1.Promulgated the whole 11 articles by OCAC order Qiao-Min-Shi-Zi
No.1050104864 on January 11, 2017, and came into effect the same day.
2.Amended article 9 and the attachments by OCAC order Qiao-Min-Shi-Zi
No.1060102721 on June 29, 2017, changed name to Directions for OCAC
Taiwan Youth and Overseas Expatriate Bridging Program Subsidy, and
came into effect the same day.
3.Amended all articles by OCAC order Qiao-Zong-Qi-Zi No.1070700253
on March 6, 2018, and came into effect the same day.
I.The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC hereafter) has set
these Directions for the selection of Taiwanese youth to go
overseas in summer vacation for visits and study to build a bridge
for interaction between Taiwanese youth and overseas compatriot
communities and to increase the understanding of overseas compatriot
work of Taiwanese youth and widen their international vision.
1.Currently-enrolled students at a college in Taiwan with ROC nationality
and meeting the age requirement announced in the program prospectus
every year by the OCAC.
2.Achieved above Intermediate level in the General English Proficiency
Test (or equivalent to another English proficiency test).
3.Have not previously received a subsidy under these Directions and do
not at the same time receive a subsidy from other government agencies
to conduct a project or undertake further study overseas.
III.The subsidy items and amount shall be adjusted according to the
OCAC’s annual budget and shall be the following subsidy items in
1.Roundtrip economy class air ticket from Taiwan to the city where training
is taking place, insurance fee and visa fee.
2.Reception fee of host family.
IV.As the budget differs year to year, subsidy quota, subsidy items,
subsidy amount, activity locations, activity period and contents,
application time, application procedure, selection procedure and schedule
will be separately announced in the program prospectus every year.
V.Disbursement and write-off:
1.Within 30 days of departure, the subsidy recipient shall submit the
“List of Income and Expenditure for the Provision of Public Funds Subsidy
to Groups or Individuals by the OCAC” (format as shown in attachment 1),
travel agency receipt or other documentary proof of payment and related
receipts for subsidy items as stipulated in the prospectus to apply for
half of the subsidy amount.
2.Within 30 days of the day after the completion of the visit itinerary,
the subsidy recipient shall submit the “Results Report Form” (format as
shown in attachment 2), air ticket stub or e-ticket and boarding pass stubs.
After approval by the OCAC, the balance of the subsidy will be paid by the
3.Unless the OCAC agrees to give the subsidy recipient exemption from
providing documentary proof for a special reason, the required documentary
proof shall be provided as in the regulations when applying for disbursement
4.The subsidized host family must submit the “List of Income and Expenditure
for the Provision of Public Funds Subsidy to Groups or Individuals by the
OCAC” as shown in attachment 1 to facilitate disbursement by the OCAC.
VI.With regard to any subsidy recipient who any of the following circumstances
may apply to, the OCAC can deduct the subsidy or cancel the subsidy
depending on the seriousness of the situation and demand return of the
excess or already-received subsidy, and also bar the recipient involved
from applying for the same subsidy for three years:
1.Failure to carry out obligations according to the regulations.
2.The application form or the “Results Report Form” are not truthful.
3.Accepted applicants cannot take part in the program and do not notify the
OCAC in writing at least 15 days before departure, apart from in special
VII.For matters not covered in these Directions, they will be handled in
accordance with the yearly prospectus and related laws and regulations.