Types of Subsidized EMI Courses (To apply click here)
1. Foundation and Liberal Education Courses
Foundation Courses: Service-oriented foundational courses (such as calculus, general biology, general physics, general pyschology, sociology, microeconomics, macroeconomics,etc.)
Liberal Education Courses: General liberal education courses approved by the Center for General Education.
2. Module Courses
To qualify as a module, integrate at least three graduate-level (or degree program) related courses, taught by two or more teachers, exploring a specific topic or field. The courses within the module then apply for the subsidy together.
3. Specialization Program Courses
Courses within a Specialization Program approved by Office of Academic Affairs. (Specialization Program FAQs)
4. Required Courses
Required courses within departments and institutes (not including common required courses and liberal education courses).
Sources of Funding
The Program for Bilingual Eduation for Students in College (BEST)
1. New Courses (EMI courses applying for this subsidy for the first time): 50,000NTD/course Course
Subsidy and up to an additional 20,000NTD Teaching Materials Subsidy (reimbursed with
2. Continuing Courses: 30,000NTD/course Course Subsidy
3. If the actual student enrollment in the course exceeds 80 students, the Course Subsidy will be
increased by 1.5 times.
Note: Starting in the 2022/2023 academic year, the maximum subsidy one faculty member can receive per semester is NTD 80,000 in total, including the course subsidy and teaching materials subsidy.
Specialization Programs: An additional subsidy of 100,000NTD may be granted to the relevant department if all the courses with an approved Specialization Program convert to EMI. There is no time limit to receive this subsidy, and the department must fill out the relevant form and pass the review.
Application Timeline (Based on the actual announcement)
1.Fall Semester Courses
(1)Application Period: the middle of June through the end of July
(2)Results: Announced by the middle of October
2.Spring Semester Courses
(1)Application period: the end of November through the end of December
(2)Results: Announced by early February (the following year)
Table Overview of Subsidies for EMI Courses
Principles of Review
1.Course Credits: If the course does not offer at least 2 credits, the subsidy amount will be 50% of the above amounts. 2.The actual student enrollment must meet the below criteria to qualify for the subsidy:(1)Undergraduate-level course: at least 20 enrolled students in principle.
(2)Upper Level Course (courses with a "U" in their course ID code): at least 15 enrolled students in principle.
(3)Master-level course: at least 10 enrolled students in principle.
(4)Doctorate-level course: at least 5 enrolled students in principle.
3.Except for new English taught courses, previous student enrollment, course evaluations from the previous three times course evaluations will be taken into consideration. Courses with well evaluation scores and an evaluation response rate greater than 25% will be given priority to receive the subsidy.
4.Starting from the 2022/23 Academic Year, departments/graduate institutes/degree Programs who have received other subsidies that promote EMI courses (such as the Master of Public Health Program, BA in Civil Engineering, International College programs, and the Graduate School of Advanced Technology)may not apply for the Subsidies, unless approved by the Office of International Affairs.
Application for English Medium Instruction Teaching Assistant (EMI TA) Subsidy
1.When applying for this subsidy for undergraduate and upper level courses, you can
apply for the EMI TA Subsidy at the same time.
2.For General Courses, please apply through the Center for General Education. For Foundation Courses, please apply through the Office of Academic Affairs, and for other courses please apply through the Office of International Affairs.
Application for Postdoctoral Fellow as Course Lecturer Subsidy
If you need a postdoctoral fellow to assist you in lecturing, you can apply for a subdidy for them when you apply for the EMI Subsidy.