Taiwan/Republic of China-PIF scholarship scheme 2012

Representative of Taiwan/ROC to Fiji, Mr Ming Chang(left) presents the cheque for US$500,000 to

Mr Feleti Teo, Acting Secretary General of the Forum Secretariat

The Taiwan/Republic of China today handed over US$500,000 to support continuing scholarships under the Taiwan/Republic of China-Pacific Islands Forum Scholarship Scheme.

The scholarship scheme, which was established in 2000, is currently managed by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Scholarships are available to citizens of Forum Island Countries and are available for full or part-time studies. Following the completion of studies, recipients are required to return to their home country to work.

Recipients are based at local and regional universities and colleges; and are pursuing studies in commerce, medicine, carpentry, engineering, marine science/affairs, information systems and agriculture. The fields of study are determined and prioritized by member countries.

The Secretariat will be advertising the 2012 Taiwan/ROC-PIF Scholarships shortly.

ENDS.

For more information contact, Mr Alfred Schuster, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Development Cooperation Adviser on phone 679 331 2600/3220295 or email: alfreds@forumsec.org.fj