Gambia: Taiwan Announces 2012 Scholarship

The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) through its Banjul embassy has announced the opening of 2012 Taiwan Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Scholarship Programs for application.

According to a press release, the scholarships are offered on undergraduate programs, which will run for a period of four years), master programs (two years) and Ph.D. programs (four years).

The release added that for all the courses, the participants should take a one year pre-class mandarin session, adding applicants should conclude the documents to certify that they have applied to an education or institution or its affiliated Mandarin Training Center, such as the photocopy of approval letter from the educational institution."

The programs, according to the release, are sponsored by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan and the scholarship package would include 2-way air ticket, tuition and credit fees, insurance and monthly allowances (between 850 and 1100 dollars).

It stated that the deadline of submission to the Embassy is 5th May 2012 and further stress that applicants must also submit the complete forms to the Embassy together with copies of highest academic school transcript and diploma which should be authenticated by the embassy. Copies of passport and any other supporting documents are also required, it stated.

"Successful candidates who fail to perform to an average level or attend classes regularly would have their scholarship cut or dropped. The prospective students must obey school rules and laws of Taiwan." It added.

The release also stated that shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview at the Taiwanese embassy. "Please note that candidates are allowed to apply for only one type of Taiwan government-offered scholarship in the same year" the release ended.

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