Taiwan ranks second in the world with 10 schools selected by the Indonesian Technical Vocational International Mobility Program

Earlier this year, the Indonesian Ministry of Culture, Education and Research launched the vocational version of the International Mobility Scholarship Program (IISMA for Vocational Students), with 11 countries and 46 universities as partners.

There will be 400 students selected to study in various universities in September. Ten Taiwanese universities have been selected as partner schools, which is the second highest number after Australia.。

A new partnership has been formed between Yuan Ze University and the
Indonesian Vocational Edition International Mobility Scholarship Program

Indonesian government encourages college students to study abroad, and in 2014 it established the International Student Mobility Award (IISMA). For the first time, there is a special award for technical college students. Approximately 400 juniors and seniors will be selected to study in different countries around the world for 4 to 6 months.

Ten of the 46 partner schools selected this time are from Taiwan, including Yuan Ze University, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan Normal University, Asia University, National Formosa University, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Ming Chi University of Technology, and Cheng Shiu University.

According to Yun-Chia Liang, Chief of the Global Affairs Office of Yuan Ze University, the Indonesian government will subsidize registration fees, tuition fees, economy class air tickets, visa fees, resettlement assistance, PCR testing fees, isolation fees, and health insurance costs. The proposal of Yuan Ze University involves integrating the English bachelor classes at the school's five colleges, selecting English-taught courses that meet the needs of the Indonesian government in three areas: engineering, management, and financial accounting, and arranging student trips to the Far Eastern New Century.

Chief Liang: "They hope that when their students come here they will be taught in English and that the content of their classes will be able to be put into practice so that they have some practical experience or can visit some industries."

46 cooperative schools have been selected by Indonesia, and are located in 11 countries. Among the countries, Australia has the most schools with 11 schools, followed by Taiwan with 10 schools, the United Kingdom with 8 schools, South Korea with 6 schools, Malaysia with four schools, Germany with 2 schools, Turkey with 2 schools, France with 2 schools, the United States with 1 school, Hungary with 1 school, and Ireland with one school. Successful collaboration between officials and academics is the main reason why so many Taiwanese universities have become cooperative schools, according to Chief Liang.

Chief Liang: "It's encouraging to see that the Taiwanese Embassy in Indonesia is encouraging our schools in Taiwan to participate, and we totally support that, as Indonesia is a very friendly country to us, and they are also enthusiastically developing their higher education system."

According to Chief Liang, the Indonesian government has taken the global epidemic into account when subsidizing students. The funds for subsidizing students include expenses for epidemic prevention, such as housing, so they will not be affected at that time. In principle, they should be able to study in Taiwan with ease.