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Funding your Junior Year Abroad

Junior Year Abroad is a unique feature in our curriculum. However, we are aware of, and sensitive to, the financial challenges and constraints facing some students. Therefore, we actively encourage and help students obtain a wide range of scholarships, so that they can allay financial anxieties relating to their studies and able to enjoy more extra-curricular activities while abroad. About 15% of our students received TKU exchange studentship and went abroad as TKU exchange students. In addition, we also help students apply for smaller grants from the Ministry of Education, hoping to find different resources to fund their Junior Year Abroad studies. 
Taiwanese students in this department should join the program in their junior year, and the length of their overseas study should exceed 30 weeks. Non-Taiwanese students can choose not to go abroad, in which case such a request should be applied for in writing. Only after the application is approved by the International Exchange Committee can the applicants continue their junior year on Lanyang Campus.
How to become an exchange student of Tamkang University?
Sophomore students whose average academic grades are 75 and above.
Required documents:
Application Form
CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Motivation Letter
Official transcript
Certificate of Enrollment
Recommendation letters
Proof of English proficiency test results
Selection process
Once the candidates submit their completed application to the department and receive departmental endorsement, they will be invited to a university-wide face-to-face interview held by the Tamkang University. Candidates whose interview grades fall below 70 will not be considered for the scholarship.
Number of ELC students receiving TKU exchange studentship
Year Abroad 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Exchange studentship winners 4 3 7 8 5 0 7 9


Other TKU scholarships

In addition to funding your Junior Year Abroad, TKU offers a range of general scholarships for academically outstanding students as well as part-time employment opportunities.
MORE TKU scholarship information can be found on
Information about student loans 

Scholarships for International students

1. International Students can apply for “ TKU Entrance Scholarships for Outstanding Overseas Students”. For the scholarships guideline, please visit the website of TKU Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs.

2. The Ministry of Education offers scholarships to encourage international students attending local universities and/or their international Chinese language programs. Applicants shall enroll for one semester to apply the Tamkang university scholarships. Other regulations and information please see the website of Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (OICSA).

3. International Students can apply for the Taiwan scholarship, which is granted by the government, through Taiwan overseas missions. For further information, please visit or