Milkybar_Kid wrote:One of my ambitions in life is to complete a masters degree. I would like to do this in Taiwan following a normal course - ie enrol in a local grad programme which is taught in Chinese.
I don't want to enroll in one of those BS English taught programmes which are created especially for foreigners. I am planning this for in a few years time when I have a better understanding of Chinese.
I have done a search on here and read a few random posts by people who have completed such courses but I would like to know more.
My wife says that I will have the following problems;
1) passing the entrance exam
2) completing the course examinations which all have to be hand written (i can tpe Chinese however I can't write by hand)
I also don't know if I can get a scholarship for this course.
Is anyone currently completing such a course?
Icon wrote:Scholarships for a whole Chinese program, no problem, since you are a foreigner..
Icon wrote:Well, NCCU is the second most coveted university, for locals, after NTU, and with the oldest English taught programs, so getting a scholarship is hard, even getting in is hard. NTNU is also among the top. Disclaimer: I paid my way.
Furthermore, universities do not have a lot of scholarships to give. There are many options before that: MOFA, MOE, ICDF, etc. before you go directly to the university. Normally, you apply at your country, and at that point, they do not know if you will even get in the university of your choice, let alone any university. So, that is why I said that there was no specific problem of getting a scholarship if the OP wanted a whole Chinese program, since that is not the question at that point. His experience and relevant plan, as you have stated, should be more important. nevertheless, as your case points out, scholarships are not there like low lying mangos for the take, especially for the really coveted tier universities. I bet as time goes by, even getting in will get trickier.
But yeah, NCCU should give out more scholarships with all the money it has gotten over the years, but government funding for universities is also stretched thin.
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