NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan


Likely February 2020

Annual Value

Approx.$4,000 CAD


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan provide graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. The primary goals of this program are to introduce students to science and engineering in Taiwan through a research laboratory environment, and to develop personal relationships that will improve their collaboration with their foreign counterparts in the future.

The program is co-sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan, with the assistance of the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in coordinating the orientation, arranging language courses, and in helping participants travel to individual universities or research institutes.

NSERC is committed to supporting young researchers and students in their pursuit of knowledge and expertise, by increasing their participation in international research endeavours. A total of 10 awards are available each year.



To be eligible to apply:

  • you must hold an active NSERC postgraduate scholarship (PGS), Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) or Vanier CGS; or
  • your academic supervisor must hold an active NSERC Discovery Grant, Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grant or Strategic Partnership Grant; and
  • you must be pursuing studies in natural sciences or engineering or both.

To remain eligible during the research study period abroad, you must:

  • be registered full-time in a graduate research studies program at a Canadian institution for the duration of your research study period in Taiwan;
  • take up the award in the same year as receiving the notice of award;
  • return to complete your degree at your Canadian institution;
  • agree to the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form.

For more information, please visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/Taiwan-Taiwan_eng.asp

Application Procedures

Interested students should contact schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca to obtain the application form and instructions.

The deadline to apply is February 1. If more than 10 applications are received, eligible applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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