National Chung Hsing University
Scholarship Regulations for Foreign Degree-seeking Students

 

     Passed in the 396th Executive Committee Meeting on Nov 18, 2015           
Amended by the 410th Executive Council Meeting (Articles 7 and 11) on Oct 18, 2017           
Amended by the 428th Executive Council Meeting (Article 11) on Nov 13, 2019           

 

Article 1

The scholarship for foreign degree-seeking students was established to help recruit outstanding students from overseas and to support foreign degree-seeking students studying at the University. Foreign degree-seeking students are those recruited based on National Chung Hsing University Foreign Students Admissions Regulations.

Article 2

The funding of the scholarship for foreign degree-seeking students is from the Top University Project and other funding from the Ministry of Education or donations for the University. The number of scholarships awarded is subject to adjustment, depending on the total number of international students as well as funds available for the current academic year.

Article 3

Application Period

  1. New students: Applications will be held upon applying for admissions.
  2. Current students: February to March every academic year. The exact date is to be announced by the Office of International Affairs on the website

Article 4

Qualifications

1. New students: All degree-seeking applicants applying through the admissions application process for international students.

2. Current students:

  • Undergraduate students: cumulative grade points must be at least 70.
  • Graduate students: cumulative grade points must be at least 80.
  • Applicants who postpone enrollment for a semester will be evaluated on their admission application documents.

Article 5

Required Documents

  1. New students: Application documents
     
  2. Current students:
  • Scholarship application form.
  • One copy of transcript (including ranking)
  • Academic performance evaluation form filled out and signed by applicant’s advisor, instructor, or department director.
  • Other supporting materials

Article 6

Scholarships

1. NCHU Scholarships are divided into two categories: monthly stipend and tuition waiver.

  • Monthly stipend: NT$10,000, NT$8,000 or NT$6,000 per month per applicant.
  • Tuition waiver: partial tuition waiver (the same amount as domestic students) or full tuition waiver. Insurance, accommodation, computer usage fee, and miscellaneous fee are not included in the tuition wavier.

2. The applicants can be awarded both the monthly stipend and the tuition waiver.

Article 7

Application and Review Procedures

1. New applicants need only choose the option in the admission application form to indicate that they wish to apply for the scholarship. Current degree-seeking students must fill in the application form of the University and provide required documents.

2. Applications will first be sent to the applicants’ departments for review, then the priority list of students will be sent to the respective colleges. The colleges will then submit the results of their approval process to the National Chung Hsing University Scholarship Review Committee after evaluation. Scholarship recipients will be announced after the President’s approval.

Article 8

Payment of  Scholarships

1. New students: The duration of scholarships is one academic year (September to July). After a scholarship recipient enrolls at the University, their scholarships will be deposited into the bank accounts of the recipients each month. The scholarship duration for recipients enrolled in the Spring semester is from March to July of that year.

2. Current Students: The duration of scholarships is one academic year (August to July), and scholarships will be deposited into the bank accounts of recipients each month. Applications are reviewed on an annual basis.

Article 9

Principles of Scholarships

1. Recipients cannot receive both the University scholarship and other foreign student scholarships offered by government agencies at the same time. Violators will be disqualified from receiving scholarships from the University. If scholarship recipients receive more than what is specified in the Regulations, recipients will have to return the surplus amount back to the University.

2. Scholarship recipients will be disqualified if they receive more than NT$15,000 per month (excluding this scholarship) from other scholarships in the same duration as this scholarship.

3. Recipients will be disqualified or charged a penalty of partial deduction of their scholarships if they seriously violate school regulations.

4. Recipients will be disqualified automatically if they graduate, drop out, take a leave of absence or transfer to other academic institutions.

5. Duration of scholarships: Scholarships will be suspended from the day recipients leave the country without prior approval. Scholarships will resume upon approval of the review committee.

Article 10

Scholarship Review Committee Composition

The Scholarship Review Committee is composed of the Dean of International Affairs, the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Research and Development Affairs, and the Deans of each College.

Article 11

Special Circumstances

1. If the school has signed an agreement with foreign partner universities, then scholarships will be decided based on the agreed-upon rules.

2. Project Scholarships will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and approved by the executive committee of the University.

3. English Programs Scholarships: funding is based on budget and access is limited to students of the program.

4. Outstanding students recommended by an institution designated by the university can present proof of high school graduation results in the top 20% of the class and a letter of recommendation from the principal of the university when applying for admission to the university. Such students can obtain reduction of or exemption from tuition and miscellaneous fees during their period of study (identical to the standards for domestic students).

5. Foreign students may apply for teaching awards. The amount of this award is NT$20,000 per semester, subject to adjustment for annual funding.

Article 12

The regulation will be put into effect once passed by the executive committee of the University. Later modifications will follow the same procedure.