ST. KITTS-NEVIS CITIZENS WANTING IN-DEMAND SKILLS TO WORK IN HEALTH  AND OTHER DYNAMIC INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGED TO SEEK TAIWAN ICDF SCHOLARSHIPS

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JANUARY 29TH, 2018 (PRESS SEC) — St. Kitts-Nevis citizens are eligible to apply to the 2018 Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Scholarship Program, which covers airfare to and from Taiwan; housing; tuition, credit and insurance fees, as well as textbook costs for scholarship recipients pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees.  The scholarship program also provides a monthly allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses.

Scholarships are available for Ph.D. study in Tropical Agriculture,International Health, as well as a program in Global Health and Health Security.  Scholarships are available for study at the master’s level in a number of dynamic fields such as Cultural and Creative Industries, Tropical AgricultureAgricultural Economics, Educational Leadership and Management Development, International StudiesInformation Systems and ApplicationsInternational HealthAquaculture Technology and ManagementEnvironment Sustainable DevelopmentMechanical EngineeringElectric Power EngineeringNursingTropical Medicine,Health Care Administration, and Business Administration including a specialization in Technology Management.  Scholarships are also available for undergraduate programs providing in-demand skills in courses of study such as Business AdministrationTropical Agriculture,Mechanical EngineeringInternational Business and TradeJournalism and Mass Communication, and Agribusiness.

For the complete list of eligible programs financed by the ICDF Scholarship, please click on the following link:http://www.icdf.org.tw/public/Attachment/81261536274.pdf

All applicants are to apply to the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) through the St. Kitts-Nevis Ministry of Education before Friday, March 16th, 2018.

First step: Applicants must complete an online application.   The online application system will be closed on March 16th, 2018.  To access the system, please click on the following link: http://web.icdf.org.tw/ICDF_TSP/WelcomeStart.aspx. After completing the online application, applicants should print and sign it and submit that signed copy along with the other application documents to the St. Kitts-Nevis Ministry of Education.

Other requisite application documents include:

·      A photocopy of applicant’s passport or other document showing proof of nationality.

·      A photocopy of applicant’s highest-level diploma and academic transcripts.  Please note that, if not issued by a Taiwanese educational institution, these documents must be certified by the St. Kitts-Nevis Ministry of Education then authenticated by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan).  If these documents are not in Chinese or English, a Chinese and/or English translation should be provided.

·      Two letters of reference.

·      Any other documents specifically requested by the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Please note that each applicant can only apply for one program at a time.  The applicant also needs to submit a separate program application to his or her chosen university in Taiwan.  Each applicant is expected to visit the website of the program offered by the university, provide all enrollment application documents, print them out and sign, and mail them to the university.  The university should receive the applicant’s enrollment application package before the deadline set by each program.

Please contact the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at 465.2421, if you have questions about the ICDF scholarship.  For further information, please click on the following link:http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2.

 

 

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