Ming Chuan University Procedures of Awarding Scholarships for International Students
Revised and passed at the 116th Expanded Administrative Council Meeting (Meeting 8, 2012-13 Academic Year)
Revised and passed at the 98th Expanded Administrative Council Meeting (Meeting 5, 2010-11 Academic Year)
Article 1. Basis for Procedure
To encourage international students to study at Ming Chuan University (MCU), this procedure is promulgated in accordance with “Scholarships for International Students” regulations of the Ministry of Education (MOE), ROC.
Article 2. Applicant Qualifications
Full-time international students (including those currently on exchange and dual degree programs in sister schools abroad, not including extended study period students), who have enrolled at MCU and completed one semester of study, achieving both outstanding conduct and academic grade average in the previous semester as shown below, are eligible to apply for the International Student Scholarship (herein referred to as the scholarship).
a. Undergraduate: Taking more than nine credits each semester, with academic grade average over 85 in the previous semester.
b. Graduate: Taking more than four credits each semester, with academic grade average over 85 in the previous semester.
The outstanding conduct mentioned above is defined as applicants must achieve a conduct grade of 84 or higher with no poor conduct recorded in the previous semester.
The applicants, currently on exchange and dual degree programs in sister schools abroad, who are thus not able to submit conduct grades, are required to submit two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, signed by the referee across the envelop flap.
Applicants who already have been awarded a “Special Scholarship” from the MOE or other government entities, or full scholarships from non-governmental organizations, cannot apply for this scholarship.
Article 3. Scholarship Awards
a. The scholarship fund for international students each academic semester equals to half of the total budget amount of” Scholarships for International Students” from the MOE per academic year.
b. The individual qualified applicants will be awarded, on a semester basis, the amount of summing up the following two items:
(1) 20% of the total amount of the scholarship fund available each semester will be equally divided by the number of qualified applicants and then awarded to those individuals.
(2) In order to encourage outstanding students, the other 80% of the total amount of the scholarship will be distributed, by weighted allocation, to qualified applicants based on their academic grade averages ranging from highest to lowest.
c. In order to encourage international students to study in a doctoral program at MCU, all applicants who meet the criteria of Article 3.b. herein will receive a full scholarship covering tuition fee and campus dormitory fee.
d. In order to encourage international students to participate in competitions and strive for MCU honor, the university has established scholarships for outstanding athletes. Students who meet the criteria of Article 3.b. herein may receive full tuition scholarships upon recommendation by the Office of Physical Education.
e. Regarding Article 3. b., the amount of scholarship awarded is based on applicants’ academic grade averages ranging from highest to lowest. In case of identical academic grade averages, applicants will be ordered by conduct grades and, following that, from higher number of credits to lower number of credits earned in that semester.
Article 4. Duration of the scholarship
a. 2nd Semester scholarships are dispersed January to June, and 1st semester scholarships from July to December. Adjustments in scholarship amount are made in June.
b. Awardees will cease to receive scholarships upon graduation from, suspension from, or dropping out of the university. In the case of such a situation, the International Education and Exchange Division selects other candidates to fill in the scholarship slots according to the applicants’ academic grades.
Article 5. Application Deadline
The deadline for application follows the announced date after a new semester starts, and students must adhere to the deadline to submit all documents to International Education and Exchange Division.
Article 6. Means of Application
Applicants must submit their application through the Student Information System during the application period.
Article 7. Details of Application Procedure
a. Applicants should follow the procedures in these regulations and submit an application to International Education and Exchange Division.
b. Late application documents will not be accepted, nor will uploaded documents that do not adhere to the procedure.
Article 8. International Education and Exchange Division will report each scholarship recipient’s information to the MOE in December of each year.
Article 9. Upon being passed at the Administrative Council Meeting and approved by the president, these procedures were implemented. Any revision must follow the same procedure.
Article 10. This procedure is effective beginning from February 2007.
**In the event of any inconsistency or discrepancy between the Chinese and other language versions of this document, the Chinese version shall prevail. **