That’s according to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development.
A statement from the ministry said the 91 students have completed the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application process last month.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have confirmed that the selection process and placement are currently underway for the 91 students who have applied,” the statement said.
“Admission offer would be notified to students by the end of January 2020, followed by visa application and pre-departure briefing in Honiara on the first week of February,” it added.
“Students are expected to travel by Mid-February to their institution of study.
“Our Chinese counterparts have informed MEHRD that students transferring from Taiwan to China would be accommodated in the 12 best English-speaking institutions in the country.
“The 91 students studying in Taiwan are expected to return to Solomon Islands before taking up the offer and placement in commencing university study under a Chinese government funded scholarship.”
The statement said the ministry will continue to facilitate the smooth transition of students to China by corresponding with the China Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in PNG.