International College

Taiwanese students compete for merit scholarships in STEM subjects

Posted 19 January 2019
A robot in the Sheffield Engineering department

Professor Martin Zeidler, a leading Bioscience academic from the University of Sheffield, has joined the judging panel of a competition to find some of Taiwan's brightest young minds. The University of Sheffield International College is offering merit scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost of an International Foundation Year at the International College.

To receive the scholarship, students must place between 1st and 3rd in a competition to create a piece of technology to help society in developing countries.

The final competition, which is open to top schools in the area, will take place in Taipei on 20th January. Students will have ten minutes to present their project to an expert panel of judges including academics, University staff, and recruitment agents. The students will then answer questions from the panel, and prove how their idea can help developing countries.

The teams competing hope to tackle problems such as water pollution, poverty, sewage treatment systems and overheating technology. You can watch the teams pitch their ideas here.

The winning students will then receive a scholarship to study at the University of Sheffield International College. The International College’s International Foundation Years provides the foundations to progress to a wide range of degrees at the world-renowned University of Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield’s high-ranking status has always appealed to the most ambitious students from around the world. Internationally renowned for its opportunities in science and engineering, students at Sheffield gain the necessary skills to succeed in their careers.

To find out more about studying with us, visit our programmes page to find the right course for you.

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