Last year, there were 16 scholarship awardees. (iWN photo)

The Taiwan embassy in Kingstown will hold a number of events to promote its 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Porgrammes.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies (DASGS) at Villa: Wednesday, Feb. 1 at noon
  • Division of Technical and Vocational Education (DTVE) at Arnos Vale: Feb. 8 at noon
  • The University of West Indies, Open Campus: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Vincentians who are interested in applying for the Taiwan Scholarship Programmes, namely MOFA Taiwan Scholarship and TaiwanICDF Scholarship, are highly recommended to attend these presentations, the embassy said.

The embassy will make an introduction of the scholarship programmes, including their respective qualifications requirements and application procedures.

Members of the SVG Taiwan Scholar Alumni Association will be present to share their experiences of studying and living in Taiwan. Special guests also include two Project Managers from the Taiwan Technical Missions in SVG. They will brief on degree programmes in the area of agriculture and ICT in Taiwan.

The Taiwan Scholarship Programmes were launched in 2004 to encourage outstanding Vincentians to pursue higher education in Taiwan. It is also to improve cultural and people to people exchanges between Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In addition to undergraduate (4 years), master (2 years) and doctoral (4 years) programmes, the Taiwan Scholarship Programmes also offer a four-year postgraduate programme for medicine specially designed for international students.

More than 110 Vincentians have been awarded the scholarships since their inception.

Last year, there were 16 scholarship awardees.

The deadline is March 17 for TaiwanICDF Scholarship and March 31 for MOFA Taiwan Scholarship.