Taiwan offers 24 international scholarships for Belizean students

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Belize-Coat-of-ArmsThe Republic of China (Taiwan) is offering the opportunity for 24 Belizeans to study abroad. The opportunity offered by Taiwan is a goodwill gesture to the nation and its people as part of the diplomatic relationship that exists among the two countries.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) is a thriving nation experiencing rapid economic growth and industrialization. On October 13, 1989, Belize and Taiwan established a diplomatic relationship, and the Taiwanese Embassy has been present in the country of Belize since October 25, 1989. Since the embassy was erected Taiwanese government has taken the initiative to aid Belize in it development to meet world standards. One of the few ways that Taiwan has shown its support is by granting student in Belize scholarship to further both graduate and undergraduate studies at universities in Taiwan.

Current Ambassador of Taiwan in Belize is H.E. David C. K. Wu shared his country’s intent to offer a total of 24 scholarships this year. The areas of study vary from nursing to business administration. These scholarships are given under the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) of Taiwan. The scholarships are for enrollment starting in September, 2013. Persons that receive any of the scholarships available are entitled to a round trip airfare, housing, tuition fees, credit fees, insurance, textbook costs, and a monthly allowance. Studies abroad can last from two to four years, depending on the program. Only Belizean citizens can qualify for the scholarship program.

For more information, interested person can visit www.taiwanembassy.org or contact Mr. John Chang, Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), phone number 227-8744 or 223-1862 or e-mail at embroc@btl.net. Deadline of submission is no later than March 15, 2013.

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