college may give scholarship recipients a discount for tuition and/or miscellaneous expenses. The university/college must submit details of which of its departments/institutes are offering scholarship recipients discounts on fees for the following academic year, and a copy of the fee standards to the MOE by the prescribed date each year, and it must also provide a copy of these to any other unit designated by the MOE.

Scholarship duration:

  1. The maximum period a Taiwan Scholarship may be held is: four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master’s degree programs, and four years for doctorate programs. The maximum total period that any one person may hold a Taiwan Scholarship is five years.
  2. The Taiwan Scholarship year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year. Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and register at their university/college at the scheduled time. It is not permitted to defer taking up a Taiwan Scholarship until the following year. A student who is unable to arrive in Taiwan and register at their university/college at the scheduled time will be considered to have forfeited their scholarship eligibility, unless the student has notified the university/college and the MOE beforehand and been given permission for a delayed arrival and registration.
  3. Living allowance payments begin from the month when the recipient actually begins attending the university/college, and they end when the maximum scholarship period for their degree level expires, or when the recipient graduates, withdraws from their studies, is suspended or expelled, or has their Taiwan Scholarship revoked.


  1. Applicants must be a foreign national with a secondary school graduation diploma or a post-secondary degree(s), and an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.
  2. A person in any of the following categories is ineligible to apply:
    • An R.O.C. national or an overseas Chinese student.
    • A person who already has and is continuing to maintain student status at any university/college in Taiwan or who has already registered to begin studies at such a university/college. This restriction does not apply to a student who will be graduating after completing a degree that year. They may apply for a Taiwan Scholarship to pursue a higher degree.
    • A person who has already studied in Taiwan for a degree at the same level as the one in which they currently intend to enroll.
    • An exchange student or dual/joint degree student who has been admitted to a university/college in Taiwan in accordance with an academic cooperation agreement between that university/college and an overseas university/college.
    • A person who has already been a Taiwan Scholarship recipient for a total of five years.
    • A person who has ever previously had their Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship revoked.
    • A person who has received any other scholarship or subsidy from any Taiwan Government institution (organization) or any education institution in Taiwan, apart from any subsidies provided for a Taiwan Scholarship recipient by their university/college to cover the outstanding amount if the total amount of their tuition and other fees exceeds the scholarship limit.
  3. Applicants must apply directly to the university/college for admission within the application deadline. Each university/college sets its own application deadline.


Applicants must submit the following documents within the period specified by the local Taiwan Representative Office for their country to that Office [*Note: in these Directions the term “Taiwan Representative Office” refers to the Embassy or Representative Office responsible for a particular country or region where the applicant lives. It will sometimes be located in another nearby country. Please see website for contact details of all Taiwan Representative Offices]:

  1. A Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (the form for applicants from each country or region is available from their local Taiwan Representative Office)
  2. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other documentary evidence of nationality.
  3. A photocopy of their highest academic award and of the associated academic transcripts. Applications must be in compliance with the provisions of Subparagraph 2 of Paragraph 1 of Article 7 of the MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan. Documents in a language other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English and the translated documents must be authenticated.
  4. (iv) Photocopies of documentary evidence that the applicant has already applied to a university/college in Taiwan (for example, photocopies of the application fee remittance, the application form, and a notice or email from the university/college acknowledging receipt of the application.)
  5. (v) A photocopy of a language proficiency certificate. Each Taiwan Representative Office must oversee this requirement in accordance with the following provisions:
    1. For applications to undertake a program not completely taught in English:
      • If the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is organized and held by the local Taiwan Representative Office in the applicant’s country or region: a copy of the test results or a certificate at Level 3 or above must be submitted. Results or certificates from any other Chinese proficiency test will not be accepted. If, however, an applicant is unable to take the TOCFL test because of geographical factors and the local Taiwan Representative Office has reviewed their circumstances and approves, then their case may be treated as if their Taiwan Representative Office does not organize TOCFL testing.
      • If TOCFL testing is not organized by the local Taiwan Representative Office: An applicant who has not submitted a copy of the test results or certificate at Level 3 or above must take the TOCFL test at Level 3 or above at their own expense by the end of the first semester after they arrive in Taiwan and submit their test results or certificate to their university/college. If the applicant transfers to a different university/college after the first semester, their starting semester in the new university/college is still regarded as their second semester since arriving in Taiwan. The applicant is not permitted to claim the initial semester in the new university/college as the “first semester” referred to in this requirement.
    2. If the applicant wants to undertake a program completely taught in English, their local Taiwan Representative Office may decide whether the applicant is permitted to not submit TOCFL test results or a TOCFL certificate and may instead require them to submit TOEFL test scores that meet a standard that it sets or a certificate for some other English proficiency exam that is recognized by the government of the country where they are located, or a an English language program graduation diploma (applicants who are citizens of a country where English is an official language are not subject to this requirement). The degree program completely taught in English that an applicant is applying to undertake must have been accredited by the MOE. If the English-language degree program has not been accredited by the MOE, then the applicant must obtain a document formally issued by the university/college (not a subsidiary department or unit) that the applicant wants to attend certifying that the degree program in question is fully taught in English.
  6. Two reference letters – from a principal, a college or university president, professors, and/or supervisors –personally signed, and placed in sealed envelopes.
  7. Any additional documents specified by the particular local Taiwan Representative Office.

