本獎學金開放高等教育國際合作基金會116所捐贈校薦送學生申請，每校僅得薦送一名學生。第一階段總計共有46名學生提出申請，由各校進行校內初選後，共18校(國立11校、私立6校、技職1校)薦送學生爭取獎學金名額，最後由本獎學金委員會選出10名優秀學生，每位學生可獲得新台幣15萬元之獎學金補助，將於今年9月前往法國、美國、荷蘭、捷克、比利時等國進行交換。本獎學金申請條件為：托福iBT須達到75分或以上，並於104學年度前往TOEFL Destination Directory上所列出之院校進行交換之學生。評選標準包括考量申請者學業整體表現、課外活動、人生規劃、出國動機等。
An Inaugural Cooperation between FICHET and ETS
“2015 TOEFL-FICHET Scholarship” was an inaugural cooperation program between the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET) and Educational Testing Service (ETS). The scholarship is funded by ETS while the selection and screening affairs were administered by FICHET. From collaboration negotiation, winners selection and announcement, the two institutions took 8 months to complete the process.
Each Scholarship Winner is Awarded NTD150,000
“2015 TOEFL-FICHET Scholarship” is open to 116 member universities of FICHET and each university can only recommend one outstanding applicant to compete for the scholarship. There were 46 applicants in total to make applications in the first stage and only 18 applicants (national universities: 11 applicants, private universities: 6 applicants, technology &vocational universities: 1 applicant) were selected to enter the final competition. In the end, ten winners were selected by the scholarship committee and each recipient is awarded NTD 150,000. These outstanding students will begin their international studies as exchange students in France, America, Netherland, Czech Republic, and Belgium this September. The criteria of scholarship application include: (1) iBT 75 or above and (2) study institutions listed in the TOEFL Destination Directory. In addition, applicants’ overall academic performance, extracurricular activities, future life planning and motivation for studying abroad are all essential evaluation criteria for the committee to deliberate the final winners.
The “TOEFL Program” is established by ETS and it administers various scholarship, education and community programs to ensure students around the world to achieve academic goals through these programs. FICHET and ETS also hope to offer more educational support and opportunities to Taiwanese students and broaden their international horizons through the scholarship program.