Taiwan Courses and Teaching

NorITS teaching and research is underpinned by formal relationships with academic partners and embedded in global academic and policy networks through the activities and research of UCLan’s academic staff.

At UCLan, students study Taiwan at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. Furthermore, all students are entitled to apply for travel bursaries and to use the various language learning media and resources available via the university’s Worldwise Learning Centre.

In the second year of the Undergraduate programme, students can opt to take the Taiwan in the Asia Pacific Module. The top five students based on the assessment have the chance to go to Taiwan as part of the Travelling Seminar.

Recommended Language Learning Materials:

新版實用視聽華語 (Patricidal Audio-Visual Chinese)

生活華語聽力與口語教材 (Far East Everyday Chinese – Task-based Listening & Speaking)

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 For full information on the undergraduate courses in Asia Pacific Studies at UCLan, please use our Course Search.

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Visit our Asia Pacific Studies MA page for full information.

For PhD in Taiwan Studies, please contact Dr Lara Momesso for further inquiries.

We are currently recruiting prospect PhD candidates who will be involved in our policy research projects. For example:

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  • The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation offers a range of scholarships including Research Grants, PhD Dissertation Fellowships, and Post Doctoral Fellowships
  • The Taiwan Fellowship established The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan aims to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies in Taiwan
  • The Center for Chinese Studies at the National Central Library in Taipei offers scholarships for PhD and Post-Doctoral Researchers carrying out Chinese studies research in Taiwan
  • The National Taiwan Library in Taipei offers a Taiwan Study Research Grants for three to six months in the field of Taiwan Studies
  • The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship by BACS for further information contact Dr Xiaoning Lu, co-ordinator for the BACS-Taiwan Scholarship programme, at bacs.huayuscholarship@gmail.com
  • Details of the Taiwan Scholarship are also available on the TRO website, although potential applicants need to contact Olivia Saunders at olivia.saunders@mofa.gov.tw to request an application form
  • Academia Sinica in Taiwan offers postdoctoral fellowships for researchers
  • The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan offers doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for research projects related to Taiwanese politics, society, law, economics or cross-strait relations
  • The British Academy, in cooperation with the National Science Council and Academia Sinica in Taiwan, offers research grants for joint projects between British and Taiwanese Scholars
  • Mobility Grant for Doctoral Research on Contemporary China - The scholarship comprises a monthly stipend of 1625 Euros, round-trip air travel from one of the member countries of the European Union to Hong Kong, China or Taiwan and possibly a repatriation insurance 
  • Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS): The Republic of China (ROC) government has been incorporated into the UK’s Youth Mobility Scheme. The primary focus of the scheme is holiday visits, but participants may supplement their funds and experience a foreign culture through incidental employment.
  • Postgraduate Research Grant for the Study of the Tainan Region, 2018. This grant aims to encourage M.A. and Ph.D. candidates to pursue their humanities or social sciences studies on the Tainan area. The inclusive purpose of the grant is to nourish interest in the Tainan region, to enhance knowledge about its past and present, and to open up to other localities and countries.
  • The European Association of Taiwan Studies offers a range of small grants for young scholars in the field of Taiwan Studies, such as the Small Research Grant, Young Scholar Award, Library Research Grant, Taiwan Studies Dissertation Grant
  • The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy offers a series of grants in the form of research fellowships for project on Taiwan and democracy

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