The number of Taiwan Scholarships offered by the MOE each year depends on the MOE’s annual budget allocations for the coming year and on the results achieved by each local Taiwan Representative Office that year. By December 31 each year, the MOE will inform each local Representative Office how many Taiwan Scholarships it can award for each degree level for the following academic year.

Application and Selection Process

  1. The MOE has delegated the specification of the particular application procedures and selection requirements, in accordance with the Selection Directions set out below, to the local Taiwan Representative Offices. Each local Taiwan Representative Office may handle Taiwan Scholarship application and selection related activities in conjunction with local government agencies, universities and colleges, and educational and cultural institutions, or it may directly handle applications itself. Information about the Taiwan Scholarship applications (including details of the selection criteria, number of scholarships available, the procedure, and the time schedule) must be made publicly available in the country or region that each local Taiwan Representative Office looks after in both Chinese and the local language(s) by January 31 each year.
  2. After making the information referred in the previous sub-paragraph publicly available, each local Taiwan Representative Office must submit both hard copies and electronic copies of the details provided in Chinese and in the local language(s) to the unit designated by the MOE for archiving.
  3. In principle, the application period is from February 1 to March 31 each year. The actual application period for each local Taiwan Representative Office will be detailed in its publicly available information.
  4. Each applicant must lodge their application at the local Taiwan Representative Office in their country of citizenship or at the Taiwan Representative Office in that area of the world that is responsible for looking after matters concerning citizens of the applicant’s country.

Selection Procedure Guidelines

  1. The local Taiwan Representative Office must take into account whether a scholarship recipient would contribute to Taiwan’s national development, as a professional contributing to their own country and to Taiwan, and assist in the growth of Taiwan’s business and industry, economy, and education.
  2. Scholarship recipients wanting to do a bachelor’s degree must have an average GPA of at least 3.0, those wanting to do a master’s degree must have an average GPA of at least 3.5 or above during their studies so far (where 4.5 is the highest score). If a different grade method is used in the applicant’s country, the local Taiwan Representative Office will use these figures as the basis for its calculations or take the results indicative of excellence by universities and colleges in that country/region to select outstanding students.
  3. Interviews must be conducted in person or by video conferencing, so as to interact with the applicants and better judge their demeanor and moral character.
  4. Preference must be given to applicants with a TOCFL certificate at intermediate or higher level. People applying to go to Taiwan to undertake a program completely taught in English must submit their TOEFL test scores or submit a certificate that they have passed another English language proficiency exam recognized by the government in that country at the intermediate level or documentary evidence that they scored at least 75% in such an exam.
  5. The application form must be fully completed and the application form and other documents will not be returned.

