PhD Scholarship Programme with the Ministry of Education Taiwan

In August 2017, EPFL and the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) signed an agreement on a PhD Scholarship Programme to jointly select and fund EPFL PhD candidates from Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (funding: 50-50, for a maximum of 4 years). Only 5 scholarships are available per year for new Taiwanese students.

In this way, the Ministry of Education would like to support students form Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu of outstanding talent to undertake PhD studies at the EPFL.

Further information is available:

The scholarship programme started on September 1, 2018 and was renewed in 2022 for five years (ending: August 2027).

Applicants must apply to the Ministry of Education Taiwan (MoE) before the scholarship application deadline stated in the scholarship announcement that is issued by the MoE.

02.10.2023: The co-funded scholarship application process for the 2024 academic year is now open, Taiwanese students can apply for the selection.

The MoE will initially select candidates who are eligible to receive a scholarship, and by February 1 each year, the MoE will inform these candidates that they should apply to the EPFL in accordance with its standard entry procedures and related regulations by February 1.

Each admissible candidate will look for a suitable thesis Director. If a thesis Director is found by the beginning of April, the candidate will be eligible to receive a scholarship.

The successful candidates normally start their 4-year PhD studies before September 1 of the same year.