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Scholarship: Application

On my way home from my parent’s place, I posted an envelope containing an application for a scholarship covering a year of Mandarin-Chinese studies in Taiwan, beginning in August 2008. The scholarship is called Huayu Enrichment Scholarship. Officially, the aims of the scholarship are to promote knowledge of the Chinese language, to build friendship between Taiwan and other Countries, and finally to increase exchange with international education institutions. For me personally, the aims are somewhat similar, although learning Chinese comes much higher than the others. I also think I would benefit much personally from leaving Sweden to experience something completely different for a while.

It is very difficult to assess my chances of actually acquiring the scholarship, because I have no idea about how many others have applied. Three things make me believe the chances are fairly good, though. Firstly, I do have good grades, and I doubt that many people have significantly better. Still, I might somehow have the wrong education, but only time will show that. Secondly, the scholarship is granted to three students, which tremendously increases the chances of succeeding. Thirdly, I have two meriting letters of recommendation which will probably help me a lot.

However, I do not know when I will be able to post more information about this, but I guess they will need approximately one month to decide. Since the last date for application is 31th March, I do not expect an answer until late April or early May. I certainly hope that this post is but a prelude to something much bigger, but at the moment, I can only guarantee one more post. Keep your fingers crossed, please.

Addendum: As you might have noticed, I did manage to acquire the scholarship. I have created a new category to cover my stay in Taiwan.


  1. Jocke’s avatar

    My fingers will be crossed for you!


  2. Niklas’s avatar

    Lycka till!!
    ja håller tummarna korsade ;)


  3. Martin’s avatar

    Jag håller tummarna för dig, men fan vad jag kommer saknar dig om det går vägen. :S


  4. walium’s avatar

    Jag tror att vi alla kommer att sakna Snigel, trots han bristfälliga klädsmak. :)

    Hoppas att han inte glömmer bort oss när han blir framgångsrik och berömd privatlärare/kommunistspion.


  5. Ravenwood’s avatar

    Good luck, mate :) Hoppas du blir (ännu mer) kick-ass nu :)