Study Abroad: Hungarian Studies Balassi Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2021

Call for scholarship application of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary for the credit-based Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies Programme in the academic year of 2021/2022.

The scholarship is intended for individuals of non-Hungarian citizenship (and of non-Hungarian decency) to increase their Hungarian language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary.

The objective of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and “Hungarology” knowledge of graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies. The two-semester course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the University of Pécs and with KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia Kft. (KKM MDA Kft., a background institution of the MFA)

he 10-month long training consists of two semesters including a study period of 13/15 weeks and an exam period of 4 weeks. During their study period, students have to attend 28/30 classes, while in the exam period they have to take 4-6 exams. During the training, there are cultural programmes as well, e.g. museum visits organized for the students.

Improving the students’ language skills is a major goal of the training. Intensive language learning takes up 12–28 lessons a week in small study-groups. Language training is completed with an international ECL language exam approved by the Hungarian state. Its credit value is 10/15 depending on the level (intermediate or advanced).

The duration of the programme is 10 months (September 2021 – June 2022).

The scholarship includes:

  • full tuition fee
  • HUF 45,000/month allowance (to be paid monthly)
  • free accommodation in the dormitory
  • student card (offering discounts)
  • basic health services

Maximum number of scholarships to be awarded: 60

For more information, see the Call for Applications