Language Study in Taiwan

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), a top-ranked comprehensive university based in Hsinchu, is offering full scholarships to students from select universities to study Chinese language in Taiwan.  The scholarship program, titled the Huayu Bilingual Exchange of Selected Talents—or simply Huayu BEST—provides opportunities for students to enhance their language proficiency and cultural understanding by attending 15 hours of formal language classes at NTHU each week while also participating in up to 3 hours of weekly service-learning activities, such as teaching English to local youths. 

Eligible students can apply for funding to cover study for one semester (4 months), two semesters (8 months) or a summer term (3 months).  Scholarships will be awarded in the form of monthly stipends of NT$25,000 (appx. $890 USD) that should be sufficient to cover tuition, room and board, required insurance and miscellaneous fees.  Duke students may also apply to an APSI Language Scholarship to help cover the cost of airfare, if needed. 

Further details can be found on the NTHU Office of Global Affairs webpage.  Duke students interested in applying should submit the following application form directly to best@my.nthu.edu.tw.  Applications for 2022 are due February 14, 2022. 

Duke students seeking to receive Duke credit for this program must submit a formal petition to the Global Education Office (GEO).  Details and the petition deadlines can be found on the GEO website.