Gambia: Taiwan Announces 2013 ICDF Scholarship Programmes

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Banjul has announced the opening of the 2013 International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) International Higher Education Scholarship Programmes for Gambians to apply.

The scholarships, according to the Embassy, are lodged in 27 fields, which include 7 bachelor programs (four years), 18 master programmes (two years) and 2 PhD programmes (three years).

The programmes are sponsored by the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) and the scholarship package would include 2-way air ticket, tuition and credit fees, insurance, housing and monthly allowances.

The Taiwanese Embassy in Banjul stated that each programme has its own deadline of submission falling in between early March and April 2013. The information also made it clear that this year, applicants should apply the scholarship on ICDF website, which can be accessed at http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=5600&CtNode=30109&mp=2 and hand over the complete form to the Embassy for recommendation and further processing before March 15th 2013.More importantly, it stated that the applicants should submit/mail required papers to individual schools for admission before each programme's deadline according to each school's website.

It would be recalled that 22 scholarships were awarded to Gambians in 2012 by the government of Taiwan.

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