Huayu Scholarship 2021-2022 Visa

I might be getting a bit ahead of myself here, but it seems that the restrictions on language students specifically for those coming through the HES program/MOE have been lifted.

(Updated on 3/15) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak


Beginning March 1, 2021, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms. However, the entry of foreign students will still be based on regulations of the Ministry of Education. (Please note that currently only students in formal degree programs in Taiwan and recipients of the MOFA Taiwan Scholarship attending the Mandarin Language Enrichment Program may enter the country.)

What do y’all think? I’ve currently put all of my eggs in one basket in terms of the Huayu scholarship and I desperately want to return to Taiwan so I’ve been grasping at any kind of clarity in the visa process and the scholarship application process itself. Let me know if anyone else is in a similar boat! :two_hearts:

Just as a reminder

MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship and MOFA Taiwan Scholarship are different programs.

Ahhhh I didn’t realize that MOFA had a LEP program so thanks for the reminder ^^ I thought it might have been a bad translation of MOFA Taiwan Scholarship and MOE Mandarin Language Enrichment :frowning:

I’m aware that they’re different, but I hope that it’s a good sign for the Huayu Scholarship as well! I’ll stay positive. c:

It seems that MOE scholarship holders wishing to study Mandarin in Taiwan are finally permitted to enter the country. It’s about time!

According to this Focus Taiwan report, “students who are recipients of two types of Mandarin learning scholarships offered by the MOE will be allowed entry” effective immediately—with the usual negative PCR test result and the usual quarantine requirements to be followed.