Subsidy for EMI Courses


Directives for the Implementation of Subsidies for Teaching in English


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 approved by Office of Academic Affairs (not including common required courses and liberal education courses).


Sources of Funding

The Program for Bilingual Eduation for Students in College (BEST)


Subsidy Amounts

1. New Course (EMI courses applying for this subsidy for the first time): NTD 50,000 Course Subsidy and up to an additional NTD 20,000 Teaching Materials Subsidy (distributed through reimbursement).

2. Continuing Course: NTD 30,000 Course Subsidy

3. If the actual student enrollment in the course exceeds 80 students, the Course Subsidy will be

    increased by 50%.

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.

4. If the course has co-instructors, the subsidy should be divided to each full-time faculty member according to their proportion of teaching in principle.

5. Successful applicants of the 2023/2024 Subsidy will first receive one half of the monetary support. Upon participation in the CBE’s validated activities, the applicants will receive the remaining half of the monetary support.


CBE’s validated activities

a. All teachers (including first-time subsidy recipients) who receive the subsidy must fill out the "Evaluations of your EMI Course Survey" conducted by CBE. 

b. First-time subsidy recipients (including recipients who completed CBE’s courses before but never receive the EMI subsidy) are required to complete 1 in-person course and 1 online course offered by CBE before the end of the current semester.


For more information, please visit Should you have any questions, please contact Michelle Peng at CBE(02)3366-7970 #211


Additional Subsidy

1. Specialization Programs: An additional subsidy of NTD 100,000 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 end 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, 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.  (module courses are not eligible to apply for EMI TA)


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. 


Contact Information

Ms. Amy Wang, 02 3366 2007 #397,

Ms. Eros Wu, 02 3366 2007 #396, 

Ms. Diane Chen, 02 3366 2007 #398, 

Last update : 2023 / 08 / 09