Language Scholarships

Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES)

The MOE established the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship to encourage international students to learn Mandarin in Taiwan. This scholarship program provides financial assistance to foreign students so they can take Mandarin courses at affiliated language training centers around Taiwan. A monthly stipend of NT$25,000 is provided to scholarship recipients. Applicants can choose to study for two months (summer course), three months, six months, nine months, or a maximum of one year. Learn More 

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

This program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State provides full, merit-based scholarships to U.S. high school students so they can participate in language study overseas through intensive summer and academic year programs. Students can study Mandarin Chinese while immersed in the culture and day-to-day life in Taiwan. This program partnered with Tamkang University (Taipei) and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (Kaohsiung) in Taiwan. Learn More 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

This program is for U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program’s goal is to encourage students to study and intern in different countries around the world. The program also encourages students to study critical need languages. See the Critical Language Scholarship Program below. Learn More 

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

This program is for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. It is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program where students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. Students will receive intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. This program partnered with National Cheng Kung University (Tainan) and Tamkang University (Taipei) in Taiwan. Learn More 

Other Scholarships and Subsidies for U.S. Students

There are many scholarships and fellowship opportunities offered by the U.S. Department of State and American Councils for International Education. 

Study Abroad and Crowdsourcing Websites

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