Scholarships and Awards

+ 2021 Taiwan Scholarship

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to:

  1. Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world.
  2. Provide opportunities to increase academic and educational links with international institutions of higher learning.
  3. Develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of the global society.

Scholarship Amount

Tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fee. Upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to TWD 40,000 (Equivalent to 1813 CAD, subject to change). Undergraduate Scholarship: a monthly stipend of TWD 15,000 (Equivalent to 680 CAD, subject to change). Master’s or Doctoral Scholarship: a monthly stipend of TWD 20,000 (Equivalent to 906 CAD, subject to change).

Scholarship Period

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 schedule time. It is not permitted to defer taking up a Taiwan Scholarship until the following year.

Application Period

February 1 - March 31, 2021

For full scholarship details and to submit an application, please visit the 2021 Taiwan Scholarship.

+ 2021 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship was established to:

  1. To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to study Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
  2. To provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community.

Scholarship Amount

A monthly stipend of TWD 25,000 (Equivalent to 1,133 CAD, subject to change)

Scholarship Period

Begins on September 1, 2021

Application Period

February 1 - March 31, 2021

For full scholarship details and to submit an application, please visit the 2021 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship.

+ Colombian Government Scholarships

ICETEX, the Colombian Institute for Education Loans and Study Abroad, offers several programs which allow foreign citizens to study or participate in different kind of academic and research activities in Colombia, including:

  • Visiting Scholars Program
  • Language Teaching Assistants Program
  • Post-graduate Scholarships for Foreigners Program
  • To learn more, visit ICETEX, or click here to see more detailed information on these opportunities.

Student Loans

You may be eligible to apply for student loans to support your study abroad experience. Ask a financial advisor at your home institution for further information on student loans.

Budgeting Tips

Studying abroad can be very affordable; it depends on many factors, including your destination, the time of year, your personal spending habits. For example, the cost of living is higher in Western Europe and Australia than in China. You can expect to spend more if you are living in a big city versus living in the countryside. To get a better idea as to what the costs might be the Foreign Currency Exchange Converter offers an easy way to translate foreign costs into Canadian dollars.

Some programs will be more expensive than others, depending on added features, such as meals, accommodation, field trips and tours. 

In addition to asking an advisor and past participants for budgeting tips, make sure to investigate available student discounts offered such as the International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

Another way to learn about costs and money-saving tips is to read personal reports written by past current or past study abroad students which are available on the study abroad website at your institution. 

There may be external sources of funding available to help you meet the financial requirements of your study abroad experience.