Selection Notifications

  1. The Taiwan Representative Offices will review the applications and conduct interviews and then select the successful candidates and place some candidates on a waiting list. In principle, each successful candidates and the university/college the candidate has applied to attend must be notified about the selection decision by May 31 each year.
  2. Successful candidates must submit a photocopy of their letter of admission to their local Taiwan Representative Office by June 30 each year to confirm that they satisfy the eligibility requirements; if a candidate does not submit this letter within the specified time period, the candidate must submit a written explanation of the reason to their local Taiwan Representative Office which will review the circumstances. A person who is not admitted into a university/college will lose their eligibility to receive a Taiwan Scholarship. A person who fails to submit documents within the specified time period will be considered to have forfeited their eligibility to receive a Taiwan Scholarship, and the local Taiwan Representative Office will offer the forfeited scholarship to the candidate highest on the waiting list. The list of recipients must be finalized no later than July 31 each year.
  3. Taiwan Representative Offices must issue each Taiwan Scholarship recipient with a certificate stating that they have been awarded a Taiwan Scholarship (using the format shown at Appendix I) by July 31 each year, and inform them of the duration of their award, based on the type of degree they will be undertaking specified in the letter of admission received from the university/college. The scholarship recipients’ basic details must also be accurately recorded on the on-line Taiwan Scholarship Information Platform.

A Taiwan Scholarship recipient who has completed their degree program within the prescribed may then apply for a Taiwan Scholarship to undertake a higher degree at the next level. Such applications must be submitted by February 28 each year and in accordance with the provisions of Article 5, the new application and all the required documents must be submitted to the local Taiwan Representative Office that awarded their first Taiwan Scholarship. This will be treated as a completely new application and be subject to the same selection process. They are not permitted to apply for a second Taiwan Scholarship to do another degree at the same level or another degree at a lower degree level. A scholarship recipient is not permitted to hold a Taiwan Scholarship longer than the maximum total period of five years, which would be in breach of Article IV, Paragraph (ii), Subparagraph 5.

Other Important Provisions will be viewed HERE

6. Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Scholarship Program

Online application: January 1 to March 15, 2022

If you want to live and study in Taiwan then this is for you as the Taiwan ICDF provides scholarships for higher education. They’ve developed undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan which speaks for the success of their students.

Benefits and Privileges:

The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.

  1. Airfare: The TaiwanICDF arranges economy class, return tickets for the most-direct flights to and from Taiwan.
  2. Housing: All students must reside in student dormitories.
  3. Tuition fees: The TaiwanICDF covers tuition fees as required by a student’s university.
  4. Credit fees: Credit fees, which vary with the number of credits registered, are also covered as required by a student’s university.
  5. Insurance: In addition to the mandatory student safety insurance set by the Ministry of Education, each student must be insured for accident and medical coverage while in Taiwan. The TaiwanICDF covers insurance fees for the entire duration of a student’s program.
  6. Textbook costs: The costs of textbooks purchased as required by instructors are covered by the TaiwanICDF, subject to the approval of the director of the student’s institute.
  7. Allowance:
    1. Undergraduate Program: Each student receives NT$12,000/₱22,214.374 per month as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses. This is deposited into a student’s local bank account on a monthly basis.
    2. Master’s Program: Each student receives NT$15,000/₱27,767.968 per month as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses. This is deposited into a student’s local bank account on a monthly basis.
    3. Ph.D. Program: Each student receives NT$17,000/₱31,472.343 per month as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses. This is deposited into a student’s local bank account on a monthly basis. A student’s host institute may offer to continue paying this monthly allowance for courses exceeding four years; the duration and amount will be determined by the host institute.


  • Be a citizen of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteriaestablished by his or her country and/or government of citizenship.
  • Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an
    overseas compatriot student.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship.
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this means that the TaiwanICDF has the right to revoke a scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa requirements).
  • Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF scholarship, not hold any other
    ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the Taiwan Scholarship) in the same academic year in which the TaiwanICDF scholarship would be due to commence.
  • Not be applying for another TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession —to apply for a 2022 scholarship, applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have graduated before July 31, 2021.
  • Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan)
    government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.

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7. Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Taiwan Scholarship Program

Online application: February 1 to March 31, 2022

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines offers Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan) for Filipino students.

