- The Russian-Ukrainian conflict which broke out in February 2022 has caused the displacement of many Ukrainian students and interrupted their educational opportunities. Out of humanistic concerns and with the aim to foster talents, D-Link Corporation (hereinafter referred to as D-Link) along with its group of companies (hereinafter referred to as D-Link Group), intends to cooperate with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as NTUST) to establish the "D-Link Group Scholarship" (hereinafter referred to as the Scholarship) to encourage Ukrainian students to study at NTUST and support their needs during their studies. While priority will be given to Ukrainian students, applications from foreign students from other regions will also be accepted due to uncertainties resulting from the conflict.
- Ukrainian students who are not in Taiwan (priority admission): Ukrainian students with university degrees may apply for the Scholarship when they apply for admission to NTUST. Students should submit necessary documents for admission, including the application form and transcripts of the highest academic degree. If the above documents, i.e. verified transcripts and degree certificates from their home universities, are not available due to the current adverse situation in their home country, students may be allowed to use affidavit to pass the admission review tentatively, and submit the requested documents at a later stage. Students must submit verified degree certificates/transcripts before their graduation from NTUST in order to obtain degree certificates from NTUST.
- Ukrainian students who are already based in Taiwan (priority admission): Ukrainian students with university degrees may apply for the Scholarship when they apply for an NTUST graduate school. Students have to submit the necessary application documents, including the application form, affidavits (if necessary), transcripts of the highest academic degree, letters of recommendation, health inspection papers and language certificates.
- Other Foreign Students: Foreign students with university degrees may apply for the Scholarship at the same time as they apply for an NTUST graduate school. Students have to submit the necessary application documents, including the application form, affidavits (if necessary), transcripts of the highest academic degree, letters of recommendation, health inspection papers and language certificates.
- Ukrainian or other foreign students are not entitled to apply:
- if they have already been granted a scholarship from Taiwan government agencies or from NTUST. Notwithstanding the foregoing to the contrary, students who receive remuneration for work or contract-based financial assistance from NTUST shall be exempt from this restriction.
- if they are simultaneously enrolled in another university (dual enrollment) or if they are engaged in full-time, paid work.
3. Scholarship Quota and Value
- Scholarship quota: A quota of 10 Scholarship recipients for master's programs in electronics, information technology or communication related disciplines are offered by D-Link.
- Scholarship value and benefits:
- Waiver of tuition and fees (including credit hour fees) for a maximum of two years of study.
- The maximum subsidy for economy class airfare for the most direct flight to and/or from Taiwan is NTD 60,000.
- Living allowance: Each master’s students will receive a living allowance of NTD 12,000 per month for a maximum of two years of study.
- D-Link or other companies within D-Link Group, such as Amigo Technology Inc., AMIT Wireless Inc., Sapido Technology Inc. or Cameo Communications Inc. will provide internship opportunities. After graduation, the Scholarship recipients’ applications for positions offered by D-Link or the companies within D-Link group will be treated preferentially.
5. Application Period
- Students will need to apply for the Admission in NTUST
- The application period for Spring 2023: from September to the end of October 2022.
- Application Link: https://admissions.ntust.edu.tw/index/index (Make sure to choose “Graduate Program” and click the “Yes” button when you’re asked if you are willing to apply for the NTUST Scholarship in the admission system.)
- NTUST will actively review the students from the admission application and will forward the application materials of the qualified candidates to D-Link as well as the University department for scholarship and admission review.
- The selected 10 students will be informed by NTUST OIA
6. Regulations for Air Tickets
- The airfare subsidy included in the Scholarship only covers economy class airfare for the most direct flight to and/or from Taiwan, and the maximum amount of subsidy is NTD 60,000.
- The Scholarship Recipients have to purchase air tickets to and/or from Taiwan by themselves, and submit the relevant information to apply for the airfare subsidy which will be paid according to the actual expenses. If the total amount of the air ticket exceeds the maximum amount NTD 60,000, students need to pay the excess amount by themselves.
- The Scholarship recipient will be responsible for any expenses incurred by delay in boarding, change of flight or date after the ticket is issued, or excess baggage.
- The weight of the allowed baggage shall be in accordance with the airline's regulations. The Scholarship recipient shall contact relevant authorities for inquiries and handling of overweight or pet travel.
- The Scholarship recipients must use their tickets before the end of September of the year of graduation; if there is any legitimate reasons for staying in Taiwan such as internships, the last date for using the ticket will be September 30 of the following year.
- The application for the air ticket subsidy must be submitted two months prior to the Scholarship recipient's departure from Taiwan.
- The following information must be provided to the OIA when applying for airfare subsidy:
- Copy of the passport
- Graduation certificate
- Copy of residence permit
- Relevant application form
- Proof of air ticket order with details on itinerary and cost
- Copy of post office bank book
7. Signing of a Consent Agreement.
- The Scholarship recipients must sign consent agreements with NTUST by which they agree to the regulations and procedures herein.
- If for any reason, recipients will be disqualified from receiving the Scholarship, they will be disciplined in accordance with the NTUST Student Award and Penalties Regulations and the overpayment will be recovered.