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New scholarship gives priority to children of Thai workers in Taiwan

2017/08/11 20:49:55

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Bangkok, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan has launched a new graduate scholarship program that gives priority to children of Thai nationals who have worked or are working in Taiwan, as well as those from disadvantaged families, the country's representative office in Thailand announced Friday.

Three openings per year are available starting this year, and applications will be accepted from September, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, which set up the scholarship in cooperation with the Chung Hwa Rotary Educational Foundation.

To be eligible, applicants must be students who are studying in a graduate program in Taiwan, the office said.

The scholarship amount is NT$160,000 (US$5,273) for doctorate students and NT$120,000 for master's degree students, it added.

It said the scholarship is aimed at promoting relations between Taiwan and Thailand and showing Taiwan's appreciation for Thai migrant workers' contributions to the nation's economic development.

(By Liu Te-chan and Y.F. Low)