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Northern Stream of Nanyang Talents - Taipei City ICT Southern Diamond Talent Convergence Plan

Northern Stream of Nanyang Talents - Taipei City

ICT Southern Diamond Talent Convergence Plan

Scholarship Implementation Plan that Attracts Outstanding Foreign

Students to Study and Work in Taiwan

Nov. 22nd 2017 revised


I. Origin

     To promote city culture tourisms and educational promotion exchanges, a team led by the mayor

has visited the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) on March 31, 2017 to conduct exchanges and

reach an academic cooperation and student exchange consensus.  The Department of Education,

Taipei City Government has invited the central authorities, Taipei Computer Association (TCA),

the relevant offices of the Taipei City Government, and six northern universities to explore

the industry cooperation, internship media and other personnel recruitments plans for Taiwan.

     The project initially uses the TCA as the internship employment platform.

Six universities: University of Taipei, National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University,

National Chiao Tung University,  National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and

National Taipei University of Technology have jointly participated for their departments to conduct

enrollment and use the TCA platform to provide work and study opportunities and job-matches.

     The government shall provide full tuition and accommodation subsidies for these students and

help with their visa-related matters.  The project is set to start in Feb. 2018.


II. Plan Objectives

     (I)  Develop the city's high-quality higher education industry and ICT professional personnel training.  

           The goal is to use the rich higher-education resources of Taipei to attract outstanding young students

           from Malaysia and India to obtain master degrees in Taiwan; promote the higher education resources,

           competitiveness and internationalization of Taipei; and keep these talents in Taiwan's ICT industry

           services as the critical manpower for the industry, timely connect to the south-bound national industries,

           and help our industries to expand their reach.


     (II)  Expand the Bilateral Student Exchanges and Enhance the International Quality of the Students in this City

            The outstanding Indian and Malaysian students obtaining their master's degrees in Taiwan can interact with

            the local students to share different and innovative ideas and concepts; encourage the local students to learn

            different languages and cultures; and inspire the local students to take on in-depth experiences,

            entrepreneurship, and expand the market and economic strength of Taiwan to the Southeast and

            Southern Asia.


     (III)  Expand the Bilateral Education Cooperation Platform

             The Taiwan Connection plan is organized by the New South-bound  National Talent Cultivation Team to

             promote bilateral institution alliances between Taipei City and higher education institutions.


III. Contents and Emphasis of the Project


     (I)   Course period: recruit twice a year according to the semester schedule starting February 2018.

     (II)  Participating schools and departments: ICT and institutional design related master and doctoral

            classes from the National Taiwan University, National Chiao Tung University, National Tsing Hua

            University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, 

            and University of Taipei.  The ICT and institutional design related departments of the various schools

            are listed in the table in Attachment 1.


     (III) Enrollment: Each school is used as the unit. 40 students each academic year per school for a total

            of 240 ICT  and institutional design related department master or doctoral students in six schools

            (schools may adopt the semester enrollment method and set the number of students enrolled,

            but shall not exceed 40 students per year).


     (IV)  Enrollment subjects (scholarships are available for students with the following qualifications).

1. Indian, Malaysian, or overseas Chinese students.

2. Domestic and foreign universities and master degrees recognized by the provisions of the 

    Ministry of Education.

3. Students with excellent academic performance and good character.

4. Applicable to new students starting February 2018.


     (V)  Enrollment procedures: Enrollment shall be conducted by the various schools according to

            their procedures.

            The departments shall formulate their enrollment brochures, which shall specify student qualifications,

            the documents required, the review procedures, announcements and admission dates, etc.


     (VI)  Subsidy Program

1.    Taipei City Government

(1) Tuition fees: The tuition and sundry subsidy awarded to each student shall be within NT$80 thousand

      per academic year. If the government has already provided NT$80 thousand in subsidy, any insufficient

      part shall be paid for by the student to his/her school. Sundry subsidy shall not include agency collection

      or handling, thesis guidance, insurance,accommodation, Internet or other relevant fees that shall be paid

      for by the students.

      The maximum scholarship periods are two years for master classes, four years for doctoral classes,

      but the total scholarship receiving period for each student shall not exceed a cumulative period of five years.

(2)  Accommodation allowanceThe government will provide NT$3000 per month per person, and priority

      shall be given to school dormitories.


2.  The Outsourcing Unit of Taipei City Government: Match the internship opportunities before graduation,

     including the internship allowances. After graduation, the Outsourcing Unit shall assist in matching

     students with employment opportunities and provide career consultation, but the matching service

     provides no guarantee of success.

3.  Private enterprises: This project is initially supported by 12 enterprises: Pegatron, Compal, Delta,

     HTC, Asus, Inventec, Elitegroup, Quanta, Advantech, Wistron, Tatung, and MiTAC.

     These corporations shall provide the internship and job opportunities to the students.


    (VII)   Obligations of the Scholarship Receiving Students

     1.  Students are required to maintain their student status, or the subsidy shall immediately cease

          during suspension, transfer, or expulsion. Said subsidy qualification may be restored within six

          months after  resumption of school.

     2.  Abide by the national laws and school rules (such as academic rules and attendance standards, etc.).

          In case of major violations, the government and school shall immediately terminate the subsidy and

          request for the return of the subsidy already issued.

     3.  Obtain the degree designated during enrollment within the academic schedule established by

          each school.

     4.  Obtain the work visa in Taiwan after graduation and work in the relevant industry for at least two years

          within 3 years from graduation. It’s not required for students to participate in the matching service

          provided by the Outsourcing Unit; students can seek ICT related jobs by themselves in Taiwan.

     5.  Other obligations shall be established in “Undertaking for Scholarship that Attracts Outstanding Foreign

          Students to Study and Work in Taiwan.” Schools can establish supplementary explanations to describe

          unsettled affairs.

     6.  If the violation of the above mentioned obligations is attributable to the student, while the student is

          in school, the school shall recover the subsidy amount already issued and return it back to

          the government. After graduation, the Outsourcing Unit shall recover the subsidy amount already

          issued and return it back to the government.


Attachement I.  Plan & Agreement

Attachement II. Table of ICT 


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