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Taiwan Huayu Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent (BEST) Program Short-Term and Long-Term Study Scholarships at National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan Huayu Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent (BEST) Program Short-Term and Long-Term Study Scholarships at National Taiwan Normal University

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Funding for study of Mandarin Chinese at NTNU in Taiwan. Deadline: TBD

Taiwan Huayu Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent Program (BEST)
Short-Term Study and Long-Term Study Scholarships
at Mandarin Training Center (MTC)
National Taiwan Normal University

I. Eligibility
Current students from University of California, Los Angeles

II. Quota
20 students for short-term study (2 or 3 months)
4 students for long-term study (4 months)
III. Benefits
You will study at the Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University. Scholarship recipients will receive TWD 25,000 (about US $833, subject to exchange rate) per month. The scholarship awardees are required to participate in “NTNU Hand-in-Hand International Companion Program,” a service learning program. Participants are required to take the TOCFL exam before or after arriving in Taiwan.
IV. Application Deadlines

The deadline is to be determined for the Summer term (June 2-Aug. 23) and Summer session (July 1-Aug. 23).

V. Required Application Documents

  1. Application Form
  2. Language Background Survey
  3. One Letter of Recommendation from an instructor (The instructor referee should directly send the recommendation letter via an email to huayubest@mtc.ntnu.edu.tw with Subject: "Recommendation for Your Name).
  4. Please send all documentation listed above, except for the Recommendation, by the deadline, in one email, to huayubest@mtc.ntnu.edu.tw (Subject: "Your Name’s Application for NTNU Taiwan Huayu BEST scholarship")
VI. Contact Information
For general information about the MTC, please refer to our website: https://mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/eng/
Email: huayubest@mtc.ntnu.edu.tw
 VII. Requirement for Test of Chinese as Foreign Language (TOCFL)

Scholarship recipients are required to take the TOCFL exam before or after arriving in Taiwan. (An Affidavit Letter is required for those who do not provide TOCFL score transcripts before arriving in Taiwan to promise to take the TOCFL exam in Taiwan.)

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 About the Mandarin Training Center at NTNU

The Mandarin Training Center, founded in 1956, is the largest and most renowned Chinese language center in Taiwan. Part of NTNU and centrally located in Taipei, MTC offers robust Chinese language and culture training with a well-designed curriculum, top-notch teachers, and a holistic pedagogical approach. Students can enhance their knowledge of Chinese language and culture with courses on topics such as traditional Chinese literature, tea traditions, and contemporary Taiwanese TV shows. Students will be equipped with Chinese proficiency to facilitate their research and career interests, as well as sociocultural capacities to navigate and interact with Chinese speakers on daily basis. The reputation of MTC is widely recognized, and the program has more than 50,000 alumni across the globe, including former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Students’ Experiences

NTNU is home to a vibrant international student community that comprises 5,000 international students from over 70 countries. NTNU affords life-changing experiences, where students are bound to make friends from diverse cultural backgrounds while deepening their appreciation of Chinese culture through various on-campus extracurricular activities and events, such as language contests, sports competitions, Dragon boat teams, and off-site adventures around Taiwan. Students can easily explore the best night market in Taipei, stroll in a beautiful park, and immerse themselves in the National Palace Museum – all within walking distance or a couple of metro stops. After class, you most likely find students trying out tasty street food and boba, relaxing at the amazing recreation facilities, or studying at the modern NTNU library. The convenient location, on-campus activities and connections to the dynamic city inevitably enrich students’ experiences at NTNU and enhance the holistic learning among students.

The application form will be posted soon.

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Published: Thursday, September 21, 2023