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Taiwan offers Thai student scholarships

Mar 13. 2019
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By The Nation

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Taiwan is offering education opportunities for Thai students under its “Taiwan Scholarship Programme” which applicants can apply for until the end of this month.

The programme provides tuition and miscellaneous expenses of up to NTD40,000 (Bt40,900) and a monthly living allowance of NTD15,000 to 20,000 to scholarship recipients, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand. 

Each year, Taiwan’s government and universities provide scholarships to attract global students. 

With the implementation of the “New Southbound Policy” committed to promoting a close relationship with Asean, the government provides about 25 full scholarships to Thai students and the universities offer around 1,200 scholarships.

Studying in Taiwan has become popular with many international students, especially from Asean, said Tung Chen-Yuan, representative of the Taipei office. 

Tung Chen-Yuan, centre, second row

The number of Thai students studying in Taiwan increased to 3,236 in 2018, with an increase of about 53 per cent over the previous year, according to the office.

Tung said with the advantage of the educational resources and opportunities, Taiwan made a favourable incubator for cultivating a creative and innovative talent underpinning “Thailand 4.0” to lift economic and industrial re-engineering. 

In March last year, the National Taiwan University (NTU), which ranked 170th in the World University Rankings this year, got approval from Thai Cabinet to establish an overseas campus in Thailand. 

For more information in Thai and English about the scholarships visit LINE@TTedu.

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