Each year since 1992, a team of two students and one educator from British Columbia are invited to attend the Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) at the National Taiwan Science Center in Taipei, Taiwan. 

The TISF brings over 40 students and educators from around the world together for seven days. This event gives young science students a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete and engage in an exciting cultural exchange with their fellow international science peers. 

During the fair, most of the expenses of meals, accommodation, local transportation and activities are paid by the National Taiwan Science Education Center. Participants are responsible for their own round-trip airfares and any international travel documents and preparations that are required – passport, vaccinations, insurance, etc. The Science Fair Foundation of BC provides a cash award of up to $1,000 towards the airfare costs of each of the three BC team members.

Purpose
  1. Encouraging the exchange of ground breaking science research amoung high school students.
  2. Offering students an opportunity to present research projects to fellow international science students, educators, professors and experts.
  3. An excellent opportunity to engage in cross-cultural communication and educational exchange.
Student Eligibility Criteria
  • Participant in the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) for minimum of 2 years including the 2019 CWSF.
  • Recommended by their Regional Science Fair Committee.
  • Excellent ambassadorial skills.
  • Ability to be adaptable and deal with the unexpected.
  • The students must take their 2019 CWSF project to Taiwan for competition.
  • The student must be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status.
  • Student participants must be in Grades 9 to 12 and under the age of 20 before January 31st,   2020.
Students who are applying must write an essay (500 word maximum) for the selection committee, titled ‘Why I am an Excellent Candidate’ which includes:
  • Your personal qualities.
  • Goals for your future.
  • Experiences that make you a good candidate.
Application Forms
Student Application Form
Educator Application Form


Deadline for the 2020 TISF 
Deadline for students and educators to apply for the 2020 Taiwan International Science Fair to be announced. Stay tuned!

Team Canada at the 2019 Taiwan International Science Fair