Scholarships/ Assistantship Information

There are lots of scholarships offered by various organizations. Every scholarship is considered and granted jointly. Each person may only receive one source of the scholarship. Violators will lose their scholarship status.

Note: Applicants granted any scholarship award are NOT guaranteed University entrance admission.


NCKU scholarship

NCKU Distinguished International Student Scholarship

The NCKU Distinguished International Student Scholarship is classified into the following two categories:

a. For Undergraduate:

▶Top 20% will each receive NT$ 15,000 per month.

▶Top 20.01%-40% will each receiveNT$ 10,000 per month.

▶Accepted students will receive the waiver of the basic rate for on-campus accommodation fee (A scholarship recipient who chooses not to live in a on-campus will not receive any payment for the waiver of accommodation fee.)


b. For Graduate: 

Recipients can get the monthly stipend and the waivers of tuition fees & course credit fees (monthly stipend for master recipients is up to NT$5,000, and for PhD students is up to NT$9,000).


How to apply: 

The University International Student Admissions Committee will review the application documents to evaluate the scholarship opportunity for the first academic year. Applicants do not need to submit any additional application documents for this scholarship, and the award information will be mailed along with the admission letter. For the further academic years, the students have to apply again. The Committee will review your last year’s academic performance to evaluate the scholarship status.


1.   Students with an employment status on their ARC or a work visa are not eligible to receive any of the above scholarships.

2.   Recipients who defer admission will be disqualified from the granted scholarship.

College/Department Scholarship

Department of Mechanical Engineering

MS RA scholarship NT$3000~ NT$6,000 per month

PhD RA scholarship NT$6000~NT$8,000 per month

*Direct application at Advisor’s Office。

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Project Research Assistantship for Master/ Doctoral degree students offered by Advisor: NT$6,000.


*Direct application at Advisor’s Office。

Department of Chemical Engineering

1.Additional stipends of at least NT$5,000 /per month and NTD1,000 /per monthwill be funded, by the corresponding advisor and department, for the enrolled Master and PhD students, respectively.
2.How to apply:  After completing the enrollment procedure at NCKU, and submit the registration documents to department office.
Note: Stipend will be halted immediately if the recipients are either suspended, or drop-out, or leave without notification over one month.


Taiwan Government Scholarship

Taiwan Scholarship

1.   This scholarship is offered by the Taiwan government (Ministry of Education & Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

2.   How to apply: For application guidelines and forms, types of scholarship and quotas, as well as information regarding the selection process and outcome announcements, applicants may directly contact  the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office in their country.

3. Relevant links:

International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)

Higher Education Scholarship Program

The Taiwan ICDF has established the Taiwan International Cooperation Alliance (TICA) with its partner universities, setting up an operational platform under this TICA framework to manage and improve the scholarship program. More information about each of the programs offered through the Taiwan ICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program can be found on the relevant partner university’s website.

NCKU has been cooperating with Taiwan ICDF from 2007 for an International Master's Program in Civil Engineering and Management.

How to Apply:

Applicants shouldcomplete Taiwan ICDF online application and submit the documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in their country. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation; failure to do so will result in the application not being processed. Please also note: Late submissions will not be accepted and/or processed


Award Timeframe: Master’s Program in Civil Engineering and Management: 2 years maximum


For more information, please visit to International Cooperation and Development Fund and Department of Civil Engineering websites