All GIMBC students (PhD and MSc) are guaranteed full tuition waiver upon admission.
In addition to full tuition waiver, all GIMBC students are eligible to apply for monthly stipend scholarship so your living expense can be covered. There are several sources of such scholarship for international students: 1) Taipei Medical University, 2) Taiwan's governmental agencies, either from the Ministry of Education (MOE; for countries without diplomatic ties with Taiwan) or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA; for countries with diplomatic ties with Taiwan), 3) GIMBC scholarship, and 4) Fulbright scholarship (USA only).
All GIMBC applicants should apply for the TMU scholarship PLUS at least one external (e.g., governmental) scholarship, and then choose the one that is most beneficial to you (Note: external scholarships such as ones from MOE and MOFA have better stipend). For GIMBC scholarship, you do not need to do anything as you are automatically considered as long as your have applied for the abovementioned scholarships (and retain proof). The stipend amount and available slots of GIMBC scholarship is dependent on each year's available funding.
A brief introduction of the scholarships can be found below, and a more detailed description can be found on the TMU OGE website: https://oge.tmu.edu.tw/admission/fees-scholarships/#scholarships
TMU international students (does not include Chinese or Taiwanese citizens) may apply for scholarships as soon as they are admitted to GIMBC, using the same TMU online admission website. Therefore, if you haven't submitted your online admission application, please do that first. For scholarships, students' previous academic performance, extra-curricular activities, work experience, financial situation and other achievements will all be considered.
PhD students are eligible for Type A scholarship (tuition waiver plus a monthly allowance of NTD $16,000).
Master's students are eligible for either Type B (tuition waiver plus a monthly allowance of NTD $12,000).
Type C (full tuition waiver) scholarship is guaranteed for all students.
Students will begin receiving their scholarships upon enrollment and official registration at TMU (usually in October).
Taiwan's Governmental Scholarships
To apply, you should contact your local Taiwanese embassy formally known as Taipei Economic and Cultural Office) in your country: http://www.roc-taiwan.org/portalOfDiplomaticMission_en.html
The embassy personnel will talk to you and help you decide which governmental scholarships (MOE or MOFA) you should apply for. They will also tell you the deadlines for these scholarship applications (the deadlines differ between different agencies, and between different countries; therefore, it is very important to talk to your local embassy first!). If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the GIMBC secretary, Ms. Frannie Han ( frannie[at]tmu.edu.tw ), or Professor Philip Tseng ( philip[at]tmu.edu.tw ).
These scholarships are very valuable and strongly encouraged. For example, MOE scholarship pays $30,000 NTD per month for PhD students, and $20,000 per month for MSc students, which is better than TMU and GIMBC scholarship.
Please also note that, for some Taiwan governmental scholarships, the deadline might be earlier than TMU admission deadline (for 2020, it was March 15th, Taipei time). Therefore, it's good to start early on these scholarships and contact your local TECO offices early.
GIMBC departmental scholarship provides monthly stipend of $16,000 for PhD students and $12,000 for MSc students every month. Students who did not receive TMU or governmental scholarships will automatically be considered for GIMBC departmental scholarship. The GIMBC scholarship committee usually meets around May, after your results from other scholarships are out. During this time, please do update us on your scholarship status as soon as you have heard from other funding agencies.
GIMBC departmental scholarship is only reserved for students who have applied for both 1) TMU scholarship, and 2) at least one external scholarship (MOE, MOST, MOFA, or any of your country's scholarship opportunities such as Fulbright). If you did, but did not receive any of the fundings, then you are automatically eligible and considered for GIMBC scholarship (number of available slots varies every year, but tuition waiver is guaranteed for everyone). Please keep a copy of the proof (e.g., confirmation letter, confirmation screen shot...etc) of your scholarship application. You do not need to file an application for GIMBC scholarship - all admitted students are automatically considered.
Starting in 2020, citizens of the United States of America are also eligible for the Fulbright scholarship, which covers the awardee's tuition, living, and relocation expenses. Applicants need to apply for GIMBC admission and Fulbright scholarship separately, and Fulbright will ask the awardees for their admission letter later on. We also encourage all Fulbright applicants to apply for MOE and TMU scholarships mentioned above. To learn more about the Fulbright application, please visit the link below: