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NTUST Scholarship
Guidelines for National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Scholarships Available to International Graduate Students
 
I. These scholarships are made available to international graduate students for the purpose of globalizing the campus by attracting outstanding graduate students from abroad.
 
II. Eligibility:
A. For first-time applicants: International students who hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees from universities abroad (including dual-degree program students) applying for admission to our graduate programs as full-time students may apply for a one-year scholarship. All first-time applicants must submit all the documents required of foreign applicants for admission, including the application forms, declaration and authorization, official transcripts of the applicant’s highest university degree, letters of recommendation, a physical examination certificate and an official language proficiency test score (TOEFL or its equivalent).
B. For continuing applicants: At the end of their first academic year, students may apply for the renewal of the scholarship for their next year of graduate study by submitting the following materials: the previous year’s transcript, a report on or examples of their research output, and a letter of recommendation from their faculty advisor.
C. The following international graduate students may not apply for this scholarship:
1) Students who are already receiving other forms of financial aid from the R.O.C government or the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. (Exceptions to this regulation include research stipends or work-study payments, and financial aid provided under special agreements signed with NTUST.)
2) Those who are discovered to be enrolled at another university in Taiwan while they are studying at NTUST or those engaged in full-time paid employment in the R.O.C.
 
III. The sources of these scholarships are the university’s endowment fund and subsidies from the Ministry of Education.
 
IV. Number of recipients: Will be decided each year based upon the university’s annual budget. 
 
V. Terms of the Scholarship:
A. For a full-scholarship recipient, upon enrollment, a monthly stipend of NT$10,000 will be granted to a master’s program student, and a NT$15,000 monthly stipend will be granted to a doctoral student. A one-year waiver of tuition and fees (including credit hour fees) may also be included.
B. For a partial-scholarship recipient, upon enrollment, a monthly stipend of NT$8,000 will be granted to a master’s program student, and a NT$11,000 monthly stipend will be granted to a doctoral student. A one-year waiver of tuition and fees (including credit hour fees) may also be included.
C. For a tuition and fee waiver recipient, upon enrollment, tuition and fees, including credit-hour fees, will be waived for that year.
 
VI. When to file an application:
A. In-coming students should file a scholarship application form at the same time they submit their application for admission.
B. Before the expiration of their current scholarship, returning students should submit a scholarship application form to their department or graduate program office no later than the scholarship application deadline announced by the university.
 
VII. Evaluation process:
A. For in-coming students, the announcement of the scholarship recipients will be made after the applications and accompanying documentation are evaluated and authenticated through their department or graduate program, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the International Student Scholarship Committee of the Office of International Affairs.
B. For returning students, the announcement of the aid recipients will be made after the applications are evaluated and recommended by their department or graduate program to the Office of International Affairs, which will conduct the final evaluation and
announce the results.
 
VIII. Duration of the Scholarship: 
A. Master’s program: Maximum 2 years; dual-degree program students, maximum 1 year.
B. Doctoral program: Maximum 3 years.
C. Master’s fast-track to Ph.D. program: Maximum four years.
 
IX. Cancellation and Resumption of Scholarship:
A. Any of the following situations will result in cancellation of eligibility for scholarships and the termination of all scholarship payments:
1) If a returning student is not recommended by their department or graduate program or approved by the Office of International Affairs for continuation of their scholarship.
2) If a student takes leave of absence or is expelled from the university.
3) If the student gives up his or her pursuit of study without going through the formal process of withdrawal or being expelled from the university. 
4) If an incoming student does not properly complete the university enrollment and registration process (or for continuing students, complete registration for a new semester) by the announced deadlines.
5) If a student leaves Taiwan for over a month during a semester or performs below required academic standards and this situation is reported to the university and confirmed by his or her faculty advisor, department or graduate program, the Office of Academic Affairs or other university administrative office.
6 ) If a student violates R.O.C. laws.
7) If a student has received one minor demerit or more as punishment for violation of university regulations and the International Student Scholarship Committee decides to terminate the student’s scholarship as a result.
B. Resumption of Eligibility for Scholarship:
Those students who have had their scholarship eligibility cancelled for any of the above or other reasons and who resume their studies or otherwise eliminate the conditions leading to their loss of eligibility within the original time period that the scholarship was to be received can apply to their department for resumption of their scholarship eligibility. The total time period for which a student can receive a scholarship does not include the time when the student was not eligible. For example, a Ph.D. student who has received a scholarship for two years and then takes one year’s leave of absence can apply for the third year of the scholarship when they return to resume their studies. 
 
X. Recipients must sign a declaration agreeing that if any of the information or documentation that they provide in applying for admission or financial aid is found to be false or forged, the recipients will lose their scholarship eligibility, be subject to punishment under the relevant university regulations, and be required to return the scholarship funding already received.
 
XI. These guidelines go into effect upon approval by the Administrative Council. The same is true of any revisions.
 

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