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ROC offers Mandarin Scholarships to Gambians

Jul 7, 2010, 1:36 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The government of the Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC), through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs has offered Mandarin scholarships to Gambians who wish to study in Taiwan between six months to one year.

A news release issued from the Taiwanese embassy in Banjul revealed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan had this year established the MOFA Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship (MOFA HES) programme.

The scholarship aims to promote friendship between the peoples of Taiwan and her diplomatic allies, as well give the recipients a better understanding and appreciation of Taiwan's rich culture.

This unique opportunity which will allow young people from The Gambia and elsewhere in the world, to learn about Chinese language at no cost would be henceforth offered each year.

According to the release, the beneficiaries would receive tickets and a monthly stipend of over seven hundred dollars, provided that he or she scored at least 80 out of 100 percent in class grading.

People who wish to apply can contact the Taiwanese embassy in Bakau for application forms, which should be submitted to the embassy on or before July 19th 2010.

Degree seeking students in Taiwan are not illegible, as well as those who had once received an award from the Taiwan scholarship programme or any other scholarship offered by the Taiwanese government.