1.Promulgated by Order of OCAC No.09530025201 dated February 22, 2006.
2.Amended by Order of OCAC No.09530254952 dated August 7, 2006.
3.The amended Direction 7,9, and Appendix of Direction 7 were
promulgated by Order of OCAC No. 09830047891 dated February 20, 2009.
4.The amended Direction 9, and Appendix were promulgated by Order of
OCAC No. 1010202227 dated August 7, 2012.
5.Amended by Order of OCAC No.10702026331 dated September 4, 2018
(revised directions take into force from 4th, September 2018).
1.These directions are drafted by the Overseas Community Affairs
Council (hereunder abbreviated to“the OCAC”) contacting for
the purpose of executing with Subparagraphs 1-2, Direction 4,
in the “Directions for Contacting and Assisting with Overseas
Compatriots Schools. The term “overseas compatriot schools”
used in this direction refers to overseas compatriots which, in
accordance with the laws of the country in which they reside,
set up schools or language classes overseas that adopt language
instruction from Taiwan.
2.The OCAC supplies teaching materials in accordance with the
(1)In principle, the materials provided will be textbooks approved
by the Ministry of Education, OCAC publications or other textbooks
approved by the OCAC as meeting the needs of ROC’s overseas
Chinese language teaching policy.
(2)The OCAC will provide textbooks to applicant overseas compatriot
schools based on the principle that each student should receive
one set of Chinese language textbooks per semester. However, the
OCAC will also provide textbooks needed by overseas compatriot
school teachers for teaching purposes and transfer students as
3.The overseas compatriot schools’applications for textbooks will
be processed in accordance with the following directions:
(1)Applications should be made six months before the start of the
academic year and limited to one time. However, when overseas
compatriot schools have special needs, if approved by the OCAC,
applications can be made each semester.
(2)Applications should detail the names and volumes of textbooks
as well as the number required.
(3)Fill in the “Overseas Compatriot Schools Information Form”
(as shown in appendix 1) and “Overseas Compatriot Schools
Textbook Requirement Form” (as shown in appendix 2), to be sent
to the OCAC through the overseas representative office of the ROC
or Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural office (hereunder
abbreviated to“The Culture Center”).
4.The overseas representative office of the ROC or the Culture
Center should conduct an initial assessment of all textbook
requests by overseas compatriot schools in their locations,
filling in the“Textbook Application Detailed Summary Form”
(as shown in appendix 3) and the“Overseas Compatriot Schools
Mailing List” (as shown in appendix 4) to be submitted to with
the application to the OCAC.
5.After the application for textbooks by overseas compatriot schools
are approved, when the materials are received the“Packing List and
Receipt Slip” must be signed and posted to the OCAC directly or sent
through the overseas representative office of the ROC or the Culture
6.When awarding budget subsidies to overseas compatriot schools,
the OCAC, will review each application based on content and subsidy
category. Consideration will be given to the following areas as
well as the situation at budget subsidy application schools in past
years and local price levels:
(1)Application content help to promote overseas compatriot education.
(3)Current school resources and difficulty of access to resources.
(4)Number of people involved in activities and types of activities.
(5)Number of hours spent teaching Chinese language at the school
(6)Planned use of funding being applied for.
(7)Other school related matters.
The scope of the aforementioned budget subsidies is as follows:
(1)Constructing or renovating school buildings.
(2)Upgrading textbooks, tools and related equipment.
(3)Organizing educational and cultural activities.
(4)Other school related matters.
7.Applications by overseas compatriot schools for budget subsidies
will be processed in accordance with the following directions:
(1)In principle all funding items detailed in Paragraph 2 of
Direction 6 should be applied for 30 days before required.
(2)Fill in the“Overseas Compatriot Schools Information Form”
(as shown in appendix 1) and the“Overseas Compatriot Schools
Budget Subsidy Application Form” (as shown in appendix 5) to
be sent to the OCAC through the overseas representative office
of the ROC or the Culture Center.
(3)In accordance with the details of various application items, the
following documentation should be provided:
a.Funding applications for the renovation or construction of school
buildings should detail related work and include engineering
drawings, price appraisals etc.
b.Funding applications for upgraded textbooks, tools and related
equipment should detail related work and include price appraisals.
Purchases of teaching-related equipment should also detail
c.Funding applications for education and cultural activities should
provide a detailed plan and budget.
d.If a funding application is filed with two or more agencies,
applicants should detail all expenditure, as well as funding items
and total funding applied for from each agency.
e.Applications should be filled in using Traditional Chinese. If
the information provided is in a foreign language an explanation
must be provided in Chinese.
(4)The financial amounts detailed in budget subsidy applications
should be calculated in USD, JPY, EUR or AUD. If the legal
currency of a country is none of the above, then prices should
be listed in US dollars.
(5)Based on the size of the funding applications for the restoration
or construction of school buildings, or the progress of
restoration or building work, the OCAC will make a number of
8.The overseas representative office of the ROC or the Culture Center
should conduct an initial assessment of all budget subsidy
applications by overseas compatriot schools in their locations to
be submitted with the application to the OCAC. If two or more schools
submit an application at the same time the“Overseas Compatriot
Schools Budget Subsidy Application Evaluation Form” (as shown in
appendix 6) should be filled out.
9.Following the approval of the overseas compatriot schools application
for the budget subsidy, the following information should be provided
to the OCAC for verification through the relevant overseas
representative office of ROC or the Culture Center.
(1)The OCAC’s List of Income and Expenditure for the “Provision of
Public Funds Subsidy to Groups or Individuals” (as shown in appendix
7) must be signed by the owner, principal or authorized person of
the overseas compatriot school.
(2)Results Report Form (as shown in appendix 8).
(3)Original invoice receipts indicating the spending of subsidy funding.
(4)When funding has been provided for the restoration or construction
of school buildings, photographs should be provided showing the site
before and after work has been completed.
(5)When funding has been provided for teaching related equipment,
photographs should be provided of the apparatus with the words
“Sponsored by the Overseas Community Affairs Council, Republic of
China” clearly displayed.
(6)When funding has been provided for educational and cultural
activities, photographs or clippings should be provided of the
(7)The balance of funding to be repaid is calculated in the currency
the funding was provided in and processed as follows:
a.For programs in which revenue earned exceeds total expenditure of
the budget subsidy, the surplus is calculated based on the originally
approved subsidy and repaid.
b.For programs in which revenue earned was less than total expenditure
of the budget subsidy, where actual expenditure is more than 30
percent above expected expenditure and OCAC funding exceeds US$5,000
(490,000 Yen, 3,800 Euros or A$4,800), the amount of the subsidy will
be recalculated based on the originally approved subsidy ratio (the
ratio of approved subsidy as a proportion of originally estimated
expenditure) and the surplus calculated accordingly.
10.If the application by overseas compatriot schools for the provision
of textbooks or subsidy funding are found to contain false or
inflated figures, or funding are not used or spent in accordance
with the use detailed in the application, the applicant will not
only be asked to repay that part of the funding, OCAC will also
depending on the seriousness of the infraction suspend provision
of materials and funding for a period of 1-5 years.
11.Overseas compatriot educational groups that recognize ROC’s
overseas compatriot educational policy and adopt related Chinese
language teaching instruction should conduct those programs in
accordance with these revised directions.
12.Issues not covered by these revised directions will be dealt with
in accordance with the Guidelines on Central Government Agencies
Funding (Donating to) Private Groups or Individuals.