Understanding Taiwanese culture and society, along with promoting mutual understanding within the international community are just some of the benefits of this program.

Applying students should be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or above, excellent academic performance, and good moral character.

𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘀

  • Up to P46,290 Monthly Allowance


International applicants above the age of 18, who possess a high school diploma or above, have shown excellent academic performance, and are of good moral character are ELIGIBLE. Candidates with one of the following qualifications may not apply:

  • Is an overseas Chinese student or a national of the R.O.C.
  • Is currently registered as a student at a Mandarin Language Center or has sought a degree from a university or college in Taiwan.
  • Has already received a HES or a Taiwan Scholarship, in the past.
  • Is an exchange student to Taiwan, during the scholarship period.
  • Is currently receiving financial benefits from the Taiwan government or another educational institution.


Applicants need to submit the following documents to local embassies or missions before the announced deadline (In principle, the yearly application period is from February 1st through March 31st. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general regulations of the local Taiwan Representive Offices).

  • An application form (see appendix 1; provided by local embassies or missions).
  • A photocopy of his/her passport or any other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant.
  • A photocopy of the certificate of the highest credential and transcript.
  • A photocopy of the applications to the Mandarin Language Center.
  • Other documents required by local embassies or missions.

Selection Procedure:

  • As stated in the embassies and missions announcement, a document review or personal interview will be conducted.
  • If a successful candidate waives his/her right to a scholarship before arriving in Taiwan, his/her position will be filled by the next candidate that has been selected by the local embassy or mission.The deadline is December 31st.

Schedule and procedures:

Mandarin Language Centers should follow the schedule and procedures stated below to request reimbursement and verification from the agencies appointed by the MOE.

  • This scholarship is granted twice a year. The first payment, which is due on September 30th, covers the period from September to December and summer classes. The second payment which is due on January 15th covers the period from January to August. The verification process to grant funding should be completed before putting in another request. The recipient list and the receipt made out to the MOE from the Mandarin Language Centers are mandatory for verification purposes. If unable to apply in time for their grant, the Mandarin Language Centers should pay the monthly allowance in advance.
  • Universities should verify grants twice a year, in accordance with the MOE procedures, to ensure that recipients have been paid. The first verification is due on December 15th and covers the period from September to December and summer classes. The second verification is due on September 30th and covers the period from January to August. A scholarship budget report and income and expenditure statement signed by a designated accountant and the president (see Appendix 2) are required for verification. Unused funds should be returned. The original receipt should be retained by the universities for their audits.
  • The request, payment and verification of the grant should comply with the Ministry’s subsidy and commission expense verification guidelines.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The recipient should study at a registered Mandarin Language Center approved by the MOE.
  • The recipient should apply for admission according to the regulations of the center. Once admitted, the recipient should send a photocopy of the admission letter to the local embassy or mission before June 30th for confirmation. Recipients who do not send their documents before the deadline will be disqualified from the scholarship selection process.
  • The recipient should undertake at least 15 hours of language courses each week. This does not include cultural visits, speeches, and other self-learning curriculum or activities.
  • After the first semester (quarter), recipients of a maximum one year scholarship can request a one time only transfer to another Mandarin Language Center with permission of the original Mandarin Language Center. Recipients of the summer classes, 3 months, 6 months or 9 months scholarship are not allowed to apply for a transfer.
  • If the recipient concurrently accepts scholarships from other sources, he/ she will lose their placement in the scholarship program. He/she will also have to return the funds granted for those monthsthat he/she received multiple scholarships.
  • The termination and cancellation of a scholarship is based on regulations specified by each individual Mandarin Language Center. Mandarin Language Centers have the right to terminate or revoke a scholarship if the recipient’s academic performance, moral character, or attendance record are not up to their standards.
  • Recipients of a six month or longer scholarship are obligated to join the National Health Insurance Program. Before joining, recipients should purchase student accident insurance and other relevant insurance. Insurance fees can be deducted by the Mandarin Language Centers from the monthly stipend before granting it to recipients.

