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Taiwan aiding Ukrainian students with scholarships

National academy, universities have rolled out scholarships for Ukrainians

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A dog peers over a large Ukrainian flag during a protest against Russia's war in Ukraine, in front of the Russian embassy in Bucharest, Romania, S...

A dog peers over a large Ukrainian flag during a protest against Russia's war in Ukraine, in front of the Russian embassy in Bucharest, Romania, S... (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainian students and scholars are arriving in Taiwan to continue their studies and research as part of a nationwide drive to help those suffering in the war-afflicted country.

Taiwan's national academy Academia Sinica joined hands with the Ministry of Science and Technology in launching a scholarship program on March 16 for Ukrainian undergraduates, graduate and doctoral students, and academic researchers. They will be studying or doing research on a short-term basis at Taiwanese universities and research institutions.

A total of 165 students and 42 academics had applied as of Saturday (April 16). Three of the 12 successful applicants arrived Sunday (April 17), and the rest are expected by the end of May, Academia Sinica said in a Facebook post.

The grant, which covers flights, accommodation, and a monthly allowance, allows individuals studying in various disciplines to live in the country. The monthly payment for those enrolled ranges from NT$15,000 (US$513) for undergraduates to NT$66,950 for scholars with a doctorate.

Participants hail from backgrounds in renewable energy engineering, medicine, Chinese linguistics, education, and other fields. While all the slots have been filled, Ukrainians interested in taking up studies in Taiwan can still visit this platform for information on other scholarships.

Separately, Tunghai University, Tzu Chi University, and the National Taipei University Alumni Association have rolled out similar initiatives for Ukranian students, per the Liberty Times. Tunghai University in Taichung has granted 18 students a full scholarship, which will finance four years of study that includes assistance with learning Mandarin.