First and foremost, I am a Filipino National whose Father is a Taiwanese National (at my birth), and Mother is a Filipino National. I grew up in the Philippines and holds and uses Filipino Passport for my international travels. Currently, my Father has his Household Registration in Taiwan.
Next, I am aspiring to obtain a Master’s degree and subsequently learn Mandarin in Taiwan. With that in mind, I am also planning to apply for the MOE scholarship.
Under Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions Article IV section (ii.1), R.O.C. Nationals are ineligible to apply for the scholarship. Furthermore, under Taiwan’s Nationality Act Article 2, I think that with this act the state recognizes me as an R.O.C. National by default (whether I’m an NWOHR or not).
I would be really glad if someone can help me with the following questions:
- Does Taiwan’s Nationality act work that way? that I am an R.O.C. National through my father’s Nationality.
a. If yes, does it mean I cannot apply for scholarships aimed for aspiring international students in Taiwan?
b. If not, means I am eligible for the scholarship, does pursuing for an R.O.C. nationality through NWOHR + TARC after I graduated Masters through Taiwan’s Scholarship, would be a violation as described in Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions Article 14 Section (i.9)? and if not, does it make a difference if I apply for an R.O.C. Passport before I start the degree?
Other information that might be helpful;
I was an exchange student at Taiwan for a year, during my stay there, I never in any way identify myself as Taiwanese in documents needed for Visas, Insurance, and alike. I always identified myself as a Filipino