Suspension and Cancellation:

  1. The Scholarship will be suspended for one month, if one or more of the following conditions occur.
    • The Scholarship will be suspended for one month, if the recipient has missed 12 hours or more of their language course within a single month.
    • Starting from the first semester (quarter), if the recipient fails to obtain the specified standard score by the university (an average of 80 points out of 100), his/her scholarship will be suspended for a month in the next semester (quarter).
    • The recipient of a nine month or longer scholarship without a Level 3 or above TOCFL certificate within 2 years prior to enrollment must hand in the cerfificate or transcript one month before the end of the scholarship term. If he/she fails to do so, the scholarship will be suspended for one month.
  2. Scholarship Cancellation, if one or more of following conditions occur.
    • The recipient fails to obtain the standard score (an average of 80 points out of 100) for two consecutive semesters (quarters), he/she will be disqualified from receiving the scholarship.
    • Any recipient missing a final achievement score for any semester (quarter) will be disqualified from receiving the scholarship with the exception of a serious illness or accident.
    • The recipient will not continue to receive the scholarship if he/she violates R.O.C. law.
    • The scholarship will be suspended or revoked if the recipient violates University or Mandarin Language Center regulations.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Mandarin Language Centers should accept international students according to their own criteria and notify the applicants before June 15th.
  • Mandarin Language Centers should arrange for recipients of a nine month or longer scholarship to participate in TOCFL for Level 3. The recipients will have to pay for their own test fees.
  • The Mandarin Language Centers that accept a transfer scholarship recipient student should contact the agencies appointed by the MOE, to request for the remaining scholarship grant, and tonotify the related embassy or mission, the recipient and the MOE. The Mandarin Language Center that authorized the transfer should return the unused funds to the agencies appointed by the MOE.
  • Scholarships that have been revoked must follow these regulations: the Mandarin Language Center should clearly state the reason and the effective date of the termination or suspension, the unused scholarship grant should be returned to the agencies appointed by the MOE. In the meantime, the center should notify the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the National Immigration Agency, the embassy or mission concerned, the recipient affected, the agencies appointed by the MOE, and the MOE within 2 weeks.
  • After the recipient has completed the registration process, the Mandarin Language Center concerned should either hold an orientation session or employ alternative methods to explain to the recipient the regulations related to the suspension and cancellation. It should also grant the monthly allowance on time and pay attention to any suspension or cancellation of the scholarship.
  • Mandarin Language Centers should allocate an office or staff to keep in contact with recipients, providing guidance and assistance to them, regarding their schools and for recipients’ daily lives.
  • The language center should arrange at least 15 hours of language courses each week for recipients. This study time does not include cultural visits, speeches, and other self-learning curriculum or activities.

Terms and Conditions for Embassies and Missions:

  1. Embassies and missions should issue official Grant Certificates to recipients after receiving the admission letter from the recipient before the deadline (see appendix 3). Recipients who are not admitted into universities or MOE affiliates will automatically be disqualified.
  2. Paper copies of the recipient’s information (see appendix 4) should be sent to the designated agency appointed by the MOE, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the Immigration Office, the related Mandarin Language Centers, the MOE and the Department of Consular Affairs at embassies or missions. Deadlines are stated as follows:
    • April 30th for the summer class.
    • July 31st for other terms.
    • All recipient information should be uploaded to the Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Information Platform no later than July 31st.
  3. Embassies and missions should actively promote the scholarship program, offer information regarding the Study in Taiwan program and help with the application and selection process. Embassies and missions should also help recipients with their visas and remind them to sign the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship written promise and understanding sheet (see Appendix 5).
  4. Hold orientations to explain related regulations, important regulation notices for the Alien Residence Certificate (ARC), the illegal employment regulations, along with additional information that may be needed to live and study in Taiwan.
  5. Embassies and missions should stay in contact with recipients who have completed their studies and who have returned to their home countries, for the purpose of holding meetings and eventsthat allow recipients to share what they have learned while living in Taiwan and how they felt about their study experience for future reference.

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Marel Baluyos
Marel Baluyos
"Cebu is my always."

Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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