Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) The Ministry of Education (MOE) called on young people Wednesday to apply for subsidies to study in Southeast Asian countries, saying that applications for the scheme have started and will last until April 30.
The subsidy scheme was launched in support of the government's promotion of its New Southbound Policy to strengthen exchanges with countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand, the ministry said.
It is aimed at encouraging Taiwanese young people to study in international organizations and non-government organizations in those countries, according to the ministry.
The deadline for applications for the latest phase of the subsidy scheme is April 30 and citizens aged 18-30 are eligible to apply for the scheme, which offers a living subsidy of up to NT$150,000 (US$4,825) for each two-month course between July and November, according to the ministry.
Further information is available on the ministry's Youth Department Administration website at http://www.yda.gov.tw/
(By Chen Chih-chung and Evelyn Kao)