Study subsidy scheme launched to promote ‘new southbound policy’

The Ministry of Education has launched a project to provide subsidies for young people to study in countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia for two months, to encourage them to participate in international activities, the ministry said Tuesday.

As the government is promoting its “new southbound policy” to strengthen exchanges with countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand, the project is aimed at encouraging Taiwanese young people to study in international organizations and non-government organizations in those countries, thereby enhancing the country’s visibility, according to the ministry’s Youth Development Administration.

The project is also designed to encourage young people to learn about the operations of such organizations elsewhere in the region so that they can provide suggestions to help similar organizations in Taiwan improve their operations, it said.

The deadline for applications for the subsidy scheme is Nov. 18 and citizens aged 18-30 are eligible to apply for the scheme that offers a living subsidy of up to NT$150,000 for each two-month course.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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