On 11th September, 2014, Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo and Madame Seleta Kapua Taupo attended a luncheon sponsored by the TaiwanICDF in honor of newly arrived students who had been awarded the TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship. Ambassador and Madame Taupo were seated with Kiribati Ambassador Teekoa Iuta to welcome this year’s scholarship recipient from Tuvalu, Ms. Vae Salesa, as well as three new students from Kiribati.
As a part of the TaiwanICDF Scholarship Program, Ms. Salesa will be enrolled in the Department of Environmental Biology and Fisheries Science at National Taiwan Ocean University in Keelung, during which time the TaiwanICDF will pay for her housing, tuition, insurance, and textbook fees while also providing her with a modest monthly stipend. The TaiwanICDF offers scholarships for 30 all-English and 3 mixed English and Chinese programs (including 2 PhD programs, 19 Master’s programs, and 12 undergraduate programs) at 21 educational institutions in Taiwan. For detailed information on the TaiwanICDF Scholarship and application regulations, see the TaiwanICDF website at http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2.