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Summer Program in Taiwan 2010 for Italian Graduate Students



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Summer Program in Taiwan 2010

for Italian Graduate Students






In order to promote a further collaboration with Italian Education and Research authorities, the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) intends to provide 5 Italian graduate students - PhD or Master students in science and social sciences and humanities - of first-hand research experience in Taiwan, an introduction to its science and technology policy infrastructure, and orientation to the culture and language.


The goals of the program are to introduce students to Taiwanese scientific and technological development in the context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future.



Program history


The Summer Program in Taiwan for Spanish Graduate Students would be based on the East Asia Summer Institutes (EASI) model, which is administered in the United States by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with co-sponsorship by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and sponsored in East Asia by Science Ministries in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. 


The first summer institute began in Japan in 1990, followed by Korea in 1995, Taiwan in 2000, and China in 2003. Canada has joined this program since 2007. Canada has joined this program since 2007.

National Science Council has agreed to offer scholarships for Italian students under this program. 5 Italian students participated in the program in 2008 and 2009. 


Content of the Program


NSC takes in charge Italian students living allowance, organizes visits and researches as well as Chinese language training during the orientation session. Students will receive a living allowance of 50,000 Taiwanese dollars for 2 months, of which 20% of taxes will be deducted (1 euro = NT$ 47.6 in September 2009).


NSC also contracts an university to implement the program. This university organizes visits as well as Chinese language training during the orientation session. Spanish side would be in charge of the candidate’s selection process.


The Italian student:


  • Should take in charge the round-trip air ticket between Italy and Taipei, as well as health insurance for the period of his staying in Taiwan.
  • Tries to find a research institute or asks assistance to the partnership university to find the research place if not having contacts to arrange housing.
  • Find housing or asks host institute to arrange housing
  • Gets a visa to Taiwan (from 37 euros to 74 euros depending on the type of visa).
  • Has to attend the Orientation Week from the first day and participates in organized activities.
  • Will be required to submit a brief final report (one page) to National Science Council


  - This program is only reserved for Italian students.
- The students must be Master level or Ph.D level enrolled in an Italian university.
- Priority will be given to candidates having made contact with Taiwanese hosts. Lists of Taiwanese universities as well as professors are available here.





The program will last 8 weeks, from June 28th to August 20th 2010.



Orientation and Research


During the first week, between June 28th and July 2nd 2010, an orientation session provides the participants an introduction to Chinese language, culture, research policy, and other activities. Seven weeks are then spent on research activities at the host institution.





Application form (doc) is available on our website. The application form will be sent back imperatively before February 15th, 2010 at the following addresse:

                 Service Sciences et Technologies
                 Bureau de Representation de Taipei en France
                 78, rue de l'Universite
                 75007 Paris, France
                 Email: fran01@nsc.gov.tw

Results will be announced by March 31, 2010.



For further information, please contact:


In France:

Mr. SUN Ko-Shu


Service Sciences et Technologies

Bureau de Representation de Taipei en France

78, rue de l’Universite

75007 Paris

Telephone :

Email : kssun1@nsc.gov.tw; nlauvergnier@nsc.gov.tw


In Italy:

Visa Service:

Ufficio di Rappresentanza di Taipei in Italia
Viale Liegi 17
00198 Roma
Tel: 06.9826.2800
Fax: 06.9826.2806
Opening hours:


In Taiwan:

Mr. Shen-da Fuh

Department of International Programs

National Science Council

106, section 2, Hoping East Road


Taiwan, R.O.C

Tel: 886-2-2737-7810

Fax: 886-2-2737-7607

Email: sdfuh@nsc.gov.tw



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