The internship-style NTU International Mentorship Program aims to facilitate the linkage between Taiwan and the global talent market; as well as, to inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Senior executives and managers of government agencies, foreign organizations, corporations, start- ups, chambers, research institutions, and non-profit organizations serve as mentors for students. This provides an opportunity for the students to put their theoretical learnings into practice, and at the same time, aims to inspire the students to lean into new perspectives within their life and career.
Two places are available. The opportunity is for three months comprises an internship including workshops, corporate visits etc. Please visit NTU's website: https://oiainternship.ntu.edu.tw/program for specific further particulars about the programme. The What to expect page provides more in-depth information. This details:
Durham students may only attend during the June to September 2024 period.
If students do not receive external funding (not including student loans), Durham will contribute towards the costs of travelling to- and living in Taiwan with Turing funding. More information about Turing funding please visit: GO Turing. An approximate indicative grant for a Widening Participation student spending 12 weeks in Taiwan is: £2,240.
Please note the following eligibility criteria:
Students who meet the criteria to be in receipt of the Durham Grant are considered to be Widening Participation students. This includes students who come from a family who has a household income, as assessed by Student Finance England (or an equivalent income level verified by the University if you are an international student), of below £47,200 or lower per annum.
Other criteria to be eligible for this additional financial support is outlined below. If you declare that you meet the additional financial support (WP criteria). The International Office will then check the information with Durham's Student Finance Service / Widening Access data. The criteria include:
To apply students must submit an application via an online portal. Information required includes:
* these are available on the NTU IMP website. Naming this mentor does not guarantee being paired with them at NTU.
Once the deadline has passed, eligibility will be checked and personal statements will be scored by a University panel, including at least one member who is either a foreign national or who has lived and worked abroad. Awards will be based on a 50 : 50 mix of:
Please use the online link below to make an application. The deadline for applications is Sunday 3rd December, 23:59.